Six Picks: The Best in Local Music this Week (September 13-19)

Los Lobos Plays the Greenwich Odeum Sunday

Is it me, or is there more and more top-notch live music in and around RI? From talented local artists to international superstars, we’re covering it all this week on “Six Picks.”

Los Lobos Sunday at the Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)

Los Lobos, a band propelled to fame on their 1987 cover of Richie Valens classic, “La Bamba,” has been making tex-mex flavored rock and roll for over 30 years. Top-selling albums, numerous awards and sellout shows followed. They’re playing the Odeum Theatre in East Greenwich Sunday – what a way to start off the week! Deer Tick members Ian O’Neil and Dennis Ryan open. A few tickets remain- click here for details.

Sonya Rae Taylor Thursday at Revival Brewery (Cranston)

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WhatsUpRI is proud to co-sponsor the Patio Series at the Revival Brewery in Cranston. Thursday, September 19th we welcome the Boston-based blues/rock sounds of Sonya Rae Taylor. You’ll hear originals and covers on the outdoor patio and admission is free! Check out a sample of Taylor’s sound on the Little Feat classic below. Details here.

The Who Friday at Fenway Park (Boston)

The Who have been with us since the late 1960’s but they’ve never played Fenway. That all changes Friday night when Daltry and Townshend bring their show to the ballpark. The band behind classics like “My Generation,” “Who are You” and “Baba O’Reilley” will rock the Back Bay pretty hard. Even better, Boston legend Peter Wolf opens the show. We’ll be there covering it- check back over the weekend. Tickets available here.

Michelle Malone Thursday at The Harmony Lodge (Harmony)
Accomplished singer-songwriter Michelle Malone is an Atlanta-based artist who has been performing for over 30 years. She’s sung alongside musicians as widespread as the Indigo Girls, Gregg Allman, Bon Iver and ZZ Top.  Thursday, she’s playing the Harmony Lodge in Smithfield as part of the Route 44 Music Series. Local rocker Dan Lily opens. Tickets and further details available here.

Gretchen Wilson Friday at Twin River (Lincoln)

Country star Gretchen Wilson stops by the Twin River Events Center Friday night. Wilson burst on the scene in 2004 with her Grammy winning smash “Redneck Women,” and followed with hits like “All Jacked Up,” and the ballad “When I Think About Cheatin,” among others. A few tickets remain here – don’t miss her!

Local Show of the Week: Ugly Ghost and friends Saturday at Alchemy (Providence)

Five up and coming indie/alt bands take the stage at Alchemy Saturday night. Ugly Ghost from Providence headlines – other acts include Pancake Waitress, Anthony Pasquale (Eleanor & The Pretty Things), Good Sleepy and thefineprint. It’s an early start – doors at 6PM. Details here.  

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