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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 ...

Keep on Moving: Total Blackout: Ravi Shavi's Rafay Rashid talks new music and his plans for 2019
February 20, 2019 No Commentby

Keep on Moving: Total Blackout: Ravi Shavi’s Rafay Rashid talks new music and his plans for 2019

Blackout Chatter with Rafay Rashid Ravi Shavi’s new record, Blackout Deluxe, was one of my favorite records from 2018. It was released ...

Rachel Hanauer Dials Up the Opera with Who's Calling? for Two Nights Only
February 20, 2019 No Commentby

Rachel Hanauer Dials Up the Opera with Who’s Calling? for Two Nights Only

The popularity — and profitability — of programming an evening of one-act plays is quite undeniable for most smaller theaters. ...

2019 Music Awards
February 20, 2019 No Commentby

2019 Music Awards

The nominees are out! We asked club owners, booking agents and journalists – anyone with expertise in our local music ...

DEE GOMES PROVES TRUE COLORS PAINT THE MOST UNIQUE PICTURES
February 13, 2019 No Commentby

DEE GOMES PROVES TRUE COLORS PAINT THE MOST UNIQUE PICTURES

As a lifelong Rhode Islander who loves the genre of hip-hop, both the local and nationwide scene, it’d be a ...

Jazz Insights: Bobby Hackett
February 13, 2019 No Commentby

Jazz Insights: Bobby Hackett

Bobby Hackett, a one-of-a-kind original soft-performing trumpet-player, was born in Providence in 1915. His slow and romantic high-quality tone has never been ...

Keep on Movin': Interstellar Insight: Zoink Zulag and the Galactic Shag come in peace
February 6, 2019 No Commentby

Keep on Movin’: Interstellar Insight: Zoink Zulag and the Galactic Shag come in peace

This week, we reach the milestone I assume you’ve all been waiting for: this column finally breaks the surly bonds of ...

The Roots Report: Loving You Loving Me: Proper care and feeding for the musician in your life
February 6, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Loving You Loving Me: Proper care and feeding for the musician in your life

Okee dokee folks … for this pre-Valentine’s Day issue, I thought I’d write a little primer on how to love a musician. These ...