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Photos | Ian Felice + Nick Panken @ Columbus Theatre

There are few places I’d rather spend a Friday night than at The Columbus Theatre in Providence. This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard me say that. Every show there is special, whether it’s in the larger room or the more intimate upstairs. But when you put two over-the-top talented singer-songwriters on the small stage in the same night… well, you’d be a damned fool to miss it. The main attraction last Friday night was Ian Felice, front man and main songwriter for the lovable charlatans The Felice Brothers. A songwriter’s songwriter and talented poet, this year Felice released…

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Photos | An Evening with Shovels & Rope @ Columbus Theatre

Who wouldn’t want to spend an evening with Shovels & Rope? The Music Savage gang have been following this dynamic duo for about seven years now, seeing them in venues ranging from the intimate and sweaty Great Scott, to the legendary and now defunct Johnny D’s, to the magical land that is Newport Folk Festival, and quite honestly, we can’t imagine not following them where ever they may roam. On this occasion, a handful of us traveled to one of our favorite venues in the land—The Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI—for a sold-out “evening with.” Playing the main theatre, the…

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Photos + Review | Joan Shelley + Ian Fitzgerald @ Columbus Theatre

Heading to the Columbus Theatre on January 25th, at the end of a really long day, I was looking forward to some relaxing, soul-warming music. I didn’t realize just how enchanting it would be. Appropriately introduced as the Pride of Providence by the Columbus sound engineer (Bryan Minto), Ian Fitzgerald opened with a set of mostly new tunes, off his recent album You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone. I had the pleasure of attending his record release show at this same venue in November, but experiencing Ian perform is sincerely, always a pleasure; one of which I have indulged many times in…

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Photos | Smith&Weeden + Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen @ Columbus Theatre

Recently, the Northeast lost yet another quality local musician (and person) to the ever-growing musical mecca that is Nashville. Dylan Sevey (Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen / Smith&Weeden) said goodbye to New England and two of his bands to officially get after it as the yin to Ron Gallo’s yang. OK, he’s playing drums, but the whole yin/yang thing sounded better. We couldn’t let Dylan head out without an official send off, though. Graciously hosted by the folks at The Columbus Theatre, friends, family and frienemies gathered to hear and join The Quahogs, Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen and Smith&Weeden…

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Photos | Trampled By Turtles + Spirit Family Reunion @ Columbus Theatre

Photos by Boston Concert Photography For a handful of years, I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last weekend in July at The Fort for Newport Folk Festival, partaking in what many call the best weekend of the year. Note: I still don’t say this openly around family, but for some reason I’m comfortable putting it on the internet. I bring that up for good reason. If you spend a long weekend with Newport Folk, it takes a toll on you both physically and emotionally. It’s the best kind of exhaustion—but make no mistake—it is most certainly exhaustion. Once-in-a-lifetime moment…


Photos | Jonah Tolchin + Christopher Paul Stelling + Haunt the House @ The Columbus Theatre

Photos by Boston Concert Photography There’s a certain air about some shows. An air that you can feel as the music begins (or even before) and that lets you know you were partisan to something pretty damn special. As part of a tour supporting Jonah Tolchin‘s (pretty fucking amazing) sophomore release “Clover Lane,” Tolchin, Christopher Paul Stelling and Haunt the House strolled into one of my favorite places in Providence — The Columbus Theatre — last Friday night and laid claim to the best show of the weekend. Haunt the House (a.k.a. Will Houlihan) more than filled in for a…