The local concert scene this weekend is all over the map with music ranging from Irish Trad to Chicano Rock to New England Folk. Check out “Six Picks” for a preview.
“Love and Harmony” Saturday at Tennis Hall of Fame (Newport)
An important benefit concert is coming to the Casino Theatre at the Newport Tennis Hall Saturday night. A gaggle of local musicians will be raising money for Common Fence Music at the “Love and Harmony” concert. The venue in Portsmouth hosts local and touring folk, roots, and indie artists, and needs a little help as they move into the future. Performers include Allysen Callery, Atwater-Donnelly, Cardboard Ox, Chris Capaldi, Flowers & Rain, John Faraone, Patina, Seamus Galligan, Slackwater String Band, Steve Delmonico, The Vox Hunters and more. Singer-songwriter John Fuzek will emcee. Details here.
Local Show of the Week: Boo City, Cannibal Ramblers and Icky Woods Friday at Dusk (Providence)
Say goodbye to the winter blues with three local favorites, Boo City, Cannibal Ramblers and Icky Woods Friday night at Dusk. Between the three bands, you’ll experience a range of musical styles from soul to rock to dirty blues. Support local music! Details here.
Kiss Saturday at Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT)
Its supposedly the end of the 45-year road trip for KISS who play Mohegan Sun Saturday night. KISS army, make some new memories on the “End of the Road” tour with the band that more or less invented “arena rock.” Original members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons lead the charge Saturday night. Details here.
Lúnasa Sunday at Blackstone River Theatre (Cumberland)
Lúnasa is an award-winning traditional band from Ireland. Inspired by the legendary Irish group The Bothy Band, Lúnasa uses melodic interweaving of wind and string instruments pairing flutes, fiddle, whistle and pipes in breathtaking arrangements. They play two shows Sunday at Cumberland’s Blackstone River Theatre. Details here.
Los Lobos Tuesday at the Narrows Center (Fall River, MA)
One of the great Mexican-American rock bands of all time, Los Lobos, pays a visit to the Narrows Center on Tuesday March 26th. 45 years after forming in East L.A, the band continues to release vital music including their recent “Gates of Gold.” Details here.
Loudon Wainwright III Thursday at Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)
The Wainwright/Roche family is considered one of the first families of folk music. Loudon Wainwright and wife Suzzy Roche will be joined by daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche for a special show at the Greenwich Odeum Thursday March 28th. The show, which features collaborations and songs from all three artists, should be a special one. Details here.