Off the Couch: A Born Casual brunch

Plus, Akrobatik congregates with SFR
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 14, 2013

Make tracks to Dusk on FRIDAY (the 16th) for a great double bill featuringJay Berndt & the Orphans andRoute .44; dial 401.714.0444 for details. Also on Friday, Machines With Magnets (401.475.2655) presentsHard Nips withShade Valley, Thee Mantis, and personal favesBroadcaster (75orLess Records). On SATURDAY (the 17th), catchMark Cutler up close at the Parlour (401.383.5858) withLos Texaxanos, or swing by Nick-a-Nee’s (401.861.7290) and for theBecky Chace Band, free of charge! Here’s a great hangover remedy/excuse to keep partying from Local 121: a brunch buffet and hair-of-the-dog DJ set fromBorn Casual to start your SUNDAY (the 18th) beginning at 11 am; $15 at the door, call 401.274.2121. On TUESDAY (the 20th), the lineup of the week is hosted by the new PBS seriesMeet Me At the Met and features three of RI’s finest inVudu Sister, Allysen Callery, and Sara Azriel; all-ages and just $8 at the door, call 401.729.1005. Looking ahead, the weekly “Bluegrass Throedown” at Nick-a-Nee’s continues with the Rank Strangers on WEDNESDAY (the 21st); and on THURSDAY (the 22nd), Dusk bookends a great week of local live music with must-see PVD actsParty Pigs and Detroit Rebellion, plusSt. James & the Apostles (Philly) andthe Sour Doo Dahs (Boston). And don’t forget the monthlyChurch of Providence showcase courtesy of Strange Famous Records at Fête (401.383.1113). This month’s lineup is a beast:B. Dolan, Esh & Dox, and legendary Dorchester wordsmithAkrobatik (!), along with all the SFR shenanigans you can handle. This is the best $10 you’ll spend all week; dial 401.383.1113 for details.

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