THURSDAY (the 30th) is last call for the lovely sounds of local songbird ALLYSEN CALLERY and her new backing band THE NIGHT KITCHEN at Local 121 (401.274.2121), or have your eardrums slain at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) courtesy of THE WEMMER, HOLY SHEET, 2012 Best Music Poll champs BAYLIES BAND, and more. Start your post-cubicle/pre-holidayon FRIDAY (the 31st) at the Downcity Sound Stage (on Westminster St) for a freebie featuring THE MIGHTY GOOD BOYS; Tazza Caffé will have an outdoor bar and grilled eats available for purchase. Don't forget BUILT TO SPILL (see above) with Revolt Revolt and Helvetia at the Met (401.729.1005), and if beach-bound Friday, stick around for FUNGUS AMUNGUS and PULSE PROPHETS at the Ocean Mist in Matunuck, then get back there on SATURDAY (the 1st) for STEVE SMITH & THE NAKEDS; call 401.782.3740 for info on both shows. Ladies first on SATURDAY (September 1 — already?!) with an absolutely killer lineup at AS220 (401.831.9327): THE RICE CAKES, badass trio WHORE PAINT, and VELVET ELVIS (NY), for just $6! Hell yes. Also on Saturday, the JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND does two sets at Chan's in Woonsocket (401.765.1900), and BARN BURNING play Fête with Ohio-based quartet The Black Swans ($10, 401.383.1112). On SUNDAY (the 2nd), Firehouse 13 hosts Metal for Meals starting around 5 pm (all-ages); $5 cover or $2 with any non-perishable food item for the RI Food Bank. The hefty, deafening bill includes GUT BUCKET, BLACK VENDETTA, ZOMBIE FIGHTER, and more; call 401.270.1801. Then head to the Parlour on North Main St. (formerly the Penalty Box) and savor the three-day weekend with SWEET LOVE, SCYLLA, SNOWBIRD, and SONGS, all for just $5. Ahead to next THURSDAY (the 6th), get to the Met early for locals TORN SHORTS opening for the Mighty Good Boys and the Mallett Brothers.
: New England Music News
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