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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 ...

The Roots Report: An Interview with Aztec Two-Step
February 6, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: An Interview with Aztec Two-Step

Okee dokee folks… The duo Aztec Two-Step has been performing for almost 50 years and are one of my biggest ...

Keep Calm and Panic! (at the Disco)
January 24, 2019 No Commentby

Keep Calm and Panic! (at the Disco)

Every generation needs an Elton. Or a Freddie. This generation has Brendon. Lead singer and last remaining original Panic! At ...

Robot Takeover: They Were Robots brings a new sound to PVD
January 23, 2019 No Commentby

Robot Takeover: They Were Robots brings a new sound to PVD

Two years ago, two members of The Copacetics, an eight-piece Providence-based reggae/ska band, decided they wanted to start a project ...

In Pursuit of an Out Of This World Girl, JeanLou Shines On SuperNova Girl
January 23, 2019 No Commentby

In Pursuit of an Out Of This World Girl, JeanLou Shines On SuperNova Girl

JeanLou is one of the city’s most active performers — he released three projects in just one year. He kicked things ...

Too Many Stars: A Conversation with the Organizers
January 17, 2019 No Commentby

Too Many Stars: A Conversation with the Organizers

In advance of the Too Many Stars Mark Cutler Benefit at The Met in Pawtucket on January 19 & 20, ...

Keep on Movin’: New Year, New You: Resolve to end your music dry spell this year
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Keep on Movin’: New Year, New You: Resolve to end your music dry spell this year

I’m already toward the end of my annual “go though an exercise routine for two weeks and pretty much give up” ...

The Roots Report: Beating a Deaf Horse: Protect those gorgeous lugholes, music lovers!
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Beating a Deaf Horse: Protect those gorgeous lugholes, music lovers!

Okee dokee folks… Sometimes I feel like I am beating a dead horse, err, DEAF horse, when I talk about ...