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Angry Farmer connect with Disconnect
Angry Farmer guitarist/lead vocalist Matt Martin claims he doesn't understand what "crunchy rock" means when I refer to what I'm hearing on Angry Farmer's new five-song EP debut, Sentimental Disconnect while we're taking a gander at their press pics.
| January 13, 2011
2011 brings Jon Hope, the McGunks, Jocie Adams, and more
On the horizon
We're wrapping up our 2011 preview, checking in with a few more of our favorite local acts and artists.
| January 04, 2011
Winter Providence music preview: Bring the new noise
Prayers for Atheists, Broadcaster, Kanerko, and more
Adios, 2010. No time for looking back now, though. We have the exclusive scoop on some of the area's best bands and just how they plan to rock your world in 2011. And this is just a taste of what's in store for RIers from some of our favorite local musicians.
| December 29, 2010
The best local discs of '10
Mix it up
'Twas an incredible (and incredibly diverse) year for Rhody-based musical acts, and formulating a Top 10 of 2010 was no easy task as we plunged into the archives and dug up some of our favorite LPs from the past 12 months.
| December 22, 2010
Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch kick out the laid-back jams
Digging their roots
Add Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch to the conversation when talking up the quality roster of local Americana/alt-country acts within state lines.
| March 30, 2011
She Rides straddle the lightning
There's big news cranking out of the She Rides headquarters these days, as the Providence-based quintet have nailed down a new label (NC-based Rusty Knuckles, also home to J. Berndt) and an official sponsorship with Narragansett Beer, received another invite to SXSW in 2011, and is wrapping up an EP of new material.
| December 07, 2010
Review: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons' dazzling new disc
White light, white heat
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons trump their impressive 2007 debut Bury Your Problems with the forthcoming White Lighter . The disc features an all-star array of acclaimed local artists chipping in — and was completed with the aid of fans who helped fund the recording process.
| December 01, 2010
The Kim Lamothe Tree-oh officially in bloom
Tiverton-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Kim Lamothe doubles as a full-time organic gardener and owner of Greenlion Design, and her new sophomore release, Mystery of Viburnum , provides the perfect landscape for the Kim Lamothe Tree-oh to fully bloom.
| November 24, 2010
Review: CasUno's sharp Sore Thumb; plus a New Low Anthem CD!
Eccentric gift of gab
"Welcome to where we keep it wordy not nerdy," declares CasUno EndCrews (aka Chris Andrews) on "Sticks Out Like a Sore Thumb," the title track of his latest and final solo disc.
| November 16, 2010
The Devil, My Pocket say goodbye
Urge for going
'Twas a nice (if too brief) run for local indie-folk outfit the Devil, My Pocket, who are calling it quits with two headlining shows this weekend at the 201.
| November 12, 2010
A more evolved — and angrier — Kanerko
Major signs of life
Kanerko: the band name should ring bells — and not only because the moniker draws inspiration from veteran White Sox first baseman (and Providence native) Paul Konerko.
| November 02, 2010
Scarlett is the new Black
Lolita Black finally land new singer
Olneyville's finest post-punk/goth/sludge metal outfit went missing for the better part of 2010, but we're ecstatic to report that Lolita Black has returned with a new lead singer in Ms. Scarlett Delgado.
| October 27, 2010
Vulgarrity's haunting Dance 2 the Grave
Creatures of the night
There's a musty funk emanating from the new VulGarrity disc, Dance 2 the Grave , as the acclaimed Provy-based sibling duo (Tracy and older brother Shawn Garrity) follow up their excellent '08 debut, If You Sing it, They Will Hum . . ., with 15 more tracks.
| October 19, 2010
Johnny 'The Colonel' Maguire comes out swingin'
Speaking his mind
"Over the last five years, local live music around Providence has been on the back burner in favor of fancy restaurants, techno clubs, kickball, tattoos, cheap beer and hipsters."
| October 13, 2010
The devil inside: Eric French, meet Mr. Hyde
Little fury things
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric French possesses a pedigree well-befitting of his ambitious double-CD debut, Eric French & Mr Hyde : a degree from the Berklee School of Music, a veteran blues guitarist for a dad (Ron French), and continued insight and guidance from invaluable family friends such as local six-string icon Eric Fontana.
| October 06, 2010
The Brother Kite's Isolation was worth the wait
The right time
The Brother Kite have long excelled at creating damn fine atmospheric fare, dating back to their 2004 self-titled debut album.
| September 29, 2010
Johnny Lingo Band returns with Somewhere To Go
Sparking it up
The Johnny Lingo Band are back with Somewhere To Go , the follow-up to their ’09 debut Shake It Off (both available at iTunes).
| September 22, 2010
Fall Music Preview: Sounds abound
It's the busiest fall ever !
As the autumnal equinox fast approaches, there’s plenty of action statewide and no genre left behind from Downcity to down south to the highly-anticipated return of a local live landmark — the Met Café, now located in the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket.
| September 16, 2010
Dropdead's unfinished business
Two decades in, Dropdead still 'play loud music, really fast'
It’s 20 years and counting for iconic hardcore-punk quartet Dropdead.
| September 15, 2010
'Ritas with Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes
The Human touch
Roz Raskin is speechless, completely stumped and jammed up by an eavesdropping stranger who just asked, "So what kinda music do you play?"
| September 10, 2010
Girl Haggard let loose with Country and Eastern
An adorable, Tennessee-bred country-bumpkin whose idea of the perfect evening out begins and ends with shots and beers at the E&O Tap? What else could a man ask for?
| August 31, 2010
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