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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
Two great freebies
Plus, last chance for What Cheer? in ’11
Last call to catch local country-punk heroes GIRL HAGGARD in action at the Met on THURSDAY (the 17th), where Mandy Allan (voted best female vocalist in our 2011 music poll) and the boys open for Nashville Pussy and Supersuckers (wow).
| November 15, 2011
Kanerko roars back with Delusions of Grandeur
2011 will go down as a decisive comeback for hard-rock quartet Kanerko, who are set to release their new EP Delusions of Grandeur at the Met on Friday.
| November 08, 2011
ESH & Dox and Meta P get busy
Rhody rhyme time
Don't sleep — the Rhode Island hip-hop scene is flourishing, arguably more than ever.
| November 02, 2011
Deer Tick celebrate the release of their rollicking new disc
John McCauley got a lust for life — and a dangerous mind. But we already knew that.
| October 19, 2011
The Fortune Healers, Broadcaster, and Makeupbreakup
Terrific triple play
The Homegrown inbox here at 150 Chestnut never ceases to amaze, with quality submissions coming down the pipe on a weekly basis.
| October 11, 2011
Review: The Abbey
The best burger in Providence, brick by brick
The Abbey may resemble just another corner grub pub, but I'm here to declare that this Elmhurst mainstay (near the Providence College campus) is home to the best cheeseburger in Providence.
| October 05, 2011
Say yes to the Can’t Nots
A positive double negative
The Can't Nots released their debut EP, Applesauce , earlier this year and quickly racked up some positive press around these parts, and garnered a Best Breakthrough Act nomination in our 2011 Best Music Poll.
| October 04, 2011
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