Off the Couch: From Del to Duke

Plus, Ian MacKaye at AS220
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 7, 2013

On THURSDAY (the 8th), it’s last call to catch Psychedelic Clown Car — literally, as Matt Martin & Co. get ready to park the PCC permanently — along with Soma Nova and Comic Book Keith at the Met (all-ages, 401.729.1005). On FRIDAY (the 9th), get up close and personal with Ian MacKaye for just $6? Yup. The ex-Fugazi legend and Amy Farina comprise DC-based duo The Evens, making their return to AS220 for the first time in more than six years; the show starts at 8 pm sharp, so don’t miss out. Dial 401.831.9327 for ticket availability. This weather calls for a BYOB picnic under the stars, so head to Sandywoods Farm in Tiverton on SATURDAY (the 10th) and catch Jayme Stone and Room of Wonders ($15, 401.241.7349). Attention hip-hop heads: Del the Funky Homosapien makes his return to the Met (inexplicably, the place was half-empty last time he was here — come on, RI!), with special guest locals Symmetry (new album Junky on the way) and Eddie Rap Life; $15 at the door, or go for the $40 VIP meet and greet, money well spent on a WC hip-hop legend like Del. Beach-bound on SUNDAY (the 11th)? Soak up some sun with the Duke Robillard Band at the Narragansett Café starting at 4 pm (no cover, 401.423.2150), or mosey to the Ocean Mist (401.782.740) and toss back a few with rock vets The Senders. Ahead to WEDNESDAY (the 14th), the weekly “Bluegrass Throedown” series continues at Nick-a-Nee’s with the Brummy Brothers (21+, no cover, 401.861.7290). And next THURSDAY (the 15th), Roots Café will host folk locals the Providence Wholebellies; $7 cover at the door, dial 401.272.7422.

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