Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (Feb. 1-7)

Good tunes around town this weekend – all well in advance of “the big game.”

Livingston Taylor Saturday at the Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)

Livingston Taylor is a singer-songwriter from a legendary musical family. (Siblings include brothers James, Alex and Hugh, and sister Kate Taylor.) He brings his own stories to the Greenwich Odeum Saturday night. Only a few tickets remain for Saturday nights show. Seth Glier opens. Details here.

Jon Spencer Saturday at The Met (Pawtucket)

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The legendary garage rocker behind the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Pussy Galore, Boss Hog and more – Jon Spencer and the Hitmakers play the Met Saturday. Bodega and DJ Hula Bomb open. Details here. http://themetri.com/events/jon-spencer/

Ward Hayden and the Outliers Saturday at The Knickerbocker

One of our favorite rocked up country bands Ward Hayden and the Outliers (Formerly Girls, Guns, Glory) play Westerly’s Knickerbocker Café Saturday night. Look for songs from Can’t Judge a Book, the new release from the Boston based band. Details here.

Local Show of the Week: Heidi Nirk Band Saturday at Pump House (Wakefield)

Check out distinctive vocal stylings of Heidi Nirk and her R&B/Blues band Saturday night at the Pump House in Wakefield. The band includes local stalwarts Mark Taber on piano, Rob Nelson on guitar, Paul Tomasello on bass, Richard Calitri on harmonica, and Rick Couto on drums. Details here.

Heidi Nirk Plays The Pumphouse Saturday

Walk the Moon Friday at the Strand (Providence)

Shut Up and Dance! Good advice and also the 2015 hit single from Walk the Moon, who play The Strand Friday night. The Cincinnati bred band rode that song and the album to an MTV video award among others. Details here.

Devilfish Friday at NickaNees Friday (Providence)  Details here.