It's time for eardrum-shredding under the stars on FRIDAY (the 29th) when OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM bring the ruckus free-of-charge to the Knight Street Library (275 Elmwood Ave, PVD) at 7 pm, part of their weekly outdoor summer concert series. Assorted Friday Downcity highlights include BOO CITY at AS220 (401.831.9327), JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS at the Speakeasy (at Local 121, 401.274.2121), and start the night with VIVA BROTHER playing 'BRU's free Summer Concert Series at Waterplace Park (7 pm, wbru.com). On SATURDAY (the 30th), the Steel Yard comes alive with the annual WOOLY FAIR beginning at 2 pm. This year's theme: "To the Moon!" Organizers request you dust off the moon boots and spacesuit and be prepared for the mammoth Wooly Space Station! There will be plenty of family-friendly shenanigans for the kids (ages 12 and under free) with "cosmic human bowling," moon buggy races, and the Big Nazo crew, and a full roster of acts for the older crowd at 8 pm, including Atlantic Thrills, Micah Jackson, the Silks, DJ 11:11, and plenty more. Admission is $15 at the door, visit thewooled.com for details. On SUNDAY (the 31st), catch the AS220 CRISS CROSS ORCHESTRA and more perform as part of the Emancipation Day celebration at Roger Williams Park Temple to Music (from noon to dusk, free admission). The Whiskey Republic continues to book excellent low-dough shows: on TUESDAY (the 2nd), they host a Jimmy Fund benefit led by CHRIS ROSENQUEST AND ALEX CORREIA of The Tower and the Fool, and on THURSDAY (the 4th), WBRU presents an all-star rendition of Weezer's "Blue Album," performed by members of the Brother Kite, Herra Terra, Neo Nouveau, and the Death of Paris. Call 401.588.5158 for all the details.
: New England Music News
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