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Terry and the Boys: Timeless rock act NRBQ hits southern Rhode Island

RI music fans soon will have the opportunity to experience one of rock’s best-kept secrets. The long-standing, battle-tested band NRBQ, once described as “the best band you’ve never heard of,” will roll through The Courthouse Center for the Arts on August 24 to deliver a night of high-energy music.  “We got lucky with this group,” […]

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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 autobahn. For those not familiar, Happiness is a local rock ’n’ roll supergroup consisting of Ian O’Neil, Chris Ryan and Dennis Ryan from Deer Tick combining forces with Rafay Rashid of Ravi Shavi/The Lookers. Despite the […]

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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 Center. I knew very little about the show prior other than the fact it was touted as “epic,” so I did a little research by watching a documentary and a few YouTube videos. After digesting […]

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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, the mind behind the inaugural Nashville, RI Music Festival at Mulligan’s Island, RI shouldn’t be counted out as a hub for country die-hards.  “This is a demand-driven event,” Friedman says of the new country music […]

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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 paper that later was purchased by The Boston Phoenix and renamed The Providence Phoenix under Davis’ leadership. As the 50th anniversary of Woodstock approaches, I asked Davis about some of the key differences between today’s […]

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