Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (Jan. 25-Jan. 31)

(Pictured: Lissie) It’s the dead of winter … Let’s get right to “6 Picks,” the best in local music this weekend!

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds Friday at Narrows Center (Fall River)

After having to cancel a show earlier this month, Brooklyn’s Sister Sparrow and her band will be at the Narrows Center Friday night. Check out the neo-soul/rock sounds of Arleigh Kincheloe, aka Sister Sparrow, who just released a new album, Gold. They’ll have you grooving in the aisles all night long! Details here.

Z-Boys and Silks Friday at The Parlor (Newport)

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Best way to fight off the cold in Newport this weekend? Turn up the heat at the Parlor Friday with two of RI’s best – The Z-Boys and The Silks. This pair of power trios will certainly bring some good vibes to a town that has struggled to get through a crisis this week – head out and party with them Friday. Details here.

Ted Leo Friday at Columbus Theatre (Providence)

Check out the indie-rock sounds of Ted Leo Friday at the Columbus Theatre Friday. The RI-based artists will be headlining a show that also includes 123 Astronaut and The Maxims. Click here for details.

Local Show of the Week: Weakened Friends, Well Wisher, Heather Rose In Clover Saturday at MWM (Pawtucket)

Head to Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket Saturday, for a triple bill with Portland, Maine’s Weakened Friends, NJ’s Well Wisher, and PVD’s Heather Rose In Clover. Expect a night of dreamy cerebral indie punk pop and more. Details here.

Mark Cutler Benefit Part II Sunday at The Met (Pawtucket)

We enjoyed this benefit event so much last Saturday that we’ll be stopping by again Sunday. We’ll be celebrating RI Music Hall of Fame Mark Cutler – singer, songwriter, guitarist and genuine good human being who was been fighting cancer. Cutler will be joined by a few friends including Steve Smith and the Nakeds, the Same Thing Project, the Bob Kendall Band, Allysen Callery, John Cafferty and Beaver Brown, Hope Anchor and of course, The Schemers. Details here. 

Lissie Wednesday at Alchemy (Providence)

Singer Songwriter Lissie will be stopping by Alchemy on Wednesday January 30th for an intimate show in downtown Providence. She’s known for originals including “When I’m Alone” and her latest “Best Days” as well as covers including Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” Jillian Kaye opens. Details here.