On THURSDAY (the 14th), ska-reggae quartet THE STRESS fire it up downtown at Murphy's Bar (401.421.1188). See you at the Blackstone on FRIDAY (the 15th) for another hefty 75orLess Records showcase featuring MICAH SCHNABEL (of Two Cow Garage), SHARKS COME CRUISIN', COMA COMA (their cover of Radiohead's "Just" is worth the $5 entry), and SIX STAR GENERAL, working in more new material from Take Your Teeth Out, Homegrown's Rock Album of '09. Doors at 9 pm, call 401.726.2181. In Greenville, the Mill (401.949.8988) hosts BROWN BIRD (prepping a big European tour with the Low Anthem), BEN PILGRIM, THE GLASS JARS, and more. A $10 donation is requested. And East Bay trio GAMBLIN' HANDS will be at the Greenwich Hotel (401.884.4200), 21+ and free of charge. On SATURDAY (the 16th), JOHN CAFFERTY & THE BEAVER BROWN BAND rock the Knickerbocker (401.596.4225) in Westerly, tix are $20 in advance at TheKnickerbocker Cafe.com. And MARK CUTLER slings the six-string at Nick-a-Nee's (401.861.7290 ) in the Jewelry District. Hit the dance floor with MAHI MAHI and the DOUBLE DECKER DANCE BAND at the Dark Lady on SUNDAY (the 17th); no cover, call 401.831.4297. Kick back on MLK MONDAY (the 18th) with acoustic locals GLASSEYE, THE WEST EDDY TRIO, JAY GAGNON, and The Killdevils' JACOB HALLER at AS220 (401.831.9327), $6 at the door. And this just in: the aforementioned Bob Otis announced that Lolita Black is searching for a new lead singer. Direct from Mr. Otis: "We are now starting to audition for another female singer . . . looking for someone serious about recording, gigging, touring and rocking the fuck out. We have a practice space, a van, good gear and PA, and experience. Straight outta Olneyville . . . Love, Bob Dead." Drop Bobby a line at MySpace.com/LolitaBlackProvidence.
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