Friday: Tonight, 80’s/90’s pop star Tiffany plays the Greenwich Odeum in a low capacity show. Known for #1 hits “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Could’ve Been,” the show promises to be a lot of fun! Details here.

Friday: The Melissa Chaplin Family, a Newport-based folk group, plays a free outdoor show. Also performing, Mel and the Unruly Roots. Details here.

Friday: The Honey Island Swamp Band plays the Narrows Center in Fall River. Details here.

Friday: The Vinyl Years with Lisa K make their debut at Chan’s with hits from Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and more. Details here.

Lisa Kay and the Vinyl Years

Friday: Some great singing and songwriting tonight at Askew with Boston rocker Will Dailey and special guest Tyler-James Kelly of The Silks. Details here.

Friday: Josh Sherman and Greyhound Dream stop by The Pumphouse in Peacedale. Details here.

Saturday: Time to rock out at the re-opened Parlour in Providence when three top area bands dust off their amps … Don’t miss Consuelo’s Revenge, Pony Boy and Sonsoma. Details here.

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," a roots/folk/rock radio show every Tuesday, 6-9 PM on WRIU 90.3 FM. He is a former educator in the Scituate, RI school system where he taught Social Studies for over 30 years.
Ken is presently on the board of the Rhode Island Folk Festival and Newport Live (formerly Common Fence Music), a non-profit that brings diverse musical acts to the Newport area.