Reggae, a jazzy little Christmas, and more
A pair of good reggae gigs on deck for THURSDAY (the 12th) withtheMighty Mystics, Omega Sound, and Soul Rebel Project playing the Spot (18+ with a $10 cover, 401.383.7133); and down south at the Ocean Mist (401.782.3740) it’s the return ofThe Mintones.Dive into a busy FRIDAY (the 13th — yikes!); anyone else venturing north for the Queens of the Stone Age show at Agannis Arena? Oh hell yes. If not, AS220 (401.831.9327) delivers14 Foot 1, Huge Face,Nightmom, and The Bynars,all for just $6. At Fête, catchSic Vita(CD release show) withEmma Ate the Lion and PC alumsLast One Out; doors at 8 pm with a $10 cover, dial 401.383.1112 for details. On SATURDAY (the 14th), “Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas” with theMichelle Cruz Quintet at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts in Tiverton (401.241.7349); the show is BYOB, with a $10 suggested donation. On SUNDAY (the 15th), the Channing Memorial Church in Newport will host an outstanding lineup benefiting the RI Community Food Bank withAllysen Callery, Bob Kendall, Becky Chace, Mark Cutler, and more, starting around 3 pm. Ahead to WEDNESDAY (the 18th), the weekly Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s rolls on withMichelle Canning & Rough Edges; 21+ and never a cover, call 401.861.7290.
P.S.: ’Tis the season to help out some local musicians trying to raise some funds via Kickstarter.com — singer-songwriter (and renowned cellist)Orion Rigel Dommissee plans to record her next album in France, and acclaimed indie-folk crewSmith & Weeden are working on their highly anticipated full-length debut record. Drop a few bucks in the cyber-hat!