Another Lady Sings The Blues: Songs of Billie Holiday @ Weaver Library | Monday 2.2.15

Another Lady Sings The Blues: Songs of Billie Holiday @ Weaver Library | Monday 2.2.15

Billie Holiday is categorized as a Jazz singer, yet she is known as the Lady who sings the Blues.  Rhode Island’s own Tish Adams has that same kind of dual identity. Many who frequent New England’s live music scene have compared these two vocalists. Perhaps it’s the way both approach phrasing with the sensibilities of a horn player – adventurous enough to explore the possibilities each tune has to offer, while keeping unfailing respect for the path that makes the adventure possible… the melody. Perhaps it’s the way they feel what they sing and can make you feel it too. Perhaps it’s just that they each have hair that waves when pulled back and adorned with a flower.  In celebration of Black History Month, Tish Adams will share her love of Billie Holiday in “Another Lady Sings The Blues.” The vocalist will be joined by Gino Rosati – guitar, Joe Potenza – bass and one of Tish’s favorite drummers. Those expecting an impersonation will be sorely disappointed. Adams also shares Holiday’s belief that every vocalist should find their own voice. As Lady Day said, “If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling” and “If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.” MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015  7:00pm   WEAVER LIBRARY 41 Grove Ave, East Providence, Rhode Island 02914 401-434-2453 Share...
Jadakiss @ Simon’s 677 | SATURDAY 1.24.15

Jadakiss @ Simon’s 677 | SATURDAY 1.24.15

Jadakiss is performing live at Simon’s 677 in Providence, RI on Saturday January 24th 2015. This member of The LOX and Ruff Ryders has been a pivotal player on the world Hip Hop stage since the 90s – and definitely expect big things with his new album Top 5 Dead or Alive which is dropping soon!  Warming up the stage will be Smoke DZA, Block Dwellerz, Moody Mula, MoCro, Komatose, Kassim, Slightwork and more. Hosted by Chuck Reeves with DJ Rukiz and DJ Eazy on the 1s & 2s. Presented by Keynote Company & THE JUICE89. Sponsored by Brawlers Inc and RaSet. RSVP & TIX Share...
Doomtree @ Simon’s 677 | SUNDAY 2.15.15

Doomtree @ Simon’s 677 | SUNDAY 2.15.15

Keynote Company is bringing Doomtree to Providence for an all ages show that promises to boast amazing lyrical content.  Doomtree is an indie hip hop collective and record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The collective has seven members: rappers P.O.S, Dessa, Cecil Otter, Sims and Mike Mictlan, and producers Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger. The collective is known for incorporating a wide range of musical influences into their work with lyrical complexity and wordplay in their work. Keynote Company presents: Doomtree  Open Mike Eagle  Grind Mode Affiliates Simon’s 677 – 677 Valley Street – Providence, RI 9:00 P.M. – $15 adv, $17 doors – All Ages www.keynotecompany.net Hosted By: Chuck Reeves Music By: DJ John Gotem Sponsored By: Brawlers Inc. Ticket Link Here   Share...
Rap Slam @ Jimmy’s Saloon | WEDNESDAY 2.11.15

Rap Slam @ Jimmy’s Saloon | WEDNESDAY 2.11.15

The first Rap Slam in Newport, RI was a definite success!! We’re looking forward to Wednesday February 11th 2015 as a bunch of new competitors step into the ring to see who has the best verbal ability. Inpynit Da Ghost is hosting this time around and there will also be a surprise guest feature as well. Producers – we need beats for the Round 2 portion of the event. RSVP here on Facebook for more info and to register. Massive respect to Vatic for putting it all together!!   Here’s how it works: Three rounds of intimate Hip Hop honesty. Round 1 Raw Poetry: Stripped of beat Rapoets must capture the audiences imaginations using only the sound they create with their bodies. Round 2 Flow: Rapoets are tasked to choose one beat from the beat bank provided to spit a written or freestyle rap. Rapoet with highest score going into Round 2 goes first. Round 3 Wild Card: TBD Judging and Progression: Only 7 Rapoets will slam. 7 judges will be selected. 5 known and 2 secret. Hosts and score keeper select judges. Rapoets and Judges are required to complete the dead and alive form to participate. Hosts and score keeper will take influences of Rapoets when selecting judges. Secret judges could be anyone. Judges give each piece performed in a round a score between 0-10 . Using one decimal place. 0 = Worst rap ever uttered. 10= Perfect Score keeper drops high and low scores of the 5 known judges. Adding three remaining known scores. Maximum Score is 30pts. Rapoets must achieve a score equal to or greater than 21...
Kool Keith @ The Met | FRIDAY 2.13.15

Kool Keith @ The Met | FRIDAY 2.13.15

Internationally known lyricist Kool Keith will be rocking the mic at The Met and bringing his unique fun loving style to the stage at this all ages show.  One of the groundbreakers in Hip Hop, this show is not to be missed.  He’ll be supported by some of the best talent in multiple genres, get there early to see Party Bois, Medusah Black, Balam, and Kidmiddi.  RI’s favorite, DJ Nook, will be breaking out on the turntables alongside Dan Tanner.  Doors are at 8pm, and you can get tickets for $13 in advance and $15 the night of the show. KOOL KEITH with special guests Party Bois, Medusah Black, Balam, Kidmiddi Clazz Clown with music by DJ Nook and Dan Tanner at the Met! Doors open 8PM | Show starts 9PM $13 Advance | $15 Day Of The Show ALL AGES You can get your tickets at the following locations in advance of the show: www.themetri.com Lupo’s Box Office, FYE Stores, Round Again Records (Wickenden Street Providence), In Your Ear (Main St, Warren) Get your tickets online here! More info: www.themetri.com 401.331.1005 KOOL KEITH on Facebook Party Bois on Facebook  Medusah Black on Facebook  Balam on Facebook  Kidmiddi on Facebook DJ Nook on Facebook   Share...