MUSIC: Roses Bloom at Local 121
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Garage rock with a lot of ambient tones and foot-stomping rhythms, Mirror Travel kicked things off with a frenzy of fuzzy distortion. There was some shoegazing going on too, you could notice a distinct My Bloody Valentine influence in their vibrant sound. I always find myself loving every band from Austin that I have the pleasure of seeing and Mirror Travel was no different. The drums and bass shook the walls while the guitar peeled the paint off of them. Mirror Travel also have an album currently available titled Mexico, I want to give it a listen and I suggest you should as well.
Bright lights flashing to the beats with eclectic grooves flowing throughout the room like a sonically charged river, the mood was just right to bask in the good vibes. Roses consisting of music scene vets Andy Tobiassen, Matt DeCosta and Nick Dawson had people dancing and romancing from the get go. A barrage of synth courtesy of DeCosta and Dawson accented by Tobiassen's surf-rock strums on guitar really made Roses an absolute treat. Contemporary and unique is the best way to describe this trio's essence, a different kind of pop with emotional intensity that's pristine. In the midst of all the folk, punk and "indie" bands in Providence, Roses are truly creating music that's unlike what a lot of other acts are doing. They have a self-titled EP currently available on BandCamp, go check it out and experience a revolutionary act in Providence. Live music is back at The Speakeasy at Local 121, stop on by to see what's going on or log on to local121.com to keep yourself in the loop.
11 Great RI Halloween Parties
Halloween Costume Party
Olive’s Bar on North Main Street in Providence is hosting a Halloween costume party “For the Grown and Sexy!” The party will be presented by the “Sophisticated Divas” with music by DJ J Scratch! Grab your tickets early and save $5.00. There will be prizes for the best costumes, and drink specials all night long! This is a 21+ event. October 25, 9pm-2am. 108 North Main Street, Providence. (401) 751-1200.
Nightmare on Lambda St.
On October 25, Lambda Upsilon Lambda will be hosting its very own Halloween party at Ultra the Nightclub on Pine Street! College students from over 5 states are expected to attend this bash! Costumed girls that arrive before 11pm will receive free admission, and if you say “LUL” at the door you will receive discounted admission! This is a 21+ event. October 25, 10pm-3am. 172 Pine Street, Providence. (401) 454-5483.
Come to the 1st Annual Kreepfest presented by Rambudikon this month to become part of a brand new Providence tradition! There will be over 20 bands performing, and featured guests include Our Last Night, The Venetia Fair & Trophy Wives! All bands are going to play at least one Halloween themed song. Come costumed (There are prizes!) and prepared for a long day of fun—this event begins at 1pm! This is an all ages event. October 26, doors open at 12:30pm. Last show ends at 11:20. Simon 677, 677 Valley Street, Providence.
Nightmare on Richmond St.
Think you’ve got what it takes to come up with the best Halloween costume? If you do—you will have the opportunity to win $1,000 cash! This party, held at TWO clubs, will be among the best in the college scene this October, so pick up your tickets soon! Entertainment will be provided by Sharon Needles, called “fabulous” by Lady Gaga. Click here to buy your tickets now! This is an 18+ event. October 26, 10pm-2am. Ego, Loft 71 & the courtyard, 73 Richmond Street, Providence.
Head over to Dive Bar on October 30 for a Nightmare Before Halloween party! There will be plenty of music and drinks to keep you going all night. The lineup features RKO Army, who will be performing a special Michael Jackson Thriller tribute! This is a 21+ event. October 30, 9pm-2am. 201 Westminster Street, Providence, (401) 441-3039.
Nightmare on Broad Street
Luna Nightclub, one of Providence’s newest and hottest places for college entertainment, will be hosting a costume party on Halloween night! Make sure you get creative with your costume—there is a $250 cash prize for the best costume. Music will be by DJ CoroKing & DJ Rukiz. 18+ for the ladies, 21+ for guys. October 31, 10pm-2am. Luna Nightclub, 1206 Broad Street, Providence. (401) 339-8908.
Creatures of the Night
This one is probably the most unique Halloween event of all! The 5th Annual Creatures of the Night event is an experience not to be missed. Come out on Friday, November 1, to join the fun with some post-Halloween madness. Big Nazo, an international group of visual performance artists will be on scene to intensify the night! Also, expect over 20 DJs, live music, multiple bars, confetti cannons, larger than life Halloween decorations and more! This is a 21+ event. November 1, 2013, 8pm-2am. Lupos Heartbreak Hotel, 79 Washington Street, Providence. (401) 272-5876.
Spice up your Halloween night this year with Church of Providence at Fete! Prepare for the Church’s biggest lineup to date. Featuring B. Dolan and his band, Circle Takes the Square and Apathy! There will be a rap battle featuring a cash prize with Sage Francis! Providence’s favorite characters; Big Nazo will be on scene as well. Tickets are only $10 with free parking. Fete Ballroom, 103 Dike Street, Providence. (401)383-1112 www.fetemusic.com
New England’s own original jam band, born and bred at the University of Vermont in Burlington, is coming to nearby Worcester & Hartford CT for Halloween shows! On October 25 and 26, Phish will be performing at the DCU Center in Worcester; October 27 they will be at the XL Center in Hartford! Phish is classic New England college music—coeds know Phish for “Farmhouse,” “You Enjoy Myself,” “Down with Disease,” and more. Get you tickets and plan your pre-party now; this one is guaranteed to be an experience! All ages permitted.
October 25 & 26 @ DCU, October 27 @ XL Center. Doors open at 6:30pm in Worcester, open at 6 in Hartford. Show is 7:30pm. DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester. (508) 755-6800. XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford. (860) 249-6333.
Rí Rá Pub Costume Party
Rí Rá Pub, Providence’s favorite local Irish watering hole on Exchange Terrace has something special planned this October! Head down on October 25 for a Halloween Costume Party, with a prize package going to the best get up! There will be Halloween themed drinks and specials all night long. Fighting Friday and DJ Judah will perform! This is a 21+ event. October 25, 8pm-close. 50 Exchange Terrace, Providence. (401) 272-1953.
Halloween Music Festival
Finnegan’s Annual Music Block Party is in its second year this October! There will be 100,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space to party in! Featuring the best DJs in RI, including DJ Ayo and DJ Joint, this party heats up Halloween night! Drink specials and giveaways will be going on throughout the evening. Grab your tickets today and save $10! This is a 21+ event. October 31, 7pm-1am. 397 Westminster Street, Providence. (401) 751-0290.
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