Published January 10. 2013 4:00AM
As per their invigorating performance late last year on The Day's "Live Lunch Break," the latest and hopefully permanent incarnation of Chris MacKay & the Tone Shifters is a mighty unit that fuses a variety of rock, rockabilly and honky tonk attitudes in riotous fashion.
The band's been busy working up new songs, and you can probably sample a batch Saturday when they play at the cozy, beer-and-pretzel-happy Malted Barley in Westerly.
- RICK KOSTER
Chris MacKay & the Tone Shifters, 9 p.m. Saturday, the Malted Barley, 42 High St. Westerly; free; (401) 315-2199, themaltedbarleyri.com.