Are you a writer or poet who lives in Providence?
PVDFest is now accepting submissions from local writers for "once upon a sign"
The festival will purchase accepted stories to be published on signs that will be displayed throughout the city during the three day event.
Two kinds of original work are being sought: stories or poems for adults/teens, and stories or poems for families and children.
Each sign can hold about 600 words (Or a maximum of 3,500 Characters)
Works can be submitted here and close on April 30th, writers must live in Providence and be 12 years of age or older on May 15, 2019 in order to be considered.
For the fifth year, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture+ Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will host PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival, June 6-9, 2019. Providence’s world-renowned art, culture and culinary community join forces with artists from around the corner and across the globe to deliver a once in a lifetime experience. Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.
The Tony Jones Show #206 with music from: That Handsome Devil, 61 Ghosts, Super Cassette, Russ Carrick, Mark Cutler, Amazing Royal Crowns, Brunt Of It, The Charms, SEXCoffee, Hello, Atlantic and Deer Tick.
Travis, Kevin and James are discussing all the do’s and don’ts of storing your furniture, art, comics and all other collectibles. Understanding light exposure, temperature and humidity control and many other factors all play a part in keeping extending the lifespan of your assets. Kevin fears a world without Betty White, James battles nose boogers and Travis struggles to understand the humidity in his turtle tank.
The guys also touch on: - Where NOT to store your furniture - How to fix cracks in ivory - How to clean meteorites - Bronze disease – what it is and how to fix it - Glass sickness - Storing comics and prints
California’s garage-pop/indie rock band Super Cassette dropped a brand new single and accompanying music video, titled “Better In Reverse“. With lush, jangle-pop melodies, a bit of fuzzy, over-driven guitar, and layers of harmonic vocals, the band builds a relaxed yet forward-moving and hook-laden pop tune. A closer listen to the lyrics reveals a jump into dark introspection, questioning the actions of humans – and wondering if everything would be ‘better in reverse’.
“It laments mankind’s unfortunate tendency to just ruin things over time – whether it be personal relationships, the social/political climate, or the planet (especially in this age of apparent dystopia),” shared vocalist vocalist/guitarist Max Gerlock. While the lyrics apply to all scales of humanity, the track’s origins were sparked very close to home. “The first lyric and melody surprisingly came to me in their entirety during a road trip. Our band is fronted by me and my twin brother, Nick, and in that moment I was reflecting of a particular memory where I was very intoxicated and ended up just treating Nick like garbage. The line – ‘You were my brother, but we killed each other’ – how can you more succinctly summarize humankind’s tendency to betray itself? Why do we treat each other poorly, even when we’re in the same family?”
The lyrics go on to subtly nod towards humankind’s damage and destructive actions – citing the manufacturing of weapons, ruining of world and natural wonders, and hurt to fellow friends and family. It’s brought full circle by proposing how different – and better – the world might be if we could hit reverse. The take-away boils down to the fact that each of our choices a major impact on others – and unfortunately, our world has no reverse button, so it’s up to us to think ahead.
The accompanying music video provides a heavy dose of 90’s nostalgia, pairing perfectly with the band’s crunchy-smooth sound. B-movie inspiration lends a sweet-sour combination of gore and notes of comical relief. Gerlock shared that the video concept came to him in a dream – where he was explaining the nearly full-fleshed video idea to his bandmates – enacting the of killing of each one in anger, and bringing them back to life by hitting rewind, when he realizes his mistake. The band worked with videographer Nick Troughton, and shot locally in Oakland.
“Better In Reverse” was self-recorded, mixed and mastered by the band. It is their first release since 2017’s EP Cathode Ray Tube; several further singles are expected in coming months, leading up to the band’s first first full-length release, due out by end of the year. “Better In Reverse” is available on all major digital platforms today including Spotify, Bandcamp, and Apple Music.
