Music

The Weekly Round-up: June 28–July 4

Locavore art, down-and-dirty play, patriotic pastimes and more!

Five can't-miss events of the week. Art of the Ocean State As if we didn’t already love Rhode Island enough, the Wickford Art Association is hosting its annual “Art of the Ocean State” exhibit. Work of local member and non-member artists will be on display in this two-week-long open juried show. Come to see the best of the Ocean State’s…

The Weekly Round-up: June 21–27

A history lesson, big top fun, a solstice celebration and more!

Five can't-miss events of the week. How Christian an Understanding Can we still live by the rules of centuries past? An expert panel, including The New York Times bestselling author John M. Barry, will deconstruct Rhode Island’s charter, written in 1661, and ponder how its ideas relate to modern culture. Barry and his fellow panelists — religious studies professor Daniel…

A Folkin’ Good Time at the Sunset Music Series

Propped atop the Julians Omnibus in direct line of the late afternoon sunshine, chowing on barbecue tacos and sipping an iced tea lemonade cocktail, I wondered how the day could get any better. Then I remembered the reason I drove down from Providence to Newport that afternoon. Willie Nelson, of course. The eighty-year-old legend and his band would take to…

The Weekly Round-up: June 7–13

Five can't-miss events of the week.

Five can't-miss events of the week.   Festival of Historic Houses You’ve seen the facades of these beautiful homes a dozen times; now is your chance to explore their historically rich interiors. On Friday night, join the Providence Preservation Society for a cocktail fundraiser, featuring hors d’oeuvres, music and celebration, held in two homes on College Hill’s historic Prospect Street:…

Brown Bird Needs Our Help

One of our favorite local musicians needs some serious community support. Dave Lamb, one-half of the multi-instrumentalist duo, Brown Bird, was hospitalized last week for severe anemia during a tour stop in Houston, Texas. Dave has had several blood transfusions, but to this date doctors haven't been able to determine what's causing his condition. Here's more information from the band's…

The Weekly Round-up: May 17–23

Five can't-miss events of the week.

Five can't-miss events of the week. Stomp The musical and visual phenomenon has come to Rhode Island, and it’s going to be a smash. Try to catch your breath as the eight-person cast combines movement with unconventional instruments to create a percussive spectacular. Come because you love music. Come because you love dance. Come because you want to know how…

The Weekly Round-up: April 26–May 2

The five can't-miss events of the week.

The five can't-miss events of the week. Newport Craft Beer Festival Every bar stocks Budweiser and PBR. Why not try something a little more creative? This second annual celebration of Newport’s brewing history features more than thirty breweries from New England and across the continental United States. Sample old and new favorites, including Harpoon, Mayflower and Newport Storm, listen to…

The Weekly Round-Up: April 12–18

The five can't-miss events of the week.

The five can't-miss events of the week. Party for the Planet Channel your inner party animal for a weeklong celebration of the earth. The soiree features recycled art, performances from TEN31 Productions, All Children’s Theater and Red’s One Man Junk Band, plus tips from local green organizations like the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and URI’s Master Gardeners. The…

Music, Sustainability and Picnic Baskets

Brown Bird has fast become our favorite local band. Roots duo MorganEve Swain and David Lamb won over hundreds of new fans as the Saturday opener on the main stage at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival (read our after-show Q and A with them here) and have since toured the country promoting tunes from their new album, Fits of Reason….

2013 Newport Jazz Festival Is Set

Tickets are now on sale on the festival’s website.

While the chill in the air may be coming back to winter, already we can look forward to the warmth of August in Newport. The 2013 Newport Jazz Festival is set to take place August 2-4. The legendary festival looks to match the great line-ups of the previous fifty-eight years – where luminaries of this great American art form share…