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Lake Street Dive returns to Boston

Boston-born band Lake Street Dive returned to the city to play a sold-out show at the House of Blues last Wednesday!     ” ‘We owe a lot of gratitude to this city,” Price said near the end of the set, before listing off local venues Lake Street Dive had played in during its journey to major-label status: now-closed spots like “the bubble tea place on Boylston” and the Cambridge bar All Asia, intimate rooms […]

So what happened in 2015?

From surprise albums to protest songs to comebacks to local club turnovers, 2015 was a year of many exciting changes in the music world. “In Boston and beyond, the music world was a scene of dramatic contrasts in 2015: both superlative highs and shattering lows. Here’s a look back at the topics that sparked buzz in the last 12 months.” Read the full article in the Boston Globe here.  

Blackstone River Theatre Homecoming Concert!

On Saturday, November 28 at 7:30pm, the Blackstone River Theatre will be presenting their 16th annual homecoming concert and silent auction fundraiser! Enjoy music from the Eastern Medicine Singers, John Fuzek, Robbie O’Connell, Pendragon, Grant Maloy Smith, Ed Sweeney, and The Vox Hunters (featuring the shop’s own Armand Aromin!). The show will take place at the Blackstone River Theatre: 549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI (Across from Ann & Hope). $20. Get your tickets now! More […]

Dom Flemons, The American Songster

Dom Flemons, a talented roots singer and multi-instrumentalist, known to the public as the “American Songster,” performed a lively set @ The Burren in Somerville last night.   In the second half of the show, Flemons spoke to the intimate audience about the making of his new album Prospect Hill, which features both original and traditional blues and old-time tunes. Watch one of his most popular songs, “Polly Put the Kettle On,” here:     Flemons is […]

David Wax Museum @ Columbus Theatre this Saturday!

David Wax Museum blends American and Mexican folk music to create a sound unlike any other. The New York Times describes their style as “lonesome Appalachian harmonies over mariachi horn lines and rhythms.” The band will be performing at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI this Saturday. columbustheatre.com  

Local Listening: WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE @ the Columbus Theater!

On Friday May 29th, the Columbus Theater proudly presents the WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE – 10th Anniversary show! The show also features special guests PITCHBLAK BRASS BAND and DJ Pandemic Pete. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm $10 advance, $12 day of show All Ages, 21+ with ID to Drink For more information, click here.   The What Cheer? Brigade is a 19-piece brass band from Providence, RI, USA. We prove that great parties need no electricity. “Thrillingly competent, […]

Local Listening: The Mighty Good Boys and Sarah Eide @ Nick-a-Nee’s TONIGHT

Head to Nick-a-Nee’s tonight, May 12th to see the Mighty Good Boys and Sarah Eide! Show starts at 9pm and NO COVER! The Mighty Good Boys are a rock and roll band with hefty influence of Appalachian & other folk music styles. Original material, performed electric or acoustic. A classical background coupled with a love for folk and roots music has led Sarah Eide to writing songs that are daring yet familiar. Her lyrics are […]

Pub Sing @ Nick-a-Nee’s!

Come to the second Providence Pub Sing at Nick-A-Nee’s starting at 5pm this Sunday, May 3rd. All are welcome! What is a pub sing? A gathering where people get together and sing unamplified, mostly a capella songs, that are usually easy to join in on without the need of written lyrics. Think spirituals, sea shanties, English drinking songs, camp songs, work songs, etc. All are welcome to lead songs, just sing along, or even just listen, […]

Local Listening: Burning Bridget Cleary @ the Blackstone River Theater TONIGHT!

  Don’t miss Burning Bridget Cleary at the Blackstone River Theater tonight, Saturday April 25th at 8pm! Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 the day of the show.   Known for their captivating sound and engaging stage presence, Burning Bridget Cleary is currently one of the hottest young acts buy viagra online no rx on the Celtic and folk music circuits and favorites at our last Summer Solstice Festival! Burning Bridget Cleary has earned a reputation […]

Celebrate Record Store Day!

  This Saturday, April 18th, celebrate Record Store Day at What Cheer? on Thayer Street in Providence! From 10am to 8pm, celebrate with Limited Edition RSD Releases and live music featuring Bob Kendall, the Red Pennys, Sleepyhead and Emma Rome.   Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores. It is a day for the people […]

Local Listening: Chasing Blue @ Nick-A-Nee’s!

On April 15th, Chasing Blue will return to Nick-A-Nee’s in Providence for their pharmacy weekly Bluegrass tHrOEDOWN! Show at 8:30-11:30PM (no cover) Formed in the fall of ’08 at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Chasing Blue plays a mix of original and traditional bluegrass material with unique arrangements and hard-driving style. Original material holds true to the bluegrass tradition but strong lyrical ideas and progressive musical ideas make the Chasing Blue sound.  

