On FRIDAY (the 18th), mosey on over to the Coffee Depot in Warren (401.608.2553) and check out high-quality roots-rock newcomers REVEREND BASTIEN, while over in East Provy, JERI & THE JEEPSTERS hit Mulhearn's (no cover, call 401.438.9292). If you're heading downtown, catch up with former Best Music Poll champs FUNKATRONIC featuring guest percussionist Obuamah Addy (of AS220's Criss Cross Orchestra) at the Speakeasy Under Local 121 with KIAN XIE supporting; $5 cover at the door, call 401.274.2121. There's only one place to be SATURDAY (the 19th) — Bristol's Common Pub, one of RI's best live dives, where 75or Less Records labelmates COMA COMA, SIX STAR GENERAL, and SUICIDE BILL will surely pack 'em in; 21+ and no cover all night, call 401.253.9801. Do it. There's a midweek double dose at the Met in Pawtucket — on TUESDAY (the 22nd) THE TOWER AND THE FOOL (featuring ex-members of Hot Rod Circuit and Therefore I Am) make a return visit with EARLY MORNING BLUES and GHOST THROWER, and on WEDNESDAY (the 23rd) hit the 7 pm show featuring SLEEP CITY, KEEP ME CONSCIOUS, and more; tix for either show are $8 in advance, call 401.729.1005 for details. And mark your calendar next THURSDAY (the 24th) for ALLYSEN CALLERY, one of the best singer/songwriters in Rhode Island, as well as ALEC K. REDFEARN & THE EYESORES and Maine's ARBOREA performing at the Speakeasy; $6 cover at the door.
: New England Music News
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