Rob Duguay
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Providence and Rhode Island as a whole has an incredible hip hop scene with a plethora of talented artists. On a weekly basis, you can see a few of them either performing live at one of the many … more
It’s a fact that Providence has had a stellar metal scene for the past few decades. Regardless of subgenre, there’s a guarantee that when a bunch of loud & amplified bands get … more
Hailing from Newport and making their presence felt consistently around the Providence area, The Z-Boys have been the premier purveyors of surf rock within the friendly confines of Rhode Island for … more
By ROBERT DUGUAY For the past 20 years, FirstWorks has been a vital entity in Rhode Island’s cultural sphere with their inclusion of world-class performing arts while accompanying these … more
In Pawtuxet Village, Memorial Day Weekend hits a little bit different. Instead of the usual backyard barbecue, it’s the height of Gaspee Days, which celebrates the burning of the HMS Gaspee by … more
The music festival season is already underway with tons of events taking place either over the course of an entire day or a whole weekend. There’s a bunch of others that have been slowly but … more
When it comes to purchasing a pet to bring into your home, it’s always best to do so through an animal rescue organization. These friendly creatures usually come to these places from dangerous … more
Like any other city, Providence has a bit of grit within its vicinity. There are certain aspects that are rough and tumble along with an underbelly where certain things happen that often get covered … more
For the past few years, pro wrestling has made quite a resurgence in the American cultural sphere. There’s major promotions such as World Wrestling Entertainment, All Elite Wrestling, Total … more
The weather is warming up, which means that thoughts of going to the beach and basking in the sun are soon going to pop up in people’s minds. With every environment there’s often a … more
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
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