THE KILLDEVILS are uncharacteristically busy. The country blues/roots duo is at Nick-a-Nee’s on Thursday, December 6 at 9 pm. No cover. The uninitiated should anticipate Memphis Minnie, Louis Jordan, and Willie Nelson covers, among others. Call 401.861.7290. Killdevils will also be hitting the Liberty Elm, 777 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, on Sunday, December 9, for an acoustic, brunch-type show running from 11 am to 1 pm. Again, there’s no cover. Call 401.467.0777. Finally, one of the Killdevils, CHRIS MONTI, goes it alone at the Rocky Point Pub (1705 West Shore Road in Warwick) on Tuesday (the 11th) at 7 pm. And you guessed it, that one’s free too. Call 401.739.9800.
The TIM TAYLOR BLUES BAND will be doing its thing at one of the band’s regular haunts, the News Café in Pawtucket, on Friday, December 7th) beginning at 8 pm. Call 401.728.6475. On Saturday, December 8, at Firehouse 13, the 75 or Less label is throwing a rock fiesta with THE HOPE ANCHOR, SIX STAR GENERAL, and THE COLD WAR, all for only $5. Call 401.270.1801 or go to firehouse13.org.
At Jerky’s on Friday, it’s a big night with Boston’s AKACOD (former Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley with Bourbon Princess’ Monique Ortiz and Larry Dersch of Binary System), Albany’s innovative duo SIRSY, and ROUTE .44 closing. The latter outfit made it to the regional semifinals of the Bodog Battle of the Bands. They came in first at a gig at the Middle East in Cambridge last month and their next competition is at the Paradise in Boston on January 19. If the locals win there it’s on to the Fillmore East in New York City, and from there it’s . . . well, all good. Break a leg, boys.
On Friday at the Brooklyn Coffee and Tea it’s MARK MILLOFF, FRANK ROMANELLI, and WHALEBONE JACKSON with your host FRANK MARTYN. The show starts at 8 pm and costs nothing but your tip money. Cal 401.575.2284. On Saturday at Jerky’s, JOHNNY CARLEVALE will perform with HIS BAND OF ALL-STARS, a burlesque Christmas celebration with tons of pretty ladies (the DAZZLING DAMES), great rockabilly (ROCKY VELVET), and some jump blues and swing from JC himself. The show starts at 9 pm. Call 401.621.2244.
There’s a big Pete Rock night at Cats on Saturday. It’s called “A Very Pimpin’ X-Mass Bash” and it features 2012, TUNG, FLYASH, and 16 STITCHES. Call 401.722.0150. And the PROVIDENCE RECORD SHOW AND ROCK & ROLL YARD SALE takes place on Sunday from noon to 5 pm at AS220. Admission is gratis. Call 401.831.9327.
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