Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (Oct. 5-11)


Local artists rule “Six Picks” this holiday weekend. Get out and enjoy some live music!

Local Show of the Week: Ryan Crosby and Allysen Callery Friday at Pump House (Wakefield)

Ryan Lee Crosby is guitarist/singer/songwriter from Boston who merges world rhythms into traditional blues. He just released a new album River Music, and he’ll be bringing songs from the album and more to the Pump House in Wakefield Friday. He’s joined by RI ghost folk diva Allysen Callery, who reportedly has a new album in the works. Both critically acclaimed artists tour internationally – check them out in the comfy confines of Pump House Music! Details here.

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Same Thing Project (Mark Cutler) Sunday at POP (Providence)

The Same Thing Project is a unique program run by local legend and RI Music Hall of Fame inductee Mark Cutler. The Project is a songwriting workshop that include musicians, artists, writers, people with developmental challenges, and retired folks among others. The fundraiser Sunday at POP is a great chance to see Cutler along with many of the singer/songwriters from the Project. Details here.

Marc Cohen Friday at the Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)
Singer-Songwriter Marc Cohen returns to the Greenwich Odeum Friday. Cohen is best known for his 1990 Grammy winning hit “Walking In Memphis,” and has since recorded with everyone from David Crosby to the Blind Boys of Alabama. Details on the Odeum show here.

The Silks Saturday at Askew (Providence)
Rock out Saturday night at Askew in Providence where RI’s best bar band The Silks will be performing. The band won two consecutive Boston Music Awards for “Blues Artist of the Year” in 2016 and 2017 and is up for the award again this year. Always a great show in PVD – details here.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise Saturday at the Strand (Providence)

North Carolina’s Rainbow Kitten Surprise is a genre bending indie band with diverse influences from artists like Modest Mouse and Kings of Leon to Frank Ocean and Schoolboy Q. They’ll have tunes from their new release How to Friend, Love, Freefall when they arrive in town Saturday night at the Strand.

Tanya McIntyre & The Professors Saturday at Nick-A-Nees (Providence)

Tanya McIntyre & The Professors return to PVD’s best dive bar, Nick-A-Nees Saturday night. The band brings all out rock show behind the powerful vocals on McIntyre, who knows how to tear it up on stage. Check them out where admission is always free. Details here.