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 who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the special role these stores play in their communities. Check out Record Store Day here.


RIFF Music Discoveries!

We’ve scouted out the Rhode Island International Film Festival line-up, and have found all of the music-themed films showing this year, so you don’t have to!

What Cheer?


“After the sudden passing of his wife, Stan (Richard Kind) finds himself in a state of shock. He tries to ignore his pain but finds himself followed by inescapable grief, or rather, followed by the inescapable What Cheer? Brigade, a 20-piece brass and percussion band drowning out his world with boisterous, ear-numbing song.”  – RIFF

Journey 4 Artists


“Journey 4 Artists is a documentary which explores through song, interviews, personal histories and visual narrative the power of music to illuminate, transport and transcend the artists and audience beyond divergent religious, political and ideological boundaries towards tolerance, peace and acceptance.” – RIFF

Mein letztes Konzert (My Last Concert)


“My last concert in the town I was born. My last concert in the town where a part of me died. My last concert in the town where I am hoping to find my inner peace.” – RIFF

Andrew and Wendy


“Andrew, a 55-year-old musician, is in a coma when his loving wife, Wendy, knowing his deep connection to music, plays Bach’s St Mathew Passion for him in a last ditch effort to bring him back. Miraculously Andrew stabilizes and wakes up a few days later. This film analyzes the mysterious healing powers of music as Andrew returns to the ICU where his life almost ended bringing music to its desperately ill patients.” – RIFF


RIFF will run from August 5th to 10th at various venues throughout Providence.