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Posted: January 29th, 2002, by Ollie

Following in my great tradition of discovering exciting things roughly three years after everyone else, I’ve been listening to a lot of bands hailing from the Providence area of Rhode Island. For years I’ve been blissfully unaware of this little community of super creative type people who all seem to either a) paint interesting, beautiful and often disturbing pictures or b) play in fantastic bands whilst wearing balaclavas. The hub of all this activity would appear (or have appeared) to be Fort Thunder which was founded by hooded crazies Lightning Bolt. So they, along with Thee Hydrogen Terrors, Men’s Recovery Project, and Mindflayer have been fulfilling my desire for scary noisy stupidness, while The Eyesores and The Iditarod have been providing me with some more subdued (but no less dark and twisted) folk/country type stuff.

One day I’m gonna be ahead of everyone else and find a great band who are actually still releasing records and might possibly play within 500 miles of where I live. But not yet.


Ollie lives in Cambridge and puts on gigs as part of Crushing Death and Grief.


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