Foo-palooza!!

Empire Street, Saturday. Nuf sed.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 12, 2009

Something for everyone THURSDAY (the 13th), from the roughshod blues of THE KILLDEVILS at Nick-a-Nee's (401.861.7290) to rap icons ONYX at Jerky's Bar (401.621.2244) to diabolical rawk icons SIX FINGER SATELLITE at Everyman (401.751.3630). Demented psychobilly trio TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 stay busy with gigs at Cats on Thursday with A NIGHT SKY and guests, followed by an 18+ "Zombie Beach Party" with THE JERKTONES on FRIDAY (the 14th) at Club Gallery on Point Street (401.751.7166). Buckle up at Firehouse 13 for the "bong-rippin' labyrinth metal" of locals HOWL with Philly's JAVELINA, Boston's DOOMRIDERS, and '70s sludgerockers NIGHT HORSE, call 401.270.1801 for more. Only one place to be on SATURDAY (the 15th) — Empire Street — where THE FOO FEST will be going down all day. Whether heading down at lunchtime for MATH THE BAND or WRONG REASONS, or stumbling through later on for the SUN RA ARKESTRA, LIGHTNING BOLT, and WHITE MICE, you can't go wrong for $5. MADE IN MEXICO, the supremely badass LOLITA BLACK, and DEER TICK are among the 21 acts (on two stages) taking over the block from 1 pm to 1 am. Check AS220.org for the fully-stacked lineup. Virginia's GIFTS FROM ENOLA and local experimentalists A TROOP OF ECHOES hit the Blackstone on SUNDAY (the 16th; 401.726.2181). And GIRL HAGGARD will rock the Convention Center at halftime of the PROVIDENCE ROLLER DERBY; the madness begins at 6 pm (ProvidenceRollerDerby.com). On WEDNESDAY (the 19th), PAUL GEREMIA and Killdevils guitarist CHRIS MONTI team up at Local 121; all ages, $10 at the door, call 401.274.2121.

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