Music

School of Rock Rocks!
March 7, 2019 No Commentby

School of Rock Rocks!

Okee dokee folks… The Providence Performing Arts Center was bustling on a Tuesday night for the opening night of School ...

Keep on Movin’: Burn it all Down: Local legends Churchburn do doom and gloom right
March 6, 2019 No Commentby

Keep on Movin’: Burn it all Down: Local legends Churchburn do doom and gloom right

This issue, the column takes a decidedly bleaker turn (in a good way), as we make our first foray into ...

Roots Report: Petting My Kitty: The cat wants what the cat wants, and this cat wants music
March 6, 2019 No Commentby

Roots Report: Petting My Kitty: The cat wants what the cat wants, and this cat wants music

Okee dokee folks… Lately one of my cats has decided that sitting on my lap while I am at the ...

Grinding: For Ed Foster, the road ahead is bright
March 6, 2019 No Commentby

Grinding: For Ed Foster, the road ahead is bright

Ed Foster is in short supply these days. If he’s not making music, he’s making lattes that belong in a ...

Stay and Listen: Composer Tim O'Keefe will create a soundtrack to The Dean this month
March 6, 2019 No Commentby

Stay and Listen: Composer Tim O’Keefe will create a soundtrack to The Dean this month

Tim O’Keefe is an internationally acclaimed producer, composer, performer and DJ, whose work has been featured in films such as ...

Fly Like a Bumblebee: Classical concerts bloom all spring
March 6, 2019 No Commentby

Fly Like a Bumblebee: Classical concerts bloom all spring

It is high time for us to come out of hibernation and take in some classical music, and this spring’s ...

Impact! Rudy Cheeks is the inaugural winner of Motif's lifetime achievement award
February 20, 2019 No Commentby

Impact! Rudy Cheeks is the inaugural winner of Motif’s lifetime achievement award

You wouldn’t think there were many teenagers living in Pawtucket in the late 1960s who were heavily into John Coltrane, ...

The Roots Report: When I Was Young: Some advice for phone-addicted youth who want to pick their heads up and start a band
February 20, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: When I Was Young: Some advice for phone-addicted youth who want to pick their heads up and start a band

Okee dokee folks… I find myself often starting sentences with the phrase, “When I was young.” Just one of the ...

Mann, We'll Miss You: The jazz community mourns the loss of one of its greats
February 20, 2019 No Commentby

Mann, We’ll Miss You: The jazz community mourns the loss of one of its greats

In the RI jazz community, connections run deep, so with a loss comes profound sorrow. Recently, the jazz community lost one ...

Revolution Evolution: The local music scene remains vibrant even as it evolves
February 20, 2019 No Commentby

Revolution Evolution: The local music scene remains vibrant even as it evolves

Rhode Island has a rich and varied musical tradition that dates from the 19th century. For proof, all you have ...