From Ear-pummeling to winter bashing
Last call for Downcity action THURSDAY (the 2nd) with ERIC BLOOM performing at Sidebar Bistro (401.421.7200), while DJ DOX ELLIS spins upstairs at the Salon (pickle back shots! 401.865.6330). On FRIDAY (the 3rd), the double bill of the weekend goes down at the Spot Underground featuring THE AGENTS and ROUTE .44. Provy-based post-punk quintet SLEEP CITY joins TRANSIT, CASSELA, and LOOK NORTH at the Met (401.729.1005). And it's an ear-pummeling party at AS220 courtesy of WHITE LOAD (Load Records) headlining their CD release with guests VILE REIGN, RAMPANT DECAY, and HOAX; $5 at the door, call 401.831.9327. A busy SATURDAY (the 4th) at Fête and plenty of fun to be had with DARLINGSIDE, GILL MOSS, and TALLAHASSEE in the lounge, while the Providence Preservation Society presents its Winter Bash in the ballroom ($30 in advance) with music by the FINE POINT LOOKOUT BRASS BAND; call 401.383.1112 for all the details. Also on Saturday, the Met (401.729.1005) has a full slate led by PC alums LAST ONE OUT, and Stone Soup Coffeehouse hosts veteran folk duo THE NIELDS ($18, 401.921.5115). Here's what you do for Super Bowl SUNDAY (the 5th) — take the Giants with the points and cry into your beer because the Pats' secondary can't stop Cruz, Nicks, and Manningham (signed, Seahawks fan). Sorry. But keep the party going on MONDAY (the 6th) with DJ NOOK at Local 121's Tap Room (21+, no cover, 401.274.2121). On TUESDAY (the 7th), the weekly General Assembly series continues at Fête with HA HA TONKA, TRISTAN ORMOND, and locals THE FAMOUS WINTERS (their 2011 debut EP is worth looking up). And next THURSDAY (the 9th), stop by the Salon for DJ SAVE1 spinning ol-skool rap and funk, with no cover. And support some local musicmakers via the ever-popular Kickstarter site —local crew BOO CITY are headed to Austin for SXSW this year, and local icon MARK CUTLER seeks help to record his next album; visit kickstarter.com and pledge a few bucks right now.
: New England Music News
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