Arts & Culture

The Lineup

September's Concert Calendar

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Arts and Culture Editor and Contributing Writer
Friday, September 5, 2014

Boston Calling | City Hall Plaza | Sept. 5 to 7 

Lorde, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter who made her groundbreaking debut last year with the single “Royals,” will headline, along with the National, Childish Gambino, Spoon and Twenty One Pilots.

Providence Folk Festival | Roger Williams National Memorial Park | Sept. 7

The first annual Providence Folk Festival will feature local folk, acoustic and singer-songwriter musicians including Allysen Callery, Bob Kendall and Lisa Martin. Admission will be free to the public.

Steely Dan | Providence Performing Arts Center | Sept. 7

In a flashback to its antihero heyday of the late 1970s, the now-legendary band ­— which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 — will reprise its tongue-in-cheek lyrics and complex jazz-R&B influences.

Wavves | The Met | Sept. 7

Wavves, specializing in surf rock and lo-fi grunge, will bring its California-based sound to the east coast.  After its performance at the University of Colorado, the band received praise from the CUIndependent for “an energy-packed show that left the audience dancing and moshing with delight.”

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus | Simon’s 677 | Sept. 10

Best remembered for its 2006 LP, “Don’t You Fake It,” the alternative rock band recently celebrated its 10th anniversary by releasing new material, including an EP entitled “Et Tu, Brute?” last year and an album, “4,” in July.

Immortal Technique | Fete Ballroom | Sept. 13

Rapper-turned-activist Felipe Andres Coronel, a.k.a. Immortal Technique, is known for incorporating political content into his music, which touches on themes of racism, poverty and corruption.

Pardon Me, Doug | Newport Grand Event Center | Sept. 27

An up-and-coming Phish tribute band from Portland, Maine, the group now boasts a growing repertoire of around 150 songs. Pardon Me, Doug has been lauded for its high-energy improvisational jams, which have garnered a following from new audiences and diehard Phish “phans” alike.


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