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Off the Couch: In the groove

 From Ghostface Killah to the Gnomes
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 7, 2013

For those of us who slept on the sold-out Breeders/Parquet Courts show in Boston, fear not because there are two stellar local shows for your THURSDAY (the 9th), with the return of VERSE at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket with guests SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE, POWER, and SWEET JESUS ($8, 401.475.2655) while JAY BERNDT & THE ORPHANS and RIKI ROCKSTEADY rock the Parlour (formerly the Penalty Box, 401.383.5858). On FRIDAY (the 10th), Dusk (401.714.0444) does it again with a triple-dip featuring PARTY PIGS, THE ITCHIES, and DADDIE LONG LEGS, while Local 121 (401.274.2121) presents BLOODPHEASANT (featuring Shannon from Gertrude Atherton) with VAVA BLUME and DJ TED JAMES, all for just $5 at the door. Also on Friday, THE GNOMES visit the Mediator in Providence ($10, 401.941.3070), and Firehouse 13 heats up with MALYSSA & THE LIBERATORS celebrating an EP release with special guests VULGARRITY, THE EVIL STREAKS, and PIXELS. The Roi (formerly the Century Lounge) hosts two killer shows this weekend, with the BECKY CHACE BAND stopping by on Friday, followed by 2013 Rock Hunt champs TORN SHORTS set to shred on SATURDAY (the 11th); dial 401.272.2161 for info on both shows. Attention rap fiends: Saturday is your day, starting with a headlining performance by THR33 PIECE SUIT at BikeFest RI at the Met School from 10 am-4 pm (free of charge!), then get to the Met later that evening for the return of Wu-Tang wordsmith GHOSTFACE KILLAH; tix are $25 at the door, call 401.729.1005 for ticket availability. After the three-mimosa brunch on Mother's Day SUNDAY (the 12th), get to Lupo's early for PVD rapper ZUMO KOLLIE opening up for Curren$y and Styles P; tix are $30 day of show, call 401.272.5876. And ahead to next THURSDAY (the 16th), the Parlour has a fantastic freebie featuring THE 'MERICANS, with DETROIT REBELLION and DANIEL CHASE.

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