It can be way too easy sometimes to get trapped in the College Hill bubble. A fun trip off campus every now and then can be a good break from all the goings on at Brown. I say, go see live music!
When it comes to bands on tour, Providence may not have the big-city draw of say New York, Philly, or Boston, but between Providence and Pawtucket we still have a decent number of concerts coming up. Already this fall, we’ve had, among others, Deer Tick, Das Racist, Tiesto and Girl Talk play shows nearby. For all you live music fans out there, I’ve scoured the interwebs and compiled a list of some of the upcoming concerts close to campus and others in the surrounding area. Boston’s only an hour train ride away. The latest train back to Providence is usually 11:10 pm though, which sucks. If you want to make sure you see the whole show, you should probably figure out somewhere to stay for the night.
Providence and Pawtucket:
Shwayze and Cisco Adler
Friday November 4 – Lupo’s – $15 advance, $20 day of
They had the world buzzin’ in 2008. They even had a show on MTV.
Wednesday November 9 – Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI – $21.50
Dreamy opera singer.
3 Doors Down
Saturday November 12 – Providence Performing Arts Center – $32.50 to $63.50
Do 3 Doors Down fall under “oldies” now? Remember Kryptonite circa 2000?
Straight No Chaser
Wednesday November 16 – Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI – $35 to $60
For all you Brown a cappella fans.
All Time Low
Friday November 18 – Lupo’s – $22.50 advance, $25 day of
Skinny jeans and spiky hair required upon entry.
Friday November 25 – Lupo’s – $20 advance, $25 day of
The Wailers as in Bob Marley’s Wailers.
Saturday November 26 – Lupo’s – $20 advance, $22 day of
I’m guessing this show will involve lots of swaying.
Tuesday November 29 – The Met – $15
The band that sings that song.
Matt & Kim, Young the Giant, and The Naked and Famous
Wednesday November 30 – Lupo’s – $25
Fingers crossed they play Daylight.
Dark Star Orchestra
Wednesday December 7 – Lupo’s – $22 advance, $25 day of
Grateful Dead tribute band.
Friday December 9 – The Met – $25
Bassist/vocalist from Phish.
Friday December 30 – Lupo’s – $35 advance, $40 day of
We might not be on campus, but still, WUUU TAAAANG!
Boston and around (for the more adventurous):
Thursday November 3 – Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA – $45 to $65
Son of a folk legend and a folk legend in his own right.
Friday November 4 – Royale Boston, Boston, MA – $16
I haven’t listened to their new album Strange Mercy yet but Pitchfork seems to really like it, whatever the hell that means.
Sunday November 6 – Mullins Center, Amherst, MA – $37 to $57
Grateful Dead tribute band founded by former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, in other words, they’re better than Dark Star.
Thursday November 17 – Ryan Center, Kingston, RI – $26
Rapper, musician, producer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, etc.
Jay-Z and Kanye West: Watch The Throne
Friday November 18 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT – $185 to $250
Monday November 21 – TD Garden, Boston, MA – $107 to $247
Fuck ya’ll for making your tickets so expensive. I guess it’s cause Jay’s got a family to feed now and Kanye’s apparently part of the 99%.
Friday November 18 – Royale Boston, Boston, MA – $21
Reppin’ Providence, RI. They started off their tour in Pawtucket at The Met a few weeks ago.
Saturday November 19 – House of Blues, Boston, MA – $33.50
British indie rock blokes.
Sunday November 20 – DCU Center, Worcester, MA – $37.50 to $47.50
European electronic artist that everyone seems to love all of a sudden.
Thursday December 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA – $15
Techno/rock fusion (a surprisingly cool music video too).
Get the Led Out
Friday December 2 – Lynn Memorial Auditorium, Lynn, MA – $25
Every now and then you just gotta let the Led out.
Saturday December 3 – House of Blues, Boston, MA – $30
He already played at Lupo’s this fall but here’s another chance to see him… if you really want to… I won’t judge you or anything.
Band of Horses
Monday December 12 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA – $30
Chilled out alternative rock.
Feel free to add any shows I missed in the comments section.