Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Weekend (March 8-10)

(Above: Ali McGuirk, Photo: Hannah Cohen)

With Daylight Savings time returning, we can’t promise you won’t be a little sleepy this weekend … but we can promise that you’ll have fun staying up late enjoying music all around the state. Spring ahead with “Six Picks,” the best in local music this weekend.

Stephane Wrembrel Saturday at the Knickerbocker (Westerly)

Guitar virtuoso Stephane Wrembrel will be at the Knickerbocker Saturday night. Wrembrel just released The Django Experiment 4, a set of tunes written and inspired by the guitar legend Django Reinhardt. For guitar fans, this is a “not to be missed” event. Details here.

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Local Show of the Week Providence : Charlie Marie, Jake Perrone and Kate Mick Friday at Nick-a-Nees – Check out the acoustic country sound of Charlie Marie along with openers Kate Mick and Jake Perrone at Nick-a-Nees Friday. Details here.

Local Show of the Week Newport: Z-Boys, SLURP, and Ali McGuirk Saturday at the Parlor – Surf rock with the Z-Boys, get funky with SLURP and hum along with Boston based award wining singer-songwriter Ali McGuirk Saturday night at the Parlor Newport. Details here.

Mississippi Heat Friday at Chan’s (Woonsocket)

Chicago based Mississippi Heat will certainly warm things up at Chan’s Friday night. Led by harmonica master and songwriter Pierre Lacocque, the band’s motto is “Traditional Blues With A Unique Sound.” The chart topping band has played all over the world. Details here.

Stones Tribute Satisfaction Friday at the Courthouse Center (West Kingston)

Exactly three months from today, the Rolling Stones will visit the area with a show at Gillette Stadium. For those who can’t wait for a dose of Stones, head to the Courthouse Center for the Arts Friday for the highly praised tribute band Satisfaction. Head back Saturday night for the Allman Brothers Tribute band Capricorn. Details on both shows here.

Tattoo Fest Sunday at Fete (Providence)

Rock, Metal and Tattoos are on the agenda Sunday at Fete. The 5th annual Providence Tattoo and Music Festival has music beginning around Noon with rock bands including Trapt, Saliva, and Jimmies Chicken and Shack. Metal acts include Death Ray Vision, Dead By Wednesday, and Death Rattle. Several local tattoo parlors will be there too. Details here.