Music

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…

Free 2015 WBRU Summer Concert Series Starts Friday

Find out the band lineup and details for this summer's six-week Friday night concert series at Waterplace Park.

What’s better than a Friday night with free music, a waterfront view, good friends and good food? Nothing. Lucky for us, 95.5 WBRU has teamed up with the city of Providence and Dunkin’ Donuts once again to bring Rhode Islanders another amazing free waterfront Summer Concert Series. WBRU has scheduled the hottest bands along with fresh-faced up-and-comers for this year’s…

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…

Six Reasons You Should Go to the Cinco de Mayo Bash

It's the most wonderful block party of the year.

Do you really need more of a reason than "It's happening this weekend, so go"? This year, Providence is celebrating Cinco de Mayo early. Honor the Mexican army's surprise victory over France during the Battle of Puebla in 1862 — a David and Goliath type of situation — in the most appropriate way: with margarita snow cones, tacos and corn…

Your New Favorite Band: The Horse-Eyed Men

Folk music on a molecular, biological level.

This Providence-based band of brothers crafts an unusual musical experience. Some tunes are dreamlike, others are visceral, others still are campy and fun — and they’re all punctuated by the richest sibling banter you’ve heard in real time. The Band: The Horse-Eyed Men The Members: Dylan and Noah Harley See Them Live: Thursday, April 9, the Columbus Theatre, Providence, with…