Tryptophan and shopping stampedes be damned, it's Black FRIDAY (the 23rd)! Unwind with SOURPUNCH, THE PROZACS, and THE DOWN AND OUTS at the News Café in Le Bucket (401.728.6475), while over at the Spot ("where da Keg Room usedta be," 401.383.7133), hosts a bash led by THE WASHINGTONS and RAVI SHAVI, with the ANDREW SPATZ BAND opening. SATURDAY (the 24th) gigs of note include THAT'LL LEARN YA, PROUD OF STUPID THINGS, and the BOB KENDALL BAND at the Ocean Mist (401.782.3740), while STAR FORCE TRIO and FRIED MIRACLE play the Apartment (401.228.7222). On SUNDAY (the 25th), Firehouse 13 presents a king-sized all-day punk matinee including LOWLIFE, REASON TO FIGHT, PRODUCT OF WASTE, THE TRANSFATS, and plenty more; all ages and $8 at the door ($5 with military ID), dial 401.270.1801. Ahead to WEDNESDAY (the 28th), underground rap icon APATHY and his entire DEMIGODZ crew will rock the Met, along with an all-star casts of local cats including META P and MILEZ GRIMEZ, plusCR THE BEAST and DJ STERBYROCK spinning all night. Goddamn, yo. The show is all ages and tix are just $15 at the door (401.729.1005). Also on Wednesday, AS220 (401.831.9327) hosts one-man band BLANK TAPES, EMPTY BOTTLES, WATERCHILD, and COHOSH. And an early heads up for two shows of note taking place next THURSDAY (the 29th): either get rowdy at the Parlour (formerly the Penalty Box, 401.383.5858) for a grand reopening bash featuring ATLANTIC THRILLS, RAVI SHAVI, and YANKEE BANG BANG; or head to Firehouse 13 for the Low Anthem's JOCIE ADAMS headlining with guests JOHN RIVER SHANNON and ANNIE & THE BEEKEEPERS.

FYI: Mark Lambert from SHARKS COME CRUISIN' checked in to remind folks that the SCC crew currently has its entire catalog available for just $20 (five albums worth!) through the end of November, with proceeds benefiting NYC's South Street Seaport. Visit for details.

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