Allysen rocks the Block

Plus, Kanerko does Kosovo!

Last call for the SWEET LITTLE VARIETY SHOW at Roots Café on THURSDAY (the 8th) featuring KRISTI MARTEL, RORY RAVEN, LEIGH HENDRIX, and more (all-ages, $6, 401.272.7422). A little something special for our Block Island friends on FRIDAY (the 9th) — stop by the Soup & Song Coffeehouse (inside the Harbor Church) at 6 pm and kick back with ALLYSEN CALLERY; call 401.466.5940. Closer to home, catch JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS at Local 121 (401.274.2121), playing one last local gig before departing to Austin for SXSW dates (and also just announced on the Newport Folk Fest lineup). On SATURDAY (the 10th), catch a nice double bill at the Jewish Community Center (on the East Side) featuring TORN SHORTS (pick up Life On a River ASAP) and THE BENEDICTIONS (401.421.4111). Other Saturday highlights: alt-rock locals DREAMER and CIGAR IN BED hit AS220, and Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket heats up with THE SILKS, hosting their LP fundraiser bash with ATLANTIC THRILLS and special guest DJ TY JESSO (401.475.2655). Start your SUNDAY night (the 11th) at Fête in O-ville at the Punks for a Princess benefit, with THE GOBSHITES, SHARKS COME CRUISIN', BARROOM HEROES, and Irish punk legends THE MAHONES; a $2 door donation will benefit 7-year old Trinity, who is deaf and in need of a cochlear implant, call 401.383.1112. On WEDNESDAY (the 14th), Armageddon Shop presents SOURVEIN, NOOSE, and ELDER at AS220 ($7, all-ages) while the Spot Underground hosts Boston's DOCTOR DOOM ORCHESTRA as part of their Free Funk Wednesdays (18+, call 401.383.7133).

We'd like to salute and shout out hard-rock quartet (and 2011 Best Music Poll victors) KANERKO, who are heading out to Kosovo this week as part of a Goodwill Military tour. Godspeed Al, Kev, Nick, and Anthony!

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