On FRIDAY (the 27th), Dusk (401.714.0444) delivers heavy riffage courtesy ofChurchburn, Nightbitch, Sangus, and Venomizer, all for just $6 at the door. Variety abounds elsewhere on Friday, withFungus Amungus returning to the Spot (401.596.4425) withGalactic Alliance and Conehead Buddha;Jolie Holland performs at the Columbus Theatre; and AS220 (401.831.9327) hostsValencourt, Rich Ferri & the Wealth on the Water, and The Oarsmen. A big weekend on deck for the 75orLess Records camp starts Friday, withThe McGunks and We Own Land set to shred at the Common Pub in Bristol (21+ and no cover, 401.253.9801), whileNorthern Lands will perform at the Roi (401.272.2161). On SATURDAY (the 28th), punk prosAsk the Dead celebrates a new seven-inch release at Dusk. On SUNDAY (the 29th), theApril Verch Band trek to the Sandywoods Center for the Arts in Tiverton ($20, 401.241.7349). On TUESDAY (the 1st), the Met kicks off Rocktober in grand fashion with Scot-rockersBiffy Clyro ($18, 401.729.1005). Ahead to WEDNESDAY (the 2nd),Sweet Love brings the stoner-thunder to Dusk (pick up the excellent debutMotor at 75orlessrecords.com). And ahead to next THURSDAY (the 3rd), a happy third birthday to one of our favorite live venues in RI —the Met! Join the party and take in a free show ($10 for under 21) starringSmith & Weeden, the Mallett Brothers, and the March Fourth Marching Band.