Off the Couch: Friends with benefits

 Stacked lineup to help David Lamb
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 5, 2013

Last call for JILLIAN STELLAR, DEADLANDS (75orLess Records) and a bunch more at the Fête Lounge (401.383.1112) on THURSDAY (the 6th), leading us in to a busy weekend on the live circuit. Brown Bird's David Lamb has been diagnosed with leukemia (donations can be made at youcaring.com) and local musicians continue to help out, with another outstanding benefit show scheduled for FRIDAY (the 7th) at the Columbus Theatre starring JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS along with SMITH & WEEDEN and J.P. HARRIS; the show is all-ages and tix are $15 (and going fast), call 401.621.9660. Also on Friday, singer-songwriter BRIAN McKENZIE opens for GIRLS, GUNS, AND GLORY at the Ocean Mist (401.782.3740); and Simon's 677 (401.270.6144) will host an outdoor metal fest featuring SOLANUM, ABSYNTHE, and SORROWSEED; doors at 6 pm and tix are $12 at the door. Hip-hop is on the docket for our South Dartmouth peeps on SATURDAY (the 8th), with Fall River's BIG CITY BUMPUS and PVD crew REZIZTANZE at Miller's Homeport; 21+ and no cover all night, dial 508.992.1311. Or head to the Met early and catch ARC IRIS (featuring Low Anthem's Jocie Adams) open for CALEXICO (all-ages, 401.729.1005). And BENNY SIZZLER will liven things up at the Providence Roller Derby's doubleheader at Thayer Arena in Warwick; the first bout is at 6, hit providencerollerderby.com for details. Ahead to WEDNESDAY (the 12th), funk it up at Fête with the HOT 8 BRASS BAND and THE FUNKY AUTOCRATS, or mosey over to the weekly "Bluegrass Throedown" series at Nick-a-Nee's with LIZZIE JAMES & THE GREYSTONE RAIL (21+ and no cover, 401.861.2790). And get back there next THURSDAY (the 13th) for the CHRIS MONTI BAND performing in celebration of Nick-a-Nee's 17th birthday. Congrats!

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