Roz and Rice Cakes at PPL

Providence Public Library & What Cheer Records + Vintage Present Roz and the Rice Cakes on Friday, June 19


Come hang in the center of the universe with Roz and the Rice Cakes

– Providence Public Library (PPL) and What Cheer Records + Vintage are pleased to present Roz and the Rice Cakes Release Party for their new single “Close Encounter” on Friday, June 19 in the Library's Auditorium (3rd floor), 150 Empire Street. The event will be from 7 – 11 pm (doors open at 6 pm).  Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at:  The event is sponsored by Manic Pixie Radio and 95.5 WBRU.

The single will be available digitally through Team Love Records (New Paltz, NY) on June 16 and will also be available on a limited edition of hand lathed vinyl made by Future Oak Records through Roz and the Rice Cakes' website.  The show will feature a curated set design that puts the band and the audience in the cosmos on a starry, starry night.  The band will be joined by  Megafauna and the Classical High School Jazz and Rock Band.  

Since 2008, Roz and the Rice Cakes has been touring the US non-stop, either headlining or supporting such artists as Passion Pit, Andrew WK, The Joy Formidable, OK GO and Tera Melos. They have played such national stages as the Newport Folk Festival. For their first album for Team Love Records, Roz & The Rice Cake's, Need to Feed sees the band teaming up w/ producers Bern Miller and Jeff Prystowsky from the Low Anthem at Providence's historic Columbus Theatre . The results take the band to a new height in terms of tapping into their twin attributes of pop and art.

DON'T STOP THE MUSIC, multi-faceted exhibition and program series, began April 2 with the opening of the in-library exhibit entitled “From Pop to Punk: Highlights of 20th Century Music in Providence.”   The exhibit will run through June 30.  In addition, the Library has mounted a web site devoted to the music celebration at PROV.PUB/RIMUSIC (  Detailed program information, as well as continuing additions, can be found here throughout the three-month celebration.

(release from Providence Public Library)