Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 4)

Fitz and the Tantrums

Lots going on this weekend on the music scene. We’ve got shows that will wake you up and well, at least one that may put you to sleep …. Don’t wory, it’s all good. Read on to see what’s up on the local music scene.

Shemekia Copeland Thursday at the Narrows Center (Fall River)

Although the mainstream press may not acknowledge it, Blues music is alive and thriving. One of the better up and coming blues singers I’ve heard in a while is Shemekia Copeland, daughter of famed guitarist Johnny Copeland. She just released a new album, America’s Child, and, just announced, Copeland will be singing the national anthem Sunday at the New York Giants game! You can catch her Thursday at the Narrows Center – details here.

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Harvest Fair Music Fesitval Sat. and Sun. (Middletown)

A gaggle of local musicians will be playing the annual Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair this weekend. Head out Saturday and Sunday to see LOVE LOVE, Nerve Pill, Gumption and Glory, and Horse-Eyed Men among others. All kinds of fun activities can be had including Pony Rides, Mud Pit, Children’s Theatre, Food Trucks and more. Details here.

RAICES Benefit Sunday at Columbus Theatre (Providence)

“Through the night: an evening of lullabies” is a special show that benefit RAICES, an agency that provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas. Local performers include NOVA ONE (Video above), Cardboard Ox, Avi Jacob, Brow and many more! Details here.

Recovery Fest Saturday at McCoy Stadium (Pawtucket)

The “Above the Noise Foundation” sponsors music festivals “to inspire, empower, and provide grassroots funding to U.S. cities affected by the addiction epidemic.” Some big name will be at the Recovery Festival at McCoy Stadium Saturday afternoon including headliner Macklemore along with Fitz and the Tantrums (pictured above) and Pvris. Tickets still available – details here.

Rabble Rouser Music Fest Sunday at Nick-n-Nees (Providence)

It might be a little loud Sunday starting at 3PM at Nick-n-Nees in Providence when the 1st annual Rabble Rouser MusicFest hits. Head to the state’s top dive bar for rock and more with Northeast Traffic, Man and Wife, Cactus Attack, GA-20 and the Tai Chi Funk Squad. Music starts at 3PM and end after midnight. Details here.

Anders Osborne Wednesday at Fete (Providence)

Singer-songwriter Anders Osborne visits Fete in Providence Wednesday October 3. Osborne is an astute songwriter who brings soulful vocals and a mellow vibe to the stage. Tickets and further details here. Check out his latest video “Life Don’t Last That Long,” below.


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