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Interview: Monty Are I

A shot at the 'big time'
Summer 2009 could be the defining moment of Monty Are I's decade-long musical endeavor. The sonic pride of Cranston West High are on the same label as the Killers and Fall Out Boy, and their big-league debut is due out this summer.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 25, 2009

Interview: Witch

Less weed, more speed
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 18, 2009

Smooth assassins

Poorly Drawn People are ready to slay in '09
This could be a defining year for the revered Providence-based hip-hop collective Poorly Drawn People. Or not.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 10, 2009

Run the gamut

From death metal to ambient opera
Mellow out and rest up on the folk front February 5th when Maryland-based singer SUSAN SOUZA visits the Greenwich Hotel (401.884.4200) while on a national tour.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 04, 2009

Verbana Darvell: Unmasked

The return of Verbana Darvell
South County screamo quartet Verbana Darvell recently finished their latest EP, Brought Out the Waiting , produced by studio whiz Mike Poorman at Strangeways Recording in Providence.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 13, 2009

Stay positive

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.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 06, 2009

Bittersweet sendoff

One last chance to catch Sweetthieves in the act
You're killing me Sweetthieves.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 16, 2008

Energized outlet

The instrumental mayhem of Cowgirl
Two-thirds of the prog-noise powerhouse collectively known as Cowgirl are members of Zox.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2008

Rockin' again

The return of the Cobra-Matics
Johnny Maguire, aka the Colonel, dropped a line to give the heads-up on his newly reformed rockabilly outfit, the Cobra-Matics.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 12, 2008

Retro, active

The return of Von Doom
It’s hard not to dig Von Doom’s sound for someone like myself, who went a bit apeshit for the lovelorn, melodic, and melancholy noise of early ’90s indie rock, from stalwarts Buffalo Tom and Dinosaur Jr. to obscure stuff like St. Johnny and Seaweed.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 29, 2008

Off the couch: October 24, 2008

Tim Taylor Band, Young Neil & the Vipers, and more
Tim Taylor Band, Young Neil & the Vipers, and more
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 24, 2008

Feel the pain

The bittersweet smolder of Barn Burning
Barn Burning is the acclaimed audio outlet for singer/guitarist Anthony Loffredio, a Providence native whose introspective tales are spun well beyond his 33 years and well-complemented by a revolving door of musicians since the 2004 promising debut Weatheredbound .  
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 22, 2008

Gang of four

It Was the Best of Times get streamlined
It Was the Best Of Times have officially downsized to a quartet, but that doesn’t mean the sonic pride of Hope Valley plans on calling it quits anytime soon.  
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 16, 2008

Rebirth of the cool

Call it a comeback: Jake’s Bar & Grille is back in action
The new and improved Jake’s Bar & Grille on Richmond Street reopens the 9th and kicks off a Columbus Day welcome back weekend with three diverse shows.  
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 2008

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.  
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 02, 2008

Shady neighbors

Arab On Radar revisited, via DVD, with Sunshine for Shady People
“You can actually make something out of nothing because we had shit, then we somehow whipped up this fucking fury — Arab On Radar,” says Jeff Schneider.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 25, 2008

Rhody loves Chachi

Spittin’ rhymes straight outta the Bucket
Get to know Charlie “Big Chachi” Carvalho for about five minutes and it’s clear he’s equal parts confident and cordial, a down-to-earth family man with big aspirations.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 17, 2008

Food for thought

Romen Rok stays hungry
The Edgewood section of Cranston may not be known as a hip-hop hotbed, but that neighborhood raised a razor-sharp emcee named Romen Rok.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 10, 2008

Hotter than ever

A rich lineup at the Hot Club Waterfront Festival
The Hot Club Waterfront Festival returns this weekend with a lineup as diverse as the melting pot of 21-plus partygoers who will fill South Water Street throughout the weekend.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 03, 2008


Arcadia Landing call it quits
Four friends, two bands, and nine years laer, Arcadia Landing is closed for business, according to a statement posted on their MySpace page on July 25.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 27, 2008

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