Alexus Lee plays the Gulf Stream Bar & Restaurant Saturday

Spooky sounds will fill local clubs, bars, and restaurants this weekend with costumed revelers celebrating the season. Check out some pre-Halloween live music, with a focus on local performers this week, previewed below in “Six Picks Music.”

Friday: Don’t miss An Evening of Rhode Island Folk Music at the John Hay Library on the campus of Brown University in Providence. The concert features leading local artists Atwater-Donnelly, Patrick Hutchinson, Marc Bernier and The Vox Hunters. Click here for details.

Saturday: Head to Columbus Theatre in Providence for the cool indie sounds of Kurt Vile and The Violators. Special guest Come opens at 8PM. Known for his lo-fi, washed-out sound, Vile recently released Watch My Moves, his 9th studio album. Click here for details.

Saturday: Warren-based Brooke Annibale is a rising star in singer-songwriter indie-pop circles. Her new album Better By Now is getting great reviews and she’ll be playing tunes from that release at her show at Imago Gallery in Warren Saturday night. Music starts around 7:30. Click here for details.

Friday: Head out to the Updike Room at the Greenwich Hotel in East Greenwich Friday for a show with local rockers Rory And The Blues Hounds. Plan on a high-energy night of horn-driven rock and blues from one of the region’s best. Click here for details.

Friday: Scotland-based rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks fly on into The Met in Pawtucket Friday night for a long-awaited show. After playing a string of music festivals this past summer, the band is touring in support of their critically-acclaimed album Enjoy the View. Expect chill vibes. Click here for details.

Saturday: Check out rising star Alexus Lee at the Gulf Stream Bar & Grille in Portsmouth Saturday evening. The Providence-based artist, who recently released new music, brings a chill vibe to her original R&B tunes. Music begins at 5:30. Click here for details.

Sunday: Head to the Narragansett Cafe in Jamestown for local rockers Pat Halpin & The 351’s Sunday afternoon. The band brings authentic blues, swing, rockabilly, and American roots music to the island venue with music starting around 4PM. Click here for details.

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,"...