And free Sugar Honey Iced Tea at Nick-a-Nee's
Hey! Here’s a last-minute reminder for the Midday Social happening on THURSDAY (the 28th) at Platforms in Providence. Hand-deliver your music to various media and booking reps from across New England and mingle. The Midday Social is all ages and free-of-charge! Do it. On FRIDAY (the 29th), the Newport Rock the Fort concert series at Fort Adams State Park concludes with rock legend Rick Derringer and special guests starting around 7 pm; the show is 21-plus and tix are $25. And while you’re out there, head to Jimmy’s Saloon for Santagata, Pale Amanitas, and the mighty Six Star General ($5, 401.846.5121). A big weekend at Nick-a-Nee’s kicks off with the Johnny Watson Band on Friday, followed by the long-awaited CD release by the Sugar Honey Iced Tea on SATURDAY (the 30th), with very special guests the Mighty Good Boys opening. Both shows are 21+ and free; dial 401.861.7290 for all the details. A busy Saturday evening also includes Brainfruit, the Can’t Nots, and more at the Parlour (401.383.5858); and look out for a Triangle Forest sighting (!) at the Salon with Beta Motel and 24 Hours ($6, 401.865.6330). The 17th annual Rhythm & Roots Festival is bigger and better than ever (see page 14), boasting 92 sets of music across five stages at Ninigret Park in Charlestown from Friday through SUNDAY (the 31st). Full weekend passes are available; visit rhythmandroots.com for full info and ticket pricing. Machines With Magnets will host two great shows for your holiday weekend debauchery: on Sunday the excellent Twin Foxes (look up these dudes ASAP) and Snowplows join Philly’s Left & Right; PVD powerhouse Gavage headlines with Invisible Hours,the Astrobastards, and2 4 Hours on Labor Day MONDAY (the 1st). Call MWM at 401.475.2655 for more info on both shows. Oh, and NFL season is here starting THURSDAY (the 4th) —take the Seahawks and the over against the Packers. It’s a lock!