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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.
By BOB GULLA  |  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.
By BOB GULLA  |  September 10, 2008


Branching out

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.
By BOB GULLA  |  September 03, 2008


Fresh tracks

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.
By BOB GULLA  |  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.
By BOB GULLA  |  July 09, 2008


LA confidential

Sweet Eve get lucky
Sweet Eve, a local band, had been trying to make things happen since forming in 2005.
By BOB GULLA  |  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.
By BOB GULLA  |  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.
By BOB GULLA  |  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.
By BOB GULLA  |  June 10, 2008


Striving for magic

Scarce are taking it slow; plus, Killing Pablo
Do you remember Scarce?
By BOB GULLA  |  June 04, 2008


Walking the line

Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’.
By BOB GULLA  |  May 28, 2008


Starting over

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.
By BOB GULLA  |  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.
By BOB GULLA  |  May 13, 2008


Telling the Truth

Prolyphic and Reanimator bring it
Providence hip-hop ain’t what you think it is.
By BOB GULLA  |  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.
By BOB GULLA  |  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.
By BOB GULLA  |  April 23, 2008


Roaring back

The return of Rash of Stabbings
Rumors of a Rash of Stabbings reunion are not, in fact, greatly exaggerated.
By BOB GULLA  |  April 15, 2008


Rockin’ ’n’ writin’

Don Hammontree’s Baptized in Formaldehyde
Fall River artiste Don Hammontree has done his share of recording, with a couple of solo discs out since debuting in 2003.
By BOB GULLA  |  April 10, 2008


Ragged glory

Cutler and his Men of Great Courage captured Live
“This was just something I had to do,” says Bob Gillespie. “I had to do it. The rent might not get paid for a while, but at least we’ve got this to show for it.”
By BOB GULLA  |  April 02, 2008


The word's the thing

Chinese Stars’ Eric Paul gets poetic
Eric Paul, singer and lyricist for Chinese Stars, just released his second collection of poetry, I Offered Myself As the Sea.
By BOB GULLA  |  March 26, 2008
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