Off the Couch: Funk it up!

And Bernie Worrell at the Spot
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 6, 2013

The Spot Underground brings the funk all weekend long: on FRIDAY (the 8th) a trio of progressive jam bands —The Hornitz, Consider the Source, and The Mantras — share the bill, and on SATURDAY (the 9th) the legendaryBernie Worrell Orchestra headlines withThe Broadcast and Nexus; dial 401.383.7133 for info on both gigs. Also on Saturday, piano-pop localsFairhaven headline at the Met (401.729.1005) withFull Void, Collington, and Pointe Blank. The RI Music Hall of Fame and the Ocean Mist (401.782.3740) will host a two-day fundraiser benefiting theTune In & Tune Up RI Musicians Health Awareness Program; Saturday show starts at 6 and featuresJohn Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band, while Sunday’s all-day lineup hasRoomful of Blues, Mark Cutler, Becky Chace, and many more. On SUNDAY (the 10th), Manchester 65 in West Warwick throws an all-day punk hoedown withThe McGunks, We Own Land, Pity Whores, and friends, starting around 2 pm. Head to Fête on MONDAY (the 11th) for NYC hardcore vetsH20 withLowlife, Test of Time, and Reason to Fight; tix are $12 at the door, call 401.383.1112 for details. Two great shows on tap next THURSDAY (the 14th):The Brother Kite prep for the long-awaited release ofBottle Rocket with a show at Dusk withIsle of Rhodes, The Adventures Of, and Comic Book Keith ($5, 401.714.0444); and at AS220 (401.831.9327), a stacked homegrown lineup will featureVaVa Blume, Haunt the House, and Newport greatsCastle and the Skinny Millionaires, all for just $6 at the door.

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