Spring Events @ Community MusicWorks!

Join Community MusicWorks for their spring events! Including:   8th Annual Fred Kelley Memorial Scholarship Concert | Sunday April 5th, 2pm Sonata Series Event | Thursday April 16th, 7pm Inhabit ArtPlace: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act | Saturday May 2nd, 7pm Youth Salon | Friday May 15th, 7pm Experimental Music Concert | Saturday May 16th, 6pm CMW End-of-Year Gala Performance | Tuesday, May 26th, 6pm CMW Fellows Quartet | Sunday May 31st, 2pm […]

Local Listening: Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz / Bertrand Laurence @ the Blackstone River Theatre

This Saturday, March 21st, country blues and folk musicians Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz will perform at the Blackstone River Theatre, followed by Bertrand Laurence, a master of the art of country blues fingerpicking and slide guitar. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, visit www.riverfolk.org. ________________________   Martin Grosswendt has been exploring the roots and branches of American acoustic music for more than 40 years. Musicians and critics have called him, […]

Local Listening: Anna & Elizabeth @ AS220

  On Tuesday, March 10th, crankie-makers and singers of old songs from the Virginia Mountains and Baltimore ANNA & ELIZABETH will be playing and sharing tunes at AS220 in downtown Providence. Acclaimed young ballad singer Elizabeth LaPrelle of Rural Retreat Virginia and Baltimore based fiddler Anna Roberts-Gevalt who learned to play fiddle and banjo in visits to Eastern Kentucky have shared their crankies and harmonies in country stores, living rooms, classrooms, fine art museums and […]

Local Listening: Phillip Glass and Tim Fain at the Vet

On February 25th, composer Philip Glass and violinist Tim Fain will perform at the Vets Auditorium. This chamber music concert will feature works from across Glass’ career, including compositions written specifically for Fain, one of the few soloists for whom Glass has composed Canadian Pharmacy Generic, Online Uk Pharmacy generic zovirax tablets https://westford.org/wmspto/wp-content.php?=zovirax-400mg Medicare Pharmacy, zovirax 200mg tablets Legal Online Pharmacies solo material.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j9_R_747GY   The concert begins at 7:30pm; tickets and more information […]

Local Listening: The Bohemian Quartet

  On Sunday February 15th, the Bohemian Quartet will perform at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly. The Bohemian Quartet was formed in 2005. Stan Renard, a composer and virtuoso violin player with an impressive list of credentials, assembled the group with the idea of preserving the tradition and indulging in the virtuosic Pharmacy For Sale Canada, Canadian Pharmacies Without Prescriptions sildenafil https://www.bis-space.com/2014/11/13/22391/buy-sildenafil-without-rx UK, sildenafil rx pills online playing of classic gypsy music. Renard recruited […]

Holiday Performances by the Warwick Symphony Orchestra!

This December, the Warwick Symphony Orchestra will give two concerts during the holiday season featuring the West Bay Chorale and the University of Rhode Island Symphony Orchestra and mexico pharmacy online drugstore, norx pharmstore buy prof viagra online http://marconiunion.com/wp-content.php?=canadian-online-pharmacy-viagra Pharmacy Online, viagra gold 800mg Usa Drug Store Concert Choir. On Saturday, December 6th, they will perform at the St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center in Woonsocket at 7:30pm. On Sunday, December 14th, they will perform […]

The Head and the Heart Comes to Providence

Sweet Seattle band “the Head and the Heart” will be heading to Lupo’s in Downtown Providence on December 8th as part of their upcoming tour. Their second album, Let’s Be Still, was released last October, and is an eclectic and magical blend of “lush lyrics” and “exacting instrumentalism.” Check them out at www.theheadandtheheart.com. Here’s their latest video to the title track:   For tickets and more information, visit Lupo’s.

Happy Halloween!

Get your spooky on with https://rifleman.org.uk/dev/blog/index.php?=generic-viagra-100mg-online Brown University’s annual Midnight Halloween Organ Concert at Sayles Auditorium, 79 Waterman Street. University Organist Mark Steinbach will perform select works on the 1903 Hutchings-Votey pipe organ in Sayles Hall. Concert-goers are invited to come in costume and, in lieu of traditional seating, pillows or blankets are recommended. This concert is free and not to be missed!


On November 20th, New Orleans-based artist Leyla McCalla will be performing at the Columbus Theater in Providence at 8pm.   A cellist and singer with a distinctive and powerful sound, Leyla finds inspiration from a variety of sources, including her Haitian heritage, New Orleans, and dancing at Cajun Mardi Gras. She studied at Smith College and New York University, and has toured extensively with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, appearing on the band’s GRAMMY-nominated album Leaving […]