MARK CUTLER & FRIENDS serve up their wondrous fare free of charge at Nick-a-Nee's in the Jewelry District on THURSDAY (the 10th), call 401.861.7290 for details. And speaking of local legends, head to Lupo's onn FRIDAY (the 11th) for the RI BLUES REUNION featuring all-star Roomful of Blues alumni, including Duke Robillard, Greg Piccolo, Al Copley, and many more. Doors at 7:30 pm, call 401.331.5876 for details. A busy Friday night in the capital city also includes veteran rock trio THE COMPLAINTS at Olives (401.751.1200), Warwick Vets alum BECKY CHACE heads downtown to Local 121 (401.274.2121), and local Sub Pop reps DEATH VESSEL headline at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) with TOM THUMB and the excellent BROWN BIRD (who packed the place for their recent CD release party), all for only $8 at the door and likely to sell out by showtime. Over the bridge in E.P., JAY GEILS joins the JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND for an intimate powwow at Kay Studios; hit up TicketWeb.com or call 401.385.3999 for ticket info and details. And over in the Bucket, ROUTE .44 will surely pack 'em in as always at the Blackstone (401.726.2181), with opening help from THE BENEDICTIONS ($6 at the door). Down south on SATURDAY (the 12th), it's local Sublime devotees SCOTTY DON'T with new ska/reggae crew THE RUDENESS (formerly acclaimed power-punks M-80) at the Ocean Mist (401.782.3740). Meanwhile, a monster sludgefeast is going down at Jerky's Bar (401.621.2244) with AN ALBATROSS, CALIFORNIA SMILE, and Eric Baylies' new project BAD MOTHERFUCKER. There's a midweek show of note on WEDNESDAY (the 16th) at AS220 on Empire Street with locals IMADETHISMISTAKE and ALEC K. REDFEARN & THE EYESORES joining MISCHIEF BREW and GUIGNOL (headed by Franz Nicolay of Hold Steady fame); $7 at the door, call 401.831.9327.
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