5 Live Music Musts - April 14, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
Ken Abrams, GoLocalProv Music Critic
|Alt-Rock Legend PJ Harvey Plays House of Blues in Boston Monday|
Olivia Newton-John Friday
Four time Grammy winner Olivia Newton-John was one of the biggest stars in the world in the 1970’s. The Australian native’s sugar pop hits like “Please Mr. Please,” and “I Honestly Love You” and ruled the AM airwaves. She’s performing Friday at the Twin River Events Center. Show begins promptly at 8PM – details here.
Sean Rowe Friday
Singer-Songwriter Sean Rowe returns to the Columbus Theatre in Providence Friday for a show on the heels of his 2017 release New Lore. The album highlights Rowe’s alt-folk style, which can be heard in the song “To Leave Something Behind,” featured in the recent hit movie The Accountant. Catch him tonight at 8PM – Sam Ross opens. Ticket information here.
P.J. Harvey Monday
Head up to House of Blues in Boston Monday for a rare show from PJ Harvey, the highly acclaimed singer who has lived on the cutting edge of popular music for over 25 years. She’s celebrating a new release, The Hope Six Demolition Project, which solidifies her reputation as a leading female voice in alternative music. Would you believe some tickets remain? Click here for details.
Rumjacks at Firehouse 13
The Rumjacks are a folk-punk band from Sydney Australia and tonight (Friday) they hit Firehouse 13 in Providence, RI. Fans of the Dropkick Murphy’s will enjoy their kick ass brand of Celtic inspired rock and roll as they stop by on their first US tour. Openers include Pourmen, the Gobshites, and the Cop Outs. Music starts at 9PM – details here.
Silks at The Met Friday
Two of the region’s best combine forces Friday night at The Met. Singer-Songwriter Julie Rhodes joins The Silks for an old-fashioned rock and roll show. Rhodes was the 2016 Best New Artist at the Boston Music Awards and The Silks won for Best Blues Act (even though their sound is more southern rock-ish.) If you haven’t seen these two acts yet, we highly recommend checking them out tonight. Details here. (Photo: Lauryn Sophia)