Rob Duguay
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Every music scene has a few instances where a band gets together with each member having a stellar resume backing up their talents. Noise punks The Hammer Party are an example of this in Providence … more
In the landscape of today’s music industry, folks are always working on coming up with new ideas and approaches. This is especially the case when it comes to releasing music due to casual … more
A native of St. Croix and a graduate of Brown University, Becky Bass has a way of combining her soulful voice, stellar steel pan playing and excellent stage presence to create a vibrant dynamic on … more
By ROB DUGUAY Over the course of an artist’s career, sometimes it’s a wise move to switch things up a bit. In order for this to happen, the creative canvas is wiped clean with new … more
A lot of things have changed since Noah Barreto and his old Warwick based alt-rock band Public Alley shocked the local scene by winning WBRU’s Rock Hunt back in 2015. Sadly that radio station … more
Some people might not realize this, but there’s a case to be made that colleges and universities all over the country have had a direct impact on rock music for nearly half a century. Back in … more
Providence hip hop artist Jon Hope has been around the scene for a long time. For example, I remember when he was a fixture around the city during the late 2000s when Myspace was still a primary … more
When hip hop and rock come together, it can often be a polarizing experience. It can be an excellent marriage that’s exemplified through the political rap rock legends Rage Against The Machine … more
When it comes to craft beer in Rhode Island, the industry was a bit different a decade ago than it currently is today. Many local breweries were still trying to find their footing while experimenting … more
If you’re ever looking to gauge how fast time flies, take a look at the years it’s been since a local band played their first show. For the Providence alt-rock act Tall Teenagers, … more
Certain bands can transform an atmosphere within an establishment from dull and boring to vibrant and fun in an instant. Right when the first song is played, the music takes over the audience and … more
There’s an abundance of punk rock bands in the music scene around Providence and Rhode Island as a whole. Some of them unleash an aggressive hardcore essence, while others incorporate an upbeat … more
While being the original sonic format, instrumental music is still fairly unique these days. The vocals are often replaced with rhythms and arrangements while the vibe and feeling can come off as … more
In music, some collaborations just seem like no-brainers. This is especially the case when two entities of similar backgrounds come together to create something purely brilliant. An example of this … more
By ROBERT DUGUAY As diverse as the Rhode Island music scene is, there are a few styles that are somewhat underrepresented. The rock & roll realm within this community is strong, and the same … more
Alexus Lee has been pretty busy these days. The Providence based artist has been bringing her blend of soul, jazz and R&B to numerous venues including The Bowery Electric in New York City, … more
The music scene in Providence 10 years ago was a bit different than what it is now. There was a bit of a folk renaissance going on during that time period and while the critic within me has mixed … more
Even though my email gets flooded with new music on a daily basis, I do have a habit of surfing the internet to discover fresh & inventive tunes. This is especially true on a local level where … more
With all of us being in the thick of the holidays, there are a few things that folks should be doing during this time of year. Yes, there’s the obvious purchasing of gifts for friends, family … more
There are numerous reasons why Small Business Saturday is a way better time to shop for the holidays than the consumer-driven miasma known as Black Friday. First off, small businesses are inherently … more
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