Rhody loves Chachi

By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 17, 2008

Chachi will be releasing About Time through his own Big East Music production company and co-owns Beat Box Studio with beatminer Joel Depina, but is hoping to “score some kind of financial backing or at least land a distribution deal through someone who can help get the record out far and wide. “I wish music was my full-time job,” “but I think I’m good enough at what I do to earn a living off of it. That would be the fulfillment of a dream.

“The people have spoken and if they believe in me, the streets believe in me, and my family believes in me, then I’d be stupid not to believe in myself.

“I look at it like ‘I’m a soldier’ and the microphone is a powerful weapon. I never pulled a trigger but there aren’t too many cats that can rock a mic like Chachi.”

Off the couch
Head to Lupo’s a li’l early on Thursday, September, 18, to catch a great double bill when Providence sextet SATURDAY MORNING PROJECT opens for Canadian dreamo outfit STARS. Things had been quiet on the SMP front since their 2007 EP Parapluie. Call 401.331.5876. Tonight at the Blackstone, THE INVISIBLE HAND and THE PROPELLERS (prepping their sopho-more release on 75 or Less Records) open for fellow piano-driven rocker LEAH CARLSON, who has been performing locally for more than 13 years. Admission is free. And on Friday, September 19, swingman JOHNNY CARLEVALE joins ROUTE .44 and SCARCE (!). Call 401.726.2181.

Friday provides infinite options on the live circuit. At JR’s Bourbon Street Rock House, Cranston rockers WHITE LIES will be making a live video to submit to the Make Rock History com-petition. The winning crew will get an opening slot on Mötley Crüe’s ’09 US tour. Filming starts at 8 pm sharp, followed by full sets by White Lies, Identity Crisis, and Dio tribute band Holy Diver. Call 401.463.3080. Cats in Pawtucket (401.722.0150) hosts local guys GAMBLIN’ HANDS (who also appear at JR’s in on Wednesday, September 24) with Mass-based muck rockers MUSS and PROTECT THE WITNESS. Jerky’s (401.621.2244) hosts reggae-tinged rock outfit INNOCENT UPRISING, while Rasta troupe REBEL HEAT hits the Ocean Mist (401.782.3740). Stoughton, Mass metalheads WARGASM celebrate their 20th anniversary at Club Hell (401.351.1977), with STEEL ASSASSINS and local guys SIN OF ANGELS opening.

On Saturday, September 20, Jerky’s hosts APATHY with 7L & ESOTERIC, followed by a night of high-speed punk rockabilly courtesy of THE GODDAMN GALLOWS, SOUL REAPIN 3, and THE DOOMSDAYERS.

Lots going on at the Living Room: A slew of Rhody thrash punks — THE PARAPLEGICS, AND ALL WAS SILENT, and ESSENCE OF PAIN, among others — join straight-edge New Yorkers 25 TA LIFE on Sunday, September 21. On Monday, September 22, noisemongers AWESOME COLOR (on Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label) headline with SWEAT LODGE and BELLOWS; on Tuesday, September 23, ex-String Builder singer Joel Thibodeau fronts DEATH VESSEL, who just released their first album for Sub Pop. Call 401.521.5200.  

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