This Weekend In RI: WBRU Rock Hunt Finals

Rock Hunt 2013: Year of the Fan. You have been selling out the semi-finals! With your help and crowd participation, here are our 4 finalists!...

Rock Hunt 2013: Year of the Fan. You have been selling out the semi-finals! With your help and crowd participation, here are our 4 finalists! Here are the final four! Lolita Black (Providence, RI) - In 2003, Bob Otis (of Dropdead) formed Lolita Black with drummer Kaleigh Meleise. They would later be joined by Jacob Blanchett (bass) and Jessika Pacitto (vocals) and they then released "Into the Wasteland" in late 2008. Following Jessika’s departure for Portland, OR, Scarlett Delgado took over as lead vocalist has been rocking with them ever since. 2012 was a great year for the band, which saw them release their 2nd full length LP "Fresh and Bone" as well as Scarlett taking the title of "Female Vocalist of the Year" at the Providence Phoenix Awards. Lolita Black has played with bands La Fraction, Lightning Bolt, Jucifer, Chinese Stars and many more... The Brother Kite (Providence, RI) - Providence, RI’s The Brother Kite began crafting their shoegaze-inflected rock sound in 2001, when founding members Patrick Boutwell and Jon Downs began writing and recording original material as a duo. Bassist Andrea Mason and guitarist Mark Howard joined them in 2002, and the band released a split 7″ record with friends Vaguely Starshaped on Boston’s Losing Blueprint Records. The band has been touring relentlessly since, gaining positive praise from reviewers such as Pitchfork, who claimed that their full-length ’Waiting For The Time To Be Right’ had "more than enough wow moments to listen to over and over". Their music has been featured on MTV’s "The Hills" and Skins (UK) and they played 2006, 2008 and 2011′s SXSW. The Brother Kite has shared the stage with Dum Dum Girls, Civil Twilight, Frightened Rabbit, Danielson and Blind Melon. They are currently in process of releasing their 4th full-length album, "Model Rocket". Torn Shorts (Barrington, RI)- Torn Shorts started in June 2010 as a studio project with Josh Grabert, and has since evolved into a unique and energetic live show. While Josh Grabert’s primary instruments are guitar and vocals, during live shows he also plays kick drum, tambourine, and harmonia simultaneously; making Torn Shorts a live show not to be missed. Nominated for 2 Phoenix Music Awards in 2012, Torn Shorts has played The Met, Fete, and various other venues around New England. Kid Mountain (North Attleboro, MA) - Since their formation in 2011, Kid Mountain has achieved a significant level of success, finding themselves a semi-finalist to last year’s Rock Hunt. Their debut EP "Vistor’s Center" was released in January of 2012 followed by their first full length album "Happies" in November 2012. They have plans to release another EP later this year and have shared the stage with Maps and Atlases, Reptar, Hospitality, and Ex-Cops. The finals will be held April 6th at The Met in Pawtucket. Doors at 7 / Show at 8 All Ages $6
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