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Jazz Insights: Irving Lipson
August 7, 2019 No Commentby

Jazz Insights: Irving Lipson

RI’s own Irving Lipson was known for his reed instrument performances throughout New England. He was born on PVD’s East ...

Keep On Moving: Happiness, Crowns, & Astronauts: What more could a music-lover want?
July 31, 2019 No Commentby

Keep On Moving: Happiness, Crowns, & Astronauts: What more could a music-lover want?

Happiness — Live  The long awaited debut album from Happiness is a demented thrill ride down the rock ‘n’ roll ...

The Roots Report: Rap Battle:  How I learned to stop worrying and love the hip-hop
July 31, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Rap Battle: How I learned to stop worrying and love the hip-hop

Okee dokee folks… Last week I was fortunate to attend a production of the musical Hamilton at Providence Performing Arts ...

Saddle Up For Nashville, RI: Tennessee meets Rhody for a new country music fest
July 31, 2019 No Commentby

Saddle Up For Nashville, RI: Tennessee meets Rhody for a new country music fest

The places typically associated with country music have more southern accents than lighthouses and seagulls. But according to Michael Friedman, ...

Roots Report: An Interview with Jim Messina
July 31, 2019 No Commentby

Roots Report: An Interview with Jim Messina

Okee dokee folks…This past March I caught Jim Messina’s sold-out show at the Narrows Center for the Arts. A four-piece ...

Mayer Keeps Providence Where The Light Is
July 29, 2019 No Commentby

Mayer Keeps Providence Where The Light Is

Between a full run of shows with Dead & Company and legs of his own tour on each end, John ...

Is This Jazz? Axes at the Fort: The Newport Jazz Festival returns
July 17, 2019 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? Axes at the Fort: The Newport Jazz Festival returns

Every year at The Newport Jazz Festival, we are treated to an immense spectrum of performance that displays not only ...

Cultural Evolution: Journalist on the scene at Woodstock discusses the media then and now
July 17, 2019 No Commentby

Cultural Evolution: Journalist on the scene at Woodstock discusses the media then and now

Ty Davis is a journalist and publisher, known for launching the Rhode Island-based alternative paper NewPaper during the 1970s, a ...

The Roots Report: An Interview with Kurt Vile
July 17, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: An Interview with Kurt Vile

Okee dokee folks… A few months back my bandmate Dan Lilley came to rehearsal with a CD in his hand ...

Friday Night Live: The smallest state’s smallest (and hottest) concert series
July 17, 2019 No Commentby

Friday Night Live: The smallest state’s smallest (and hottest) concert series

If you’re searching for a hip new music spot, give this summer’s Friday Night Live, the small-scale concert series at ...