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MUSIC: Route .44 Releases ‘Poisoned The Well’ at the Spot

Monday, November 12, 2012


Route .44 released its third album, Poisoned The Well, this weekend at The Spot in downtown Providence. Photo: Route .44

It was Saturday night and everything was all right at The Spot in downtown Providence. Route .44 was releasing its third album, Poisoned The Well, much to the delight of the galvanized audience in attendance. Opening for Route .44 to celebrate the occasion were The Clyde Lawrence Band and the Rustic Overtones' side project Paranoid Social Club to complete an evening that no music lover would ever forget. Groovy rhythms and laid back vibes ruled the stage as a trifecta of unbelievable talent made their presence felt.

Clyde Lawrence Band

Starting off the bash were The Clyde Lawrence Band, possessing a sound that's a combination of the styles of Ben Folds, Ray Charles, Jonny Lang and Amos Lee. Sweet and soulful, these guys had the crowd rejoicing in applause in no time with "One More Time", "Real Bad Day", "Almost Home", a cover of Nelly's "Hot In Here" (isn't Nelly in jail?), "Wash Away", another cover featuring Britney Spears' "Toxic" which was 100 times better than the original and "Wake Up". The funky old school R&B voice of Clyde Lawrence is magnificent, I definitely want to see him and his awesome band again. To keep tabs on where The Clyde Lawrence Band is playing next, log on to clydelawrence.com to be in the loop.

Paranoid Social Club

Paranoid Social Club featuring members of Portland's Rustic Overtones were up next. With Dave Gutter on guitar and vocals, John Woods on bass and keyboards, Trent Gay on guitar and Craig Sala on drums, Paranoid Social Club's eclectic brand of psychedelic alternative punk rock had people going crazy. "The Fuzz", a groundbreaking cover of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", "Save Me", "Theme Song", "Two Girls", "White Trash", "Suicide", "Where The Sun Don't Shine", "The Cable Hookup", "Chocolate", "Rhythm Is...", "Party Girl" and "Wasted" highlighted an emphatic set. Paranoid Social Club are working on a new album but you can get their entire discography at their website by logging on to www.pscmusic.com.

Route .44

Last up were Route .44 and their jazzy & bluesy gypsy rock & roll provided a fantastic finale to the night. A dynamic performance including "Change Is What You Said", "Let The Waters Flow", "Poisoned The Well", "Remember The Lusitania", "PTSD", "Stepping Stone", "Brighter Than The Sun", "ADHD", "The Ballad Of Politics", "Shame", "Blues For Babylon", a cover of Tom Waits' "Way Down In The Hole", "Maybe", "Memories Of You", "Trinity", "No Troubles" and "Worthless Lessons " had people shuffling their feet and shaking their hips to Route .44's infectious tunes. Route .44 have Poisoned The Well available at their merch table wherever they play and be sure that it'll be available on the internet in the near future. Just another amazing night of live music in Providence, log on to www.thespotprovidence.com for all the information on what's going on at one of the hippest music venues in New England.


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