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Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 7, 2009
On THURSDAY (the 8th), Boston indie-pop rockers THE WANDAS join Lincoln’s STALEMATE and the always-entertaining ROZ RASKIN & THE RICE CAKES at the Blackstone (401.726.2181), continuing their weekly freebie series. Something for everyone starts FRIDAY (the 9th) with GAMBLIN’ HANDS (“Yesterday’s News” alone is worth the trip to EG) playing two sets at the Greenwich Hotel (401.884.4200); never a cover and always 21+. On SATURDAY (the 10th) at the Blackstone, a potent triple bill with TALL TALL TREES, GIRL HAGGARD, and WRONG REASONS ($6). Club Hell hosts FORDOES ME QUITE, LI-ONS LIONS, and CAN’T STAND LOSING, and BLIZZARD OF ’78 bring their melodic barroom rock to Billy Goode’s (401.848.5013) in Newport. Pick up the latest TBO78 disc, Book of Lies, for only $1 through the end of the month at tbo.com/dollar. But the biggest news around town is reserved for hip-hop heads, who have been thoroughly entertained this year courtesy of Jerky’s Bar (401.621.2244). Another big weekend kicks off with EL-P and Strange Famous lyricist B. DOLAN on Friday, followed by the legendary DJ PREMIER (!) on Saturday, and Golden Era greats MASTA ACE and EDO G on SUNDAY (the 11th); keeping my fingers crossed for “Brooklyn Battles” from Ace’s ‘89 classic Take a Look Around, arguably the most underrated album of the throwback era. Get there. Also on Sunday, North Smithfield collective BIG TALL BUILDINGS (debut disc Abandon Me Please is a great start), with TICKLEBOMB ORCHESTRA and THE DIRGE CAROLERS at AS220 (401.831.9327). On WEDNESDAY (the 14th), the Speakeasy at Local 121 presents BECKY CHACE, RAINA ROSE, and Georgia girl REBECA LOEBE ($8, 401.274.2121).
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