Off the Couch: Heat things up!

Ska Goes Solo and the return of Metal Night
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 31, 2013

Last call for Sacred Mounds, Consuelo’s Revenge and EverettMoving Bros. at the Parlour (401.383.5858) on THURSDAY (the 2nd). On FRIDAY (the 3rd) at AS220 (401.831.9327), Driftwood headlines a CD release party with Able Thought and the excellent Denver Boot, while Dusk and General Assembly host the Ska Goes Solo Tour featuring Ryan Eldred (Catch 22), Jay Tea (Arrogant Sons of Bitches) and Chris DeMakes (Less Than Jake) with local support from Senior Discount and the Down and Outs (21+, $14 at the door, 401.714.0444). A stacked SATURDAY (the 4th) features Route .44 at the Spot Underground (401.383.7133) with American Rags and the Little Compton Band, while the Met hosts Dylan Sevey, Torn Shorts, and The Mallett Brothers (all ages, 401,729.1005). Get to Machines With Magnets on SUNDAY (the 5th) for must-hear local duo Pixels opening up for Boston acts Free Pizza and Dylan Ewen; call 401.475.2655 for more. Ahead to next WEDNESDAY (the 8th): bang thy head in brutal fashion courtesy of Embalmer, Goemagot, Splattered Entrails, and Parasitic Extirpation at Dusk for the return of Metal Night ($8 at the door). And next THURSDAY (the 9th) the Fête Lounge (401.383.1112) is the place to be for Hellbound Glory, Skinny Millionaires, Jay Berndt & the Orphans, and Dog Day Afternoon.

Hey! Just one month remaining to help out Roz & the Rice Cakes via Kickstarter as they wrap up their next full-length titled Need to Feed. Kick down a few bucks ($1 minimum pledge) for Roz, Justin, and Casey at kickstarter.com/projects/thericecakes/roz-and-the-rice-cakes-new-album.

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