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Off the Couch: Rocktoberfest @ the Scurvy

A week full of packed bills!
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 8, 2014

Last call for a fun freebie at Aurora (401.837.5438) on THURSDAY (the 9th) with DJs Mikey Lams and Nick Bishop congregating for “Devotion,” the new monthly retro series. A nice variety on tap for FRIDAY (the 10th): folk singer Anais Mitchell visits the Columbus Theatre (401.621.9660); Dusk will rawk hard courtesy of Lord Mantis, Today Is The Day, Sin of Angels, and Morne (401.714.0444); and get to Fête (401.383.1112) early for local rhyme phenom Zumo Kollie opening for and Kevin Devine and Forest Fires. On SATURDAY (the 11th), Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) heats up with Agent Orange, The Evil Streaks, Held Hostage, and more. Or, if Newport-bound for the Annex Comics art expo, head to Jimmy’s Saloon for the after-party featuring excellent hometown crew Skinny Millionaires with Doris Duke and Headless Nixon ($5, 401.846.5121). The Scurvy Dog (401.270.7980) is the only place to be SUNDAY (the 12th) for another all-day mega-fest in the parking lot, with all-star heavy-rock quartet Extinction Machine headlining along with The Sleazies, Thee Fabulous Itchies, Hope Anchor, and tons more. The show kicks off around 2 pm; 21+ and free all day! Then stumble over to Dusk for Kill Matilda, Pink Eye, The Joy Kills, and Nervous Virgins, all for just $5 at the door. Ahead to TUESDAY (the 14th) it’s Work/Death with Father Murphy (Venice, Italy) and Sunk Heaven at Machines With Magnets (401.475.2655). On WEDNESDAY (the 15th), the Bluegrass Throedown series continues at Nick-a-Nee’s (401.861.7290) with Flatt Rabbit (21+, free). And next THURSDAY (the 16th), the Parlour delivers an all-Rhody lineup with Von Donovan, Gill Moss, Seven Hats Parade, and The Cosmic Factory headlining; $5 at the door, dial 401.383.5858 for details.

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