5 Live Music Musts: December 13, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Mark Cutler at Nick-A-Nee’s
Nick-A-Nee’s in Providence has a Record Release Party starring longtime local rocker Mark Cutler. Along with his band Men of Great Courage, he’s celebrating the release of his killer new album Dreamland. Founder of legendary RI bands The Schemers and The Raindogs, Cutler’s sound continues to evolve, or in this case devolve, toward a simpler, more roots influenced style. Check him out tonight at 9PM. (Cutler is also part of the Songwriters Circle show to benefit the RI Food Bank Sunday afternoon at the historic Channing Memorial Church - Visit the website for more details.)
The Duke at Chan’s
There’s little debate that Duke Robillard is the greatest Blues guitar player ever to come out of the state of Rhode Island. He’s won numerous awards and honors, and has played with everyone from The Fabulous Thunderbirds to Bob Dylan. The Woonsocket native is playing two hometown shows at Chan’s tonight at 8PM and 10PM. And if you like your Blues with a little more distortion, check out Albert Cummings tomorrow night at Chan’s for two shows at 8PM and 10PM. Ticket information for both shows can be found here.
Rock out at AS220
Tonight, there’s another great show at AS220 featuring a number of local bands includingHuge Face, 14 foot 1, The Bynars, Nightmom and the Providence Holiday Saxophone Choir. Spend your Friday the 13th with a bunch of cool indie bands celebrating the season. It’s an all ages event starting at 9PM, tickets are $6.
Afrodisiac at The Roi
Also tonight, check out a really cool show at the Roi in Providence. Afrodisiac is a special event featuring a number of artists. The genre bending show includes Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop and Spoken Word. The assorted artists include Dieverse A Real MC, Janay,Medusah Black, Blessed Energy, Kate Rushin and Rudy Rudacious. Show starts at 10PM, tickets are $5 at the door.
The Deadly Gentlemen at Lilypads
Tomorrow night, Lilypads in Peacedale has The Deadly Gentlemen, a Boston-based bluegrass-roots band. The Gentlemen have received a good deal of critical praise for their recent release,“Roll Me, Tumble Me.”Cold Chocolate opens at 7:30PM – Tickets start at $15 and are available here. Check the website for all the details.
College Guide 2013: Best Places to Grab a Beer
The Whiskey Republic
Part Irish pub, part sports bar, this waterfront hangout was started and is owned by none other than the front man of the Dropkick Murphys. Do you really need to know anything else? Just in case you’re not convinced, The Whiskey Republic has a full stage and sound system and twenty TV’s to watch your favorite sports team from every angle. Mon-Thurs 4pm- 1am. Fri 12pm-2am. Sun 12pm-1am. 515 South Water St, Providence. 401-588-5158. www.thewhiskeyrepublic.com.
Close to the Providence College campus, Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Grill is a fun and exciting sports bar. Not only can you enjoy sports and athletic events on their beautiful plasma wide-screen televisions, you can also watch live entertainment or catch up on the news with their collection of newspapers and magazines. Their 124 solid mahogany bar, provides the perfect spot to enjoy a beer or some food with your friends. Don’t forget to check out their website for daily specials. Sun-Thurs 11:30am- 1am. Fri-Sat 11:30am- 2am. 133 Douglas Ave, Providence. 401- 272- 7427. ladder133.com.
The Wild Colonial
Named one of the best bars in America and winner of “The Guinness Perfect Pint Award,” The wild Colonial Tavern offers a great selection of beers. Locally brewed beers are available on tap or bottled and are constantly changing. Looking for something to do? Every Sunday the tavern holds its famous “Pub Quiz” at 8pm and also often hosts charity events and seeks to inform its patrons of important issues through the “Drinking Liberally” series.Mon-Thurs 4pm- 1am. Fri 4pm- 2am. Sat 5pm-2am. Sun 5pm-1am. 250 South Water St, Providence. 401-621-5644. www.wildcolonial.com
Orlando Bloom has been here; if that doesn’t make you want to go to Snookers, maybe its two full bars and fifteen pool tables will. Watch sports on their 40-inch-plus flat screens and chow down on some of their delicious food options. While the weather is nice enjoy the use of their outdoor patio.Sun-Thurs 11:30- 1am. Fri-Sat 11:30am- 2am. 53 Ashburton St, Providence. 401-351-POOL. www.snookersri.com
Narragansett (good for URI students)
Great food, drinks and live music, Clam Jammers is great to visit from the early hours of the morning to the late hours of the night. Sit back and have a beer while enjoying a terrific view of the Ocean state. With many beers on draft and 25 beers and malt beverages bottled, including, of course Narragansett, Clam Jammers makes for an awesome night.Sun-Mon 11am-9pm. Thurs-Fri 11am-9pm. Sat 11am-1am. 294 Great Island Rd, Narragansett. 401-783-9600. www.clamjammersri.com
George’s of Galilee
Narragansett (good for URI students)
More than just good food and drinks, George’s of Galilee offers a beautiful atmosphere with a location that overlooks the waterfront on the Block Island Sound. The restaurant serves award winning dishes and fresh local seafood and local craft brewed beers. Check for updates on live entertainment and other special events occurring on their covered deck. Mon-Thurs 11:30am-9pm. Fri-Sun 11:30am- 10pm. 250 Sand Hill Cove Rd, Narragansett. 401-783-2306. www.georgesofgalilee.com
Newport (good for Salve students)
O’Brien’s Pub welcomes any customer whether they are looking for a nice lunch with the family or they want to enjoy a few beers with friends in the pub. Offering a different special every night of the week and with plenty of activities to choose from; free pool on Mondays, Trivia nights and karaoke, O’Brien’s Pub is a fun place to go in the Newport Area. You can also enjoy a wide array of domestic and imported beer. 11am-1am daily. 501 Thames St, Newport. 401-849-6623. www.theobrienspub.com
Bristol (good for RWU students)
Top 40 DJs, cover bands, and nightly promotions make Gillary’s the ideal place to grab a drink and have some fun. There are few things better than the combination of beer and wings, and if you feel like getting out on Monday you’ll find 35 cent wings available. Daily drink promotions include $8 pitchers of Blue Moon and $5.75 pitchers of Coors Light. There are 23 beers ready to be served. 198 Thames St, Bristol. 401-253-2012. www.gillarys.com
The Last Resort
Smithfield (good for Bryant students)
Loads of entertainment and a rambunctious party atmosphere define The Last Resort. It is a perfect place for college students who want beer, dancing and a night out. There's live music on the weekends, but what makes the venue so unique is the famous resort-style playground complete with a full-service Tiki Bar, Olympic-sized swimming pool and beach volleyball court. And if the beer and/or swimming make you hungry there is plenty of food ready to be served as well. 325 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. 401-349-3500. effinsri.com
Shark Bar and Grille
If you want some sushi and a unique atmosphere as you drink a beer than the Shark Bar & Grille is ideal for you. You won’t find many bars or places in general with a fish tank containing shark behind the bar! Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. Their recently revamped menu offers other great seafood along with the Sushi and don’t forget the full bar. As a bonus, there is an exotic hookah bar on sight as well. 275 Thayer St, Providence. 401-490-0212. www.sharkbarandgrill.com.
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