Tunes Around Town – July 26th through July 29th

Oh festival season is well under way and the mother of all Rhode Island music festivals, the Newport Folk Festival is happening this weekend. If you aren’t making it to the festival there are still a ton of great shows in and around the city so get out and get your fill of local music!

Thursday July 26th


Nights Without Television and Resin Ed at The Spot Underground, 15 Elbow Street, 18+, $7, 9pm

Tevellus at Sidebar, 127 Dorrance Street, 9pm

-Bluegrass and Burritos hosted by Lou Burbon Jr at Lola’s Cantina, 515 South Water Street, All Ages, Free, 8pm

Battle of the Bands featuring Suburban Downfall, Soundoff, Scare, Crow Hill, Lunar Storm, Unwire the Hallow, Destination Dimension and The Honey Shakers at Firehouse 13, 41 Central Street, All Ages, $7, 7pm

Open Mic at the Mediator Stage 50 Rounds Ave, 7:30pm

East Greenwich

Hotel Songwriters hosted by Mark Greenwood at The Greenwich Hotel, 162 Main Street, 21+, 9pm


Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons with The Head and The Heart at Royale, 279 Tremont Street, $25, 7pm


Friday July 27th


-Mark Cutler and the Men of Great Courage with Low Society at The Spot Underground, 15 Elbow Street, 18+, 8pm

Brainfruit with Colourblind, its a Monster and MORE at Firehouse 13, 41 Central Street, All Ages, $12, 7pm

Buiscuit City at Nick a nees, 75 South Street, 9pm

General Assembly Presents: Triangle Forest, Casey Desmond and Stereo Telescope at Local 121, 121 Washington Street, 21+, $6, 11pm

-Jazz and Soul at Cuban Revolution, 60 Valley Street, Free, 8pm

Manville (Lincoln)

Minox X at Lou’s Cafe, 47 Summer street, 9pm

South Kingston

Dopapod with Liquid Pocket at The Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuk Beach Road, 21+, $10, 9pm


Newport Folk Festival kickoff with Wilco at Fort Adams State Partk, $50

Brzowski, Two Way Page, Mayhem and Nasa at Billy Goods Tavern, 23 Marlborough Street, $5, 10pm

-Deer Tick, Ravi Shavi and Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, at Newport Blues Cafe, 286 Thames Street, 10pm

New Bedford

Funkatronic with Grand Army and Keith Fennelly at The Black Watch Pub, 266 Dartmouth Street, 9:30pm


The Luxury with A Silent Film and Anchor & Braile at Brighton Music Hall, 1558 Brighton Ave, 9pm


Skyfoot with The Jauntee, Jammin Toast and Moxa at Precinct, 70 Union Square, 21+, $10, 7:30pm


East Coast Runaways, Speaker for the dead, Ask the Dead, The Duende Project and Tickle Bomb Orchestra at Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, 8:30pm


Wolf and the Jam Daddies at Grumpy’s Pub, 190 Pulaski Blvd, 8:30pm


Saturday July 28th


David Murphy, Starforce Trio and The Free Funk Allstars at The Spot Underground, 15 Elbow Street, 21+, 9pm

Zulu Lulu with Nymphidels, Mattera as well as Fall and Bounce, at The PVD Social Club, 71 Richmond Street, All Ages, $5, 8pm

-Jazz and Soul at Cuban Revolution, 60 Valley Street, Free, 8pm


-The Second Annual Church of Love and Ruin presented by B Dolan, Sage Francis with What Cheer Brigade and more at The Met Cafe, 1005 Main Street, All Ages, $17, 8pm

RI Ska Productions Presents The Down and Outs and many more at The News Cafe, 43 Broad Street, All Ages, $12, 4pm


Newport Folk Festival featuring Dawes, Deer Tick, My Morning Jacket, Brown Bird, Alabama Shakes and MANY more at Fort Adams State Park

Brookfield, CT

Gelderstock with Kim Leaman, Jacob Heller, Jon Chapman, Kris Hansen, Bill Bartholomew, The Denver Boot, Skinny Millionaires and MORE, 12pm


Sunday July 29th


Open Mic at The Apartment, 373 Richmond Street, Free, 6:30pm


Newport Folk Festival comes to a close featuring Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, Johna Tolchin and MANY more, at Fort Adams State Park


Sunday Blues Jam with Wolf and the Jam Daddies at Corrines, 67 Garrity Street, 5pm


Marc Pinansky and the Bored of Health at Precinct, 70 Union Square, 8pm


Funktapuss’s Funk Jam at The House of Bud’s 959 Bearse Way, 8pm

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