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Review: Oak Hill Tavern

Road to redemption
Looking for good down-south BBQ down south? Oak Hill Tavern is well worth the trip
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 25, 2009


Springing ahead

The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 25, 2009


'BRU's bracketology

The Rock Hunt semi-finals, part two
The 2009 WBRU Rock Hunt continues this week with six more bands on tap, following victories by the Viennagram and Baylock last weekend.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 18, 2009


Ready to rumble

No genre left behind in the '09 WBRU Rock Hunt
The 2009 Rock Hunt kicks off this weekend and the lineup proves to be perhaps the most colorful and diverse yet...
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 11, 2009

Get yr grog on all weekend long

Being green
Providence local music jumps starts St. Patty's Day
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 11, 2009



No vocals/no problem for Nature/Nurture
Spring will mark the one-year anniversary for the instrumental trio Nature/Nurture, who recently teamed up with 75OrLess Records to release their debut CD titled EP001.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 04, 2009


Interview: Monty Are I

A shot at the 'big time'
Summer 2009 could be the defining moment of Monty Are I's decade-long musical endeavor. The sonic pride of Cranston West High are on the same label as the Killers and Fall Out Boy, and their big-league debut is due out this summer.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 25, 2009


Hope for the Nation

Jon Hope's Mass Appeal
Pick up the latest issue of XXL magazine and flip to the "Show and Prove" section and you'll spot Providence hip-hop artist Jon Hope — and rightly so.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 25, 2009


Interview: Witch

Less weed, more speed
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 18, 2009


Smooth assassins

Poorly Drawn People are ready to slay in '09
This could be a defining year for the revered Providence-based hip-hop collective Poorly Drawn People. Or not.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 10, 2009


Interview: The Low Anthem

Riding high
The Low Anthem return home — for just a little while
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 04, 2009

Run the gamut

From death metal to ambient opera
Mellow out and rest up on the folk front February 5th when Maryland-based singer SUSAN SOUZA visits the Greenwich Hotel (401.884.4200) while on a national tour.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 04, 2009


Punk legend Bob Otis returns with Lolita Black

Back in Black
When a local punk rock guitar legend like Bob Otis sincerely declares that "there's a lot of greatness going on in this town right now," you tend to listen up.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 21, 2009


Verbana Darvell: Unmasked

The return of Verbana Darvell
South County screamo quartet Verbana Darvell recently finished their latest EP, Brought Out the Waiting , produced by studio whiz Mike Poorman at Strangeways Recording in Providence.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 13, 2009


Stay positive

Grow keep it real on livin lovin learnin
Chatting with Grow songwriter Matt Odabashian and resident rapper Sneaktechniks about their livin lovin learnin debut and upcoming CD release party, it was clear that the band has taken an admirable and ballsy approach to their music.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 06, 2009


Splendid sludgefest

Six Star General soars on Spaceship to Planet Cookie
Six Star General soars on Spaceship to Planet Cookie
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 23, 2008


Bittersweet sendoff

One last chance to catch Sweetthieves in the act
You're killing me Sweetthieves.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 16, 2008

Off the Couch: Get Cozy

Cool Collective at RISD's Chace Center
Cool Collective at RISD's Chace Center
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 11, 2008


Digging deep

The Blizzard of '78 returns with Book of Lies
The Blizzard of 78 released their second album, Book of Lies  (available at and iTunes) on Tuesday,
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 10, 2008


Energized outlet

The instrumental mayhem of Cowgirl
Two-thirds of the prog-noise powerhouse collectively known as Cowgirl are members of Zox.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2008


Straight outta Arctic

The Noise Campaign rock the vote
The West Warwick-based quintet the Noise Campaign have rocked plenty of local dive bars and club stages across Rhode Island in recent months, and this spry crew of 20- and 21-year-olds will begin recording their full-length debut at Strangeways Recording in February.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 25, 2008

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