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Off the Couch: The block is hot!

An all-star roster at the Hope Street Block Party
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 28, 2014

Last call for the “Church of Providence” at Fête, courtesy of Strange Famous Records; $10 gets you a night with MPC pro Durazzo, DC’s Broken Clock, local rap duo DirtyDurdie, and PVD punks Ask the Dead. And head right back there on FRIDAY (the 30th) for The Silks headlining in the Fête Lounge with Torn Shorts, The Curtis Mayflower, and Old Jack ($10); dial 401.383.1112 for info on both shows. Piano-pop pros Fairhaven will play the Met (401.729.1005) on Friday with The October Accord and The Most Dangerous Men Alive (all ages, $12). The good folks at Dusk (shoutout to Ricky and Pat!) have another solid weekend of shows on tap, with Last One Out and Northeast Traffic leading a solid bill on Friday, and on SATURDAY (the 31st) there’s an art/punk benefit gig featuring crust-punk legends Dropdead with Chem-Trails (CT), Party Pigs, and the fantastic Bloodpheasant; tix are $10 at the door; call 401.714.0444 for more. Also on Saturday, head to Hope Street (near Rochambeau and 5th) for the annual Hope Street Spring Block Party, featuring sets from local greats Ravi Shavi, Jay Berndt, Huge Face, Atlantic Thrills, and more, plus plenty of brews and eats and fun activities for the kids, all starting around noontime. On SUNDAY (the 1st), start your day with Seekonk’s School of Rock at the Met for“The Ultimate Motown Experience”; the show starts at 2 pm with a $10 cover. On WEDNESDAY (the 4th), NYC’s Interpol returns to Lupo’s (401.272.5876), while Local Freight leads the weekly Bluegrass Throwdown series at Nick-A-Nee’s (21+ and no cover, 401.861.7290). Looking ahead to next THURSDAY (the 5th), rock out with Jay Berndt & the Orphans and Hellbound Glory at Fête (all ages, $10).

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