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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Benny’s Homage To The Biggest Little

The new Benny’s television spot — more like a love letter to Rhode Island — has been out for less than a day and already it has over 3,000 hits. “The Biggest Little State in the Union” revives a much-loved jingle from the 80’s. The

‘No’ To The Conley Hall Of Fame And Lottery

Anyone wondering what the Patrick Conley Heritage Hall of Fame would look like need go no further than the book store/gift shop in the State House Visitors Center (seen here — all six are Conley titles). I have written about this before and a recent

Week in Music

Monday — @Dusk (Memorial Day Bash — 3pm to 10pm), Hoods, Apparition, Before I Had Wings, Scars of Deceit, Boxed In Tuesday — @Aurora, Jared Paul, Medusah Black, @AS220, Mease, Nobody’s Coming to Dinner, LittleBoyBigHeadOnBike Wednesday — @AS220, Star Shipshape, the Inhumanoids, Harvey Garbage Thursday

Mr. Lawrence Tells Us Where To Go

And when. Talented writer, word speller, library advocate, and editor of ‘Headmaster’ editor, Matthew Lawrence, has done it again. The latest project out of his newly-formed Law and Order Party is the very handy, 80-page “Summer Guide: 102 Events // 70 Beaches.” The layout is

Full WaterFire

(5.28) Tonight is the first full WaterFire of the season with 80 braziers flaming away. The music playlist includes Bach, Vivaldi, Kareem Roustom, Yo-Yo Ma, ‘Vissi D’Arte’ by Puccini (the goosebump song), the Low Anthem, and ‘Lake Bed’ by Brown Bird. Many of the songs

PVDonuts Opens

(5.28) The big day is finally here for fans of PVDonuts. Head over to Sin Bakery on Allens Avenue Saturday for their grand opening. Nice write-up of baker/proprietor and JWU grad Lori Kettelle  in the ProJo, Kettelle began experimenting in her kitchen with all kind

Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Snowplows, Honest Living, Teratoma, Broads @the Met, Steve Donovan, Holy Roller High, Less Than a Felony, Small Talk @Fête Ballroom, Hed, Veer Union, Overwith, Fear the Masses, Brand New Day, Everybody Panic @the Spot in the Colosseum, Pixels, the Rizzos, Tall Teenagers,

Building Bridges Launch Party

(5.28) Build this bridge! It’s going to be awesome. Providence is gonna be hopping this Saturday. In addition to a WaterFire and Brown Commencement festivities, the Building Bridges people are throwing a party on Parcel 4, the riverfront tract where the federal government has mandated

‘Bigger Splash’ At Cable Car

This sounds like a good one. If nothing else it should be fun to look at . . . lots of impossible scenery, terraces, pools, languid people wearing beautiful clothes . . . all the accoutrements of modern affluence. Manohla Dargis of the New York

Meet The Artists — New Comics At Ada

(5.26) Brent Legault invites you to a comics event at Ada Books this Thursday evening. (Facebook event for ‘Gorgeous is as Gorgeous Does.’) Cathy G. Johnson & Mimi Chrzanowski have new comics that they want to show you. Come to Ada Books on May 26th

Dr. Who & The Daleks At Library

(5.25) Another installment in the ‘Portals: The History of the Future Film’ series at the Providence Public Library. This week the Providence Center for Media Culture presents the 1965 Whovian curiosity, Dr. Who & the Daleks with Peter Cushing. Tardis, a time machine disguised as

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Kid Congo Powers and the the Pink Monkey Birds, Atlantic Thrills, Cannibal Ramblers @the Met, Memphis May Fire, It Lives It Breathes @Fête Lounge, Dreamers, AudioDamn!, the Young Wild @Firehouse 13, Inaeona, Netherlands Tuesday — @the Met, Joywave, Kopps, the Demos @AS220,

Low Anthem — A Band That Runs A Theater

When Jeff Prystowski of Low Anthem first approached Jon Berberian, owner of the Columbus Theatre, back in 2011 the plan was a simple one. According to the NYT (3.24.15), The two men worked out an arrangement: Prystowsky and his bandmates Ben Knox Miller and Bryan

Woony Greenway Pocket Park & The River Rangers

This is coming along nicely. More greenway is being developed courtesy of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC), this time it is a section along Kinsley Avenue. For this photo I had my back to Eagle Street; down on the right is the Steel Yard.

Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Met, Beartooth, Stray From the Path, My Ticket Home, Former @Fête Ballroom, Nappy Roots, ScamRock, Reziztanze, Sarah Barbosa @AS220, Erin McKeown, Zoe Lewis, Natalia Zukerman @Psychic Readings, J. Mamana, Bummer, Caloric, Simulcast @Aurora, Richard, B33T JU1C3, Messy Tye @Firehouse 13, Ravage, Seax,

Hope Street Spring Block Party

(5.21) The annual Hope Street Spring Block Party takes place this Saturday with food, beer, shopping, and live music on the famous North Stage. (Facebook event.) Noon—Adjuncts/ 12:30—Tiny Diamond/ 1pm—John Faraone/ 2pm—Fashion Show 2:30—Medusah Black/3pm—Last Good Tooth/ 4pm—Happiness/ 5pm—Boo City (Heads-up from the organizers: Fashion