MATT FRAZA BAND
Firehouse 13, Providence, RI
Firehouse 13 is in the middle of a war zone and the inside is dark and dirty, but at least they have a stage and a PA system. Vertical Twin is playing when I enter. They are a bit older of a band than I’m used to seeing. They are a little old to be Green Day and a little young to be The Who, but I see where they get their power trio influences from. Vertical Twin plays high energy rock ’n’ roll and put on a good show, the singer is funny and entertaining, it’s a great way to start the night, though I may have missed two earlier bands. Monument Thief take the stage next. Monument Thief is a Providence based bass and drums duo, but don’t compare them to Lightning Bolt! They play straight up rock and the bass sounds like a guitar player without solos. It’s really good alternative rock that reminds me of my childhood. I’ve had a few drinks by now and I’m ready for a great band to top off a cool night. sadly, the Matt Fraza Band is unable to deliver the goods. Boring Dave Mathews, Jimmy Buffet type generic garbage. Hey, guitar player, stand up, this is a rock ’n’ roll concert, man. I’m afraid if I see their whole set I’ll fall asleep at the wheel and I don’t even have a car. At least I have an excuse to get on the bike and head home early. (Terry Boulder)
with Young Lincoln, Cassidy Needs, and Angus Gillett
with Jared Paul, Improvisational Duo, Bait and Switch
The Contemporary Theater Company
327 Main Street
South Kingstown, RI
Listen to Live Music from: DJ Blade Mon, Silverteeth, Gumption and Glory, Cassidy Needs, The Water Project, Matt Fraza Band…
Activities include: Local Artisan Vendors, Rock Spot’s Rock Wall, Providence Roller Derby, Rhody Ropers, Impact BMX, the OMF Skate Crew, South County Adventure Bootcamp, Kids Activities, a Bike Parade, AND SO MANY MORE!
Enjoy Food & Drinks from: Phil’s, Patois Caribbean Catering, Tara’s Tipperary Tavern, Whalers Brewing Co, Woodchuck Hard Cider, AND SO MANY MORE!
Come on down to Peace Dale for an amazing afternoon and evening of Live Music, Great Food, Local Artisan Vendors, and all sorts of fun and games! Portions of Kingstown Road between the Peace Dale Rotary and Welcome House, as well as Railroad Street will be closed to traffic between 2pm and 6pm to allow for a bike and pedestrian friendly event! But the fun doesn’t end at six, we have lots more planned until 10pm!
Check out Peace Dale Neighborhood Revitalization, Inc.’s facebook page for the latest updates on Bands, Food Vendors, Activities, etc.
As it will be a bike and pedestrian friendly event, we encourage people to *Bike to the Block* and take the bike path from any of the great locations between the Kingston Train Station and Narragansett, and bike (or walk) on in to the Peace Dale Block Party!