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5 Live Music Musts: November 8, 2013

Friday, November 08, 2013


Check out music legend Elton John at the Dunkin Donuts Center on Saturday night.

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Elton John

Saturday night at the Dunk, the Rocket Man, Elton John, jets into town. Sir Elton John is true music royalty, a pop music icon, a performer beyond the “legendary” label. Like the Beatles, Stones and Dylan, his work has influenced most who have come since. He’s been getting around lately, recently recording a song with Jack White for a BBC blues music series currently in production. It’s a rare chance to hear a superstar in the 401. Tickets are still available starting at an affordable $28. 2Cellos, an acclaimed duo compared to Jimi Hendrix (by none other than Sir Elton himself), open the evening at 8PM.

Tim Kasher

Tonight, the Met welcomes Tim Kasher, front man of indie bands Cursive and The Good Life. With a voice frequently compared to Robert Smith of The Cure, Kasher blends genres arriving at a pop-punk sound that really rocks. His new album, Adult Film, is getting great reviews, and is well worth a listen. Laura Stevenson and Littlefoot open – doors at 8PM, music at 9PM, tickets are $12, $14 day of show.

David Cook

The 2008 American Idol winner David Cook is at Manchester 65 tonight. His pop-rock sound has found a large audience since winning Idol. His latest hit, “Laying Me Low,” influenced by his move to Nashville, is an eclectic blend of hard rock and country. It’s another big name at the newest venue in town – Manchester 65 - check their schedule for upcoming events. The All-Ages show begins at 8PM tonight – tickets are $20.

Tune In, Tune Up at Ocean Mist

It’s fair to say that the Rock and Roll Lifestyle can lead to the occasional health issue. Although we all know rock stars are forever young, the reality is that sometimes, you gotta go to the doctor. The Unity Concerts have been organized to promote awareness of the “Tune In, Tune Up” program, a health care initiative aimed at getting musicians, many of whom are without insurance, affordable health care. The weekend event takes place at the venerable Ocean Mist in Narragansett. The concerts are a program of the R.I. Music Hall of Fame and will feature performances of inductees including John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Steve Smith and the Nakeds and Roomful of Blues. The Saturday shows begin at 6PM – Sunday is 2PM to midnight. Tickets are $20 per day, $35 for the full weekend.

Marcia Ball

Tomorrow night in Westerly, the Knickerbocker Café has New Orleans Blues star Marcia Ball. The award winning Texas born keyboardist is becoming a regular in these parts, playing the Rhythm and Roots Festival as well as other local venues. She’s a movie star now too, joining Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson and Connie Britton in the recently released Angels Sing. Tomorrow’s show starts at 8PM - tickets are $30.


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