Enjoy the last of our West Side Thursdays summer performances with rollicking jug band K.C. Moaners (rescheduled from July) followed by "postpunk guitar based psychedeliciousness" from Jets Can't Land as part of the City of Providence's 2017 Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative.
Set against the backdrop of the Armory Farmers Market, West Side Thursdays – now in its 14th year – is WBNA's free and family-friendly destination event that takes place over three Thursdays in the summer. These public performances bring neighbors together while showcasing local artists and musicians, and feature the Armory Farmer's Market Beer Garden by Laughing Gorilla Catering and Revival Brewing Company.
about K.C. Moaners & Jets Can't Land
K.C. Moaners is a five member jug band that has been entertaining folks around Southern New England with music that has a solidly authentic feel and a fresh and light-hearted approach that together provide a rollicking good time every outing. Drawing on old-time blues, jazz and folk sources, the band's blend of traditional (fiddle, guitar, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, ukulele) and non-traditional (kazoo, jug, washboard, washtub, two styles of mouth harp and more) instrumentation lends a free-wheeling style that gets toes tapping and hands clapping every time.
K.C. Moaners is Jim Chapin, Greg Andreozzi, Collete Fournier, Dave Haller, Kevin Collins and Deck Nieforth. Moaners member Dave Haller and his family are long time Hudson Street residents, have participated in WBNA and neighborhood events over the years, and continue to be an important part of our west side community. David is also an avid gardener tending a plot at the Bridgham Community Garden and a West Side Compost Program participant.
Jets Can’t Land: Discovering pure power-pop in Rhode Island is no easy task, but Providence rock and roll quartet Jets Can’t Land seem to have it down to a science on their new EP You Can’t Linger On. A sound that’s an amalgamation of tones reminiscent of Sloan, Big Star, and Cheap Trick, the foursome keep it real with tight hooks and groovy guitar solos. Songs about the apocalypse, sci-fi films, and the stuff that hurts give a sense of hopeless romantic nerdiness shouting out to the closeted individuals who also want to take someone out on a date. It sums up as heartfelt, bare bones rock that shouldn’t be overlooked.
West Side Thursdays is made possible by a grant from the City of Providence and is part of Mayor Jorge Elorza's 2017 Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative.
Poster design by Jimmy Lazer