Off the Couch: Burnside heats up

Plus, Ravi Shavi hit the road
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 9, 2013
On THURSDAY (the 11th), it’s last call for Mark Cutler & Men of Great Courage with special guest Sara Azriel performing at the Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series; the beer tent opens around 4 pm and music starts around 5:30 pm; visit kennedyplaza.org for details. On FRIDAY (the 12th), local crew Milkbread funks up the Spot (401.383.7133) along with Boston acts Otis Grove and Akashic Record. And “folk-tronic” duo VaVaBlume celebrates an EP release at AS220 (401.831.9327) with Su Casa, Rat Ruckus, and Dizzy Bats. SATURDAY (the 13th) highlights include the Chris Monti Band at Nick-a-Nee’s (21+, no cover, 401.861.7290); Boston rock legends The Neighborhoods hit the Ocean Mist (401.782.3740); and Resources for Human Development hosts a killer fundraiser at Dusk (401.714.0444). RHD-RI employs some local rock royalty, and bands like Lolita Black, Boo City, and In Heat will shred for a worthy cause (just $10 at the door!). On SUNDAY (the 14th), head to AS220 early for RISA’s Songwriters in the Round with Steve Allain and Katherine Quinn (6-8 pm), then hang around for the electro-sex grooves of the Kolour Kult with The Mast, Trip Dicks, and All the Friends. Or, stop by the Parlour (401.383.5858) for a freebie featuring Ants In the Cellar and Space Face. Looking ahead to TUESDAY (the 16th), The Universes, Son of Bitch (Pittsburgh) and Raven King hit AS220, and on WEDNESDAY (the 17th) Ravi Shavi hit the Met for an official tour kickoff party ($8 and all-ages, 401.729.1005).Next THURSDAY (the 18th) the Burnside Park series rolls on with Smith & Weeden.
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