Originally from Providence, the politically progressive hip hop duo Riders Against the Storm are back in town tonight for a one-night performance at Fete. Doors open at 9pm, show starts at 10.
In 2007, the Phoenix lauded the band members as local heroes for starting a freestyle troupe in Providence. They have since married and moved to Austin, Texas. But they still recall their RI roots on their website:
“While in Providence, RI they recognized their role in the shifting of communities. Their presentations became the art of bringing people together. While communing with group after group, they soon saw how much more easily people were motivated and open for information. They later found out that that was the essence of ceremony. They crafted their signature experience and moved to Austin, TX to spread their offering to “The City of Music.”
Check them out on PBS’ Art in context here:
And check out more of their music here. Make sure you watch this one called “No Resume” about a young teacher applying for a job: