5 Live Music Musts: November 8, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
- MUSIC: Boo City Goes Steady At The Parlour
- MUSIC: Life’s a Gas Takes Over The Parlour
- MUSIC: Supersuckers Roll Through Fete
- MUSIC: Buddy Guy Owns The Blues + Rocks Out The Park Theatre
- MUSIC: Lonely Thursdays Get Lovely At The Parlour
- MUSIC: Tapestries Ring In The Release Of New Album At The Columbus
- MUSIC: Comic Book Keith Gets Superhuman At One-Eighty
- MUSIC: Long Lost Plays Dusk
- MUSIC: The 24 Hour Music Project Takes Center Stage At The Spot
- MUSIC: Dudesmash Smashes Dudes At The Met
- MUSIC: Monogold Shines At Fete
- MUSIC: The Dear Hunter Is Right On Target At The Met
- MUSIC: El Ten Eleven Electrifies Fete
- MUSIC: Newport’s Celtic Rock Festival
- MUSIC: The London Souls Howl At The Wolf Den
- MUSIC: Ideas Into Action Are Molto Bene at Dusk
- MUSIC: Pals Progressively Rock Dusk
- MUSIC: The Winery Dogs’ Mike Portnoy Talks To GoLocal
- MUSIC: Ask The Dead Reveal The Leans At Dusk
- MUSIC: Justin Townes Earle Thrills The Newport Blues Cafe
- MUSIC: Roses Bloom at Local 121
- MUSIC: Zappa Plays Zappa Gets Weird At Lupo’s
- MUSIC: Black Joe Lewis Makes Moves At Fete
- MUSIC: Kung Fu Kicks It At The Met
- MUSIC: Rubblebucket Dances With Fete