Off the Couch: Range roving

From Heaher Rose to Humanbeast
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 11, 2014

Firehouse 13 heats up on THURSDAY (the 12th) courtesy ofBlack Pussy, Pistol Shot Gypsy (featuring ex-Kanerko frontman Al Diaz on drums),Gypsyhawk, and Balam; call 401.270.1801 for the details. On FRIDAY (the 13th — yikes!), singer-songwriterTammy Laforest andThe Dust Ruffles play a freebie at Lang’s Bowlarama in Cranston ( 401.944.0500); the Spot Underground (401.383.7133) hosts a handful of regional rockers includingThe Guru (CT),The Sweet Release, Boston’sSunshine Riot, and local greatsThe Can’t Nots (18+, $12); and the nextMeet Me At the Mettaping features Chachi Carvalho & the International Players along with Route .44 ($10, 401.729.1005). A solid weekend at the Knickerbocker Café commences with Latin booty-shakersSanta Mamba on Friday, and the Knick dance floor will get a workout on SATURDAY (the 14th) withSuperchief Trio; both shows are $10, call 401.315.5070. Also on Saturday, the good folks at Midday Records will set up shop at Mardi Gras (21+, 401.463.3080) withEscape Pod, Viking Jesus, Sic Vita, and Newport’s Skinny Millionaires; theJesse Liam Band will headline at the Sandywoods Center in Tiverton ($12 and BYOB! 401.241.7349); and AS220 hostsHeather Rose in Clover withNymphidels, Karma & the Truth, and Grand Evolution ($7, 401.831.9327). Late afternoon action at the Narragansett Café on SUNDAY (the 15th) featuresNeal Vitullo & the Vipers with Dave Howard; 21+ and no cover (401.423.2150). Ahead to WEDNESDAY (the 18th), kick back with NYC’sAmen Dunes andLandlady at the wonderfully revamped Columbus Theatre, while Machines With Magnets decimates the midweek blahs withLust for Youth, Humanbeast, Farewell My Concubine, and more; then head back there THURSDAY (the 19th) for avant-garde action fromFielded, Phemale, Fatherfinger, and Twingers. Call 401.475.2655 for info on both shows.

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