Blog Profile / Ryan's Smashing Life

Filed Under:Music / Indie Music
Posts on Regator:1454
Posts / Week:2.9
Archived Since:April 11, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Cranberries at Woodstock '94

Losing people who have proven to be important to you is a part of growing up but I'll never get used to losing my heroes. I can remember the very moment I heard Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's amazing voice and I'm pretty sure I fell in love with her immediately.The world has plenty of souls, just one less angel today. Show More Summary

First Signs of Spring: Allysen Callery

Jaw-Dropping Folk - Among the greatest storytellers who has ever graced an Outlaw Roadshow live stage, celebrated Southern New England folk singer Allysen Callery makes a return to our lineup in Providence this week. Allysen's delicate, austere sound has been compared to classic British folk artists like Sandy Denny and Nick Drake. Show More Summary

Big Love for High Fascination

On the verge of releasing a new album here in 2018, The Outlaw Roadshow has added Boston's High Fascination to our huge Providence lineup on Jan 18. That bill already features The Quahogs and The Low Cards. Two acoustic sets to be unveiled in the next 48 hours. Show More Summary

Winning Big with The Low Cards

Last week I walked into the most unexpectedly amazing live sets of music I've seen in six months anyway- and I just have to share. I love punk-infused country rock. I have a soft spot in my dark little heart for blue-collar poetry. And you should probably know, I'm hoping the doctors don't ever come up for a cure for the Blues. Show More Summary

The Quahogs are On The Move

Bawdy, glitzy, low-born genius music. That's the honest-to-god truth of a four-piece rock band from Rhode Island named The Quahogs. Named for a creature that lives in the soil and water and found mostly at low tied, The Quahogs are known for their infectious live performances and singer Steve DelMonico's twisted and incredible, un-poetic delivery. Show More Summary

The Return of Boston's One Night Band

One of the city's biggest music events this winter unfolds this Saturday afternoon with the triumphant return of One Night Band - a tradition involving 40 local musicians who band together to make something new. The city hasn't seen the likes of the event, which focuses on community and creativity, in years. Show More Summary

Dharmasoul are the new kids on the block

"Jonah and I first met when we were 15. We were united playing electric blues," remembers drummer Kevin Clifford. His Dharmasoul bandmate is celebrated Northeast recording artist Jonah Tolchin who he's been playing with informally for nearly half of his life. Show More Summary

Heating things up with The Z-Boys

SOUNDS ON THE RISE - The Z-Boys are a Newport, RI music sensation. Who the heck are these guys, you ask? Describing the band's genre can be a little problematic as they're this most perfect crossbreed of sounds including; Surf, Southwest Dance and Latin Country. Show More Summary

Live Act of the Year: Town Meeting

I've literally been all around the world for music over the last two years and I've seen it all. There's nobody out there quite like Town Meeting.. our selection for 2017 Live Music Act of the Year. Town Meeting in Nashville Town Meeting are saints with devils atop their shoulders and wings. Show More Summary

Q&A with Boston's Mirabella Brothers

Already recognized with two Boston Music Award nominations and a number of Best of 2017 nods (here's our album review), The Rationales stand atop an impressive list of contemporary acts in the Northeast today. That's where I caught up with David and Mike Mirabella, the brothers at the center of The Rationales. Show More Summary

Matt York - Between The Bars

BEST OF 2017 - A year removed from touring the United States behind a country-inspired rock album, Matt York has offered up a sublime and brilliant new fusion record, Between The Bars, offering up songs and new traditions taken from the four winds. Show More Summary

Songs for the Super Moon

We know Full Moons effect the ocean tides and animal behavior. Police, Fire and Health workers will all tell you lunar cycles drastically impact human beings. A Super Moon is when the Moon's orbit takes it its closest position to our Earth. Show More Summary

Dude York Break Up The Holidays

Holidays are intended to be real and metaphorical playgrounds for the children but generally speaking, kids grow up and a lot of people suffer during the holidays. That suffering comes in the forms of family disorder, relationship stresses, and abject loneliness. Show More Summary

OldJack on a whole new level with Luck and Drive

It's taken me a bit too long to gather my thoughts on OldJack's excellent 'Luck and Drive' album - a crime against you readers since this is certainly one of the best records 2017 has offered up. OldJack are a steady maker of rock and soul, and 'Luck and Drive' will predictably take you on a hell of a ride. Show More Summary

Soul of A Woman - Sharon Jones

One of the great losses in music the last few years was the magnificent Sharon Jones, who has had a huge impact on my ear. Like many women of color, Jones faced a number of challenges and setbacks but none of them slowed her down for long. Show More Summary

Fake Empire Halloween

Halloween 2017 - Try explaining to your kids that the scariest thing anyone in America can think of is a reality. Members of a sitting President's election campaign have been indicted for collusion with a foreign government. Racism and intimidation are being used nationwide to address the needs of the poor, disenfranchised and indigent. Show More Summary


ONE TO WATCH The New Album is 'First Things First' BEST INTENTIONSGot bored in your bedroom so we went for a driveTo the lake where I grew up, it was almost midnightStole a boat and rowed out, watched the moon eclipse go byAnd the water...Show More Summary

3 Songs from The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip are one of the great rock bands of the modern era and are nationally celebrated in Canada. Singer Gord Downie, second from left, has died the band announced today, following a lengthy and public battle with cancer....Show More Summary

Our Sweet New Tattoos!

Pretty Sweet, huh? Here are 2 new Podcasts. Kill some time!

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC