Spend four nights on North Main St!
Bookend your weekend at the Parlour on THURSDAY (the 2nd) for the four-night all-star fundraising bash “Life’s a Gas” benefiting the Trudeau Center. The opening night roster features some of Lil Rhody’s best singer-songwriters — Allysen Callery, Keith McCurdy, Billy Moretti, Dylan Sevey, and more, and will continue through Sunday, with a suggested donation at the door. Expect some serious booty-shaking on FRIDAY (the 3rd) at Dusk with Boo City, Von Donovan, and Philly’s St. James & the Apostles ($7, 401.714.0444). Also on Friday, Thomas Gardner Jr. (ex-Someday Providence) celebrates an EP release at Fatt Squirrel (401.808.6898); Ben Shaw (Milkbread) hosts the bimonthly series “Is This Jazz?” continues at AS220 (401.831.9327); and Nick-a-Nee’s (401.861.7290) hosts a freebie featuring the Johnny Watson Blues Band (21+). On SATURDAY (the 4th), head to Tavern on the Hill in West Greenwich (401.385.3835) for Neil Young all-star tribute crew Young Rust; and Stone Soup Coffeehouse kicks off a new season in an old location (Slater Mill, 401.248.4692) with folk-bluesman Geoff Muldaur. On SUNDAY (the 5th), the Howlin’ Brothers play the Roots Hoot concert house in Peace Dale (401.965.0833); and the final “Life’s a Gas” gig at the Parlour has Bad Motherfucker, Junior Beat, Hector 3, and Japan’s Red Sneakers. Ahead to a busy WEDNESDAY (the 8th): some funky blues on hand at Dusk with the Lovers Key (FL), Channel 9, Northeast Traffic, and Shotgun; AS220 presents NYC’s The Shivers with locals Way Out, Vio/Mire, and more (all-ages, $6); and the weekly Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s rolls on with Acousticana.