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Off the Couch: Musical fireworks

From Von Donovan to Twin Foxes
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 2, 2014

On THURSDAY (the 3rd) Seattle psych-punk duo Iska Dhaaf will rock the Fête Lounge, then head back there for a big one in the ballroom on Independence Day FRIDAY (the 4th) for Strange Famous bearded brethren Sage Francis and B. Dolan. Francis will be rocking plenty of new material fromCopper Gone (check our cover feature in last week’s issue) and word is Dolan may have a few advance copies ofHouse of Bees 3 available; doors at 8 pm and tix are $15 at the door ($35/reserved seating), call 401.383.1112 for info on both gigs. And hip-hop heads will undoubtedly descend upon Simon’s 677 on SATURDAY (the 5th) for the chance to get up close and personal with rhyme legend Rakim — yes,that Rakim — along with a ton of local talent including Monster House, Everybody Luv Black (check back for a full feature on their new debut disc), Lingo, Kid Karma, and plenty more; tix are $25 day of show and it’s all ages, call 401.270.6144 for details. On SUNDAY (the 6th), catch Von Donovan withAble Thought at the Parlour (401.383.5858). AS220 is the place to be on TUESDAY (the 8th) for crust-punk heroes Dropdead (look up the brand new EPs available now), UK legends Cress, and Appalachian Terror Unit ($8 cover). Another good one is there on WEDNESDAY (the 9th) with grimy blues duo Detroit Rebellion, Aching Rivers, The Adjuncts, and “funky, Mediterranean madness” courtesy of Brooklyn’s Tipsy Oxcart; dial 401.831.9327 for the scoop on both shows. Also on Wednesday, Firehouse 13 hosts an early bird 6 pm rager with Swamps, Black Celebration, Cruel Hand, and more ($12, 401.270.1801). And Dusk (401.714.0444) does it again with a wild one set for next THURSDAY (the 10th) featuring The Viennagram with Txoka Txoka, and a pair of must-hear locals in Twin Foxes and the mighty Gavage, all for just $5!

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