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Meta P. has a simpler plan
Don't let Sean Sbardella's moniker of choice — Metaphysics ("Meta P") — dissuade fellow ol-skool enthusiasts who prefer original-recipe rap to the bombastic, rapid-fire verbiage of latter-day indie backpackers.
| January 28, 2011
Grown man rap
Del the Funky Homosapien and Tame One. Canibus and Keith Murray. AG and OC. Buckshot and KRS. Masta Ace and Edo G. These aren’t comments on a Facebook thread asking for hip-hop dream duos. They’re real pairs of united legends who are giving disenchanted
Masta Ace and Edo G pair up to tear down
| October 16, 2009
Working on your heart
With the talent we have in this town, just about anybody can put together a decent-sounding album.
Carll Wilkinson starts the whole damn thing all over
| July 03, 2009
Keelay & Zaire | Ridin' High
Keelay and Zaire's tracks bounce lovelier than Joe Budden's girlfriend on that trampoline.
| March 10, 2009
A history of violins
To paraphrase (very loosely) Ben Franklin, wherever you go in this world of ours — and that includes Sweden, native land of Dungen mastermind Gustav Ejstes — nothing is certain but death, taxes, and being picked on mercilessly if you’re a kid who plays
The bigger, better sound of Dungen
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| October 21, 2008
Termanology | Politics As Usual
This one should be considered a “How To” manual for regional rap stars who are poised to detonate worldwide.
Nature Sounds (2008)
| October 01, 2008
The news that one of our homegrown talents, guitar hero Johnny Maguire, is jumping back into the music business should warm the hearts of many on the local scene.
Johnny Maguire is back on track
| May 20, 2008
On the 15 tracks of his fourth solo outing in 10 years, Rock peddles familiar fare, a more precise mix of the same bleached-out horns and terse hooks he’s honed for years.
NY's Finest | Nature Sounds
| May 12, 2008
Mark it, dude: another banner year for the Boston music scene.
Ten from Boston’s 2007 pop underground
| 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
| December 04, 2007
It’s old news: this series of tubes they call the Internet has revolutionized the way music is distributed.
Local bands dig in with digital
| September 12, 2007
Northern State’s YouTube video for “Better Already” is a thing of low-budget beauty.
Northern State keep their raps real
| August 14, 2007
Anyone who’s ever truly needed peace and quiet, understand the incredible sanctity of a public library.
A PPL benefit compilation, and Rhode Island Rejects
| June 05, 2007
To most rock fans, psychedelic means Jimi Hendrix and Arthur’s Lee’s Love, or Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” and Frigid Pink’s “House of the Rising Sun.”
Dungen deliver another potent dose of psych-rock
| June 04, 2007
Staff of life
Wheat’s debut, Medeiros, feels as fresh as yesterday, which is very fresh.
Wheat make extraordinary Everyday music
| May 22, 2007
Souls of the departed
Last week was an especially dark one for Rhode Islanders and the local music community.
Reflections on a dark week
| October 03, 2006
Classic meets modern
The Audiocentrix just celebrated the release of their second disc last weekend.
The Audiocentrix’s ambitious and inspired Suicide Lust
| May 23, 2006
Now that the music biz has licked its wounds from a nasty 2005, things are finally starting to heat up, and an indie-heavy winter is giving way to a more major spring.
The majors gear up for a promising spring
| March 10, 2006
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