Off the Couch: Boogie nights

Torn Shorts and Boo City at the Ocean Mist
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 9, 2014

A super-busy weekend on the live music circuit jumps off FRIDAY (the 11th) at AS220 (401.831.9327), with NYC’sDirty Fences joining excellent localsHuge Face, Nightmom, and the electro-mayhem ofMath the Band. The Ocean Mist (401.782.3740) presents a killer combo ofBoo City andTorn Shorts. The Met (401.729.1005) will host theWBRU Rock Hunt Finalson Friday night starting at 8 pm sharp; catchThe Stilts, Jetty, The Rare Occasions, and wild card winnerthe Bitchin’ Aardvarks duking it out for the Rock Hunt crown. Action abounds on SATURDAY (the 12th): Boston actsSidewalk Driver andEldridge Rodriguez team with PVD’sMost Dangerous Men Alive andSadie Vata at Dusk (401.714.0444); acoustic blues is on tap withChris Monti andMarjorie Thompson at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland ($12, 401.725.9272); and the Sandywoods Center for the Arts (401.241.7349) presents theAssembly of Light Choir withAlec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores, Death Vessel, What Cheer? Brigade, all for just $10 (and BYOB!). On SUNDAY (the 13th), start the afternoon with theTravis Colby Band at the Narragansett Café (21+ and no cover, 401.423.2150), then catch Dobro slingerJerry Douglas with special guestMark Cutler at the Met. On MONDAY (the 14th), AS220 will host an all-ages stoner-sludgefeast with Maryland’sSpirit Caravan, with Rhody actsBalam andPilgrim. Tina’s Jamaican Restaurant on Federal Hill is the place to be on WEDNESDAY (the 16th) for a very special weekly series starringMark Taber and the Low Anthem’sJeff Prystowsky; no cover (and some damn fine eats and drinks); dial 401.490.4625. And ahead to next THURSDAY (the 17th), the Parlour delivers a must-hear doubleheader featuringHaunt the House andBarn Burning.

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