Off the Couch: Spring breaks

Thaw out with a full slate of musical excellence
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 19, 2014

Last call for UK punk legendsThe Warriors, performing at Dusk on THURSDAY (the 20th) withVictory, Reason to Fight, and more (401.714.0444). Triple dip of the weekend goes down FRIDAY (the 21st) at the Met withJay Berndt & the Orphans andCactus Attack opening forThe Mallett Brothers; the show is all ages and just $10 at the door, dial 401.729.1005 for details. Plenty of action statewide on deck for SATURDAY (the 22nd): the Parlour presentsThe Throttles, Wild Sun, and Shifty Eye ($5, 401.383.5858); Boston’sForts/Gainesville (members of Tallahassee) join excellent localsBarn Burning, Sharks Come Cruisin’, and Cactus Attack at AS220 (401.831.9327); Rhody rhyme crewReziztanze joins the funkaliciousBoo City at Fête (all ages, 401.383.1112); and expect a sold-out house at Jimmy’s Saloon forSlaine (of La Coka Nostra fame, and also the getaway driver inThe Town),Block McCloud, and a slew of top-shelf local lyricists, includingKee Words andMeta P ($15 day of show, 401.846.5121). And speaking of variety — SUNDAY (the 23rd) includes theEric French Band supportingAmerican Idol starElise Testone at the Met (all ages, 401.729.1005); then head to Local 121 and welcome home SXSW superstarAllysen Callery, withKim Lamothe opening (8 pm, 401.274.2121); or feast on cranium-rattling sludge at Machines With Magnets courtesy ofThe Body with guestsWork/Death, Sandworm, and Fucking Invincible ($8, 401.475.2655). On TUESDAY (the 25th), it’s thrashing pop-punk at the Met led byA Faylene Sky withOutliers, Marianas, and Watermarks ($10). And ahead to next THURSDAY (the 27th), Strange Famous Records is back with the next“Church of Providence” installment, with Antipop Consortium legendBeans, as well asLouis Logic, Minneapolis wordsmithEcid and, of course, all the usual Strange Famous mayhem (burlesque dancers, live wrestling, freestyle battles, etc.); all ages and just $10 at the door!

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