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Savor old favorites and make new discoveries.
| August 27, 2014
Still moving forward
Mark Mulcahy's miraculous career
In many ways, Mark Mulcahy comes off as a throwback, a musician whose time has come and, for all intents and purposes, gone. But no one told him.
| March 12, 2014
Dig into the 16th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival
This year, the Rhythm and Roots Festival turns Sweet 16, which is pretty gratifying for the adventurous souls that recall its early years.
| August 28, 2013
Back to the future
Duke Robillard unveils Sunny and Her Joy Boys
Since leaving Roomful of Blues, the vintage guitar hero Duke Robillard has moved forward by reaching back into the annals of American blues, swing, jazz, and R&B and by doing so, he’s told a pretty incredible story.
| October 22, 2008
Got live if you want it
Vets and newbs vie for your ears
Now that the idea that summer has come to a close has set in, it’s time to start thinking about what there is to look forward to this fall.
| September 10, 2008
The Low Anthem’s roots run deep
Heaven-sent and handmade, the Low Anthem’s new disc descends on its listeners like a paper airplane, wobbling lightly on the breeze.
| September 03, 2008
New discs by Someday Providence and Suicide Bill
It’s a big deal when Someday Providence gets new music out. Their new EP extends the band’s dedication to breezy pop, but also adds depth, dimension, and a wee bit of heaviness.
| July 16, 2008
Keep a knockin’
Mike Dinallo helps Eddie Floyd get back in action
Mike Dinallo has been in and around R&B, roots, blues, and rock since I started writing this column, most notably with the Radio Kings a while back.
| July 09, 2008
Sweet Eve get lucky
Sweet Eve, a local band, had been trying to make things happen since forming in 2005.
| July 02, 2008
Real life rock ’n’ roll
Pistol Shot Gypsy: ‘For the people, by the people’
Pistol Shot Gypsy, formerly Soma City, has been in the midst of a complete overhaul, nominally, artistically, and personally.
| June 24, 2008
The Fab Three?
The Complaints’ new disc; plus, the Neutral Nation film
The Complaints have been one of Providence’s true stalwart bands, and one of the city’s most underappreciated acts.
| June 17, 2008
Johnny Carlevale and the Rollin’ Pins live it up
Gettin' real gone
Over the years, Providence’s Johnny Carlevale has served as a kind of musical archivist.
| June 10, 2008
Striving for magic
Scarce are taking it slow; plus, Killing Pablo
Do you remember Scarce?
| June 04, 2008
Walking the line
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’.
| May 28, 2008
Johnny Maguire is back on track
The news that one of our homegrown talents, guitar hero Johnny Maguire, is jumping back into the music business should warm the hearts of many on the local scene.
| May 20, 2008
Neo Nouveau’s crafty Courtyard
Big chord changes and bigger melodies mark Neo Nouveau’s second stellar album, Courtyard , released a few weeks back.
| May 13, 2008
Telling the Truth
Prolyphic and Reanimator bring it
Providence hip-hop ain’t what you think it is.
| May 07, 2008
The kids are alright
Old hands help Far Off Place take off
Here was a band with three high school-aged kids working with outright music biz legends. Pretty damn cool.
| April 30, 2008
Old Dogs, new tricks
The mighty Indestructibles
After the Jungle Dogs went down in 1998, bandleader Tom Kutcher was keen on lightening things up.
| April 23, 2008
The return of Rash of Stabbings
Rumors of a Rash of Stabbings reunion are not, in fact, greatly exaggerated.
| April 15, 2008
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