Six Picks Music: The Best in Local Music This Weekend (Jan. 17-19)

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Bob Mould Friday at Narrows Center (Fall River)

Bob Mould is described as an artist who’s face belongs on the Mount Rushmore of alternative music. He led the groundbreaking band Husker Du in the 80’s and Sugar in the 90’s. Hear what he has to say in a solo show Friday night at the Narrows Center. Will Johnson opens. Details here.

Devil Makes Three Friday at The Strand (Providence)

The trio The Devil Makes Three brings a punk rock approach to string band music with their two guitars, upright bass and narrative-driven tunes. Musically, they draw from the deep roots of Delta blues, folk, and rock, along with slow metal, experimental music and drone. According to fans, The Devil Makes Three is best experienced live… Details on The Strand show here.

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Local Show of the Week: The Quahogs and HOT BOYZ Saturday at the Columbus Theatre (Providence)

Providence based Quahogs bring a tidal wave of rock Saturday to the Columbus Theatre. HOTT BOYZ deconstructed will see scene-makers Roz Raskin, Kate Jones, and Sarah Greenwell playing short solo sets. Get out for a night of top-notch local music. Details here.

RISA Showcase Saturday at Brooklyn Coffee Tea and Guest House (Providence)

Join three of RI’s top singer-songwriters at the monthly RISA Songwriters’ Showcase at the Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House. Saturday night, don’t miss Ric Allendorf, Tracie Potochnik and Dean Petrella. Details here.

Phil Vassar Sunday at the Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)

Country music star Phil Vassar is a piano-pounding powerhouse on stage who taps into his audiences via social media for song requests throughout his more than 135 shows a year. Phil’s reign of signature songs include 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits, including Carlene, Just Another Day in Paradise, Six-Pack Summer, When I Love You; and more. Details Here.

Bell Biv DeVoe Friday at Twin River (Lincoln)

Multi-platinum group Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD) — Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins and Ron DeVoe — bring their hip hop beats, R&B harmonies and new jack swing to Twin River Friday. BBD’s many accolades include numerous Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards, and two Soul Train Awards. Get out and dance the night away. Details here.