Start the weekend with JOHNNY LINGO on THURSDAY (the 2nd), playing a 'BRU-sponsored freebie at Burnside Park (next to Kennedy Plaza) starting around 5:30 pm. Lingo will be performing cuts from his new EP Somewhere To Go. On FRIDAY (the 3rd), head to the Newport Blues Cafe (401.841.5510) and get down with the WORLD PREMIER BAND, or pick from one of two free shows — set sail for the Bucket and raise a pint with SHARKS COME CRUISIN' at the Galway Bay Pub, or stop by Everyman Bistro (401.751.3630) and check out new folk-rock quintet RED EYE FLIGHT.
Indie-rock fans rejoice on a can't-miss SATURDAY (the 4th), with BROADCASTER (please look up "La Brea"), A TROOP OF ECHOES, and THE HIGH SEAS at the 201 ($5, 401.454.4581), while 75orLess Records presents SUICIDE BILL, COMA COMA, and THE JESSE MINUTE at the Common Pub (21+ and no cover, 401.253.9801). And anyone who witnessed guitar hero J Mascis behind the drum kit with Witch awhile back at AS220 should return to Empire Street and check out SWEET APPLE (their debut, Love & Desperation, is pretty sweet), featuring Mascis on drums along with members of Cobra Verde; STORM OF LIGHT, OCEAN, and TODAY IS THE DAY open ($8 at the door, 401.831.9327).
Ninigret Park in Charlestown is the place to be all weekend for the RHYTHM & ROOTS FESTIVAL (heads up for the "Texas-Size All-Star Jam" late Saturday; see 8 Days on page 12 for more). Call 888.855.6940 or visit rhythmandroots.com. And stay out late on Labor Day MONDAY (the 6th) with TINSEL TEETH (did you pick up Trash As the Trophy?), CLOUD NOTHINGS, and Toronto's FUCKED UP at Club Hell (401.709.3923). And next THURSDAY (the 9th), the new Met Cafe opens its doors with a 'BRU Cheap Date ($9.55) featuring CIVIL TWILIGHT with locals FORDOES ME QUITE and KODAK ATTACK (themetri.com).
: New England Music News
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