This Is Mine Now

diamond doves I saw it pinned to a wall and coveted it immediately. I was afraid that if I left it there someone would steal it, so I stole it. But I thought I might be of some use to this band and make things all right. Besides it was kind of hanging limply where it was tacked up and no one could read it anyway. Okay . . . it was a wrong thing to do and I’m sorry. So everybody go see the Diamond Doves at the Met Thursday night and tell them how cool their handkerchief “posters” are! The Diamond Doves identify as crunk/funk/punk out of Providence and New York.

The three songwriters and nucleus of Diamond Doves met as kids and began a friendship and musical partnership that eventually brought them around the world playing and recording with their friend Elvis Perkins. Known collectively as Elvis Perkins in Dearland, the acclaimed folk-rock quartet toured for years performing at Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble, Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo and many other festivals, pioneering an influential hybrid of American music. They released their eponymous full-length debut and The Doomsday EP in 2009 on XL Recordings. Apart from their experience with EPID, all three Diamond Doves have carved out individual creative paths; Brigham owns and runs Smith Hill Studios in Providence RI where he has recorded bands including Deer Tick and Tallahassee.

So their musical credentials are certainly in order and these hankies are beguiling. They have two songs for you to listen to. Love the ‘Babe’ one. So we’re cool now, right?

Thursday, February 3, doors 8pm, show 9pm, with The Silks and Last Good Tooth, the Met, 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket

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