With a major music and arts festival in Providence, we’ve got a multitude of musical choices this weekend. But first, we’ll lead off “Six Picks” with a couple of shows just over the RI border happening Thursday night.
Hall and Oates with Train Thursday at Xfinity Center (Mansfield)
Calling All Angels …the show of the week is undoubtedly tonight (Thursday) when Daryl Hall and John Oates join Train at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield. Both bands are known for numerous #1 hits – Hall and Oates got their start in Philly in the 70’s, blending R&B, Soul, and Rock and Roll while Train came out of the pop/rock wave of the 1990’s. Tickets still available – details here. Meanwhile, enjoy a couple of classics below.
Bettye LaVette Thursday at Narrows Center (Fall River)
R&B/Soul legend Bettye LaVette began her career in 1962 at the of age 16 with her first single “My Man – He’s a Loving Man.” Numerous accolades and awards have followed leading to this year’s release Things Have Changed, an album featuring her brilliant interpretations of Bob Dylan classics. Hear songs from that album and more Thursday at the Narrows Center for the Arts. Details here. Check out her totally killer version of Dylan’s “Things Have Changed.”
Head and the Heart Friday at Bold Point (East Providence)
Seattle Indie folks Head and the Heart play the Bold Point stage in East Providence Friday night. Behind chill hits as “Lost in My Mind” and “All We Ever Knew,” the band has risen to fame quickly through appearances at major festivals including Newport Folk. Fellow travelers Low Anthem and Ballroom Thieves open the evening from the main stage. Reminder: This is a GA show – check the site for details on lawn chairs etc… Click here for further details.
PVD Fest All Weekend (Providence)
The PVD Festival returns to the capital city this weekend complete with music, arts, food trucks and more. The musical headliners include Squonk Opera, Latin Grammy winner Buika, and Ranky Tanky, a band that presents traditional music from the Gullah region of North Carolina. Tons of local and national acts round out the weekend – Check out the complete schedule here.
Flasher Saturday at Columbus Theatre (Providence)
Saturday night, the DC-based indie-punk band Flasher visits the hub of local Indie, the Columbus Theatre in Providence. It will be a chance to hear tunes from their latest album Constant Image, releasing on Friday. Dehd and Objects In Mirror open. Details here.
The Teledynes Saturday at Nick-a-Nees (Providence)
Check out the rockabilly trio The TeleDynes Saturday night, as they host a record release party at Rhode Island’s best “dive” bar, Nick-a-Nees. The band is known to bring a rockin’ mix of class covers and originals. Jittery Jack and Miss Amy open. Details here.