Loaded weekend

From Ready Ink to Alec K. Redfearn

On THURSDAY (the 11th), the CHELSY LAU BAND head to Cat's in Pawtucket with guests SHE RIDES, RED LANTERNS, and THE ORGAN BEATS, and head back there on FRIDAY (the 12th) for a benefit gig honoring Jason Swift, who was fatally shot by Pawtucket Police two years ago. KRIS HANSEN, RHYTHMAFIA, GRIP ON THE SUN, and DOCTRINE will perform, call 401.722.0150. Rap heads will be congregating at Firehouse 13 as Protown Records presents the debut of READY INK — Info Mite and J-Strest on the mic with DJ Al Bums working the tables. Special guests POORLY DRAWN PEOPLE open the revelry; get there early and test your skills in the all-ages open mic comp, call 401.270.1801 for the full scoop. At AS220 (401.831.9327), PLAN 9 celebrate an album release with THE DAREDEVIL CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT, EXILES, and WISHING WELLS. Also on Friday, ALEC K REDFEARN brings the 11-piece EYESORES and THE SEIZURES to Machine With Magnets (401.475.2655) in Pawtucket; the Seizures just released Exterminating Angel and will perform the record in its entirety; ORION RIGEL DOMMISSEE opens at 8 pm, $8 at the door. In Narragansett, NYC indie-hippies TURBINE play the Wheelhouse (401.284.0246); and FUNKATRONIC and GOOSEPIMP ORCHESTRA get busy at Jerky's (401.621.2244). On Saturday (the 13th), six-string maestro, MARK CUTLER & MEN OF GREAT COURAGE play the Penalty Box (401.331.4345) on North Main Street, and the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly presents a Valentine Sweetheart Dinner, $40 each includes four-course dinner and music provided by SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES, call 401.596.4225 for details.

And don't forget to grab tickets for the JONATHAN RICHMAN show (with Tommy Larkin on drums) at Firehouse 13 on Friday, February 19. This one will sell out fast; all ages and $15 in advance atVenuevents.net.

As we go to print, we gotta give a king-size shout-out to Provy wordsmith THEO MARTINS, whose new single, "Veni Vidi Vici," was featured on Jerry Bruckheimer's ABC series The Forgotten on Tuesday.

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