Music

Here's Your Chance to Own a Piece of the Tent

Collectibles featuring Warwick Musical Theatre's iconic circular stage will help raise funds for Ocean State Theatre Company.

Many Rhode Islanders fondly remember the Tent, also known as Warwick Musical Theatre from 1955 to 1999. Although the location is now a Lowe’s, here’s your chance to own a memento from the theater. The nonprofit Ocean State Theatre Company received a donation from Larry Bonoff to offer the public original pieces of the circular stage from the Warwick Musical…

Benny's Nailed It

Its "Biggest Little State in the Union" commercial encapsulates everything that's great about Rhode Island.

The Biggest Little State in the Union. That's what we are. We're proud of our people, our famous landmarks, our history and our ever-changing seasons. Our state's small, but it bursts with greatness. The latest Benny's commercial, which went live yesterday, features the diverse faces and places that make Rhode Island unique, including a cameo by the Rhode Island Monthly…

Test Your Musical Knowledge at Trivioke

Take this five-question quiz to see if you have what it takes to enter a team and celebrate the karaoke and trivia mashup's first birthday.

It’s almost Trivioke’s first birthday! The mashup competition at the Dean Hotel’s the Boombox karaoke bar combines trivia and karaoke, and it’s celebrating its one-year existence with a two-night Tournament of Champions. New teams will be welcomed to compete alongside returning participants on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. The second invite-only competition will take place the following week on…

One Great Revival at the Columbus Theatre

The venue's third annual Revival show boasts the best local musical lineup of the year.

For Columbus Theatre loyalists, 2015 is a year worth celebrating. John C. Reilly returned for a second show in February, Brian Blade recorded an album there last month and The New York Times' T Magazine featured a glowing story about the venue back in March — not to mention more than sixty memorable performances by local and national acts. And while…

Your Last Summer to Party at Atlantic Beach Club

The Newport mainstay will close after Labor Day and reopen as a private wedding venue in 2016.

Johnny’s Atlantic Beach Club: A place to kick back and listen to live bands over views of the Atlantic Ocean. And then there are the Astrobombs. Oh, the Astrobombs; red, white and blue icy alcoholic concoctions that resemble slushy patriotic popsicles in a cup. How I will miss those Astrobombs! I recently learned that this is the last summer for…

Rainbows and Rock and Roll with Public Alley

The WBRU Rock Hunt winners spill on their new-found success.

A double rainbow draped across the skyline over thousands of audience members and a fan who proposed to his soul mate on stage. Sounds as though something so picture-perfect could only be falsified on the big screen, right? Not for the East Greenwich-bred indie rock band, Public Alley. This was a reality that shaped one of the greatest nights of…

Get Out of Town: Horseneck Beach and Buzzards Bay Brewing

Plan a fun beach day in Westport, Massachusetts, then top off the afternoon with craft brews and live music.

Here's an idea for a quick daytime adventure when you want to get away from it all. Westport’s Horseneck Beach is located in an idyllic rural setting surrounded by drifting sand dunes and two miles of scenic coastline. The $15 out of state parking fee ($13 for Massachusetts residents) is a small price to pay to for a day of…

Folk Fest '15: Fifty Years Since Bob Dylan Went Electric

One of the most groundbreaking moments in music history took place right here in Rhode Island. Watch videos of the pivotal performances, plus commentary from Pete Seeger.

  In the summer of 1965, Newport Folk Festival attendees learned firsthand that Bob Dylan’s talent was too vast to be confined by fundamental folk parameters. The singer-songwriter was a festival favorite in ’63 and ’64. But a year later, Dylan shocked his fan base with a three-song electric set, gutsily intertwining folk with rock and roll. This revolutionary moment…

American Idol Auditions in Providence Thursday

Try out and maybe you'll be featured on Season XV of the popular TV show.

"American Idol" is searching for superstars in Rhode Island. Sing your heart out at the Alex and Ani City Center skating rink at 2 Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence on June 18 from 9 a.m.−5 p.m., for a chance to land a spot on one of America’s most popular shows Make sure to get to the rink nice and early…

Watch the Horse-Eyed Men's Amazing New Music Video About Two Cowboys in Love

Come on Nashville. Come on America. Come on Cowboy.

Cowboys? In love? Haven't I seen this somewhere before? Nope. You haven't. Not like this. Go on: Watch the Horse-Eyed Men's brand new music video, "Come On, Cowboy." You deserve a few minutes of unadulterated joy. Tell your boss I said so. Filmed at the Ocean Mist in Matunuck by Horatio Baltz, the video stars musician Brian Barthelmes (the ex-Pats…