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Gang of four
It Was the Best of Times get streamlined
It Was the Best Of Times have officially downsized to a quartet, but that doesn’t mean the sonic pride of Hope Valley plans on calling it quits anytime soon.
| October 16, 2008
Rebirth of the cool
Call it a comeback: Jake’s Bar & Grille is back in action
The new and improved Jake’s Bar & Grille on Richmond Street reopens the 9th and kicks off a Columbus Day welcome back weekend with three diverse shows.
| October 09, 2008
Going with the flow
Gamblin’ Hands dives right in
Business is picking up for East Bay newcomers Gamblin’ Hands, who perform their first headlining show tonight (the 2nd) at the Living Room.
| October 02, 2008
Arab On Radar revisited, via DVD, with Sunshine for Shady People
“You can actually make something out of nothing because we had shit, then we somehow whipped up this fucking fury — Arab On Radar,” says Jeff Schneider.
| September 25, 2008
Rhody loves Chachi
Spittin’ rhymes straight outta the Bucket
Get to know Charlie “Big Chachi” Carvalho for about five minutes and it’s clear he’s equal parts confident and cordial, a down-to-earth family man with big aspirations.
| September 17, 2008
Food for thought
Romen Rok stays hungry
The Edgewood section of Cranston may not be known as a hip-hop hotbed, but that neighborhood raised a razor-sharp emcee named Romen Rok.
| September 10, 2008
Hotter than ever
A rich lineup at the Hot Club Waterfront Festival
The Hot Club Waterfront Festival returns this weekend with a lineup as diverse as the melting pot of 21-plus partygoers who will fill South Water Street throughout the weekend.
| September 03, 2008
Arcadia Landing call it quits
Four friends, two bands, and nine years laer, Arcadia Landing is closed for business, according to a statement posted on their MySpace page on July 25.
| August 27, 2008
Heart and soul
Penrose and friends bring the heat
The Cranston-based quartet Penrose continues to impress, delivering a fervent set at Lupo’s last Friday. The crew has been busy since they swept two categories in this year’s Best Music Poll.
| August 20, 2008
Awesome Brothers give all they got
“We wanted to be like the Righteous Brothers, but more awesome.”
| August 13, 2008
Pushing his buttons
Joe Beats heads back to the lab
“My number one priority is getting more of my music out there.”
| August 05, 2008
It takes two
makeupbreakup are ready to make their move
The makeupbreakup machine officially gets cranking on August 19 when their debut EP, We Prefer Not To . . . (s.a.f. records), is released. Call it electro-surf power-pop?
| July 30, 2008
A team effort
Everyone’s gonna find out about Hello Mahalo
Yes, the name sounds familiar and no, they don’t play Hawaiian music.
| July 23, 2008
San Vivaldo Trattoria
In Chef Alfie we trust
Terms like “destination dining” and “authentic Italian” take on new meaning at San Vivaldo Trattoria.
| July 07, 2008
Hot summer nights
The pulsating spirit of Sound Session ’08
The annual Sound Session festival is a weeklong sonic soiree that is expected to draw upwards of 65,000 partygoers from July 6 through 12.
| June 26, 2008
Rhymes 'n' life
Rhodeshow is staying real
The Rhodeshow troupe lives the lyrics and rocks the mic with a nonchalant confidence and fluid, streetwise delivery without glorifying the negative choices surrounding young people.
| May 28, 2008
Mix ’n’ mashup
It Was the Best of Times triumph at the Rock Hunt
The 2008 WBRU Rock Hunt finals served up an entertainingly diverse lineup at the Living Room last week.
| April 23, 2008
An exceptional Italian on the down-low
Rhode Island’s restaurant scene is peppered with low-key, phenomenal Italian spots, particularly within the city of Cranston.
| March 26, 2008
Holding court in Knightsville
Cranston, and particularly Knightsville, is an obvious culinary epicenter for Italian cuisine.
| January 09, 2008
Rich Eisen hands over his press pass
Eisen has a dream job, and he’ll be the first to tell you so.
| December 11, 2007
Elizabeth of Portofino
This time the “under new management” banner, contrary to what happened last time, will not be the culinary kiss of death.
| June 12, 2007
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