Rock Is Alive And Well At The Ruins!
Friday, February 10th, 2012 was a great night—as is any night of the week—to enjoy good Rock music, and The Ruins At The Colosseum in Providence, RI was a perfect spot to do so. Six bands (yes, six!) were showcasing their talent and their music that night.
Gio and I arrived early. We had a quick bite at a burger place that was at walking distance, then headed to the venue. There is plenty of parking space in front and close to the venue. We were there to interview the guys from Switchblade Suicide, and to take photos of the shows as well. We got cleared to go in, and I must say, The Ruins is a great venue. The predominant feature inside is the big stage, for those bands that like to thrash around a lot. A few couches and lighted tables are located around the pit, and stools surround the whole area. One of the most prominent features inside are the two bars on the main floor.
The show started at 7:30 with the performance of Fuzz Factory, a young local band from Pawtucket, RI. It was a good start. Their music was a mix of grunge and alternative with a hint of punk. Right after their performance was over, I got a text message from Barry Silver, Switchblade Suicide‘s drummer, saying that the band was upstairs. The guys from Switchblade Suicide were having a photo shoot on the second floor of the venue, and we got invited to watch. We went upstairs and into the second floor. The venue has a huge VIP section, with gorgeous private booths, a big bar, plenty of room in the dance floor, and a second party area in the back with its own bar and amenities. I did miss most of Red Theory‘s performance because of the interview (it was a great interview, by the way, stay tuned!), but I was able to listen in to their music while talking with the guys, and man do they rock! Gio had the privilege of photographing them.
After the photo shoot and the interview were done, we headed back downstairs to photograph the bands and enjoy the rest of the night. Next up in line: Patient 0 from the Boston area. Dual lead vocals is a rare occurrence in the Rock world, but these guys pulled it off nicely. They put up a high energy performance. This is definitely a band to watch. Once Patient 0 finished their performance, the boys from Switchblade Suicide came onstage and offered their unique blend of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. They introduced their latest addition to the band: bass player Alex Linardi, who fit right in and sounded like he’s been in the band for years. They gave us a set full of energy and great music.
The night continued with a great performance by Boston’s Theory 13. These guys are very talented. It surprised me to find out that Kevin Figueiredo from Extreme was their drummer! They display great showmanship onstage, and their music is hard and loud. Check them out if you haven’t had a chance.
The boys (and girls) from Vegas Automatic closed the night. Those guys know how to put on a show! A combination of hard riffs, great vocals, and beautiful girls dancing onstage is their recipe for great entertainment. Who can argue with that?
Gio and I had a blast at The Ruins At The Colosseum. Great music, the best local bands, an outstanding venue, good friends, and a great atmosphere reigned that night. More great nights are coming to The Ruins, so be sure to visit their web site at theruinslive.com for their calendar of events! Rock On!!
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