Off the Couch: Reks-n-effect

Plus, the McGunks heat up Firehouse 13
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 30, 2014

On FRIDAY (the 2nd), head to the Ambrosia Tavern in North Attleboro and catchAllysen Callery (8 pm, 508.699.0778), while Portland-via-PVD musicianGavin Castleton (formerly of Gruvis Malt) plays Fête’s lounge withHappy Body Slow Brain opening ($10, 401.383.1112). Head downtown to Grant’s Block on SATURDAY (the 3rd) for the annualblock party andProvidence Rock & Roll Yard Sale (courtesy of What Cheer Records & Vintage) starting around noontime. Action all over the state on a jam-packed Saturday includes theSmith & Weeden album release at AS220 (401.831.9327) withThe Sun Parade and local greatsRavi Shavi; female-fronted power-pop from Austin, TX at the Columbus Theatre courtesy ofMegafauna, with quality localsParty Pigs andCannibal Ramblers; Manchester 65 in West Warwick hosts a benefit gig for the RI Food Bank which includesTony Jones & the Cretin 3, The Dirge Carolers, and The Stone Unturned (8 pm, 401.649.0164); and rap heads will fill Jimmy’s Saloon (401.846.5121) for legendary Boston wordsmithReks along withLingo, Mayhem(of Poison Man),Square One, and more. A suppertime punk SUNDAY (the 4th) at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) featuresThe McGunks, Mark Linskey, Drunk Robb & the Shots, and Chicago’sVoice of Addiction. Party at Dusk on Cinco de Mayo MONDAY (the 5th) withPixels, Weld Square, Nymphidels, and The Safes, all for just cinco dolares at the door. A busy week at Dusk continues WEDNESDAY (the 7th) with an indie-punk bill led byTrust Fall (VA) withTwin Foxes, Pink Eye, andLame Genie (9 pm, $6 cover).

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