ABOUT SUPER CASSETTE:
Super Cassette is an Oakland garage-pop band built around the guitar and vocal harmonies of two brothers. The band formed when Max Gerlock assembled a group to play his solo project, Maximillian, live. Their first show went so well that it became obvious the project should be transitioned into a full-fledged band rather than a solo effort. Plus, Max and his brother (and co-frontman) Nick had been meaning to pursue a project together in earnest for years, but didn’t have the time to until graduating college. Once bassist Devin Hollister and drummer Aziz Yehia were on board, they knew they had something special.
Super Cassette blends lush, jangly pop songs with the manic, brooding energy of overdriven guitars and untethered vocals, yet their explosive moments are earned by the contrast of spacey, introspective sections throughout their music.
Off the heels of their last EP, Cathode Ray Tube, and a few west coast tours, Super Cassette is gearing up to deliver several singles, leading up to their first full-length release at the end of this year.
If you are a fan of live music, New York City is, for sure, one of the best places to enjoy it! What are you waiting for? You should get a plane ticket, hop on a train or drive with your car because live music venues in NYC are something that everyone should attend! If you haven't been to New York, you should head to Big Apple and spend some time enjoying wonderful music! New York brought us a lot of famous stars today, such as Bob Dylan, Wu-Tang Clan, Ramones and many more. But that is not all! The music is made there every day! So, let's see now what are the 5 best live music Venues in NYC!
5 Best Live Music Venues in NYC
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So, if you want to go to NYC and visit some of the best live music venues, these are the best places that we can recommend!
There are many places for good, live, music but these 5 stand out!
When searching for the best live music venues in NYC, The Brooklyn Bowl stands out for several reasons. First, it was named as the 20th best music club in the entire U.S., by the Rolling Stone magazine. Second, it is the holder of the first ever LEED certification for its bowling alley. As if the music and bowling were not enough, there are also two bars, a restaurant and spacious seating space.
If you end up visiting The Brooklyn Bowl, you just have to try the tap beers that you can only find in Brooklyn and nowhere else. The Brooklyn Bowl, in fact, sells only the local brews. Be sure to try them out when you visit!
As for its music, there are many famous names that have performed at this venue. Artists such as Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Animal Collective and many more have made their appearances. If these names just made you remember a song you like and want to hear it again, without waiting, you can use our song request service.
Radio City Music Hall:
Radio City Music Hall is the most famous music venue in the whole world. It is located in the Rockefeller Center and it was the most visited place in NYC. Established and opened in 1932 and offered high-class entertainments ever since. In 1979, management wanted to renovate and make an office space instead of Radio City Music Hall, but public outcry and other smaller organizations saved this legendary place! In 1980, this place gets renovated and reopened to the public.
Also, let's not forget that Radio City Music Hall was a host to some of the greatest and famous events such as MTV Video Music Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards and, of course, America’s Got Talent! Speaking of Tony, you can check our own Tony in his "The Tony Jones Show", where he talks and rocks with the best of them! You can always visit Radio City Music Hall online, as well, grab tickets and check their performance schedule.
The Beacon Theatre:
This marvelous place was designed by Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel, a famous theatrical visionary before he worked on the Radio City Music Hall. He wanted to make The Beacon into an International music hall. The style of The Beacon Theatre draws heavily from the "Deco" style of art and it opened its doors to the public way back in 1929. There have been many entertainment shows since, such as operas, silent movies, and even vaudeville. But, perhaps the greatest fact about the theatre is that it became a national landmark in 1979.
As for the names that performed there, the list is almost overwhelming. Queen, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, and Radiohead all performed there at some point, along with many more famous names.
Somewhat recently renovated, in 2006, The Beacon Theatre proudly stands as one of the 5 best live music venues in NYC today, hosting stars such as Damien Rice and Diana Krall.
Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts:
This beautiful complex is placed in the center of NYC and it sits on 16.3 acres. This is one of the nicest performing art venues and includes New York State Theater, Avery Fisher Hall and Metropolitan Opera House. Also, it is home to NYC's most established and oldest performing companies. The goal of conceiving Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts was to bring all the best-performing companies and unite them into one place. Lincoln Center of the Performing arts is home to Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera and The New York Philharmonic.
