Events:

  • Fashion Revolution Providence

    A week dedicated to sustainable fashion and eco-friendly practices within the fashion industry. Events around town include random acts of modeling and a discounted fashion stop trail map, with a capstone event on April 25. See @fashionrevolutionpvd for complete details.

    April 19 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
  • Poetry Showcase

    It’s National Poetry Month, and What Cheer Writers Club presents this showcase of local poet’s work. 5pm. Online only @ eventbrite.com/e/poetry-showcase-tickets-143102492407

    April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jake Bissaro

Still Spinning: Twin Foxes and Gnarnia

Twin Foxes – Broken Bell Broken Bell is the new full-length from Providence rock band Twin Foxes. The album features Andrew Fortin on bass and Mann solidly performing almost every other instrument. It has a more minimalist feel than their 2018 full length, Sleeping on the Attic Floor, which featured straight-to-the-point aggression. Here, the band […]

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Listening for the Depths of Winter: And a hot debate enters the House floor

Austin Bullock — Don’t Wake Me Up At the end of 2020, Providence-based multi-instrumentalist Austin Bullock dropped Don’t Wake Me Up, a satisfying collection of eight songs with wide-ranging influences. A prolific writer, Bullock put out three albums in 2020, all following the theme of “8 hours labor, 8 hours recreation, 8 hours rest” according […]

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Ahoy to the Humble Sea Shanty: Sharks Come Cruisin’ elevate the genre with a punk background

As the new year rolls along, still chock full of anxiety and loneliness, a seafaring music genre that peaked in the 19th century has become an unlikely star on TikTok. The trend started when 26-year-old Scottish mailman Nathan Evans posted his version of the sea shanty “Wellerman,” a whaling song with origins in New Zealand. […]

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RI Repository: Taking the Wayback Machine to Six Finger Satellite’s improbable history

To kick off a hopefully brighter 2021, here’s another edition of RI Repository, where we revisit notable releases from RI’s past. This year, we examine 1995’s Severe Exposure from noise rock band Six Finger Satellite. 6FS formed in Providence in the late ’80s with a lineup that included singer/keyboardist J. Ryan, John MacLean and Peter […]

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The Weary World Trudges Through: Support local with these holiday albums that don’t suck

Many of us are cancelling Thanksgiving plans and looking ahead to an equally weird Christmas, and with the holiday season comes the inevitable buying spree. It was recently reported that Jeff Bezos saw his wealth rise by an estimated $48 billion from March to June alone. In the spirit of rejecting this gross inequity, I […]

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Misster Dylan’s Beautiful Blues: Dylan Harley releases his debut album, Dark Side of the Force

Misster Dylan – DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE Just in time for perhaps the darkest time in recent memory, Misster Dylan, moniker of local songwriter Dylan Harley, is out with his debut record DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE. DSOTF is a sonically diverse, thematically ambitious record that wades straight into muck that seemingly no one […]

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Enter the Flange Factory: Math the Band releases a multi-concept project

Troubled times call for audacious measures. Math the Band is back, this time with a whirlwind of multimedia the likes of which has never been attempted. Their latest project, Flange Factory Five, is an immersive experience that includes a novel, record, game boy cartridge, energy drink and boutique guitar pedal.  MTB, sometimes billed as “Math […]

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The Road to Reopening: How are local music venues going to handle Phase III?

This pandemic has taken a massive toll on the entertainment industry, and it’s one that might be insurmountable for small clubs. On a national level, the newly formed National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) revealed that “90% of independent venues report that if the shutdown lasts six months and there’s no federal assistance, they will never […]

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