Girls, Guns & Glory

This week “Six Picks” is on a budget. We’re covering a bunch of shows that are cheap or have free admission. Of course don’t forget to support the venue and artist through beverage, CD and merch purchases if you can. Here’s some great local music this weekend with a shout out to shows in PVD’s jewelry district!

The Outlaw Road Show Thursday

Tonight at Alchemy in Providence, don’t miss The Outlaw Roadshow with some of RI’s best local talent. The evening starts off with acoustic sets from Avi Jacob and Allysen Callery, followed by full band sets with High Fascination, The Low Cards and The Quahogs. Check out The Low Cards below and find details about the free show here.

Cee Cee and the Riders Saturday

Cee Cee and the Riders are south county based band behind the strong voice of Leslie Grimes. The funky blues-rock sound is just what you on a cold winter night. Head to the “Ganny” in Jamestown Saturday night for the show. Details here.

Becky Chase Band

Becky Chase Band Saturday

Roots/Blues rocker Becky Chase and her band play The Village in Providence Saturday night. In addition to her own music, Chase plays everything from Johnny Cash to Irving Berlin and Men at Work. Details about the Saturday night show here.

John Juxo Saturday

It’s always free at Nick-a-Nees in Providence and Saturday night is no exception as the best dive bar in RI has an album release show with John Juxo and his band. Juxo, along with a few other RI musicians, is featured on accordion in the locally filmed “The Polka King” just released on Netflix. The band will be playing tunes from the new CD Long Distance Driver. Details here.

Girls, Guns, Glory Saturday

Boston’s best roots/country band is undoubtedly Girls, Guns Glory. Behind the sweet vocals of guitarist and chief songwriter Ward Hayden, the band has toured the US and Europe. Their recent album, Love and Protest, was well received by critics, including us. Check out the band Saturday night at the Narrows Center for the Arts – details here. And check out our video preview below.

West End Blend Friday

Friday at Fete, check out Connecticut’s Funk/Soul band West End Blend along with RI’s Northeast Traffic. Fronted by vocalist Erica T. Bryan, West End Blend band pays homage to the classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Sounds like fun! Details here.

Girls, Guns, Glory

Cee Cee and the Riders

Ken Abrams

Lifestyle Editor Ken Abrams writes about music, the arts and more for What'sUpNewp. He is also a contributor to Providence Monthly, SO RI, Hey Rhody and The Bay magazines. Ken DJ's "The Kingston Coffeehouse,"...