Last call for HEMLOK and OCTOPUS TRIANGLE down at Dusk (401.714.0444) on THURSDAY (the 10th), leading us into a great weekend on the live circuit. On FRIDAY (the 11th) there's a big double dip at the Spot Underground with ROUTE .44 (new album on the way) and veteran ska cats THE AGENTS (18+, $10 at the door, 401.383.7133). On SATURDAY (the 12th), AS220 hosts a TOR JOHNSON RECORDS 10-year anniversary party with a number of loud reunions including SAINT JUDE, HULK OUT, PRETTY FACES, ANOTHER DEAD JULIET, the return of YAVINFIVE, and more ($8, 401.831.9327). Also on Saturday, Fête presents the return of CHANTEUSE, the female-fronted showcase series hosted by Jes Powers, with locals BEBE REQUIN and FALL & BOUNCE, plus IL ABANICO, CHANTAL AMBROISE, and more; all-ages and $12 at the door, call 401.383.1112. Mark Cutler sets up shop at the Met this weekend, with Rhody rock icons THE SCHEMERS plugging in on Saturday (with special guests THE 'MERICANS); on SUNDAY (the 13th), join Cutler and friends for the RI Legends Jam at 4 pm (and no cover); dial 401.729.1005 for info on both gigs. On MONDAY (the 14th), get to Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) for Los Angeles-via-PVD psychedelic specialists SPINDRIFT with notable locals VOLCANO KINGS and THE FAMOUS WINTERS, while Taunton, MA metalheads MY UNDYING DESIRE crash the Apartment (401.228.7222). On TUESDAY (the 15th), kick back with THE MANGO TRIO at Roots Café from 7-10 pm (401.272.7422), then get nuts with M.O.T.O., MIDNIGHT CREEPS and ATLANTIC THRILLS at Fête (all ages, $5). And next THURSDAY (the 17th), break north for the DUKE ROBILLARD JAZZ TRIO at Chan's in Woonsocket (401.765.1900), while ol-skool rap heads should check out Best Music Poll nominee DJ STERBYROCK (along with co-host and BMP '12 rap nominee META P) at the Apartment for vintage hip-hop and no cover all night.
: New England Music News
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