Roots on the go

By BOB GULLA  |  November 6, 2007

Wandering eye
On Thursday, November 8, MARY ANN ROSSONI and AL BASILE make for a curious and potentially rewarding double bill at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. Rossoni has her new album, Timber and Nails, fresh out of the oven and Basile is always busy recording. His latest effort, The Tinge, will be out in February. Call 508.342.1926 or go to ncfta.org for more information. Tonight at Jake’s it’s JOHN DOE (of X and the Knitters) with the resurgent WRONG REASONS. The show starts at 9 pm, $10 cover; call 401.453.5253.
 
MUSIC FRIDAYS happens at the RISD Museum this week, featuring jazzy deep house music from DJ NICK DE PARIS with video art by Pomp&Clout and food from Twist on Angell. When night falls, the RISD Museum’s Main Gallery is transformed into a funky lounge, featuring cocktails, art, and music. Museum members pay $5, slightly more for the rest of the 21-plus crowd. Call 401.454.6322.
 
The TIM TAYLOR BLUES BAND plays on Friday at the News Café in Pawtucket (401.728.6475) and on Saturday at Billy Goode’s in Newport (401.848.5013). On Friday at Eddie’s 529 in Warwick you’ll hear LOVETRAIN. Call 401.941.9423 for details. On Friday SIX STAR GENERAL is at the Blackstone in Pawtucket with MUSTACHE RIDE and CHRIS EVIL AND THE TAINTS (whose new record is coming out soon on the 75 Or Less label). The show starts at 9 pm and the cover is $5. Call 401. 726.2181.
 
On Saturday, the “Fortune At the Threshold” show at Firehouse 13 features five Providence artists. The opening party begins at 7 pm and serves up free live music by WIZARDZZ, SUFFERING BASTARD, and DJ HARRY LURKER. Call 401.270.1801 or go to myspace.com/fh13. On that same night at AS220, it’s GOTHARAMA, Providence’s annual Dark Music Festival. The slate of bands will showcase the creepy sides of rawk, from industrial and dark wave to electro and avant-garde, all hailing from our own nether regions. The night is hosted by DJ MATTHEW GRIFFIN and will present the legendary HOLY COW, VOODOO SCREW MACHINE, ABSYNTHE, CORPSE THRILLER, and THE AUTOMATONS. Call 401.831.9327.
 
Comic Book Super Heroes have changed their name to 3D MYSTERY. For more details, go to myspace.com/3dmystery. SAGE FRANCIS, our fast-becoming-famous rapper, poet, activist, humorist, and cultural provocateur, will hit the road this week for a four-week run with Against Me! in support of his acclaimed Anti-/Epitaph disc Human the Death Dance. Catch him at Lupo’s on November 15. And do not hesitate if you want to get tickets to the MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES’ show at Lupo’s on New Year’s Eve. The band sold out five late December shows at the Middle East in Cambridge in four minutes, and the tix ($30, $40 reserved) are expected to go just as fast for the soiree at the Heartbreak Hotel. Hit etix.com or the box office on Wednesday, November 14 at noon.

E-mail me with music news at bobgulla@verizon.net.

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