Last call for local singer-songwriter JESSE LIAM performing at Sidebar Bistro (401.421.7200) on THURSDAY (the 12th), leading into a handful of awesome combo deals on the live circuit for FRIDAY (the 13th — yikes!): local Latin/funk greats SANTA MAMBA will kick off the Los Lobos show at the Newport Yachting Center ($24/$44, 401.846.1600), AS220 hosts ATLANTIC THRILLS, ART DECADE, and SYMMETRY ($6, 401.831.8327), and Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) presents a killer triple bill with OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM along with two of the best from 75orLess Records in 2012 Best Music Poll victors COMA COMA and SIX STAR GENERAL — the best $5 you'll spend this weekend. And don't forget the GIRLS ROCK! CAMP showcase finals at Fête in Olneyville starting at 6 pm, call 401.383.1112 for the full scoop. Back-to-back good times at the Ocean Mist this weekend, with MAX CREEK jamming out on Friday, followed by JOHN CAFFERTY & THE BEAVER BROWN BAND on SATURDAY (the 14th); dial 401.782.3740 for details on both shows. Noteworthy Saturday highlights also include MARK CUTLER & MEN OF GREAT COURAGE opening for NRBQ at the Met ($20 at the door, 401.729.1005), and locals THE WASHINGTONS play Local 121 (401.274.2121) with SHOTGUN. The Met is the only place to be come SUNDAY (the 15th) as we welcome back VERSE (behind the new album, Bitter Clarity, Uncommon Grace) with guests HOLY NIGHT, GIVE, and SOUL CONTROL. Wow! Folk duo COLLINGTON drop by the Apartment (401.228.7222) on MONDAY (the 16th) at 7 pm, and there's variety all around on WEDNESDAY (the 18th) with the legendary BIM SKALA BIM hitting the Newport Blues Café ($10, 401.841.5510), THE GOODS performing free-of-charge out back at Nick-a-Nee's (401.861.7290), while Fête delivers more major rap goodness with ELZHI plus 4TH PYRAMID, LINGO, J NASTY, and acclaimed local crew REZIZTANZE; tix are just $10 at the door. And head back there next THURSDAY (the 19th) for a $3 throwdown featuring THE BENEDICTIONS with DORR REBELLION and FRIENDS OF OURS supporting (401.383.1112).
: New England Music News
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