Off the Couch: Brass 'n' Binge

Score some Sick Pills in New Bedfid
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 13, 2014

Last call for a coupla good shows happening on THURSDAY (the 14th), starting with the What Cheer? Brigade marching through Burnside Park (aka Kennedy Plaza) beginning around 5 pm (free of charge); then head over to AS220’s Psychic Readings (95 Empire St, 401.831.9327) for indie-pop duo Beloved Binge, with excellent local support from Divey, Dan Dodd, and  Tapestries. Big-band action is also on tap FRIDAY (the 15th), with the Rebirth Brass Band (as seen and heard on HBO’s Treme), Background Orcs, and The Electric Church (21+, 401.383.7133). Some South Coast love for our New Bedfid friends — get to the Pour Farm (508.990.1123) and catch 75orLess Records reps Sick Pills, plus Nick Sundman and Roman Numeral Three (21+ and no cover). Calling all hip-hop heads on SATURDAY (the 16th): report to Dusk (401.714.0444) for a stacked bill headed by JahPan and Hayes (both celebrating new releases), Everybody Luv Black (get that new ELB disc ASAP), and Meta P. AS220 returns from post-Foo Fest vacation with a good one on TUESDAY (the 19th) featuring bloodpheasant (one of PVD’s best right now), Alpha Owl, Greys, and The Dirty Nil (Toronto); just $6 at the door, call 401.831.9327. Get to the Parlour on WEDNESDAY (the 20th) for the weekly humpday throwdown starring The Funky Autocrats (21+, 401.383.5858); or rock out at Dusk courtesy of Midday Records with Icky WoodsCactus Attack, and Newport’sSkinny Millionaires (18+, $5). And next THURSDAY (the 21st), the Met delivers another solid local bill with Mother of Dylan, Far Off Place, and Ants In the Cellar opening for Brother Moon; the show is all ages with an $8 cover charge, dial 401.729.1005 for details.

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