Johnny Carlevale

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Soundsessioning; plus, Lighting Bolt and Allysen Callery

Last call for a good one going down at AS220 (401.831.9327) on THURSDAY (the 22nd) with makeupbreakup headlining (debuting new stuff from the forthcoming Scents LP) with THE BROTHER KITE , THE PRESS , and CELLAR DOVES ($6).
Off the Couch

Sugar-coated pop, anyone?

With lines such as "chock-full of sunny melodies and intimate, introspective lyrics with bright, polished production," I clearly didn't stumble onto the next Jesus Lizard here.
Jonas Dream's merry melodies
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 01, 2009

Providence music news: February 27, 2009

Sling some shuffleboard while MARK CUTLER slings the six-string TONIGHT (the 26th) at Nick-a-Nee's
Shake some action
By PROVIDENCE MUSIC STAFF  |  February 25, 2009

Run the gamut

Mellow out and rest up on the folk front February 5th when Maryland-based singer SUSAN SOUZA visits the Greenwich Hotel (401.884.4200) while on a national tour.
From death metal to ambient opera
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 04, 2009

Retro, active

It’s hard not to dig Von Doom’s sound for someone like myself, who went a bit apeshit for the lovelorn, melodic, and melancholy noise of early ’90s indie rock, from stalwarts Buffalo Tom and Dinosaur Jr. to obscure stuff like St. Johnny and Seaweed.
The return of Von Doom
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 29, 2008

Rhody loves Chachi

Get to know Charlie “Big Chachi” Carvalho for about five minutes and it’s clear he’s equal parts confident and cordial, a down-to-earth family man with big aspirations.
Spittin’ rhymes straight outta the Bucket
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 17, 2008


Johnny Carlevale and the Rollin’ Pins live it up

Over the years, Providence’s Johnny Carlevale has served as a kind of musical archivist.
Gettin' real gone
By BOB GULLA  |  June 10, 2008

18 big hits

This year, the number of great albums increased twofold across all genres, from hip-hop to metal, from swing to punk.
Providence local music: 2007 in review
By BOB GULLA  |  December 18, 2007

Bring on the blues

There’s lots of music in store just around the proverbial corner for local music aficionados.
New discs on tap by Roomful, Al Basile, and Ronnie Earl
By BOB GULLA  |  December 04, 2007

Boston music news, December 7, 2007

Chandler Travis calls himself “an aggressive agnostic,” but that hasn’t kept him from assembling a Christmas Cavalcade for Cambridge’s Bread & Roses charity.
Notes on the Christmas Cavalcade and Harry and the Potters
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 03, 2007

In living color

Trying to write something original about Whitey, Andy Newman’s new band, requires a lot of invention.
Whitey covers a lot of ground; plus, the sounds of Rocky Point  
By BOB GULLA  |  September 12, 2007


One more time

Back in the spring, a bunch of friends came together to pay tribute to Ken Lyon, at 66, now his fifth decade of making music.
Ken Lyon and the Tombstone visit their back pages
By BOB GULLA  |  August 21, 2007

The DIY way

Local rocker Mark MacDougall has come up with his own way of circumventing the freefall of the recording industry.
75 or Less builds a lean distribution machine
By BOB GULLA  |  July 24, 2007

Sound samples

Spinning the local music CD lazy susan has turned up some pretty cool surprises.
Baylies Band, Lucky 57, Fred Kendall Abong, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  March 27, 2007

Quiet riot

Like the sound of a rolling ocean on a peaceful night, acoustic music is constant, a steady soundtrack to life for those who choose to hear it.
Acoustic music is making a lot of noise
By BOB GULLA  |  January 10, 2007

Good music, good causes

A few fund-raisers stand out on this week’s docket.
The Scuba Steve and PARL benefits; plus, the Jesse Minute
By BOB GULLA  |  October 10, 2006


Dave Howard rolls on

For as long as we’ve known him, Dave Howard and his band the High Rollers have been exploring the fertile turf linking the blues and R&B, with forays into rock and roll.
New country disc! New gig with Roomful of Blues!  
By BOB GULLA  |  September 26, 2006

Hearing it out

Here are some releases that I’ve been meaning to get to. There’s no time like now.
The Goners, Anomalous, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  May 10, 2006

Sass and roll

This weekend at Jake’s, roots/rockabilly mainman Johnny Carlevale will be hosting a show featuring rising stars Thru the Keyhole Burlesque, just one of the many burlesque acts in the region that are putting the vintage entertainment style back on the map
Bumpin’ ’n’ grindin’ with Jessica Sciullo and Johnny Carlevale
By BOB GULLA  |  February 15, 2006