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Poetry in motion: Rhody rap-tacular, part 2

Products of the environment
We have plenty more locally sourced hip-hop updates here.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 08, 2013


Poetry in motion: Rhody rap-tacular, part 1

Mic check
Swagger-free, highly skilled hip-hop artists made some serious noise around these parts in 2012 and, judging by the updates we've culled here, 2013 should be another banner year for Ocean State hip-hop.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 02, 2013


Get ready for looney tunes and merry melodies

Bring on the new stuff
With the Apocalypse officially behind us (the Mayans need to get their shit together), let's focus on what's in store for some of Rhode Island's finest musical acts in 2013.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 26, 2012


From Punky to folky to sultry and more

Hear, here
'Twas a ball-breaking task trying to include all of the quality local music Rhody-based artists cranked out over the past 12 months.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 19, 2012


A sneak peek at VulGarrity’s Funkeology

Serious fun
The Garritys are back, and this time Shawn and Tracy take the party from the graveyard directly to the dance floor like only VulGarrity can.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 12, 2012


Big Rush is back on the grind with Alford Plea

Can’t knock the hustle
There is no denying the ambition and hustle of one Sean Rosch, aka lyricist Big Rush, who has been putting in work over the past five years and is readying his fourth full-length release, titled Alford Plea , set to drop on Christmas Day.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 06, 2012


Catching up with Eric French, Kayla Ringelheim, and 75orLess

Digging in the crates
'Tis the season to scour the crates and catch up on a handful of '12 releases worthy of a shout here, as another year is about to pass (holy shit).
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 29, 2012


Ask the Dead crank it up on debut EP

Bring the Noise
Indie-punk quartet Ask the Dead may be a relative newcomer to the PVD music community, but the players have been kicking around and making noise for quite awhile.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 19, 2012


The Low Anthem help revive the Columbus Theatre

On Broadway
Indie-folk hometown heroes the Low Anthem are hosting "Revival!," a two-night grand-reopening bash, celebrating the return of the historic Columbus Theatre ( on Broadway.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 14, 2012


Six Star General’s Kyle Jackson takes a solo trip Into the Woods

Space jams
On his second solo release under the moniker 15er, guitarist Kyle Jackson abandons the sonic boom often lowered with his mates in Six Star General in favor of ambient, stargazing electronica.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 07, 2012


Vintage mayhem from Math the Band

Speed Freaks
Kevin Steinhauser and Justine Mainville comprise the "electro-punk-spazz" duo Math the Band, set to make their Anchor Brain Records debut next month with Get Real , the full-length follow-up to 2009's Don't Worry (available at
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 31, 2012


Sarah Lupo's debut

More than four years in the making, the self-titled debut disc by singer/songwriter Sarah Lupo is well worth the wait.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 31, 2012


Introducing Detroit Rebellion V2.0

Dynamic Duo
Jeff Toste and Michael Lamantia Jr. form a solid team as Detroit Rebellion, which began a few years back as a solo side project for local singer/songwriter (and multi-instrumentalist) Toste and was reignited earlier this year when he was introduced to drummer Lamantia (known to all as Mikey Lams).
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 24, 2012

Halloween fun and more!

Monster mash
How's your FRIDAY (the 26th) shaping up? Head downtown and start it off with a sonic boom.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 24, 2012


Allysen Callery cozies up to The Summer Place

In full bloom
Allysen Callery's new EP The Summer Place is the companion to last year's Winter Island ; a special-edition double-disc package is available now via the Berlin-based DIY label Woodland Recordings (, complete with lyrics and a vial of Lupine seeds for planting.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 17, 2012


Meta P copes with the loss of his twin sister on ‘Dragonfly’

Straight from the heart
Sean Sbardella, aka lyricist Metaphysics (Meta P), was at DJ Sterbyrock's apartment getting a haircut when his father called and left a dire message.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 10, 2012

Let's see action

From Stray Birds to Mighty Good Boys
Last call for the sonic mayhem of HANK SINATRA JR. , ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK , and NYC's PEELANDER-Z at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) on THURSDAY (the 11th), priming the palate for another steady weekend of live action.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 2012


Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores get ‘accessible’

Death becomes them
"Alec K. Redfearn" and "accessible" sharing the same sentence?
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 03, 2012


Jared Mann and friends get Willow on the map

Blanketfort social scene
Twenty-three-year-old Jared Mann would be considered the old man among his mates in Willow, a melodic (and mostly instrumental) math-rock trio from the woods of North Smithfield.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 25, 2012


Sweet Love gets the Motor revving

Fuzzed-up glory
Spark one up and dig on that Sweet Love.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 18, 2012


Boo City and Fall & Bounce strut their stuff

Get into the groove
Fall & Bounce and Boo City are two bands catching a pretty good buzz from 2012 debut albums, as well as acclaimed live shows (e.g., Boo City's set at this year's Foo Fest).
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 12, 2012

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