The music doesn’t stop for the holiday weekend as we find several local shows well worth checking out. As the weather warms, its time to head back out and enjoy some tunes! Read on for our “Six Picks” this weekend. (Pictured: Low Lilly)
Ali McGuirk Friday at Columbus Theatre (Providence)
Ali McGuirk is a Boston based singer-songwriter who’s soulful sound has been compared to Amy Winehouse among others. Her latest album Slow Burn has a sweet Memphis R&B throwback feel. Mikey Sweet and Chrissy Stewart open the Columbus Theatre show Friday. Details here.
Marshall Crenshaw Sunday at the Met (Pawtucket)
Marshall Crenshaw was a man out of time in the 1980’s, pumping out spirited guitar driven rock and roll in a world of synthesizers and drum machines. He’s been re-energized in recent years with the help of the St. Louis band The Bottle Rockets. They play an early show Sunday night at The Met. Details here.
Mark Cutler Friday at Nick-a-Nees (Providence)
Local rocker, RI Music Hall of Famer, leader of The Schemers and The Raindogs, Mark Cutler will play Friday with his current band, Men of Great Courage, on his 60th birthday. You’ll hear music from throughout Cutler’s career including tunes from the roots twinged Travel Light released late last year. It will be a special night for sure – see you there! Details here.
Blue Oyster Cult Saturday at Narrows Center (Fall River)
Cowbells are optional at the Narrows Center in Fall River Saturday night when Blue Oyster Cult arrives in town. The space at the Narrows has been re-designed to allow for better site lines and bigger crowds. That sounds perfect for the influential hard rock band! Since this concert just sold out, check out their full schedule here and find a show that works for you. Details here.
Low Lily & The Vox Hunters Saturday at BRT (Cumberland)
The Blackstone River Theater in Cumberland is one of the top local venues for Americana and World music. Saturday night, Low Lily (pictured above) brings a unique brand of acoustic music with styles ranging from bluegrass, to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. The show is the official RI CD release of “10,000 Days Like These.” The Vox Hunters open. Details here.
Trio of bands Friday at The Café at (Parlor Newport)
A trio of young bands hit the stage at the Parlor in Newport Friday night. Check out Short Film, Rah, and The Bucks for an intimate acoustic performance in the comfy confines of The Café at Parlor. Details here.