Plus, Zombified Vermin + Dwarves!
Start your weekend by supporting the 2ND ANNUAL GIRLS ROCK! CAMP SHOWCASE at the Hope Artiste Village Solarium (next to the Met) on FRIDAY (the 15th) at 6 pm, with six bands (all ages 11-18) debuting original songs; check out girlsrockri.org for full details. A fistful of freebies kicks off the weekend action on Friday: WBRU's Summer Concert Series continues with a lineup dubbed "THE ACOUSTIC ROOTS OF PROVIDENCE" (7 pm at Waterplace Park, click on wbru.com); THE THROTTLES rev it up at the Knight Memorial Library's new weekly Live On the Lawn series (6 pm, 401.467.2700); and there's gratis Jewelry District action with the return of the DOUBLE DECKER DANCE BAND at Nick-a-Nee's (21+, 401.861.7290), while TORN SHORTS (ex-Gamblin' Hands frontman Josh Grabert) headlines at the Apartment (401.228.7222) with DENNIS EMSLEY'S HIDING BEHIND YOUTH and GREEN FREQUENCY. On SATURDAY (the 16th), COMA COMA teams with SHE RIDES, FLESH HAMMER, WHITE DEVIL, and 75or Less Records labelmates (and fellow BMP 2011 champs) THE JESSE MINUTE at Firehouse 13; all-ages and $6 well-spent (401.270.1801). A vicious $5 combo at AS220 features I, DESTROYER, SUFFERING CHILDREN, WORMS IN WOMEN & CATTLE, and ZOMBIFIED VERMIN (401.831.9327). On SUNDAY (the 17th), kick back with LYIN' BITCH & THE RESTRAINING ORDERS, guiding the Open Mic Blues jam at the Met starting at 4 pm (no cover, 401.729.1005). The weekend sure as hell ain't over judging by this lineup on MONDAY (the 18th): SKINNY MILLIONAIRES, BRUNT OF IT, and DWARVES at the Newport Blues Café (401.841.5510). And next THURSDAY (the 21st), Jess Powers presents her "CHANTEUSE" series at the Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series starting at 5 pm (kennedyplaza.org). Free!
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