Off the Couch: Crank it up!

FuzzFest 2014 roars into town
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 24, 2014

Last call for a quality $3 bill at the Parlour (401.383.5858) ON THURSDAY (the 25th) featuring solo sets from local songwriters Bob Kendall, Bill Keough, Naushon Hale, and Steve Donovan. Dusk hosts another good one on FRIDAY (the 26th) with The Roman Numeral Three, The Dust Ruffles (featuring former Kanerko vocalist Al Diaz on drums), BunkTown, and Michael Graham ($5, 401.714.0444), while AS220 hosts Mecca Normal (new album out now), Mother Tongue, 75 Dollar Bill, and the Thalia Zedek Band. And head back to Empire Street on SATURDAY (the 27th) forThe Rupert Selection, Nymphidels, Karma & the Truth, and Heather Rose in Clover; dial 401.831.9327 for info on both shows. A stacked Saturday also includes acclaimed saxophonist Grace Kelly at Pearl ($25, 401.331.3000); Wade Devers plays Nick-a-Nee’s (401.861.7290); The Silks return to Fête (401.383.1112), with Boston’s Township and locals Smith & Weeden; or bang thy head at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) with No Raza, Andronochrome, Headrot, and more. Are you ready for FuzzFest II? Get to Dusk on Saturday for a 10-band slate including Cardboard Cannons, Good LordSweet Love, black oil incinerator, and plenty more. Spend your MONDAY (the 29th) at Machines With Magnets with RI’s High Aur’d plus Retribution Body and Canada’s Gates ($8, 401.475.2655). Holy shit — Rocktober already? Rock out at the Met on WEDNESDAY (the 1st) with A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, and Field Mouse (all ages, $14, 401.729.1005). Or mosey to Nick-a-Nee’s for the Brummy Brothers as part of the weekly humpday hoedown; 21+ and no cover all night!

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