A Conversation with The Sopranos
The Sopranos are one of my all time favorite shows so I’m stoked this is coming to town. During the pandemic, actors Steve Schirripa (Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri) and Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) started the Talking Sopranos podcast where they re-watch each episode and give inside info. I’m guessing that is what kickstarted the idea for taking the show on the road as they have done a few events such as this. They’ll be joined by Vincent Pastore (Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero), who has the best death scene featuring a song from the Rolling Stones album, Voodoo Lounge.
A Conversation with The Sopranos featuring Steve Schirripa, Vincent Pastore, and Michael Imperioli comes to The Strand Theatre in PVD on April 1.
I included this show because I think it is so cool that Newport finally has a venue to host national acts. Suzanne Vega had massive hits with “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” back in the day and has continued creating compelling music. She was at the Newport Folk Festival not too long ago and sounded great.
Suzanne Vega enchants the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport on April 16.
Askew 5th Anniversary Weekend
Askew is one of my favorite venues to see a show at. Intimate setting, great staff/owners, late night kitchen; Askew hosts both national acts and an endless stream of local talent. Askew does theme nights, like an open mic night for musicians on Monday, and comedians on Tuesday, a disco night on Wednesday, and an eclectic mix of music throughout the week.
Mark Cutler & the Men of Great Courage and Neutral Nation kick off the weekend on April 21. The Agents keep the party hopping with some Saturday night ska on April 22. Violin River play aimless jams, or whatever Grateful Dead tribute bands do, on April 23.
Other Cool Stuff Coming:
Melvin Seals & JGB are at The Met Cafe in Pawtucket on April 7.
Screamin’ Rebel Angels, Diablogato & Helen & The Trash Pandas rock Askew in PVD on April 8.
The Goddamn Gallows, IV and The Strange Band, Lightnin’ Luke (of Bridge City Sinners), and Sasquatch rock Alchemy in PVD on April 9.
Heidi Nirk Band rocks The Parlour in PrVD on April 15. This is an early show starting at 6pm.
Cupcake is at the Met Cafe on April 20.
Sage Francis. Jesse The Tree, BlackLiq, and Mopes are at The Met Cafe on April 21.
Joan Osborne comes to the Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich on April 22.
The Walkmen come to The United Theatre in Westerly on April 22.
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