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Mike D’s Top Five: The Can’t Miss Shows in April

By Michael Delehanty


#1 Friday, April 5: Brown Bird (Fits of Reason album release), Last Good Tooth, Alec K Redfearn and The Eyesores. $15 advance, $17 day of. 8pm. All ages. The Met, 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket. Brown Bird have been touring like crazy in the last year, not only repping Rhode Island while doing so, but also taking some of our best talent out with them for support like Joe Fletcher and the Wron

#2 Sunday
, April 21: All The Punks: Benefit for Lisa Gourley with Hope Anchor, The Loud Ones, Tony Jones and the Cretin 3, Gentlemen Soundsystem DJs and more. $10 donation. 3pm doors. McNeil’s Tavern, 888 Charles Street, North Providence.g Reasons and Last Good Tooth. Come give them a big welcome home and support for their new album, Fits of Reason. Go to to check out some of the new album.

Lisa Gourley has been chronicling the Providence music scene for longer than I can remember, taking amazing photos and sharing them with the community for free. She is a Providence music scene institution, and we love her for it. This is a great way for us to say thank you.

#3 Saturday, April 6: WBRU Rock Hunt Finals with The Brother Kite, Kid Mountain, Lolita Black and Torn Shorts. $6. 7pm. All ages. The Met, 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket.
WBRU’s annual talent showcase really hit a home run this year as all the bands are great. Will The Brother Kite and Kid Mountain split indie rock votes? Will the darkest of dark horses, Lolita Black, stun alt-rock nation? I predict Torn Shorts take the belt, but it’s definitely up for grabs.

#4 Saturday, April 13: Brown University Folk Fest. 1 Prospect Street, Providence.
This is a great showcase of the best and hardest working local folk rock revival movement with Smith & Weeden, Vudu Sister, The Sugar Honey Iced Tea, and The Mighty Good Boys. Who’s playing when? No clue. What time does it start? No idea. Check out posts from the bands and make sure to get there early.

#5 Tuesday, April 23: Big Boi and Killer Mike. $25 advance; $28 day of. 8pm. All ages. Lupo’s, 79 Washington Street, Providence.
Killer Mike’s 2012 album R.A.P. Music was one of the best of the year; pairing him with El-P for production turned out to be perfect. Add Big Boi to the mix and you’ve got a classic veterans of hip-hop mega show. Holding out for an Outkast reunion show? Buy a ticket to the 2018 Superbowl.
By Michael Delehanty, Talent Buyer at Lupo’s and The Met