Band spotlight: Laika

Laika, a new band from Rhode Island, is ready to share their unique sound with eventful shows. Guitarist Jeremy LeClair first met drummer Alec Smith in high school and often practiced informally together. The two...

Gibbs picks: the best music of 2014

These aren’t necessarily my top four favorite albums of the year, although all of them would certainly place in my Top 10. Instead, these are records that I consider to be excellent but haven’t...

Ram’s Den hosts murder mystery dinner

Seasonal suspense came to the Ram’s Den on Tuesday night courtesy of the Chester Hadlyme Mystery Party and their comedic who-done-it, “Never Trust an Elf”. The event was presented by the Memorial Union Board and...

TV on the Radio return with new album, “Seeds”

Indie music seems to be growing in popularity more each day. One of the genre’s veteran acts, TV on the Radio, released its fifth studio album, “Seeds” late last month. The 12-track album is full...

Movie Review: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One”

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One” is the beginning of the end to the Hunger Games series and starts off where “Catching Fire” left off. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) almost taking her own life...

Q&A with W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell is best known for his political stand-up and his television program “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” which ran on FX from 2012 to 2013. He will be performing at Fete...

Review: ‘Avenue Q’ brings unique brand of humor to URI

I remember when I was a boy of 11, my parents were in a cabaret and they performed songs from numerous musicals to varying degrees of success. It was around this time they introduced...

Local groups play on-campus Hope Rocks benefit

A sorority at the University of Rhode Island hosted a concert this week to benefit a philanthropic health care organization. On-campus women’s pharmacy organization Lambda Kappa Sigma sponsored the Hope Rocks Benefit Concert. All proceeds...

Bridge art at FAC main gallery

A local artist who has painted the same views for over 30 years has brought her work to the University of Rhode Island in an exhibit at the Fine Arts Center. Ida Schmulowitz has been...

Band Profile: The Cranks

The Cranks are an indie rock trio from Dunstable, Massachusetts, and have gained a reputation throughout New England as a popular performing act. The band’s drummer, Connor Gowland is a University of Rhode Island sophomore...

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