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Off the Couch: From Shaolin with love
On THURSDAY (the 22nd) head to Mardi Gras in Cranston and welcome back hard-rock quartet KANERKO ; Al, Kev, Nick, and Anthony just returned from a goodwill trip to Kosovo where they rocked out for our troops — nice work, guys.
Wu-Tang wordsmith GZA hits Firehouse 13
| March 23, 2012
"Poorly Drawn People has some new members, and a new way of doing biz."
Poorly Drawn People's Reason and Falside remain in motion
| June 04, 2010
Focus group: Labeless Illtelligence
It's NBA All-Star Saturday and Labeless Illtelligence representatives Chris Andrews and Tyler Edwards, better known as CasUno and ESH the Monolith, settle in for one last marathon studio session at Edwards's East Providence apartment (dubbed FrESH Ear St
CasUno and ESH the Monolith streamline the cipher
| February 19, 2010
On the town with ProTown
Last Friday, a hip-hop showcase courtesy of upstart label ProTown Records, founded by Provy rap vets Romen Rok and DJ Al Bums (among others), invaded the Grant Building in Pawtucket, and the showcase was a rousing success.
Hip-hop heads fill the Bucket
| October 02, 2009
This could be a defining year for the revered Providence-based hip-hop collective Poorly Drawn People. Or not.
Poorly Drawn People are ready to slay in '09
| February 10, 2009
Food for thought
The Edgewood section of Cranston may not be known as a hip-hop hotbed, but that neighborhood raised a razor-sharp emcee named Romen Rok.
Romen Rok stays hungry
| September 10, 2008
“This was just something I had to do,” says Bob Gillespie. “I had to do it. The rent might not get paid for a while, but at least we’ve got this to show for it.”
Cutler and his Men of Great Courage captured Live
| April 02, 2008
A fond farewell
When I received word that Tom’s Tracks on Thayer Street was going out of business, my initial reaction was blasé.
Tom Farnsworth’s closing Tracks
| November 27, 2007
Screams and whispers
The parade of local noisemeisters continues this week.
Athletic Automaton, Allysen Callery, and Midnight Creeps
| September 25, 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
| September 12, 2007
Spanish Dancer fever
After debuting two years ago, Honeyhander made an immediate impact on the Providence rock scene with its dizzy brew of psychedelia and indie shoegazer.
Anthony Ferreira gets in touch with his inner disco
| March 21, 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
| December 20, 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
| July 25, 2006
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