Monty Are I

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High-quality: From Allysen Callery to Coma Coma

Ladies first for your FRIDAY (the 15th): ALLYSEN CALLERY headlines at the Speakeasy (below Local 121) with ANNA COOGAN and LELAND SUNDRIES ($6, 401.274.2121), JERI & THE JEEPSTERS play a freebie at Striker's (401.615.7708) deep in the Coven
Off the Couch

Tuneful throwdown

"The WBRU Rock Hunt is not designed to find the best 'alternative rock' act — we're out to find the best live act looking to earn more exposure along with some pretty cool prizes."
The 2010 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 19, 2010

Bring on the major leagues

There ain't enough lighter fluid in your Bic to keep pace with Fairhaven's piano-driven anthems on their full-length debut Origins.
Fairhaven are officially on the hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 29, 2010

Local heroes, ’09 edition

The Rhode Island music community flourished in 2009, with new full-lengths from the Coming Weak, California Smile, and the pride of Cranston West and official big-leaguers Monty Are I, who released Break Through the Silence in September.
From Suicide Bill & the Liquors to Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 25, 2009

Lights, camera, action rock!

Keep the Cristal on ice until further notice from Steve Aiello, lead singer/guitarist for Monty Are I, who just released their "official" major label debut, Break Through the Silence on Island/Def Jam.
Monty Are I — from Cranston to Island/Def Jam
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 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


Interview: Monty Are I

Summer 2009 could be the defining moment of Monty Are I's decade-long musical endeavor. The sonic pride of Cranston West High are on the same label as the Killers and Fall Out Boy, and their big-league debut is due out this summer.
A shot at the 'big time'
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 25, 2009

DIY all over again

Cut from the earnest and emotional mold of bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Coheed & Cambria, and our own Monty Are I, the Coming Weak is one of the area’s fastest-rising combos.
The Coming Weak seek alternate routes; plus, Forever Young
By BOB GULLA  |  February 13, 2008

The new year is full of promise

Local music took a few hits in 2006, with the shuttering of more venues, leaving us with a small cluster of fully functioning outlets for homegrown bands: AS220, the Ocean Mist, Cats, and the Living Room.
Things we'd like to see happen this year in local music
By BOB GULLA  |  January 02, 2007

Heard ’round here

There were lots of great records to choose from, so I decided not to limit the list to 10 selections.
15 reasons to be cheerful
By BOB GULLA  |  December 20, 2006

Synapses firing

Back on Monday August 14, when Kenmore Square was the usual pre–Red Sox game Tasmanian clusterfuck, a smaller but no less devoted crowd began to form outside Avalon. Receiving End of Sirens, "Planning a Prison Break" (mp3)
The Receiving End of Sirens have their own Fenway faithful
By SAM MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 08, 2006


Ready for action!

It’s hard to say how many showers they’ve missed or how many T-shirts they’ve gone through in the month-plus they’ve been on the road this summer, but it’s safe to say that the van they’re crisscrossing the country in is rife with man-stink.
Monty Are I go national with Wall of People
By BOB GULLA  |  July 25, 2006

Blasting off

You might not buy this, given the band’s propensity for reunion gigs, but the Neutral Nation show at the Living Room on Saturday will most likely be their last.
Neutral Nation goes south
By BOB GULLA  |  June 06, 2006

Parsing the Poll II

We had a Sex Pistols moment here at the Phoenix last week.
The Best Music Poll’s Sex Pistols moment
By BOB GULLA  |  May 16, 2006