Off the Couch: Bring on the three-day weekend!

From Poppasquash to Pete Seeger
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 21, 2014

Make tracks to the Met on THURSDAY (the 22nd) for a benefit gig ,for the Sojourner House featuring Gavage, SexCoffee, and the supremely badass Gertrude Atherton; tix are $15 at the door (401.729.1005). Dusk is the place to be FRIDAY (the 23rd) for a triple-bill featuring Cactus Attack, Route .44, and Poppasquash (401.714.0444). Start your SATURDAY (the 24th) with the Seekonk School of Rock at the Met, performing songs from Heart and Fleetwood Mac starting around 1 pm; the show is all ages and $10 at the door. Also on Saturday, AS220 (401.831.9327) presents ear-rattling PVD bands Post Wreckage and Deleted Arrows, with Portland’s Prizehog and NYC’s Vaz. On SUNDAY (the 25th), Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) goes old-school with a hardcore matinee led by Boston legends Slapshot, with StreetSweeper and RI bands Embedded and Black Celebration. Or head to the Sandywoods Center (401.241.7349) in Tiverton for a Pete Seeger tribute featuring Atwater-Donnelly, John Fuzek, Bill Harley, and many more beginning at 5 pm; donations will be accepted at the door and it’s BYOB/BYOF, with a bonfire to follow. Hit the Ocean Mist deck on Memorial Day MONDAY (the 26th) with Americana duo North of Nashville (401.782.3740). And next THURSDAY (the 29th), get ready for another installment of the insanely diverse “Church of Providence” series at Fête (401.383.1112), courtesy of Strange Famous Records, with MPC beat wiz Durazzo plus DC’s Broken Clock, Provy punks Ask the Dead, and acclaimed rap duo DirtyDurdie; all ages and a well-spent $10 at the door.

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