Off the Couch: Mixing it up!

From Hornets to Gnomes to Pom Poms
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 3, 2014

On THURSDAY (the 4th) check out Joel Thibodeau, aka Death Vessel, and The Mansfield Hornets at Burnside Park downtown (across from Kennedy Plaza) as part of the free weekly music series, starting around 5 pm. Then mosey over to Aurora (formerly Roots Cafe) for the new retro night called “Devotion,” spinning a wild mix of ’80s retro, punk, goth, and whatever else deejays Nick Bishop and Mikey Lams whip out (Lams promises a My Bloody Valentine mix). Fatt Squirrel delivers an eclectic mix  of acts on FRIDAY (the 5th) with Shore City, Budlong Connection, Midnight Heist, and others (21+, 401.808.6898). 75orLess Records heats up Firehouse 13 on SATURDAY (the 6th) withSix Star General,Sick Pills, Pom Poms, and plenty more; all ages and just $6 at the door (401.270.1801). The Met delivers a punk throwdown on Saturday with We Own Land and Neutral Nation opening for The Dictators NYC (401.729.1005); and a busy week at the Mediator kicks off on Saturday with The Gnomes celebrating a new disc titledLiven Up ($10, 401.461.3683). On SUNDAY (The 7th), swing by Dusk and check out Gil Moss, The Quahogs, and more ($5, 401.714.0444). Ahead to WEDNESDAY (the 10th), shake that ass with the Funky Autocrats at the Parlour (free, 401.383.5858). And mark your calendar for Detroit Rebellion at Burnside Park next THURSDAY (the 11th); and don’t forget the GW Mercure album release show during the Mediator’s open mic night (plus, it’s BYOB!).

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