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Think of a musical concept where Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac fronts an ‘80s era heavy metal band and you’ll most likely be astounded by the combination. Now, what if there was an actual band doing something in that vein and they turned out to be from your own backyard? It would be crazy …

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Beatmaking has an interesting way of conveying emotions through sound. There might not be any lyrics involved, but the tone and structure can exude a certain vibe. Hard-hitting and intense beats can bring about feelings of angst and rage, funky and uptempo ones can resonate positivity and ch…

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Virtual events and live streams have become a main source of entertainment because of COVID-19 and they’ve become part of the “new normal” in our everyday lives. While we hope for things to genuinely return to normal next year so we can see live music in person once again, the streams keep o…

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There’s an ethereal vibe that comes from the way Allysen Callery writes songs. The lady who calls Bristol home isn’t your typical musician who practices their craft with an acoustic guitar. Whenever she starts to play, there’s another element present that can’t be physically seen but it can …

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When you listen to a band, sometimes you can hear different eras of their style engaging with each other. It’s a head on immersion that takes two time periods, fuses them into a musical explosion and Providence punks The Hammer Party accomplish this in a unique way. The pulsating rhythms fro…

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Providence has an extensive history of noise rock music. Ask any old scene head about the style’s effect in the musical ecosystem of the city and they’ll start talking about bands like Lightning Bolt, Arab On Radar and The White Mice along with underground art spaces like Fort Thunder. Carry…

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It’s no secret that a lot of things can change in 10 years. Hell, take a look at this crazy COVID-19 afflicted year and you’ll see that a lot can change in five months. For the Providence jam band The Cosmic Factory, they’ve gone from being a joining of three singer-songwriters of different …

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Sometimes songwriting partnerships can be greater than simply two musicians getting together to create new tunes. Sometimes a cast of collaborators gets involved and it’s only a matter of time until a community starts revolving around the original duo. Providence psychedelic act White Rabbit…

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Providence rock act Steadystate have a lot to offer with their music. There’s this clash of space rock and new wave with progressive structures bringing an abundance of substance. Each note gets more and more intriguing as an artistic protest to the milquetoast variety that comes with the ov…

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The power of punk rock is undeniable. When the listener can relate to the lyrics and get amped on the riffs and beats, there’s an emotional synthesis that takes place. This is usually acted out through moving around like a human tornado either in a closed room or at a music venue with other …

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The News Cafe on 43 Broad Street in Pawtucket is the coolest little dive in the city. They have cold beer and tasty cocktails for reasonable prices, you can indulge in a stuffie or some nachos and let's not forget their trademark $1 jello shots. The place also has become a key venue for Rhod…