Human bull rides, anyone? Last call to join the EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION BAND at the Salon (57 Eddy Street, Providence) TONIGHT (Thursday (the 17th), as ERB raises funds for a trip to Austin, TX — with cowboy karaoke, line dancing, and human bull rides on tap ($10 door donation, call 401.865.6330). So many options on FRIDAY (the 18th) include a 75orLess Records twin-bill with THE BLOOD MOONS and THE JESSE MINUTE at the Apartment (21+ and no cover, 401.228.7222); a nice, bloozy triple-dip at the 201 (401.454.4581) with ROUTE .44, JEFF BYRD & DIRTY FINCH, and (former Kilgore guitarist) BRIAN MCKENZIE, who will will celebrate the release of Resolution; and AS220 kicks off a paint-peeling metal weekend with CAVES, SHE RIDES, WEAK TEETH, and more on Friday, and be sure to get back to Empire Street SATURDAY (the 19th) for "Can't Stand the Northeast," with local faves LOLITA BLACK, WHITE LOAD, and LIFERS, among plenty more, starting at 6 pm sharp; call 401.831.9327 for info on both shows. Also on Saturday, SKINNY MILLIONAIRES play Billy Goode's in Newport (401.848.5013), while local lyricist BIG RUSH (who recently killed at the Met) headlines his Clean and Sober release show at Firehouse 13 ($7, 401.270.1801). More monster-metal on SUNDAY (the 20th) with locals VIOLENT HISTORY opening for extremely scary legends DECIDE and friends at Club Hell — all-ages and doors at 7 pm, call 401.709.3923. And on WEDNESDAY (the 23rd), join LYIN' BITCH & THE RESTRAINING ORDERS at their weekly open-mic jam session at the Apartment.
: New England Music News
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