The Rhode Island Festival Honoring Les Paul with Neutral Nation, Underwires, We Own Land and presentations by Tim Flynn, Jim Wysocki, David Lopes, and Gil Diaz
The Parlour Newport
Little Compton, RI
opening for John Doe and Jesse Dayton
Parlor Bar & Kitchen
Newport, RI 02840
75OL-238 Lathe Cut Singles Package
$25.00 S&H Included
$25.00 S&H Included
A set of all three limited clear poly lathe cut singles.
1. Matt Fraza Band – Drugs/I Don’t Want It 6:00
2. Jordan Everett Associates – Moonbeams 6:00
3. Jodie Treloar – Sonic Boom 5:15
4. Six Star General – Christopher Walken 6:00
5. Bob Kendall Band – Stay 2:57
6. Feng Shui Police – Without You 3:00
7. Eric Ott – Free 6:00
[abridged version below]
The music scene in Providence – and throughout Rhode Island – is insane. We’ve got more badass, super talented and hardworking musicians per capita than any other city in the world (don’t look that up, just go with it). But what’s more is we’ve got everything covered. Folk, rock, hip hop, punk; name a genre, cross pollinate it with another, hell just start making things up (Death-funk surf-rap!) and there’s almost definitely someone in RI doing it.
So where to start? We’ve assembled a crack team of musicians, promoters and supporters all plugged in to the local scene to give you your official 2015 local playlist and to tell you who you should be keeping an eye on. We’ve also got our five favorite records of the year, plus a look back at some shows that we felt best represent the eclectic nature of music in Providence.
Mark MacDougall, founder of 75orLess Records
1. “Stay” by Bob Kendall – Longtime Newport legend Bob Kendall is an indie pop magician, with echoes of REM, The db’s, and George Harrison.
2. “Double Nickels on the Dime” by Groundhawgs
3. “Huge Bruise (Live at Dusk)” by Black Oil Incinerator – Crusty gentlemen blowing out your eardrums with catchy hooks buried beneath an avalanche of amps and pedals.
4. “Credit Score” by Jodie Treloar
5. “Damn Unicorn” by Suicide Bill and the Liquors – A short, heartbreaking ballad; it’s the undiscovered anthem for all the schmucks you know still getting up at 5am every day for a job they hate.
Feng Shui Police
A trio of Brown University too-young-to-care weirdos from Newton, MA who have managed to successfully channel the influences of Half Japanese and Pavement with the charm of Jonathan Richmond. The local champions of Spazzy doo-wop and Elephant 6-influenced pop hooks. They are currently recording the follow-up to their 75orLess EP Thank You. –Mark MacDougall, founder of Providence indie music label 75orLess Records
Nimfest Newport presents
Bob Kendall Band
Acoustic performances to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale and the North Kingstown Food Pantry. Performers scheduled to appear are Paula Clare Ciminero (Biscuit City), Rudy Cheeks, Ed McGuirl, Mark Greenwood, Mike Gendron (Young Rust), Bob Kendall, Tyler-James Kelly (The Silks, Cowboy and Lady) and Jess Powers (Cowboy and Lady), Tammy Laforest (The Dust Ruffles), and Mother Of Dylan with Don Martone. Special appearance by Wakefield Idol winner Olivia Rich.
The concert is hosted and produced by Mark Oltedale as his annual contribution to his membership in the 1 of 52 Hunger Network. MC’s this year will be ever-popular Paula Clare | Charlestown, RI and Rudy Cheeks (Bruce McCrae).
Raffle prizes include premium framed prints by SVEN Perspectives – Photography by M. Sven Oltedale, a one hour photo shoot, a 30 minute scenic bi-plane ride by Bi-plane Rides of RI with pilot and owner Tom Miozzi, various restaurant gift certificates and more to come.
The Contemporary Theater Company
327 Main St
South Kingstown RI
6:00pm – 11:30pm
Buy your tickets www.ContemporaryTheaterCompany.com/box-office