Last call for JESS POWERS and the ladies of CHANTEUSE at Burnside Park downtown on THURSDAY (the 21st); visit kennedyplaza.org for the weekly Burnside Beer Garden lineup. On FRIDAY (the 22nd), drink up nutra-sweetened indie-folk and pop at AS220 with THE SUGAR HONEY ICED TEA, PC grads LAST ONE OUT (more on them next week), and STARFORCE TRIO; $6 cover, call 401.831.9327. On SATURDAY (the 23rd), JOCIE ADAMS (of the Low Anthem) headlines at the Met behind her first solo disc, Bed of Notions, with help from THE LOOM and TALLAHASSEE (8 pm, 401.729.1005), while the Spot Underground (401.383.7133) hosts PARANOID SOCIAL CLUB, PSYCHEDELIC CLOWN CAR (another Matt Martin production), and ROUTE .44, who are reportedly ready to drop a new album. On SUNDAY (the 24th), bring your axe and/or chill with MARK CUTLER & FRIENDS as they lead the Open Blues Jam at the Met; doors at 4 pm and no cover, call 401.729.1005. Ahead to TUESDAY (the 26th), the Whiskey Republic (401.588.5158) hosts its weekly (and free of charge) unplugged session, featuring female singer/songwriters including SUZANNE KOPEC, Jess Powers, and The Sugar Honey Iced Tea. Work off those midweek blahs at Newport Blues Café with R&B collective FELIX BROWN on Tuesday, and expect a packed house for the BIM SKALA BIM show on WEDNESDAY (the 27th); call 401.846.5510 for info on both gigs. If you're Downcity-bound on WEDNESDAY (the 27th), head to AS220 early and catch ERIC FRENCH & MR. HYDE (voted Best R&B/Blues Act in our 2011 music poll) with ZENITH ARC and LEE McADAMS & THE COSMIC FACTORY beaming in from East Provy.
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