If you want to take in everything that this center has to offer, you would need a lifetime! Except for the Opera, here, all forms of music are explored, from American Jazz to Japanese kabuki!
The Bitter End:
This club is established in 1961 and it still holds the title of the "oldest rock club" in New York City! This is an iconic red-brick backdrop as the legendary acts that have been performed here for years. This is the place where Pete Seeger, Randy Newman, Paul and Mary, and Isley Brothers were discovered. At that time the owner of this famous bar was Fred Weintraub, the great Hollywood Producer.
The Bitter End is located exactly in the center of Greenwich Village. The bar is opened nightly and if you want to have some fun and listen to good live music, this is the place for you! If you want to hear some rock, blues, jazz, funk, hip-hop, country, alternative and any other kind of music, you should visit The Bitter End. However, Monday and every other Saturday is the time for new, unknown stars to show what they know! You can perform too!
Travis, James & Kevin share their over-50 collective years of experience in the business of collecting. Where is the future taking us? So much is an unknown, but listen in as these powerhouses in the world of collecting talk about their future, and yours – and how you can jump on board some fast moving trends…to your entrepreneurial success.
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With the goal of giving young ladies who are in need a helping hand with their prom season preparations, an annual prom dress giveaway will take place on Tuesday, April 9th 2019 from 2-4 p.m. at the Mind and Body Studios, 100 Factory St., West Warwick, RI.
The dresses will be given out on the “no questions asked” basis, to anyone who can't afford to buy one of their own.
Also, although this event is being held in West Warwick, those from neighboring communities, and all over Rhode Island are welcome to attend.
The organizers are also accepting donations during the event and have a specific need for jewelry donations.
I recently asked event founder Kelly Carlini how the now 4 year old event first began, she tells me:
“Several years ago I realized that there wasn't a prom dress giveaway servicing the needs of Kent County kids and decided it was time that there was one. I asked my friend Mary Bradshaw of the Mind and Body Studios if she would like to partner up for it and use her Zumba studio - she said absolutely and we're now in our 4th year. We have several hundred dresses, loads of shoes and every year we help 50-75 young ladies find dresses.”
More information about the giveaway can be found on Facebook: Here
Travis, Kevin and James are talking all things clothing and what to look for when trying to invest in this very niche and (sometimes) volatile market.
Travis talks about his experience in collecting Supreme branded clothing, James loses out on all the collectible Star Wars jackets and Kevin reminisces on his younger days dressing like Don Johnson to impress the ladies.
The guys also touch on: The influence pop culture and nostalgia has in the sudden shift for the demand of these products The frustrating reality of Bots purchasing exclusive items online How the increase of flippers in the secondary market has effects demand Yeezys and other shoes driven by a celebrity hype machine
New York's music scene offers something for everyone. From hip hop, RnB, and rap to rock, blues, and house, this musical kitchen prepares treats for all. If you ever thought about moving to NYC, you must know what to expect. This alive and bustling city hides many secrets. Over the years it became a home to many famous musicians. Some you heard of, while others may be unfamiliar. Either way, today we'll look at 5 iconic bands from New York City, who shook the world with their music and live performances.
5 Iconic Bands From New York City
When moving to and leaving in Manhattan, you will be exposed to different types of music. With so many quality performers it is hard to pick the top 5, as it mostly depends on peoples' taste in music. However, these musical giants rocked the world in the past decades, and some of them are still performing:
The first on our list of 5 iconic bands from New York City is the Beastie Boys. This hip hop band from NYC is performing since 1981. Original group members were Michael "Mike D" Diamond on vocals and drums, Adam "MCA" Yauch on vocals and bass, and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz on vocals and guitar.
Over the years they toured with many great artists, like Madonna. They also sold over 26 million records in the US and over 50 million worldwide. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2012. Soon after that Adam Yauch died from cancer. The band finally disbands, which was confirmed by Mike D in 2014.
Beastie Boys left a deep print in NYC's music scene, and many people listen to their songs even today.
