Curious to see what has been going on down in Olneyville? You've heard about it...so come see it. Celebrate the launch of General Assembly- an organization to promote a sustainable music scene, as well as the first quarterly State of the Union show highlighting the best up and coming bands.
Narragansett Beer, The Providence Phoenix, Anarchy Eyewear, and FÃªte have joined in to provide a wonderful opportunity for bands and musicians to have their say in the shows they want to play and attend. Experience FÃªte, Providence's newest boutique live music venue that is creating a buzz in our community and hear some of the best area bands perform on two world-class stages.
8 bands! 2 stages! Gansett Girls! $2 TallBoys! Food Trucks!
Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes
Watch Your Head
The Lost Boys, featuring The Count and Knowlton Walsh, will be the resident DJ's and host of the Ballroom afterparty.
We'll be holding a Winter Clothing Drive for local shelters.
$10 Advance, $14 Day Of
(Advance tickets available at the Fete Box Office or through bands directly)
7pm Doors, 8pm Show
Want in for FREE? Just answer the three following trivia questions correctly and you could win a pair of passes to the show.
1.) By whom was the famous Chief Gansett icon illustrated by?
2.) Narragansett was granted permission to sell porter for medicinal purposes throughout prohibition. What were three other products they produced and sold at this time?
3.) By raising a toast, this statue welcomed visitors and employees to the Narragansett Brewery in Cranston.
Please leave your answers in the comments section below. Here's more on the bands.
"With enough electronics to overthrow Skynet, Herra Terra's form of synth rock is infectiously melodic, even avant-garde at times, but never quirky or different for the sake of being different. Underneath all of the gadgets, an educated appreciation for the fundamentals of rock, acts as the driving force behind their compositions."
From Massachusetts, Herra Terra has released their debut LP "Quiet Geist" in 2010 and had great collaborations in this album such as guest musicians from Bad Rabbits and engineer/producer Jason Michael Dezuzio who has worked with Cobra Starship and others!
She Rides: Described as "the soundtrack of partying" and originally from Providence, RI, She Rides was formed in 2006 combining "dangerous vocals over screaming guitars with what can be described as the pounding of a driving music rhythm section." For She Rides, Rock and Roll means everything and whenever they are on stage, they play rock and roll like its the last thing they will do before they crash and burn!
The Brother Kite Band is from Providence, RI. Their third full lenght album Isolation was released on September 28th, 2010 and it was nominated by the Providence Phoenix and Motif Magazine for album of the year!
Watch Your Head From Providence, RI, Watch Your Head is focused around rock and roll edge, with melancholy tones, and uplifting beats. The band was formed in January of 2010 and has been growing locally and becoming better known to the public.
Watch Your Head’s main goal is "To grow as artists and mature as musicians. We aspire to create music that has no boundaries while incorporating all types of listeners."
Rox Raskin and The Rice Cakes Fronted by the dynamic Roz Raskin on vocals and Keys, Roz Raskin and The Rice Cakes, Winner of BEST LOCAL ACT by The Providence Phoenix's Best of 2010 Readers Poll, always make sure their live performances are energized. With a full-length album and 2 EP under their belt, The Rice Cakes continues to play shows and tour whenever they can!
Vulgarrity: A band composed by a brother and a sister - Tracy Garrity (vocals, bass, drums, keys) and Shawn Garrity (vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keys). This duo lay to rest the traditional idea of a rock band and decided that they would play every instrument themselves at the same time! Not only do they do this, but they also switch instruments during songs without messing up the beat! The only way to believe this is to go to one of Vulgarrity’s live shows and see it yourself!
Knifeparty KnifeParty is a wild Rock and Roll band with Punk and Rhythm and Blues influences. From Providence, RI, KnifeParty’s music has been influenced by a variety of musicians such as Ramones, GunsNRoses, Rolling Stones and more.
The Silks Formed in 2010, The Silks have been bursting onto the country blues scene of New England very quickly. The band has a very unique sound of their own and have been getting many positive reviews from local media such as - "This must-see local band has been earning high praise for its unique and enticing style." - GoLocalProv