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Monday, January 28, 2013


Ravi Shavi celebrated the release of its debut album this weekend on stage at Firehouse 13 in Providence. Photo: Hana Kearney.

This Saturday at Firehouse 13, post-everything rock & roll fiends Ravi Shavi released their self-titled debut album to the excited masses along with headlining one hell of a show. Napoleon, Atlantic Thrills and The Rice Cakes rounded out the bill that was chock full of amazing talents that promised to rock the house. Along with the walls adorned with art created by Pixels' guitarist and vocalist Andy Davis and Grant Archer, a night of spectacular music was in store for a time that was simply unforgettable.


Brooklyn's Napoleon kicked things off with their excitingly rhythmic indie post-rock that sounded magnificent. With Wilson Keithline on organ, his brother Harrison on drums, Julien O'Neil on lead guitar, Cory Sterling on rhythm guitar and Julian Roosevelt on vocals and bass these guys rocked so hard on "Sarafan", "Primo", "Belvedere", "Moonlight Sonata Is One Big Blue Mama", "City Girls" "Mad", "Die" and "Curtains" that Julien broke a string on their guitar but was luckily still able to play after Kelly Riley from Atlantic Thrills gave him his. Napoleon has their debut album Success currently available for download on their bandcamp page, very unique and beautiful music that you have to give a listen.

Atlantic Thrills

The best pure no-holds barred garage rock band in Providence, Atlantic Thrills blew up the stage with electrified energy that took over your inhibitions. Josh Towers on drums, Dan Tanner on lead guitar, Kelly Riley on rhythm guitar and Eric Aguiar on bass with Eric, Kelly and Dan alternating on vocals nearly blew the roof off the joint with "Booze", "On My Mind", "White Blind Folk", "Drugs In It", "Shotgun", "Acid Rain" and "Hold Your Tongue" the audience was movin' and groovin' with everyone being put in a state of pandemonium. Atlantic Thrills are always a pleasure to see live, next time they play in Providence you better go and indulge on good old-fashioned rock & roll.

The Rice Cakes

The Rice Cakes brought their infectious indie-pop to the forefront and delivered, the crowd was going wild with pulsating rhythms surrounding the Firehouse. As always, the combined talents of Justin Foster on bass, Casey Belisle on drums and Roz Raskin on keys to go along with her exquisite voice syncopated perfectly with "Hate", "Floor Boards", "Push & Pull", Justin and Roz switching to guitar and bass on "Yellow Fields", "Halloweenie", a cover of Pixies' "Gigantic" and "Magma" to produce a performance that was mesmerizing. The Rice Cakes have a brand new music video out for "Floor Boards" that you check out right here on YouTube to enjoy, the quality of it is impeccable and absolutely worth a look.

Ravi Shavi

Unveiling their self-titled debut to the world, Ravi Shavi went up on stage in front of a capacity crowd and set the place ablaze with their uncanny rock & roll. Ben Tucker on drums, Bryan Fielding on bass, Nick Politelli on lead guitar and the crazed dynamo Rafay Rashid on guitar and vocals had people going crazy with "InDecision", "On Strike", "Birds", "Critters", "Courage", "Kids", "Quickersand", "Bloody Opus", "Hobbies", "Local News", "She's Out There", "Mover & Shaker" and "Accidental", even the likes of Deer Tick's John McCauley did a stage dive at one point. After the initial set people were chanting "One more! One more!", then Rafay took his shirt off and Ravi Shavi delivered with "Heavy Bones" and had the audience come up on stage to song along. You can get Ravi Shavi's self-titled debut the next time they play a show and you definitely have to, it's revolutionary rock & roll that will cure the itch and having you becoming a one-person mosh pit in no time. A show for the ages at Firehouse 13, log on to fh13.com to see what's happening next.


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