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Revving it up

The Wrong Reasons tough it out; plus, Machines with Magnets
The Wrong Reasons have mustered a gallant comeback, and this time it’s for all the right reasons.
By: BOB GULLA  |  September 04, 2007


Rooting for Rhythm

Digging deep in Charlestown; plus, the Complaints
You can bet that this week Rhythm & Roots Festival producer Chuck Wentworth will be spending a lot of time looking up at the sky — and hoping.
By: BOB GULLA  |  August 28, 2007


One more time

Ken Lyon and the Tombstone visit their back pages
Back in the spring, a bunch of friends came together to pay tribute to Ken Lyon, at 66, now his fifth decade of making music.
By: BOB GULLA  |  August 21, 2007


The good fight

The Cold War; Daughters; Summerfest Providence; and more!
The Cold War’s first recording doesn’t sound like anything on the Providence music scene, which is curious.
By: BOB GULLA  |  August 14, 2007


Information, please

Big shows, a one-shot supergroup, soundtracks, and more
I thought it would be a good opportunity to touch on some things that have been piling up on the local music scene.
By: BOB GULLA  |  August 07, 2007


Music with a message

Providence Rockers for Life takes on drunk driving
It’s impossible to not take note the alarmingly high number of teen traffic fatalities.
By: BOB GULLA  |  July 31, 2007


The DIY way

75 or Less builds a lean distribution machine
Local rocker Mark MacDougall has come up with his own way of circumventing the freefall of the recording industry.
By: BOB GULLA  |  July 24, 2007


Musicmaking 101

A local School of Rock; the ’Mericans; and more
This school is all about fun. Period.
By: BOB GULLA  |  July 17, 2007


Sustainable sounds

Providence label Secret Eye thinks globally, acts locally
For every high-gloss record label driven primarily by commercial concerns, there are any number of smaller-scale labels putting beautiful sounds out into the ether.
By: ANDREA FELDMAN  |  July 10, 2007



AS220’s annual fest is a sensory overload — and then some
What began life as the comparatively modest Fool’s Ball has mutated into an unruly (but lovable) behemoth.
By: ANDREA FELDMAN  |  July 10, 2007


Hometown rockers

‘Locals Rule’ at Lupo’s; plus, the return of the Blackstone
There’s a rare nocturnal occurrence happening — call it a lunar local music eclipse.
By: BOB GULLA  |  June 26, 2007


Human touch

Straight outta Rhode Island, Sage Francis works it coast to coast
Sage Francis has become the poster-boy emcee for a generation of literate rappers.
By: BOB GULLA  |  June 19, 2007


Riffing by the sea

The Ocean Mist’s Hammer Ball; plus, Wigsplitta and Big City
It’s time to break out your favorite Slayer T-shirt, fire up the ol’ Chevy, and head down to the Ocean Mist.
By: BOB GULLA  |  June 19, 2007


Appetite for instruction

Get Him Eat Him get focused on Arms Down
As expected, Matt LeMay was musing on his favorite subject, indie rock, on which he demonstrated some pretty impressive insight.
By: BOB GULLA  |  June 12, 2007


Come together

A PPL benefit compilation, and Rhode Island Rejects
Anyone who’s ever truly needed peace and quiet, understand the incredible sanctity of a public library.
By: BOB GULLA  |  June 05, 2007


Songs of catharsis

Kristin Hersh runs the emotional gamut on Learn to Sing Like a Star
London’s Soho Arts Theatre is a tiny, buttoned-up venue in the heart of that city’s venerable theatre district.
By: ANDREA FELDMAN  |  December 02, 2008


Sonic bowling

The return of Landed’s thrash and gasp
“Dan had this idea that he was going to cover his shirt in rubbing alcohol and come out with his arms on fire,” explains Shawn Greenlee.
By: ALEXANDER PROVAN  |  January 28, 2010


Bombs away

Cam’ron takes aim at the King of New York
But will Jay-Z revoke the Killer's diplomatic immunity?
By: LEON NEYFAKH  |  November 21, 2008

Orange crush

The fury and serenity of Verbana Darvell
The fury and serenity of Verbana Darvell
By: BIG GULLA  |  November 21, 2008
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