Marc Clarkin

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Alt-Nation: Keeping It Simple
August 6, 2014 1 commentby

Alt-Nation: Keeping It Simple

Picked up the pieces while waiting for The $3 Bar to re-open and figured I’d recap the Newport Folk Festival. ...

Alt-Nation: A Few Reviews and Shows That Don't Blow
July 2, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: A Few Reviews and Shows That Don’t Blow

I was getting some late spring cleaning done when I came across a couple of releases that I hadn’t had ...

Alt Nation: Summer Shows
June 4, 2014 No Commentby

Alt Nation: Summer Shows

The best of alt rock in Rhode Island all summer I thought this winter was hard, but this stretch of ...

Alt-Nation: New Discs, a Peelander Z Show and Saying Goodbye to Dave
April 28, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: New Discs, a Peelander Z Show and Saying Goodbye to Dave

As we celebrate readers’ selections for the 2014 Motif Music Awards, I’d be remiss if I didn’t start with a ...

Alt-Nation: Breaking Through All Over
April 1, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: Breaking Through All Over

We start this week off with some sad news: that Dave Lamb of Brown Bird is still battling leukemia. The ...

Alt-Nation: Deer Tick Talks Negativity
March 1, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: Deer Tick Talks Negativity

McCauley talks to Clarkin about Negativity album Deer Tick has been high rolling big time these past few months, buoyed ...

Alt-Nation: Shows to Help You Beat the Winter Blues
February 5, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: Shows to Help You Beat the Winter Blues

  The Atlantic Thrills –Self Titled (Almost Ready Records) On their debut full-length release, Atlantic Thrills let their retro flag ...

Alt-Nation: Swan Point
January 14, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: Swan Point

“A more groove orientated T. Rex kind of Electric Warrior feel.” –Swan Point’s upcoming album Salt  Whelp, the polar vortex ...

Mark Cutler Dreams, Junior Varsity Arson Burns It Up
January 8, 2014 No Commentby

Mark Cutler Dreams, Junior Varsity Arson Burns It Up

  The best in local albums of 2013 and the best in January 2014 concerts 2013 was a strong year ...

Alt-Nation: Some New Discs and Shows to Bid 2013 Goodbye
December 3, 2013 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: Some New Discs and Shows to Bid 2013 Goodbye

Rock in RI: Clarkin’s top shows of December Throwing Muses – Purgatory/Paradise It’s been a decade since Newport’s own Throwing ...