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Monthly Archives: August 2016

DOT AIR Festival

(8.20) Time for DOT AIR 2016, the annual experimental music festival from the Machines With Magnets people in Pawtucket. Artists — with a blend of sound, performance, and visuals — include: Hailu Mergia – Ethiopian keyboard and accordion luminary, Hailu Mergia, was a major star

Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Aminals, Worst Days, the Ultimate Screamo Band, Crippled Beggar @the Met, Moga, Last Good Tooth, Sugar Honey Iced Tea @Psychic Readings, Anyone Anyway, sports, Hodera, When All We Love is Lost @Firehouse 13, Sainvar, My Iron Lung, Save Us From the Archon,

Burnside Music Series & Beer Garden

(8.18) Special double bill — Hayley Thompson-King and Boo City — today down at the Burnside Music Series and Beer Garden. About Hayley Thompson-King: This soulful country vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist (as well as New England Conservatory of Music trained Opera singer) emanates power, grit,

Girls Rock Camp Showcase At Met

(8.19) This is your last chance to check out a Girls Rock! RI showcase this summer. So what goes on at the Girls Rock camp? From the Facebook event page. Over 5 days, 50 campers form 11 bands, learn instruments, and write original songs. Then,

Lovecraft Film Fest

(8.21) H.P. Lovecraft was born here in Providence on August 20, 1890, and the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council will be hosting a weekend of movies and events to celebrate. From the Facebook event page. 3 days of Lovecraftian film and activities, including author readings,

Free Philharmonic Concert — RW Park

(8.18) How often do you get invited to a 100th birthday party? The Rhode Island Foundation is celebrating its centennial by hosting a free concert in Roger Williams Park featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. There’s room for thousands of music lovers on blankets and

Riverfront Repair Project — Volunteers Needed

(8.17) Not too late to volunteer for Part II of the Riverfront Repair Project tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17th. The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA), and a gang of volunteers, already scraped and painted the lower part of the riverwalk railings last month, starting down by the

‘Clue’ Movies On The Block

(8.18) This week at Movies on the Block: The 1985 comedy whodunit, “Clue,” starring Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, and Tim Curry. The role of Colonel Mustard is played by comedic actor and musician, and artist, Martin Mull, who graduated from the Rhode Island School of

Money Earmarked For New Pedestrian Bridge

The Providence River pedestrian bridge just got one step closer to becoming reality. On Monday the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission authorized spending up to $2 million on construction, but they are having to move some money around to accomplish this. Clarification of the resolution was

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Matt Valentine, the Doozer, Allysen Callery, Westeryear Tuesday — @Fête Ballroom, Baroness, the Pallbearer @the Met, Mayhem Lauren, Dirty Durdie, T Rads, Sean E. Sinatra, Ethyks Lone Wolf @Aurora, Oxenfree, Cat Has Claws, Say Brother, Tapestries @Dusk, Skylar Batz, Sonic Grifters, Tender

Lovecraft’s Providence In New York Times

Today’s Sunday New York Times features a piece in the Travel Section, “How to Find the Spirit of H.P. Lovecraft in Providence,” by writer Noel Rubinton. He has written a useful and comprehensive piece with discussions of the history, architecture, and literary legacy of Lovecraft’s

The DEA Protects Its $2 Billion Budget

Condemnation for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s decision to keep marijuana listed as a Schedule I drug has been universal. The DEA defines Schedule I drugs, substances, and chemicals as “. . . drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

Work Begins On East Side Bike Path

Construction has begun on a new segment of the Blackstone River Bikeway which will help get cyclists off of Gano Street, hoorah.  This new strectch of the bike path will run north along the Seekonk River (seen here, with the Gano Street Boat Launch up

New Horses For Mounted Command

Three new horses have been donated to the Providence Police Mounted Command. Seen here is Charlie a 4-year-old Clydesdale coming in at 17.1 hands . . . for now. He may still be growing. John Hill has a nice piece in today’s ProJo “Charlie, Goliath

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Aurora, the Silks (album release), Tall Teenagers, the Low Cards @Lupo’s, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana @the Met, Shred of Salvation, Whiskey Fyre, Chained to Insanity, 1030, Taken, more @Waterplace Park Basin, the Wombats, Wild Sun @Firehouse 13, Internal Bleeding, Forced Asphyxiation, Wreak, Possessed Entity

$25,000 For Local Artists — RI Foundation

Rhode Island visual artists who dream of having more time to work on their craft have until August 18th to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation. Established in 2003, the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund makes up to three grants