Six Picks: The best in Local Music this Week (July 12 – 18)

“Six Picks,” our weekly rundown of some of the best in area music, stays mostly local this week, with a bunch of cool shows including some new bands happening around Providence. Enjoy some warm summer nights and support local music!

We Own Land and Dopey Lopes Saturday at Diego’s Cantina (Middletown)

Punk inspired rock and roll is on the menu Saturday night at Diego’s Cantina in Middletown when We Own Land and the Dopey Lopes Band are set play. Both RI-based outfits know how to tear it up, and that’s just what you can expect. The joint starts rocking around 9PM – be there or be square. Details here.

The Mavericks Sunday at Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

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The Mavericks bring their traveling dance party to Indian Ranch Sunday afternoon for a show that ha become an annual tradition at the rustic venue. The Grammy nominated band brings a super-charged blend of Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll. See what we mean in the video.   Details here.

Local Show of the Week: PLUG and friends Sunday at Dusk (Providence)

Sunday night at Dusk, make some noise with three bands Plug, Keith A/B & The Upsell and Bill Keough. PLUG is celebrating their new release, Block out the Sun, and all three bands are guaranteed to rock you up and down, inside and out! Details here.

Julie Rhodes Sunday at Askew (Providence)

Sunday night will be a busy one as Askew hosts three top Boston area acts – Julie Rhodes, Town Meeting and Gentle Temper. Rhodes brings her blues-rock vibe to Providence, a city she likes to call a second home. She’ll rock your soul! Details here.

Electric Joey Wednesday July 17 at Dusk (Providence)

Head back to Dusk Wednesday for the first show ever from Electric Joey, a Ramones inspired act who will also be releasing their album, Reanimator. They promise “short, fast, catchy tunes about life, girls and going to the zoo.” Band members include RI music veterans, Electric Joey Hamel, Electric Ed “Eee Eee” Lannon and Electric Greg Bass. The Worried & The Knightsville Butchers also play – details here.

Heart and Sheryl Crow Wednesday July 17 at Xfinity Center (Mansfield)

Our big venue pick of the week goes to a pair of trailblazing acts, Heart and Sheryl Crow, playing a dual bill at the Xfinity Center Wednesday. Heart continues to inspire female rockers and Crow continues to rock ahead of her upcoming release, Threads, a collaboration album with artists like Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Keith Richards and Joe Walsh. Elle King opens. Details here.