Six Picks: The best in Local Music this Week (July 5 – 11)

The Rolling Stones

WhatsUpRI? This week we’re covering a few big concerts outside the official borders of our fine little state, as well as a couple of stellar shows within state lines. “Six Picks” features some of the best in area music.

The Rolling Stones Sunday at Gillette Stadium (Foxboro)

The boys are back in town Sunday. What more can be said about The Rolling Stones… they continue to play to sold out stadiums 57 years after forming in London. They bring their “No Filter” tour to Gillette Stadium Sunday night and tickets are still available at a variety of price points. Get there early for opener Gary Clark Jr. who you will enjoy. Complete details here.

Festival of the Week: New Bedford Folk Festival Sat. and Sun. (New Bedford)

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Some of the better known national folk artists descend on New Bedford this weekend. The New Bedford Folk Festival includes five indoor and outdoor stages with the Main Stage located at the historic Zeiterion Theatre. There’s a full range of folk with artists including Dar Williams, Chris Smither, Grace Morrison and Guy Davis. Details here.

Two Great shows at the Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)

One of the best small auditoriums in the state is the Greenwich Odeum where two great acts are coming next week. First, check out Grammy Award winner Aimee Mann Wednesday July 10. Jonathan Coulton opens. Late word is that show is sold out.

On Thursday July 11, tickets are still available for one of the great New Jersey rock acts of all time, Southside Johnny and the Ashbury Jukes. You can’t go wrong. Details here.

Local Show of the Week:  The Andy Lampert Band and Leland Sundries at Nick-a-Nees (Providence)

The critically acclaimed NYC/Nashville band Leland Sundries brings an alt-Americana sound to Nick-a-Nees Tuesday July 9. Sundries just released a new EP, the twangy Pray Through Gritted Teeth. The band’s previous release, Music for Outcasts, got an A- from noted critic Robert Christgau.  Local hero, Andy Lampert and his band open the show. Details here.

Samantha Fish Block-a-Palooza Thursday (Fall River)

We were quite impressed recently when Samantha Fish opened for Buddy Guy at Bold Point Park. The up and coming blues artist and guitar slinger headlines the free Block-a-Palooza party Thursday July 11. The concert takes place on South Main Street in front of the District Court House in downtown Fall River, MA. National Reserve also appears. Details here.

Newport to Nashville Thursday at Newport Playhouse (Newport)

The “Newport to Nashville” series continues at the Newport Playhouse Thursday July 11 with a quartet of singer-songwriters playing in the round. This month’s artists include Steve Demers, Kim Petrarca Johnny Gates and Mary Day. Details here.