Experience Music Festivals Without Leaving Your Computer

Experience Music Festivals Without Leaving Your Computer

From Woodstock to Lollapalooza, the music festival has always been an iconic, sometimes era-defining summer event. Seeing Elvis Costello at the Newport Folk Festival three years ago, for example, was a memorable experience. But the times are a-changin’. Thanks to YouTube, you can now watch entire music festivals, for free…without leaving the couch. That’s right, you […]

Arcade Fire Redefines the Music Video

Arcade Fire Redefines the Music Video

You may have seen the music video for Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor”. But did you catch last September’s Google Chrome Experiment for the song? Open up the Chrome web browser, click play on “Just a Reflektor”, and prepare to be amazed. Utilizing the latest, most cutting-edge tech, your computer’s camera records your smartphone/tablet’s movements to reveal […]

Jack White’s Lazaretto Will Not Be Your Normal Album

Jack White’s Lazaretto Will Not Be Your Normal Album

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, is almost ready to unleash Lazaretto, his follow-up to 2012’s solo album debut Blunderbuss. Undisputed indie-rock legend that he is, White has been working with his record store/label/recording studio Third Man Records to make this the most talked about album of the year. First, he unleashed “High Ball Stepper”, and the […]

Tacos, Dancing, and Mucha Musica

Tacos, Dancing, and Mucha Musica

It doesn’t matter that Cinco de Mayo actually takes place on Monday. In Providence, apparently, celebrations start on Saturday. On a warm (but not vinyl-sensitive warm) May 3rd, hundreds of families, college kids, and serious crate diggers flooded Downtown to celebrate at the third annual Providence Rock and Roll Yard Sale. The event ran from […]

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor: A Gloriously Inconsistent  Masterpiece

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor: A Gloriously Inconsistent Masterpiece

“Do you like rock ‘n’ roll music/Cuz I don’t know if I do?”, quivers Arcade Fire’s Win Butler on “Normal Person”. Reflektor, the band’s latest album, is the sound of a new direction. What kind of music does Butler like? Over a 75 minute, 13-song double-album, Arcade Fire searches for answers and crafts innovative, divisive art-rock, with […]

Record Store Day 2014 Is Coming

Record Store Day 2014 Is Coming

It was 2007 when several record store owners were brainstorming about ways to spread their vinyl love. Inspired by Free Comic Book Day, the group invented Record Store Day. Since then, on every third Saturday of April, record fans have come together to celebrate the art of crate digging. To cut to the chase, mark […]