Off the Couch: Winter wonderland

The Freaks come out in Olneyville
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 5, 2014

Last call forThe Humminbird (CHI) withJenn Kelly and localsMother Tongue andMouni at Machines with Magnets (401.475.2655) on THURSDAY (the 6th). On FRIDAY (the 7th), Dusk (401.714.0444) hosts a salute to Lux Interior of the Cramps withThee Fabulous Itchies, the Evil Streaks, and DJ Ty Jesso. Another busy weekend at Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport starts off Friday with aLoud Ones album release party withThe Trans Fats, and on SATURDAY (the 8th) it’sCastle, Daphne Lee Martin, and the Smokey Barrel Band; dial 401.846.5121 for info on both shows. Also on Saturday,DJ Dox Ellis spins at Local 121’s Taproom (401.274.2121); the Spot Underground hosts a dual CD release party forElephant andResin Ed ($12, 401.383.7133); or stop by Fête in Olneyville for “Freak Fest 4,” with more than a dozen acts (including localsHemlok, Fall & Bounce, Satellites Fall, and Sienna) along with various sideshow acts and assorted lunacy, all starting around 4 pm. Tix are $18 at the door, call 401.383.1112. Start your SUNDAY (the 9th) with theJames Montgomery Band at the Narragansett Café at 1 pm (no cover, 401.423.2150), then head to Pawtucket for another taping ofMeet Me At the Met withThe 100 Watt Suns and Longshot Voodoo. The show is all ages and starts at 6 pm; dial the Met at 401.729.1005 for details. Ahead to WEDNESDAY (the 12th), the Met bringsReal Magic, Odesza, and Emancipator Ensemble, while Nick-a-Nee’s continues its free “Bluegrass Throedown” series withThe Whisky Boys (21+, 401.861.7290). And next THURSDAY (the 13th), AS220 is the place to be forbloodpheasant (featuring Gertrude Atherton vocalist Shannon LeCorre),Good Lord, Shahman, and Harris Hawk ($6, 401.831.9327).

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