This year marked one of immense growth for the Providence music scene. New faces made their presence felt and even a new venue in Alchemy opened up to become a huge part of an already burgeoning community. Veterans staked their claim and the newbies became established while a bunch of others are well on their way to making a name for themselves. For any community to thrive, there has to be a steady influx of young people getting involved. Thankfully that is happening in Providence when it comes to local music and people are welcoming it with open arms. There's a sense of artistic excitement in the Creative Capital these days; individuals who have been involved in the music community for years are getting more and more great people involved. Shows consisting of all local bands are packing venues in every neighborhood. It's inspiring to witness and there's a lot to be positive about when it comes to the bands that call this place home. With all of this being said, here are 16 of our favorite songs to come out of Providence this year.
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Versus previous years of the band’s existence, Tapestries kept things pretty low key in 2016. Mike DeCosta and a rotating cast of local musicians played a few shows around Rhode Island but it didn’t seem like they had any new recordings slated for the year. Then without warning, DeCosta and company put out this stellar, jaw-dropping gem that could very well be the best song DeCosta has ever written. Joined by Jeremy Joubert, Kyle Stumpe, Nick Dawson and his brother Matt, DeCosta wrote a youthful anthem of fear and innocence. Let’s hope the song is a precursor to another album for 2017.