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Rapping up 2013

From Swann Notty to Sage Francis and much more
There’s a reason why we ran 13 weeks of homegrown hip-hop coverage in 2013.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 18, 2013

Off the Couch: Festivus at AS220

With your hosts Gertrude Atherton and Invisible Hours
Plus, the McGunks get busy
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 18, 2013


Living the dream

Mark Cutler makes his escape
Revered veteran musician Mark Cutler has officially escaped the cube farm, and he’s feeling like a billion bucks.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 11, 2013

Off the Couch: Cold chillin'

Reggae, a jazzy little Christmas, and more
Plus, a koupla kool Kickstarters
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 11, 2013


Into the stratosphere

The Brother Kite's well-equipped 'Model Rocket'
No one can kick out guitar-driven, alt-pop gems quite like PVD quintet the Brother Kite.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2013

Off the Couch: Mixing it up

From Party Pigs to Wolfbane Blues
Plus, Dusk serves up some bloodpheasant
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2013


Built to last

The Silks throw it down on 'Last American Band'
Homegrown trio the Silks serve a hot dose of grimy blues, funked-up Delta swamp stomping, and unabashed ’70s rock on their stellar debut album, 'Last American Band.'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 26, 2013

Off the Couch: Four-day weekend!

Punks for "Pop" at Fête
Plus, a musical Black Friday!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 26, 2013


Word is bond

'Jared Paul Live' bursts with poetic justice
The grind never stops for impassioned activist Jared Paul. He just dropped his spoken word debut, a collection of witty, knowledgeable, and uncompromising stories recorded in front of a packed house at the Empire Black Box Theatre.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 20, 2013

Off the Couch: From Allysen to Apathy

And spend Thanksgiving Eve with Duke Robillard or the Mighty Good Boys
Plus, a wild Friday at Fête!!!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 20, 2013


Behind the music

Chris Daltry talks about the making of 'A Tribute to Providence'
"The idea for recording 'A Tribute to Providence' came to me a few years ago when I realized I’d lived here for almost 20 years."
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 13, 2013


Ocean State of mind

PVD wordsmith Hayes drops anchor with a new album
Local music fans have been blessed with a full slate of quality Rhody-based rap platters throughout 2013, and the latest arrives courtesy of Providence wordsmith Hayes, who just dropped his full-length solo debut, ' u.s. A Cry for Help .'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 06, 2013

Off the Couch: Funk it up!

And Bernie Worrell at the Spot
Plus, Tune In & Tune Up at the Ocean Mist
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 06, 2013


Plenty of pop!

Huge Face double your pleasure
Six-piece alt-pop crew Huge Face won’t leave my head.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 30, 2013

Off the Couch: Sweet sounds abound

Happy 1st birthday to the Parlour!
Post-Halloween treats!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 30, 2013


Catching up with 75orLess

Six Star General's 'Hair Supply,' and a Coma Coma sighting
Warren-based imprint 75orLess Records has supplied us with some excellent music over the past nine months.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 24, 2013

Off the Couch: Let's get physical!

From the Body to Boobstock!
Plus, Tapestries release a new CD
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 23, 2013


Rise and grind

Meta P, John Gotem, and Mayhem bring the ruckus as Poison Man
West Barrington-bred lyricist Meta P has never been one to mince words, whether on the mic or on the record. “Together we are a local supergroup, and I have no problem saying that,” he declares.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 16, 2013

Off the Couch: Nightcrawling

From Big Scythe to Bad Swimmers
Plus, the free show of the weekend!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 16, 2013


Love and other drugs

Symmetry revisits his inner 'Junky'
Multi-talented rapper/singer/producer Mike Slavtcheff, aka Symmetry, dives headfirst into his drug-riddled past and confronts his diary with a vengeance across his spellbinding new album, 'Junky.'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 2013

Off the Couch: Theo and Zumo

Plus, a pair of Carolines
(And something to do on the couch, too)
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 2013

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