Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Weekend (March 15-17)

The St. Patrick’s Day holiday and Spring-like weather means a great weekend for local music. We’ve made our “Six Picks” – the rest is up to you!

Kelly Clarkson Friday at Mohegan Sun

With the weather improving, there’s no excuse not the take the drive to Connecticut. And original American Idol Kelly Clarkson is certainly reason to head west! There are still good seats available for her second night at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Brynn Cartelli and Maggie Rose open. Complete details here.

The Naticks Saturday at the Ocean Mist (Matunuck)

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Two time “Best of RI” indie pop band The Naticks have just released a new album “Place of Searching.” You can hear songs from that album and more Saturday night as they play the Ocean Mist in Matunuck. For a preview, check out their new single “Wave” below. Details here.

Mark Cutler at the Brooklyn Coffee House (Providence)

The RISA series songwriter’s showcase a monthly event that showcases the talents of R.I. Songwriter’s Association members and visiting artists as writers, musicians and performers. This Saturday evening, head to the Brooklyn Coffee House in Providence for a solo acoustic show from one of the state’s top songwriters – RI Music Hall of Famer Mark Cutler. Details here.

Gogol Bordello Saturday at The Strand (Providence)

Kick out the Jams Saturday night at The Strand at the 20th Anniversary show of Gypsy Punk provocateurs Gogol Bordello. The NYC band continues to tour regularly and released their seventh full length album Seekers and Finders in 2017. Nu Folk Rebel Alliance opens. Details here.

Stumpy Nation Saturday at Diego’s (Middletown)

An exciting after parade punk show comes to ​Diego’s Barrio Cantina in Middletown Saturday featuring RI Music Hall of Fame drummer Stumpy Nation, who turns 50 this weekend.  Stumpy performs with Hall of Famers Neutral Nation and the Dopey Lopes Up All Night Band. Stumpy’s brother Lee Ross kicks things off with his super funky danceable stage experience. Details here.

Local Show of the Week: Rock out Sunday at Askew (Providence)

St. Patrick’s night brings out three top indie bands to Askew in Providence. Rock out to the sounds of Motif Music Award winners Sugar Cones, along with Adapter Adapter and Detroit Rebellion. Support local music! Details here.