Off the Couch: Go to Church!

More Strange Famous mayhem at Fete
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 26, 2014

Last call for a nice double-dose of local hip-hop on THURSDAY (the 27th): wordsmith Zumo Kollie leads the way at the Met with Spocka Summa, Roger, and plenty more (all-ages, 401.729.1005), while Strange Famous Records presents the latest Church of Providence with Beans, Louis Logic, Ecid, and all the usual SFR mayhem inside the Fête ballroom; the show is all ages and $10 at the door, dial 401.383.1112 for details on that one. For folks looking to rock-the-fuck-out on FRIDAY (the 28th), Machines with Magnets has you covered with Dead Rider (Chicago) and two of RI’s finest — Doomsday Student and Whore Paint. And head back to MWM on SATURDAY (the 29th) for PVD experimental duo Wind & Ghosts, with Cardboard Cannons and Lists ($8 cover); call 401.475.2655 for info on both gigs. Also on Saturday, world accordion champ Cory Pesaturo returns to Chan’s in Woonsocket (401.765.1900); the Dime Bag Criminals play a freebie at Nick-a-Nee’s (401.861.7290); and bid farewell to local thrashers White Load, headlining one final show at AS220 (401.831.9327) with guests In Heat, Low Charge (Philly), and more. Start your SUNDAY (the 30th) with the Tim Taylor Blues Band at the Narragansett Café (1-4 pm, no cover, 401.423.2150); then mosey to the Sandywoods Center for the Arts in Tiverton (401.241.7349) for some acoustic blues courtesy of renowned singer-songwriter Rory Block, with opener Marjorie Thompson. Hit the Met on April Fool’s TUESDAY (the 1st) for reggae-rock crew Passafire with openers Bourne and Lullwater (all ages, $12). And on WEDNESDAY (the 2nd), check out the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra with the Illuminated States (featuring vocalist Michelle Cruz) at Fête (7 pm, $10 at the door.

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