The McGunks, Throttles, and more!
Last call for AS220's CRISS CROSS ORCHESTRA closing out the 2011 Burnside Park concert series on THURSDAY (the 25th); free entry and a Trinity brew tent onsite, visit kennedyplaza.org. Don't forget PROVIDENCE MUSIC FEST week at the Sidebar Bistro straight through the weekend — ERIC BLOOM leads a night of funk on Thursday, THE RAVERS and LOVE IN STOCKHOLM helm the Friday night stage, and the loaded, all-day weekend roster includes JOHN MEDESKI, BROTHER TO BROTHER, ROOMFUL OF BLUES, THE AGENTS, FUNGUS AMUNGUS, and the ADAM EZRA BAND. Visit providencemusicfest.com for the full schedule and tickets (discounted three-day passes are still available) or call 401.421.7200. On FRIDAY (the 26th), THE RICE CAKES celebrate their Monster Man EP release at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) with HONEY BROWN and VOLCANO KINGS, while in Smithfield it's REVEREND BASTIEN and THE FLUKES rocking out at the Portuguese American Social Club (401.231.9771). On SATURDAY (the 27th), get to the Attleboro Elks Lodge for the 3RD ANNUAL SIN ALLEY RUMBLE starring THE MCGUNKS AND THE THROTTLES, with plenty of hot rods, custom-built choppers and bobbers, BBQ, and burlesque. Saturday action in PVD includes a wild one with MARK CUTLER & MEN OF GREAT COURAGE, DANNY KAY & THE NIGHTLIFERS, and KING SICK-A-BILLY'S ONE MAN BAND at the Apartment ($5 at the door, call 401.228.7222); and check out the lineup at the Roots downtown: the return of local rawk heroes BACKWASH, plus LOLITA BLACK (Bob Otis & Co. are mixing and mastering their forthcoming full-length), and BLUE COUPE (members of Blue Öyster Cult and Alice Cooper's band); $15 at the door, call 401.272.7422. A busy weekend for some must-hear 75orLess Records reps on the docket — THE BLOOD MOONS are at the Apartment on Friday, and on Saturday, THE JESSE MINUTE and GOOD TIME CHARLIE play for free at Bristol's Common Pub (one of the best dive bar rock spots in RI, call 401.253.9801), while HOPE ANCHOR rock the Met in Pawtucket. Get back there later in the week for MISS WENSDAY, BOO CITY, and OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM on WEDNESDAY (the 30th); call 401.729.1005 for info on both shows. And usher in the Labor Day weekend madness next THURSDAY (the 1st) at the Spot Underground with PSYCHEDELIC CLOWN CAR and GREEN FREQUENCY (401.383.7133).
: New England Music News
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