Start your FRIDAY (the 10th) with TANIA ALEXANDRA and KIM LAMOTHE (her new record, Mystery of Viburnum is must-hear stuff) at the Sidebar Bistro (7-10 pm, call 401.421.7200), or head to the snazzy, new Stage Door Lounge in Cranston (next to Park Theatre) and catch the TIM TAYLOR BLUES BAND, call 401.467.7275 for details. But be sure to end your evening with indie-rock quintet THE COMING WEAK at the Met (401.729.1005) as they bid farewell after a solid three-year run (pick up their summer '10 self-titled EP ); THE TOWER AND THE FOOL and LIFE ON HOLD open, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Call 401.729.1005 for more. On SATURDAY (the 11th), Americana-rockers MIKE G. & ASSOCIATES play Mulhearn's in East Providence (401.438.9292), while AS220 (401.831.9327) hosts locals LAST GOOD TOOTH and THE SILKS along with NYC acts WOODSY PRIDE and ZACHARY CALE. Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) heats up on SUNDAY (the 12th) with local punk vets THE PARAPLEGICS headlining with TONGUE DYNASTY (featuring members of Kintaan), MAGGOT BRAIN, and HIVESMASHER, all for only $6 at the door. On WEDNESDAY (the 15th), check out CHRIS ROSENQUEST, DIEGO PEREZ, and MAP LIGHT (aka Casey Belisle of the Rice Cakes) at AS220 (9:30 pm), and next THURSDAY (the 16th), charismatic piano loon ERIK NARWHAL ("RI's own Jerry Lee Lewis") heads north to Chan's in Woonsocket; $10 cover, call 401.765.1900.
: New England Music News
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