Local bands and rock and roll dominate the music scene this week on “Six Picks.” We introduce the “Local Show of the Week,” a new feature which includes a video of a local or regional artist. (Pictured: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Photo: Stuart Levine)
LOCAL SHOW OF THE WEEK: Nova One Friday at the Columbus Theatre (Providence)
Nova One is the new collective led by Providence singer-songwriter Roz Raskin, previously of Roz and the Rice Cakes. The band brings their cerebral dream pop sound to the Columbus Theatre in Providence Friday night. Check out “If You Were Mine,” the stunning new release from Nova One below. Anjimile and Lookers open at 8PM. Details here.
Live Local Los Duderinos, Ziggy Coffee, Silverteeth Thursday at Parlor (Newport)
The Live Local series returns to Newport this summer beginning Thursday night at The Parlor with the “Live Local PreJam” featuring three of Newport’s top bands. Los Duderinos, Ziggy Coffee, and Silverteeth promise to rock your socks off. The show serves as a kick off to the “Live Local Festival” coming up later in July. Details here.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Sunday at Xfinity Center (Mansfield)
Boston native Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are one of the leading couples in rock and roll. Susan’s bluesy wail and Derek’s sweet guitar sound front a powerhouse band that continues to grow a huge national fanbase. Check out their first show as headliner at the Xfinity Center Sunday night. The “Wheels of Soul” show also features WhatsUpNewp favorite Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band. Details here.
New Bedford Folk Festival Sat. and Sun (New Bedford)
One of the stronger regional folk festivals returns to downtown New Bedford this weekend. Check out 5 stages and over 100 leading artists including Cheryl Wheeler, Hubby Jenkins, John Gorka and Amy Speace. Check out a video from Americana star Dori Freeman below. Details here.
NRBQ Friday at Ocean Mist (Matunuck)
The greatest bar band in the world (returns to one of South County’s great spots Friday when NRBQ hits the Ocean Mist in Matunuck Friday night. If you’ve never seen them live, NRBQ knows how to rock out and have fun doing it. The Teledynes open – details here.
Ocean State BBQ + Bands Festival Fri. and Sat. (Providence)
Blues music and BBQ go together like peanut butter and jelly, Sonny and Cher, Jay Z and Beyonce. Throw in an adult beverage or two and you’ve got the makings of a great festival happening at the Steel Yard in Providence Friday and Saturday. Bands include Beta Motel, The Z-Boys, The Low Cards, The Quahogs and Matthew Stubbs & The Antiguas. Details here.