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Fête and Dusk are stepping it up

While Providence clubs and live venues seem to come and go "in this economy" (RIP Club Hell and the 201), two band- and fan-friendly venues are stepping up as viable outlets focused on delivering a wide array of artists and musical styles, from heavy met
Class acts
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 27, 2012

4.20 @ the Firehouse

Benefit gigs worth seeking include an early-bird THURSDAY (the 14th) at Firehouse 13 (doors at 5 pm, 401.270.1801) with (multiple) BMP nominees TOWER & THE FOOL (ex-members of Hot Rod CIrcuit and Therefore I Am).
Plus, plenty of BMP noms
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 15, 2011
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The Jay Berndt revival continues

A few months back, former Kilgore frontman Jay Berndt unleashed his official solo debut Sad Bastard Songs (Rusty Knuckles Music), a fistful of growlers we're highly fond of around here.
Magnificent bastard
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 01, 2011

In like a lion

Let the madness begin on FRIDAY (the 25th) when D.R.I. , P.O.W. , THE DOOSH BAGS , THE PARAPLEGICS , and more invade Club Hell (8 pm, 401.709.3923).
Arcing in the Bucket, the Inclined return
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 25, 2011

From I, Destroyer to Dipset

No excuses — something for everyone on FRIDAY (the 11th), including East Bay greats THE PROPELLERS (75or Less Records) playing the New Wave Cafe in New Bedford (508.984.0080).
Out in the streets
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 11, 2011

The Mcgunks and the James Family Benefit

On FRIDAY (the 28th), the 201 presents feisty garage-rock fun with THE FABULOUS ITCHIES , THE DIVIDERS , and ATLANTIC THRILLS (401.454.4581).
Weekending
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 28, 2011


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She Rides straddle the lightning

There's big news cranking out of the She Rides headquarters these days, as the Providence-based quintet have nailed down a new label (NC-based Rusty Knuckles, also home to J. Berndt) and an official sponsorship with Narragansett Beer, received another i
Instant party
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 10, 2010

Travelin' music

It's rockabilly family fun in Coventry on FRIDAY (the 3rd) with TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 , THE EGOS , and THE HEADCUTTERS playing the PNA Lodge from 5-11 pm with a pasta dinner and raffles, and bring a toy for Toys for Tots; click  cretinradio.c
Try some genre-juggling this weekend
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 03, 2010
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The Devil, My Pocket say goodbye

'Twas a nice (if too brief) run for local indie-folk outfit the Devil, My Pocket, who are calling it quits with two headlining shows this weekend at the 201.
Urge for going
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 12, 2010

Rocktober! Lolita Black is back in action! And more!!

Last call for BIG RUSH and CHRIS DA GREAT headlining a rap bill at AS220 on THURSDAY (the 30th), followed by the highly-anticipated return of LOLITA BLACK (welcome new vocalist Scarlett Delgado) with Sweden’s SUMA , NYC’s UNEARTHLY TRANCE , and
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 01, 2010
Voxhaul Broadcast at the 201

Voxhaul Broadcast at the 201


I've only heard a few tunes by Voxhaul Broadcast, but the LA outfit with the Chris Martin seal of approval seems like it could be...
By webteam  |  September 07, 2010


Wild weekend! From Johnny Lingo to Tinsel Teeth

From Johnny Lingo to Tinsel Teeth
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 03, 2010
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Now hear this!

Seven demos in and I'm hooked on Broadcaster.
Hopping on the Broadcaster bandwagon
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 27, 2010
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Three the hard way

MakeupBreakup co-founders Michael Lamantia Jr. and Alexander Laorenza (aka Zan) have no delusions of rock 'n' roll grandeur; in fact, they genuinely couldn't care less what you or I or anyone else thinks about their music.
MakeupBreakup: Scents , drugs, and rock'n'roll
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 06, 2010
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Monster math

New Bedford-based instrumental specialists Nature/Nurture strike back with a new release and an added guitarist, bolstering their complex yet concise angular jams while continuing the N/N tradition of composing monster math rock by-the-numbers — literall
Nature/Nurture return with EP002
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 23, 2010
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High tide

Newport’s Cliffs & Bangers bring their lightning-rod brand of surf-rock to the 201 this weekend behind their spring ’09 release Short Tracks No Brakes , and the downtown crowd better be prepared for some hair-flailing headbanging.
Thrashing surf-rock from Cliffs & Bangers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2009