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Get prepped for Meta P and Cappadonna
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 8, 2014

Don’t let the Hoth-like climate dissuade you — get out and catch a show! Last call for an all-ages throwdown at Fête (401.383.1112) led byHellbound Glory, with excellent localsDog Day Afternoon, Jay Berndt & the Orphans, and Skinny Millionaires. AS220 is the place to be come FRIDAY (the 10th) when PVD punksAsk the Dead headline with RI’sSun Bears and The YaBeautifuls, plus Long Island’sInCircles. No excuses for your SATURDAY (the 11th) as there is something for everyone in just about every corner of the state:The Sendersreturn to the Narragansett Café (no cover, 401.423.2150);The Rice Cakes and Vudu Sister head to Lily Pads in Peace Dale;Nymphidels and SexCoffee grind it out at Dusk (401.714.0444); in Le Bucket, the News Café hosts must-hear localsGavage, withBlackbutton, Austin Hevey, and The Astrobastards ($5, 401.728.6475), while Machines With Magnets (401.475.2655) presents a tour kickoff forVio/Mire with guestsAva Marie and Sianna Plavin; and hip-hop heads should head to Simon’s 677 on Saturday, where local wordsmithMeta P will open for Wu-Tang Clan swordsmanCappadonna — expect the roof to blow off when that “Slang Editorial” beat kicks in. The show is 18+ with a $15 cover (get there early). Another show with potential to sell out happens on SUNDAY (the 12th) at Dusk withGymshorts, The Young Leaves (new album streaming at spin.com),14 Foot 1, andThe Universes; 21+ and just $5 at the door. That National Grid gas bill got you down? How about a pair of freebies on WEDNESDAY (the 15th): Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport deliversLos Duderinos andthe Smokey Barrel Band (401.846.5121), whileFlatt Rabbit stars at the weekly Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s (401.861.7290). 

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