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Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes break out the Monster jams
You gotta stay positive
Roz Raskin returned to scene of the crime last weekend, all smiles on Empire Street prior to the Rice Cakes' outdoor set at Foo Fest.
| August 16, 2011
Catching up with Zox
Taking it back home
Eli Miller, Dan Edinberg, Spencer Swain, and John Zox are getting the band back together — for one night only.
| August 03, 2011
Slip sliding away with Last One Out
The boys of summer
Damn you, Last One Out. Having revisited their early-'11 EP Double Whammy (free download at lastoneout.bandcamp.com ), the breezy and bouncy alt/piano-pop hooks have once again thumbtacked themselves to my cortex.
| July 27, 2011
75orLess Records and the Apartment's jam-packed celebration
It's a bash!
Be sure to get to the Apartment ("where Jake's usedta be") on Saturday, where the mighty 75orLess Records will set up shop for a dual-anniversary bash.
| July 20, 2011
The Low Anthem's Jocie Adams shares her gems
Absorbing swirling notions
I still remember the first time I met Jocelyn Adams in early 2010 during the Low Anthem's final day of recording Smart Flesh .
| July 12, 2011
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
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