Hit the Spot

Mean Creek share the stage with Torn Shorts and Northern Lands
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 4, 2013

Map out a busy FRIDAY (the 6th) in PVD as Sarah Lee Guthrie (Woody’s granddaughter) and Johnny Irion play the Fête Lounge (401.383.1112) with The Melodic as well as Jess Powers and Tyler James teaming up (all ages, $10). Also on Friday, Mark Cutler & Men of Great Courage play a freebie at Nick-a-Nee’s (401.861.7290); and the Spot Underground welcomes back Boston’s Mean Creek along with killer local guests including Torn Shorts, Northern Lands, Dylan Sevey & the Gentlemen, and The YaBeautifuls; 18+ with an $8 cover at the door (401.383.7133). On SATURDAY (the 7th), Boo City will funk things up at the Tavern on Broadway in Newport (401.619.5675) with a busy Tyler James and Delta 88, while Dusk (401.714.0444) and Tor Johnson Records bring The Ten Year War (celebrating a DVD release) with Weak Teeth and Saint Jude — for just $3! On SUNDAY (the 8th), swing by the Narragansett Café and soak up some blues courtesy of the George Gritzbach Band starting around 4 pm (no cover, 401.423.2150). The Spot is the place to be come MONDAY (the 9th) for 990WBOB’s weekly free-of-charge soiree featuring Milo Bigwig, Nymphidels, The World War 1’s, and VulGarrity. Nice. On TUESDAY (the 10th), bring your chops and take the stage at the Strictly Jazz Jam, held weekly at Roots Café downtown starting around 8 pm; $5 cover, but free for participating musicians (401.272.7422). And keep the groove going with DJ Nook spinning assorted hip-hop bangers at Local 121 (401.274.2121) on WEDNESDAY (the 11th); 21+ and no cover all night long.

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