In Lowell, at Blue Taleh, Marty Rowen will play Friday and Dennis James will play Saturday. Frank Viele plays Back Page on Friday and Groove Authority plays there Saturday. 50 Warren Restaurant and Lounge will feature Siroteau on Friday.

The 4th annual New England Winter Blues Festival will take place Saturday at Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury ($23). Kathleen Edwards will be at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, N.H., Friday ($30), while Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley will host Heather Maloney on Friday ($10) and Peter Yarrow on Saturday ($30). And at Acton Jazz Cafe, The Adam Janjigian Project and The Philippe Crettien Quartet ($12.50) play Friday, and The Fernando Holz Band ($12.50) and The Chris McDermott Trio ($12.50) play Saturday.

George Clinton
George Clinton

Also on Friday, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will be at House of Blues in Boston ($29.50), Daughtry and 3 Doors Down will be at the DCU Center in Worcester ($27.50), and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will be at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence ($30). And on Saturday, Bruce Springsteen tribute act Bruce in the USA will perform at Paradise Rock Club in Boston.

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