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Jacob Haller’s maddeningly catchy Circumstantial evidence
Spinning his yarns
No one spins a good tale like singer/songwriter Jacob Haller, who just released Circumstantial Evidence , the follow-up his '09 solo debut Mistaken Identity.
| November 30, 2011
Deer Tick, Jeffrey Osborne, and the RISA gang serenade Provy
Mayor Taveras sure knows how to party. The capital city's Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism has co-sponsored more than 200 events over the past six months commemorating the 375th anniversary of Roger Williams arriving here and setting up shop in Providence.
| November 15, 2011
Boobstock III and Singing About Providence usher in October
A pair of highly-recommended shows are on tap this Saturday (Rocktober the 1st!) in the capital city.
| September 30, 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
Music for the love of it
From the Schemers to the Men of Great Courage, Mark Cutler’s songs have always gotten to ‘that special kind of place’
Whether driving his Men of Great Courage on a tune about a spooky midnight stroll, or gently declaring a deep camaraderie with “We Shall Always Remain Friends,” Cutler’s concocting a soundtrack to the feelings in the room.
| May 05, 2010
From kidneys to kittens
Killdevils frontman Jacob Haller’s Mistaken Identity
The Killdevils have been kicking around the area to much acclaim over the past six years.
| November 18, 2009
Grow keep it real on livin lovin learnin
Chatting with Grow songwriter Matt Odabashian and resident rapper Sneaktechniks about their livin lovin learnin debut and upcoming CD release party, it was clear that the band has taken an admirable and ballsy approach to their music.
| January 06, 2009
Going with the flow
Gamblin’ Hands dives right in
Business is picking up for East Bay newcomers Gamblin’ Hands, who perform their first headlining show tonight (the 2nd) at the Living Room.
| October 02, 2008
The return of Rash of Stabbings
Rumors of a Rash of Stabbings reunion are not, in fact, greatly exaggerated.
| April 15, 2008
The Huff post
Brad’s Very Hardly Barely is very really worthy
Listening to him now, it’s clear that Brad Huff’s career was just getting started with his former act, the Jim James Band.
| March 19, 2008
A long shadow
On the anniversary of the Station fire
The passing time is pulling us further and further away from the Station fire.
| February 20, 2008
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.
| July 24, 2007
Spanish Dancer fever
Anthony Ferreira gets in touch with his inner disco
After debuting two years ago, Honeyhander made an immediate impact on the Providence rock scene with its dizzy brew of psychedelia and indie shoegazer.
| March 21, 2007
Making a connection
Phil Ayoub follows his Heart
He has a fan club and an MBA, which might not make all that much sense.
| March 07, 2007
Dynamic duos: Lightening Bolt, the Body, and more
When Lightning Bolt debuted oh-so-many years ago, it’s pretty likely they had no idea what kind of zany spell they’d cast over the city’s music scene.
| February 27, 2007
Finding the balance
Barn Burning are tight and disjointed, loud and soft on Truck
Barn Burning has been through a myriad of changes since releasing its debut, Weatheredbound , in 2003.
| January 23, 2007
Black Forest/Black Sea’s bewitching vibe
The accolades and exotic extrapolations come in from all over the world, much like their sound, which combines worldly sources like Euro-folk music with eerie, electronic, and avant overtones.
| October 31, 2006
Moore on the fringe
Sonic musings; plus, the Hope Anchor and a pair of fests
Name-dropping has never been a favorite pastime on this page, but something came up in an interview I had with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore last week that I wanted to pass along.
| July 18, 2006
Hearing it out
The Goners, Anomalous, and more
Here are some releases that I’ve been meaning to get to. There’s no time like now.
| May 10, 2006
Parsing the Poll
Behind the scenes at Best Music Central
Every year at this paper we produce something called the Best Music Poll ballot — you’ve seen it — and every year we encounter a new crop of challenges in putting it together.
| April 04, 2006
Our kinda Blue
Diane’s masterful Here I Am ; Monty's goes national
She may currently live outside of Boston, but Diane Blue is, in her heart and on record, an Ocean Stater.
| March 08, 2006
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