Off the Couch: An all-'Merican weekend...

Plus, Symmetry, Tapestries, and more
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 15, 2014

Attention hip-hop friends:Symmetry andDox Ellis team up at Fête on FRIDAY (the 17th) behind Symmetry’s acclaimed new albumJunky, with guestsBored with Four andBotzy (all ages, 401.383.1112). Also on Friday, Machines with Magnets (401.475.2655) hosts an album release show for Chicago garage-rock outfitThunders, with localsLittlefoot, Eastern Phoebes, and “secret special guests.” The News Café in Pawtucket delivers two noteworthy shows this weekend, withTapestries headlining on Friday andPixels throwing down on SATURDAY (the 18th); both shows are all ages, call 401.728.6475 for info on both gigs.The ’Mericans will play a two-night stand at the Parlour for the officialTribute to Providence album release party. Chris Daltry & Co. will perform the entire album on Saturday; and on SUNDAY (the 19th), a handful of acts covered on the album will perform, includingAllysen Callery,Arc Isis (featuring Jocie Adams),Pete Donnelly of the Figgs,the Brother Kite, and Daltry’s original crew,Purple Ivy Shadows, among others. Wow. Dial 401.383.5858 for details and set times. Another Callery sighting will occur on WEDNESDAY (the 22nd) at veggie-head hotspot The Grange (401.831.0600), where she will perform a two-hour set starting around 9 pm as part of the restaurant’s new Wednesday night music series. Or for something completely different, head to Fête forThe Creepshow (Toronto) with killer local support fromTony Jones & the Cretin 3, The Throttles, and The Evil Streaks. Polar opposite locals also highlight next THURSDAY (the 23rd) with a fistful of MA and RI punk acts at Dusk (401.714.0444), includingAsk the Dead and Lyra, while theDennis McCarthy Bandreturns to Nick-a-Nee’s (401.861.7290), playing real good for free!

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