On FRIDAY (the 2nd), local booty-shaking crew BOO CITY will perform two full sets at their SXSW "Fun-raiser" at Fête; there will be plenty of raffles, prizes, guest appearances, and AfroSonic spinning between sets; $5 at the door, call 401.383.1112 for details. The Jamestown Arts Center presents BROWN BIRD and guest opener BOB KENDALL; all-ages and a $15 donation requested at the door, dial 401.560.0979. Speaking of SXSW, badass rawk outfit SHE RIDES will make the trek to Austin this year — send 'em off with beer money when they hit Local 121 with THE SILKS and MASTHEAD; then head back there on SATURDAY (the 3rd) for a fun one starring KING SICK-A-BILLY, GIRL HAGGARD, and NORTHERN LANDS; both shows are 21+, call 401.274.2121 for more. On SUNDAY (the 4th), pack the gear and head to Roots Café (401.272.7422) for their weekly Blues Jam; step up and jam out with SWEET P. AND THE WHO DAT BAND starting at 7 pm (no cover charge for participating musicians). Mark your calendar for a devastatingly loud lineup on TUESDAY (the 6th) led by New Bedford's BUDDY REVELL, along with some of Rhody's finest in 75orLess Records reps SIX STAR GENERAL and BAYLIES BAND (both winners in our 2011 Best Music Poll) and the supremely-entertaining (and loud as fuck) LOLITA BLACK. That's a well-spent $8 right there; call 401.729.1005 for details. And next THURSDAY (the 8th), JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS (still red-hot from last year's outstanding White Lighter, and also SXSW-bound) will play a freebie at the Knickerbocker Café in Westerly, call 401.315.5070.
: New England Music News
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