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Is this Jazz? Work and Art, part 3
June 26, 2019 No Commentby

Is this Jazz? Work and Art, part 3

To help shine a light on the lives of working musicians, I’ve been interviewing my peers about performing and balancing ...

Keep on Moving: What Lies Between: Courtney Swain's latest heads for high seas
June 19, 2019 No Commentby

Keep on Moving: What Lies Between: Courtney Swain’s latest heads for high seas

Courtney Swain – Between Blood and Ocean Courtney Swain, the singer and keyboardist for Boston’s experimental rock group Bent Knee, ...

Roots Report: Pinball Wizard Hits the Big Screen: Can't-miss music events from stage to screen
June 19, 2019 No Commentby

Roots Report: Pinball Wizard Hits the Big Screen: Can’t-miss music events from stage to screen

Okee dokee folks… The other night I went to see the film Rocketman, a pseudo-biopic about Elton John — I ...

And All That Jazz: RI musicians show their chops
June 5, 2019 No Commentby

And All That Jazz: RI musicians show their chops

The warmer months are always prime music time around Rhode Island, and jazz is no exception. To make your life easier, ...

The Roots Report: Strummin' Summer: All you need is a guitar and a little sun to make it a memorable season
June 5, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Strummin’ Summer: All you need is a guitar and a little sun to make it a memorable season

Okee dokee folks… As the temperatures rise so will my annual annoyance with the heat. By the way, climate change ...

Keep On Moving: Summer in the City!: Kick-ass shows are going to rock the town all season long
June 5, 2019 No Commentby

Keep On Moving: Summer in the City!: Kick-ass shows are going to rock the town all season long

  J Kelley Band are releasing their debut album Burning Season. Burning Season reminds me of high-energy ’90s rock. “Ransom” sounds ...

Utter Madness: MadCap Monday turns 5
June 5, 2019 No Commentby

Utter Madness: MadCap Monday turns 5

Madcap Mondays aren’t the dreary open mics you see in the movies, though there are similarities. Folks full of beer ...

This Season's a Classic!: Get a little culture in your life, will ya'?
June 5, 2019 No Commentby

This Season’s a Classic!: Get a little culture in your life, will ya’?

For classical music lovers, there are some great events to look forward to over the next few months. Here’s what’s ...

Hot Happenings: Electronic music events worth perspiring over
June 5, 2019 No Commentby

Hot Happenings: Electronic music events worth perspiring over

Dip, drip, drop! Why ease your way into summer this year when you can make a splash by riding out ...

Is This Jazz?: Work and Art Part 2
May 22, 2019 No Commentby

Is This Jazz?: Work and Art Part 2

  To help shine a light on the lives of working musicians, I’ve been interviewing peers of mine about their ...