Off the Couch: Ready 4 Rocktober?

Gertrude Athenton, the McGunks, and more
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 2, 2013

Last call for the Met’s 3rd Anniversary Bash on THURSDAY (the 3rd), with Smith & Weeden, the Mallett Brothers, the March Fourth Marching Band (free, $10 under 21, On FRIDAY (the 4th), the next installment of “Is This Jazz?” is at AS220 (401.831.9327) will feature the Saxophone Support Group, Interplay, and the Michael Sink Quintet. In Olneyville, catch Brooklyn’s Rubblebucket, The Rice Cakes (new album out soon), and Kid Mountain at Fête (all-ages, 401.383.1112). Also on Friday, Conehead Buddha kick out the jams at the Ocean Mist (401.782.3740); and the Narrows in Fall River hosts the David Bromberg Band ($50, 508.324.1926).On SATURDAY (the 5th), Stone Soup Coffeehouse kicks off its 33rd season with folk troubadour Danny Schmidt, with special guest Lisa Martin; tix are $18 at the door (401.921.5115). Dusk is the place to be come SUNDAY (the 6th) for the great Gertrude Atherton (pick up the Isle of Skulls EP ASAP) with Lyra and out-of-towners Slothrust (NY) and Blood Red (Pittsburgh); dial 401.714.0444 for details. Looking ahead to WEDNESDAY (the 9th), Kris Hansen’s Viking Jesus plays the Met with the Womack Family Band, Daphne Lee Martin, and Silent Old Mtns, while local post-punk action at AS220 features Ask the Dead, Somos, and Alpha Owl with Chicago’s Yeesh ($6, all ages). And next THURSDAY (the 10th), the Parlour will surely get rowdy with The Generators, The McGunks (new CD out now via 75orLess Records), and Reno Divorce (21+,$10, 401.383.5858).

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