Rob Duguay
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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
Certain bands can transform an atmosphere within an establishment from dull and boring to vibrant and fun in an instant. Right when the first song is played, the music takes over the audience and … more
There’s an abundance of punk rock bands in the music scene around Providence and Rhode Island as a whole. Some of them unleash an aggressive hardcore essence, while others incorporate an upbeat … more
While being the original sonic format, instrumental music is still fairly unique these days. The vocals are often replaced with rhythms and arrangements while the vibe and feeling can come off as … more
In music, some collaborations just seem like no-brainers. This is especially the case when two entities of similar backgrounds come together to create something purely brilliant. An example of this … more
By ROBERT DUGUAY As diverse as the Rhode Island music scene is, there are a few styles that are somewhat underrepresented. The rock & roll realm within this community is strong, and the same … more
Alexus Lee has been pretty busy these days. The Providence based artist has been bringing her blend of soul, jazz and R&B to numerous venues including The Bowery Electric in New York City, … more
The music scene in Providence 10 years ago was a bit different than what it is now. There was a bit of a folk renaissance going on during that time period and while the critic within me has mixed … more
Even though my email gets flooded with new music on a daily basis, I do have a habit of surfing the internet to discover fresh & inventive tunes. This is especially true on a local level where … more
With all of us being in the thick of the holidays, there are a few things that folks should be doing during this time of year. Yes, there’s the obvious purchasing of gifts for friends, family … more
There are numerous reasons why Small Business Saturday is a way better time to shop for the holidays than the consumer-driven miasma known as Black Friday. First off, small businesses are inherently … more
Rhode Island has an abundance of talented singer-songwriters. Hit up one of the weekly open mics or spend a night out at a local bar or music venue and chances are that’ll you’ll hear … more
The way music can tell a story is one of the common threads that runs through the creative medium regardless of style and genre. This approach can paint vivid pictures for whoever is listening … more
The weekend after Halloween always hits differently in The Ocean State. For three days, the Amica Mutual Pavilion and Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence both become a hub for fandom of … more
It’s less than a week away and before you know it, people are going to be dressed up in their favorite costumes. Kids will be walking the streets accompanied by their parents looking for the … more
Within the music scene in Rhode Island, there are various communities, which can be even referred to as sub-scenes in some instances. One of them is centered around 75orLess Records, which is an … more
For the past eight years, a unique experience showcasing the stylistic versatility of the guitar has been taking place on the campus of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston and the surrounding … more
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