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Sound Session 2012 hits the streets

The block is hot (like, stifling hot) and about to get hotter as the capital city's grandest music and dance festival — the eighth annual Sound Session — once again descends upon Downcity.
Rocking the block
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 13, 2012

The Rice Cakes take the WBRU Rock Hunt title

A jam-packed crowd rocked out at the Met on Friday, and the highly-appreciative bands clearly fed off the energy throughout the evening.
And the winner is ...
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 30, 2012
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The 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 2

Two walkoff winners dominated the opening round of the 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semifinals last weekend, with the Rice Cakes and URI alums Kingston 530 advancing to the final four.
More March Madness!
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 09, 2012
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The 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1

March is upon us (already?) — let the 'BRU bracketology commence!
March madness
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 02, 2012
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Three wicked freakin' awesome free festivals

July is upon us, and Providence is about to ratchet up the al fresco action with an outdoor music festival season sure to satisfy freaks and families alike.
Rockin’ the nice price
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 01, 2011
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Photos: WBRU Rock Hunt with VulGarrity + Herra Terra + Last One Out + The Death of Paris

VulGarrity, Herra Terra, Last One Out, and The Death of Paris compete at the WBRU Rock Hunt Finals at the Met on April 8, 2011.
WBRU Rock Hunt Finals | The Met | April 8, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  April 15, 2011


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VulGarrity triumph at the 'BRU Rock Hunt

There was a packed house and another well-executed romp last Friday at the Met, the site of the 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals.
It takes (only) two
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 15, 2011
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The 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, pt. 2

Round One of the 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finals is in the books, following a runaway victory in Newport and a narrow escape at the Spot Underground last weekend. Six more locally-culled artists will have at it this weekend, vying for the final two spot
Musical bracketology
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 25, 2011
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The 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1

Torn heartstrings may trump torn guitar strings at this year's WBRU Rock Hunt, which kicks off this weekend when the first six acts take the stage (the remain-ing six will square off next weekend), all vying for a nice pack of prizes as well as coveted r
March madness
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 18, 2011
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The final four

From Yiddish speed-rhymes to Latin funk, the 2010 Rock Hunt finals once again delivered a musically diverse and thoroughly-entertaining show at Lupo’s last Saturday.
The Wandas hit the ground running at the ’BRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2010
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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


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One shining moment

Fairhaven won a tight race at the 2009 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals at Lupo's on April 4.
Fairhaven grab the brass ring at the 'BRU rock hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 10, 2009
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Keyed up

Johnny Lingo just may be the unabashed king of piano-pop ditties here in Li'l Rhody, as showcased on his recent full-length debut Shake It Off.
Piano man
By PROVIDENCE MUSIC STAFF  |  January 27, 2009