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The Rice Cakes take the WBRU Rock Hunt title
And the winner is ...
A jam-packed crowd rocked out at the Met on Friday, and the highly-appreciative bands clearly fed off the energy throughout the evening.
| March 27, 2012
Off the Couch: From Shaolin with love
Wu-Tang wordsmith GZA hits Firehouse 13
On THURSDAY (the 22nd) head to Mardi Gras in Cranston and welcome back hard-rock quartet KANERKO ; Al, Kev, Nick, and Anthony just returned from a goodwill trip to Kosovo where they rocked out for our troops — nice work, guys.
| March 22, 2012
Six Star General get into the groove on Splinter
Six Star General continue to crank out top-shelf indie-rock records, and their eighth studio effort, Splinter , finds guitarist Kyle Jackson, drummer Dan Ulmschneider, and bassist/vocalist Mark MacDougall peaking hard through concise and potent bursts of stoner sludge."
| March 14, 2012
The 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 2
More March Madness!
Two walkoff winners dominated the opening round of the 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semifinals last weekend, with the Rice Cakes and URI alums Kingston 530 advancing to the final four.
| March 06, 2012
The 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1
March is upon us (already?) — let the 'BRU bracketology commence!
| March 01, 2012
Dirty Hank and Reason tap the bottle and hit the mic
Local lyricists Dirty Hank and Reason revel in drunken debauchery all over The Monty Brogan EP (Poorly Drawn Recordings), released just last week and currently up for grabs as a free download through multiple sites (check the end of these words for links).
| February 21, 2012
Deleted Arrows’ The Body As a Wasteland is a sonic beast
Deleted Arrows released its must-hear full-length debut a few weeks back, a sonic beast titled The Body As a Wasteland .
| February 17, 2012
Slonk Donkerson, Galvanize, Vertical Twin, and Gut Bucket
Four by four
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| February 08, 2012
Juan Deuce and Falside get down to work as The Mechanics
Impossible to ignore
The stars have aligned and the Rap Gods must be smiling down at Juan Deuce and Falside.
| January 31, 2012
Fête and Dusk are stepping it up
While Providence clubs and live venues seem to come and go "in this economy" (RIP Club Hell and the 201), two band- and fan-friendly venues are stepping up as viable outlets focused on delivering a wide array of artists and musical styles, from heavy metal to sultry singer/songwriters.
| January 26, 2012
Must-see music, comedy, and more
Where the fun is!
Welcome back! The holiday break has you reenergized and ready to hit the books, but first things first. Break out a fresh No.2 and pencil in some fun.
| January 24, 2012
Six Star General and the Blood Moons hit the vinyl
Spin the black circle
It was another year and another 20 or so releases from 75orLess, the Warren-based independent label run by Mark MacDougall, which cleaned up in our Best Music Poll, with 75orLess artists voted victorious in nine categories.
| January 18, 2012
The Famous Winters’ cold comfort
Melodancholy & the inventive sadness
The Famous Winters co-founders Alex Garzone and Sean Kennedy delivered an eclectic introduction to their new venture last summer with the EP Carnival Sky .
| January 11, 2012
Three Tall Pines get it right on All That’s Left
Making it good
Bluegrass/Americana quartet Three Tall Pines recently released their second album, All That's Left , the follow-up to their 2008 debut, Short While Ago (both available at iTunes and cdbaby.com).
| January 03, 2012
Toasting another year of high quality hip-hop
Savor the local flavor
We're saluting another dynamic year of real deal Rhody-based rap music — the diverse community of razor-sharp eccentric wordsmiths and young-gun production phenoms worthy of your attention.
| December 28, 2011
The year’s best local releases
The Year in Music was pretty damn good to us locals, with noteworthy, often nationally-recognized albums created right here in our backyard.
| December 22, 2011
Brown Bird go for it with Salt For Salt
Full steam ahead
Brown Bird couldn't have chosen a better launching point to Go For It than their latest album, Salt for Salt , as the incredibly talented twosome of David Lamb and partner MorganEve Swain leave the shipyard and coffeehouse behind and set out to make music a full-time career.
| December 13, 2011
Josh Grabert, aka Torn Shorts, soaks up Life On a River
Josh Grabert has spent the past 18 months performing as the one-man band Torn Shorts, and his official debut, Life On a River , is an impressive collection.
| December 07, 2011
Jacob Haller’s maddeningly catchy Circumstantial evidence
Spinning his yarns
No one spins a good tale like singer/songwriter Jacob Haller, who just released Circumstantial Evidence , the follow-up his '09 solo debut Mistaken Identity.
| November 30, 2011
Reason to Fight come out swinging with Blue Collar Pride
Here’s the beef
"Hard Working, Hard Drinking, Hard Core," the closing cut from Reason to Fight's new disc, Blue Collar Pride , ably delivers the veteran punk quartet's mission statement.
| November 21, 2011
Deer Tick, Jeffrey Osborne, and the RISA gang serenade Provy
Mayor Taveras sure knows how to party. The capital city's Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism has co-sponsored more than 200 events over the past six months commemorating the 375th anniversary of Roger Williams arriving here and setting up shop in Providence.
| November 15, 2011
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