“Six Picks” is our weekly selection of local and touring bands playing around town. This week, check out a variety of sounds from Classic Rock to Funky Jazz.
Snarky Puppy Friday at The Strand (Providence)
Newport Jazz Festival favorite Snarky Puppy return to the area Friday with a headline show at The Strand. The Texas collective (up to 30 members rotate through the band) push the boundaries of jazz, funk and rock for a high energy blend that always pleases. Check the video below to see what we mean. Show details here.
Laura Gibson Friday at the Columbus Theatre (Providence)
Singer-Songwriter Laura Gibson plays the Columbus Theatre in Providence Friday. The Portland, Oregon native recently released her critically acclaimed seventh album, Goners. Arch Cape opens. Details here.
Local Show of the Week: Dopey Lopes Saturday at Diego’s (Middletown)
Rock your socks off Saturday night at Diego’s in Middletown with one of RI’s best. Dopey Lopes, who will be joined by another local legend Mike Stumpy Neckritz, has been a part of the RI music scene since the late 80’s. Half Street opens. Details here.
Whitesnake Saturday at Twin River (Lincoln)
Founded 40 years ago by Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, Whitesnake arrives in town on the release of their new album, Flesh and Blood, which is out this month. The band will bring their old hits along with some new songs to Twin River Saturday night. Tickets and further details available here.
Postmodern Jukebox Tuesday May 14 at The Vets
Scott Bradley’s Postmodern Jukebox is an award-winning musical collective that plays popular music from the 20th century and more! The current show, “Welcome to the Twenties 2.0,” celebrates the great music of the 1920’s, with a modern spin. Check out this unique and entertaining act with over 1 billion YouTube views. Tickets and further information here.
Max Weinberg Thursday May 16 at Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)
The mighty Max Weinberg, drummer for the legendary E Street Band, plays the Greenwich Odeum Thursday. His band, the Max Weinberg Jukebox, plays an audience choice catalogue of tunes from the Beatles to Bruce to the Stones to Steppenwolf. Tickets and further details here.