A trio of nice Downcity shows to ease into a big weekend on FRIDAY (the 2nd), starting with a pair of former Rock Hunt winners — the JOHNNY LINGO BAND and Cumberland's '09 champs FAIRHAVEN — playing a freebie at Waterplace Park (Lingo takes the stage at 7:30 pm sharp). Catch GAMBLIN' HANDS (pick up their Far Away Cars EP) and MOTHER OF DYLAN at the Speakeasy inside Local 121 (401.454.4581), then mosey over to AS220 (401.831.9327) for your favorite roots crew, '10 BMP champs THE BENEDICTIONS, for only $6 at the door. Or just go full-blown psychobilly in the Bucket with TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 (premiering his new five-piece lineup), headlining at Cat's in Pawtucket with DEADPAN SALLY and more, call 401.722.0150. The Ocean Mist is the place to be on SATURDAY (the 3rd) when ROOMFUL OF BLUES and EIGHT TO THE BAR fire it up, call 401.782.3740. Acclaimed turbo-charged trio THE WIPPETS will play a brunchtime set at the Barking Crab (401.846.2722) on SUNDAY (the 4th) while you hit the reset button and clutch that Bloody Mary for dear life; then wrap up the evening at India Point Park, with fireworks following the RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC POPS, all free of charge. Visit ProvidenceRI.com for the full scoop. This economy is nippin' everyone in the arse, but how the hell are tickets still available for THE FLAMING LIPS at Lupo's on TUESDAY (the 6th)? We hear limited tix remain ($35 and $42.50), so get there before MATT & KIM take the stage; call 401.272.5876. Looking ahead to THURSDAY (the 8th), grab a blanket and kick back under the stars with THE SUPERCHIEF TRIO at the Everyman Bistro off Valley Street. The weekly Live at ALCO series is absolutely free through the summer, call 401.751.3630.

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