Start the weekend off proper on FRIDAY (the 4th) with THE BOURBON BOYS at the Speakeasy at Local 121 (401.274.2121); a few blocks over at AS220 (401.831.9327), YOU SCREAM I SCREAM headline (Bug In a Light is a nice debut), while country-fueled punks GIRL HAGGARD open for Sixgun Republic and American Speedway at Club Hell (all ages, 401.709.3923). Sonic variety statewide on a busy SATURDAY (the 5th): local acoustic crooner ALEXANDER TRUDON (behind his new album Chasing the Sun) and Horse's Mouth (NYC) open for THE [VIENNAGRAM:] at the 201 (401.454.4581); MARK CUTLER, HEATHER ROSE, and CRAIG SONNENFELD play intimate sets at Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House (401.575.2284), and COMA COMA will rock Chateau Rex in its entirety at their CD release show hosted by the Common Pub (21+, free, 401.253.9801). And for those of us awaiting the next album from JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS, head to Firehouse 13 Saturday to catch new tracks from White Lighter (recorded with an all-star cast of friends at Machines with Magnets). ANDY T. (ex-Deer Tick), SAMUEL JAMES and ERIC GEORGE open, call 401.270.1801. Recuperate on SUNDAY (the 6th) with an afternoon set by THE WIPPETS, kicking out their trademark boogie-blues at the Barking Crab in Newport, dial 401.846.2722 for details.

Are you ready for our RHODE ISLAND MUSIC AWARDS SHOW at Lupo's on WEDNESDAY (the 9th)? No cover charge and four of Rhody's best acts gracing the stage starting at 6:30 pm: THE JESSE MINUTE, ROZ RASKIN & THE RICE CAKES, ROUTE .44, and VULGARRITY. Mingle with your favorite local acts and hang out with '10's Best Music Poll champs, as voted on by thousands of YOU. Celebrity presenters, free grub, and a good five hours of hump-day debauchery. Doors at 6 pm. See ya there.

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