A pair of noteworthy thumpers on FRIDAY (the 7th), with local heroes SASQUATCH & THE SICK-A-BILLYS opening for San Diego psychobilly legends DEADBOLT at Club Hell (doors at 7 pm, 401.709.3923), while a new project called WHOREPAINT (Rebecca from Made in Mexico and Arcing’s Hilary Jones) will join South Coast noisemongers BAYLIES BAND (set to release Man Ray & Vague Knitting on 75orLess Records) at No Problemo in New Bedford; 21+ and no cover charge, call 508.984.1081. Great options on SATURDAY (the 8th) include jam band monarchs FOXTROT ZULU returning to the Ocean Mist (401.782.3740), the big MARK CUTLER CD release party at Nick-a-Nee’s (401.861.7290), and personal faves THE JESSE MINUTE and THE DIEPODS team up and throw down at Billy Goode’s in Newport (401.848.5013). On TUESDAY (the 11th), local punk pros THE DOWN & OUTS support NINJA GUN and LEATHERFACE AT Jerky’s Bar (401.621.2244). Start your WEDNESDAY (the 12th) evening with COWBOY JUNKIES playing an intimate gig at the Hi-Hat (8:30 pm, 401.453.6500), then wrap it up with newcomers INDIANA HANDSHAKE (Harrisville, RI is in the building) delivering extra-crunchy rock at AS220 (401.831.9327) along with TEMPUS FUGIT and THE IN-FORMALS ($6, 401.831.9327).
Attention aspiring grrrls eager to rock!: Registration is underway for Girls Rock! Camp, happening July 12-16 at JamStage in Pawtucket for ages 11-18. Tuition includes an all-encompassing week of instrument instruction, workshops, and a showcase concert, led by experienced women musicians. Participants may choose from drums, bass, guitar, or vocals. Girls Rock! Camp also includes how-to sessions for T-shirt screen-printing and songwriting. And most important — no musical experience necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Tui-tion ranges from $250 to $500, with financial aid available. To apply and/or receive more info, go to GirlsRockRI.org.
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