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Rockin’ ’n’ writin’

Don Hammontree’s Baptized in Formaldehyde
Fall River artiste Don Hammontree has done his share of recording, with a couple of solo discs out since debuting in 2003.
By: BOB GULLA  |  April 10, 2008


Ragged glory

Cutler and his Men of Great Courage captured Live
“This was just something I had to do,” says Bob Gillespie. “I had to do it. The rent might not get paid for a while, but at least we’ve got this to show for it.”
By: BOB GULLA  |  April 02, 2008


The word's the thing

Chinese Stars’ Eric Paul gets poetic
Eric Paul, singer and lyricist for Chinese Stars, just released his second collection of poetry, I Offered Myself As the Sea.
By: BOB GULLA  |  March 26, 2008


The Huff post

Brad’s Very Hardly Barely is very really worthy
Listening to him now, it’s clear that Brad Huff’s career was just getting started with his former act, the Jim James Band.
By: BOB GULLA  |  March 19, 2008


Horn of plenty

Al Basile is still groovin’ on The Tinge
The Tinge , Al Basile’s sixth album and the follow-up to his 2006 set Groovin’ In the Mood Room , proves once and for all that Basile is a bard of the blues.
By: BOB GULLA  |  March 12, 2008


Goings and comings

Copper Pocket, L-Ski, Sick Electric, and the Bob Enos bash
At the Living Room last week, a healthy gaggle turned out to bid their goodbyes to Copper Pocket, a power-pop trio out of URI that is headed to Austin, Texas.
By: BOB GULLA  |  March 05, 2008


Yesterday once more

Digging into Big Dipper’s Supercluster
Sometimes listening to a record is more than just listening to a record.
By: BOB GULLA  |  February 27, 2008


A long shadow

On the anniversary of the Station fire    
The passing time is pulling us further and further away from the Station fire.
By: BOB GULLA  |  February 20, 2008


DIY all over again

The Coming Weak seek alternate routes; plus, Forever Young
Cut from the earnest and emotional mold of bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Coheed & Cambria, and our own Monty Are I, the Coming Weak is one of the area’s fastest-rising combos.
By: BOB GULLA  |  February 13, 2008

Then and now

Listening to A State of Blue
It’s not exactly a stroll down Memory Lane, but pretty close to it.
By: BOB GULLA  |  February 06, 2008


Bouncing back

Good news for Black Rep and Stone Soup
There couldn’t be a more deserving venue.
By: BOB GULLA  |  January 29, 2008


Kind of blue

Roomful soldiers on; plus, the Radionics and Ebu Gogo
Roomful of Blues is headed back home, and the timing couldn’t be better.
By: BOB GULLA  |  January 23, 2008


Raising the bar

Zox take it to the next level on Line in the Sand
This week, Zox releases its first album for premier indie label Side One Dummy, home to bands such as Flogging Molly and Bedouin Soundclash.
By: BOB GULLA  |  January 16, 2008

Hell-bound Granata

Shredding with Joe Granata; plus, life after LFO
Is the excitement of Guitar Hero III surging through your fingertips?
By: BOB GULLA  |  October 27, 2008

The spirit of giving

Stone soup's time of need
While Stone Soup may be one of New England’s most acclaimed and enjoyable venues for the acoustic music set, that doesn’t mean it’s easy for them to make financial ends meet.
By: BOB GULLA  |  January 02, 2008


Celebration of sound

Kris Hansen’s Left Hand Band; plus, New Year’s Eve options
Despite living in a world that is seemingly rotating off its axis and just plain miserable, there are, believe it or not, many reasons to give thanks.
By: BOB GULLA  |  December 26, 2007


18 big hits

Providence local music: 2007 in review
This year, the number of great albums increased twofold across all genres, from hip-hop to metal, from swing to punk.
By: BOB GULLA  |  December 18, 2007


Last call

A changing of the guard at the Narragansett Café
All good things must come to an end.
By: BOB GULLA  |  December 12, 2007


Bring on the blues

New discs on tap by Roomful, Al Basile, and Ronnie Earl
There’s lots of music in store just around the proverbial corner for local music aficionados.
By: BOB GULLA  |  December 04, 2007

A fond farewell

Tom Farnsworth’s closing Tracks
When I received word that Tom’s Tracks on Thayer Street was going out of business, my initial reaction was blasé.
By: BOB GULLA  |  November 27, 2007


Plugging in

Cozy Music is comfortable on the edge
One of the city’s prominent electronic musicians, Tim O’Keefe, is quietly expanding a corner of Providence’s indie rock world.
By: BOB GULLA  |  November 20, 2007

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