Music

Roots Report: Hair on Fire: Music and comedy help to douse the flames
November 14, 2018 No Commentby

Roots Report: Hair on Fire: Music and comedy help to douse the flames

Okee dokee folks… Thank you to the folks who voted last Tuesday. Fortunately some things hopefully will change a bit come ...

Keep on Moving: Forever: Talkin’ ‘bout the smiling deathporn immortality blues
November 14, 2018 No Commentby

Keep on Moving: Forever: Talkin’ ‘bout the smiling deathporn immortality blues

  The election came and I am proud of Rhode Islanders for voting for change — by re-electing almost everybody. ...

The Roots Report: An Interview with Dennis Diken
November 14, 2018 No Commentby

The Roots Report: An Interview with Dennis Diken

In December of last year, Pat DiNizio, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the band The Smithereens, died at the ...

VanJess and Masego Delight Crowds at The Met
November 13, 2018 No Commentby

VanJess and Masego Delight Crowds at The Met

Back in late-October, R&B singer Masego stopped by Pawtucket’s The Met to bless us with a performance of cuts from ...

Mixed Magic Presents The Spirit Warrior's Dream for One Night Only
November 1, 2018 No Commentby

Mixed Magic Presents The Spirit Warrior’s Dream for One Night Only

“I have often been aware of the wolf behind the wall,” says Mixed Magic’s Ricardo Pitts-Wiley. “But the thing about ...

Hip-Hop: Plug In: The Outlet lets new local artists shine
October 31, 2018 No Commentby

Hip-Hop: Plug In: The Outlet lets new local artists shine

Although 2018 is edging closer to its end, artists and curators are far from ending their grind. Just ask the ...

Jazz Insights: Catherine Pratte
October 24, 2018 No Commentby

Jazz Insights: Catherine Pratte

Jazz enthusiast and veteran violinist Catherine Pratte was born in Providence. Cathy, who now lives in Bristol, graduated Salve Regina ...

Keep On Moving: The Future Is Purple: Prince is leading us into Halloween
October 17, 2018 No Commentby

Keep On Moving: The Future Is Purple: Prince is leading us into Halloween

I’m still coming down from watching Deer Tick’s John McCauley front Nirvana during the Foo Fighters’ encore at the CalJam ...

Roots Report: Dark Times: And we're not just talking about setting the clocks back
October 17, 2018 No Commentby

Roots Report: Dark Times: And we’re not just talking about setting the clocks back

Okee dokee folks… I hate to beat a dead horse, mostly because I am an animal lover, but it is ...

The Roots Report: Eating Shit -- Farm Aid challenges corporate farms
October 3, 2018 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Eating Shit — Farm Aid challenges corporate farms

Okee dokee folks… Back in 1985, I came across an article in Time magazine about the crisis of family farmers ...