Next on our list of 5 iconic bands from New York City is Blondie. Singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein are original creators of the band. They were pioneers in the early American punk and new wave scene. Their first albums contained strong elements of these two genres. Blondie was considered to be an underground band in the US, and they were more popular worldwide. Nevertheless, this changed with the release of Parallel Lines in 1978.
Later, they incorporated musical styles of reggae, disco, pop, and rap into their songs. The band broke apart in 1982 after Chris Stein was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune skin disease. Debbie continued to pursue a solo career, but she also took great care of Chris.
The band re-formed in 1997, and they reached old fame with the hit song Maria in 1999. They are still active, performing worldwide events every year, and they sold over 40 million albums. Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
What can I say about Kiss that isn't already familiar? This rock & roll giant was formed in NYC in January 1973, by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley. They are most known for face paint and wild stage outfits. Kiss included fire breathing, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics into their live performance.
The band went through a couple of lineup changes, but Stanley and Simmons the only remaining original members. When wearing face paint, they were taking personae of comic book-style characters, The Starchild (Stanley), The Demon (Simmons), The Spaceman or Space Ace (Frehley), and The Catman (Criss).
After some time they also performed without costumes, as it was time to move on. Still, it is their signature look, and it's what makes them unique. Currently, they are embarking on their final tour after 45 years of performing. If you want to listen to them today, do not miss the End of the Road World Tour, in 2019.
Another musical giant on our list of 5 iconic bands from New York City is The Ramones. This American punk rock band that formed in the New York City in 1974. Despite being the first real punk-rock group, they achieved only limited commercial success. However, the band was influential in the US and the UK through their nonstop touring over 22 years.
All of the members of the band adopted the Ramone surname, but they were never actually related. They performed a farewell concert in 1996, and in the next 18 years, Joey, Dee Dee, Johnny, and Tommy Ramone died.
Rolling Stones magazine has them on the 26th place of 100 greatest artists of all time. In 2002 they are rated as the second-greatest band of all time by Spin magazine. They lost the first place to the Beatles. On March 18, 2002, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are influential to many new musicians even today, and if you wish to know more about music and their musical legacy, feel free to search online.
Simon & Garfunkel
I leave the best for last. Again, this is my personal opinion, but Simon & Garfunkel were one of the bestselling music groups of the 1960s. This amazing American folk rock duo consisted of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. Alongside the Beatles, Beach Boys and Bob Dylan, they were one of the counterculture icons of the decade's social revolution.
Paul and Art met in elementary school in 1953, where they started working together. In the beginning, they were known as Tom & Jerry, performing in 1957. They changed the name to Simon & Garfunkel in 1963, but their first debut sold out poorly and the group disbanded. Simon continued his solo career at this point.
One of the best concerts of Simon & Garfunkel was in 1981 in the Central Park
Later in the future, they formed the band again, working on the hits like The Sound of Silence and Mrs. Robinson. However, they had artistic disagreements, and they broke apart a couple of times. One of their most famous reunions was the concert in Central Park in 1981. With over 500,000 people attending, it was the seventh largest concert in history. With over 100 million sold records and 10 Grammy awards, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Even today they are one of the best music-selling artists of all times.
We can't live without music
Here is where I end my list of 5 iconic bands from New York City. If you ever find a way to NYC, do not miss the opportunity to investigate more about these bands. There are many museums and monuments in honnor of these musical giants. However, if this is your first time hearing for them than you are lucky! You are about to discover true greatness in the musical world of NYC.
Travis, Kevin and James talk with Emilio DiSpirito, Realtor and Leader of The DiSpirito Team - Rhode Island's only team of real estate professionals founded on a strong emphasis on customer care and providing world-class service and experience for our clients. Emilio stops by to talk with the guys about how partnering with a reputable auctioneering company has helped him continue to provide yet another valuable service to his clients.
The guys also talk with Emilio about: A potential market recession for 2020 How you can LOSE money investing in Real Estate How to best prepare home to get ready to sell Travis shares some passionate thoughts about Artist Thomas Kinkade Please be sure to check out Emilio’s podcast, The Round Table!
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