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The lowdown on Sound Session 2011
Hot in the city
The seventh annual Sound Session festival jumps off all weekend long, and while this year's itinerary has been scaled down to three days rather than a full seven, you can expect another "multi-genre gumbo" at four locations.
| July 11, 2011
Three wicked freakin' awesome free festivals
Rockin’ the nice price
July is upon us, and Providence is about to ratchet up the al fresco action with an outdoor music festival season sure to satisfy freaks and families alike.
| June 29, 2011
Hit Rolfe Square for Artists’ Exchange’s New Music Festival
Cranston's Rolfe Square is the place to be this weekend — namely the Artists' Exchange ("around the corner from the old Park Theatre," as we locals say), which is presenting its New Music Festival on Friday night and all day Saturday.
| June 21, 2011
The 'Mericans keep their heads up on So Late It Hurts
Chasing the dark clouds
"Lift me up, I want outta here/Lift me up, I wanna taste the sky," Chris Daltry sings on "Sky Full," the closing cut from So Late It Hurts , the new album by the 'Mericans.
| June 15, 2011
Food For Thought: DirtyDurdie
The Rhymanese Diner mixtape
Hip-hop duo DirtyDurdie have cooked up one of the freshest releases of the year with their Rhymanese Diner mixtape, out next week at their release party at the Rhino Bar in Newport.
| June 15, 2011
Steve Allain's introspective Thirteen
Veteran singer-songwriter Steve Allain has amassed an impressive resume over the years since his childhood days growing up in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
| June 09, 2011
Allysen Callery's alluring Winter Island
From Bristol to Berlin with love
Folk singer/songwriter Allysen Callery received scores of positive press for her 2010 sophomore disc, Hobgoblin’s Hat (pick it up, along with her ’07 debut Hopey , at iTunes and cdbaby.com ).
| June 01, 2011
Brown Bird shape the sound of human existence
Ghosts in the marina
Last fall, Brown Bird officially downsized to two incredibly-talented partners in vocalist/guitarist/percussionist David Lamb and MorganEve Swain handling fiddle, cello, upright bass, and vocals.
| May 25, 2011
Sleep City: From West Warwick to the West Coast
For all the talk of our burgeoning indie-folk/Americana music community here, the post-hardcore/melodic metal acts have also been making some serious noise.
| May 18, 2011
All aboard the Reverend Bastien bandwagon
Empire state of mind
After a couple of years traversing the country from here to Alaska with only an acoustic guitar, PVD-bred singer/songwriter Reverend Bastien is rolling solo no more since recruiting a pair of longtime friends and dubbing them the Congregation of the Traveling Empire.
| May 12, 2011
Prayers for Atheists take it personally
Prayers for Atheists follow up their 2009 debut EP with a full-length punk scorcher, New Hymns for an Old War .
| May 04, 2011
Fungus Amungus kicks out the (structured) jams
Re-growth of the cool
It's hard to believe Fungus Amungus have released only one album since sax player Jarrod Valenti founded the band nearly a decade ago.
| April 27, 2011
Jess Powers presents sultry sirens at Firehouse 13
The second installment of Chanteuse arrives next weekend at Firehouse 13.
| April 20, 2011
VulGarrity triumph at the 'BRU Rock Hunt
It takes (only) two
There was a packed house and another well-executed romp last Friday at the Met, the site of the 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals.
| April 14, 2011
Take it personal: Chachi Carvalho's In Dust Real Evolution
Beloved Pawtucket lyricist Chachi Carvalho lost his dad to pancreatic cancer just over a year ago, an unexpected and devastating event for his family.
| April 05, 2011
The Jay Berndt revival continues
A few months back, former Kilgore frontman Jay Berndt unleashed his official solo debut Sad Bastard Songs (Rusty Knuckles Music), a fistful of growlers we're highly fond of around here.
| March 30, 2011
The 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, pt. 2
Round One of the 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finals is in the books, following a runaway victory in Newport and a narrow escape at the Spot Underground last weekend. Six more locally-culled artists will have at it this weekend, vying for the final two spots in the final four, which will take place at the Met on April 8.
| March 22, 2011
The 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1
Torn heartstrings may trump torn guitar strings at this year's WBRU Rock Hunt, which kicks off this weekend when the first six acts take the stage (the remain-ing six will square off next weekend), all vying for a nice pack of prizes as well as coveted radio airplay.
| March 15, 2011
Sage Francis's office party; Ken Casey & friends' new Whiskey
Two big names in music are doing big things locally within the upcoming week: world-class lyricist and Strange Famous Records CEO Sage Francis will host another SFR office party, and later in the week Dropkick Murphys' frontman Ken Casey will officially unveil the Whiskey Republic.
| March 09, 2011
For Chris Monti, Home is where the heart is
After a few spins through the latest solo release from blues/country/folk maestro Chris Monti, it's clear the man can spin a darn good, engaging tale with guitar (and harmonica and kazoo and fiddle) skills to match.
| March 02, 2011
Flesh and blood
Last year, The Low Anthem finished their third album and toured the world. During a freewheeling interview back home, they tell us all about it
The acclaimed folk/Americana quartet resume the whirlwind promo stretch leading up to their third full-length release, following 2008’s critically-lauded breakthrough Oh My God, Charlie Darwin and their ’07 debut, What the Crow Brings .
| February 17, 2011
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