Off the Couch: Sweet sounds abound

Happy 1st birthday to the Parlour!
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 30, 2013

OD on the candy then shake it off withNeal Vitullo andThe Goods at Nick-a-Nee’s (401.861.7290) on THURSDAY (the 31st), while hip-hop heads will surely fill Fête for the music and mayhem that is SFR’s“Church of Providence” series.B. Dolan and indie legendApathy headline this month’s installment, along withDirtyDurdie, DJ Nook, and more (e.g., Sage Francis hosting a freestyle rap battle inside a wrestling ring); admission is just $10, call 401.383.1112 for details. Another big week at the Columbus Theatre kicks off Thursday withSpirit Family Reunion and friends followed by an excellent double bill featuringTallahassee andSmith & Weeden on FRIDAY (the 1st); visit for info on both shows. Also on Friday, Dusk (401.714.0444) will hostNik Turner (ex-Hawkwind) with localsBlack Oil Incinerator andLady Osirus; tix are $10 at the door. On SATURDAY (the 2nd), the Parlour (formerly the Penalty Box, 401.383.5858) celebrates its first year in business as one of RI’s finest live dives with a free custy-appreciation party with music provided byNorthern Lands, the Natural Element Band, and punk vetsNeutral Nation. A stacked Saturday also includes a wild one at AS220 (401.831.9327) withMelt Banana, Six Finger Satellite brethrenLa Machine, Party Pigs, and Brain Tentacles, all for just $10 at the door. Ahead to TUESDAY (the 5th),Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside hit the Columbus withMount Mariah (8 pm, $12). On WEDNESDAY (the 6th), Idaho beardosBuilt to Spill return to the Met with support fromSlam Dunk andThe Warm Hair; all-ages and $23 at the door, call 401.729.1005.

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