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In the city

One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Providence art scene is how the city itself has been such a rich subject. A decade ago, the city became a galvanizing topic as artists fought to protect the old mills that served as their homes and studio
Neal Walsh and Scott Lapham at 186 Carpenter
By GREG COOK  |  April 26, 2013
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Private parts

There are certain subjects like photos of gruesome death or cute puppies or disembodied vulvas where criticism struggles to keep up with the awesome force of the pictures.
Jessica Thurber, Sarah Beck, Thomas Morrissey at AS220
By GREG COOK  |  March 29, 2013

Got Courage?

On THURSDAY (the 21st), it's last call for RESILENCE , JEALOUS FUCK , and HELEN MONEY playing Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket ($7, 401.475.2655).
A busy weekend for Mark Cutler & Co.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 22, 2013

From Detroit Rebellion to Ed O.G.!

Last call for a double-stacked THURSDAY (the 28th).
Forward, March
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 01, 2013
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‘Love Nest’ at Craftland; Ian Cozzens at AS220

The ink drawings and watercolors of Jen Corace, a Providence artist and illustrator as well as one of the folks behind Craftland, often depict worlds of fairy tale adventure.
Objects of desire
By GREG COOK  |  February 15, 2013
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The best things in life are free (or at least inexpensive)

Rhode Island has a lot going against it. The state ranks last or close to last in most economic indicators. Taxes are high and jobs are scarce. Our most prominent cultural export may be Pauly D.
Cheap thrills
By VICTOR PAUL ALVAREZ  |  January 25, 2013


From Lolita to Vance

Last call for a heavy-duty metal feast on THURSDAY (the 24th) at Dusk with LOLITA BLACK headlining along with INSUFFERABLE INGRATE, TONGUE DYNASTY, and WORSE OFF ALIVE; dial 401.714.0444 for details.
Plus, Boo City boogies down to Local 121
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 25, 2013
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Funtime! Must-see music, comedy, and more

No life experience instills and embodies that Work Hard/Party Hard mantra better than college.

By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 25, 2013
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Fantasy, reality, and the in-between

The fall brought bad news — R.K. Projects closed as founding duo Sam Keller and Tabitha Piseno decamped for new adventures in New York (though they've since announced plans to do additional projects here).
Lasting impressions
By GREG COOK  |  December 21, 2012
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Donuts from the sky

Just after 6:30 on Tuesday evening, a metal bucket tied to a white rope descends from a third floor window at AS220's 115 Empire Street artist residences.
Baked Goods
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 21, 2012

Ravi Shavi, Atlantic Thrills hit N. Main

Last call for a pair of fantastic shows in the Provy area on THURSDAY (the 29th): the Low Anthem's JOCIE ADAMS performs a solo set with special guests ANNIE & THE BEEKEEPERS at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801).
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By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 30, 2012


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Photos by Daby and Shechtman; plus, Bonetto and Morrill

William K. Daby, who has been photographing for some five decades, calls his new images at AS220's Main Gallery (115 Empire Street, Providence, through November 24) "photo paintings."
Varied visions
By GREG COOK  |  November 23, 2012
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Does the photograph endure?

Action Speaks, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues November 7 with a look at the power of the image.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 02, 2012

Halloween fun and more!

How's your FRIDAY (the 26th) shaping up? Head downtown and start it off with a sonic boom.
Monster mash
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 26, 2012
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On the right to privacy

Action Speaks, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall season October 24 with a discussion of Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), the landmark Supreme Court decision that overturned a law banning contraception and fou

By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 19, 2012
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Chaplin’s Modern Times, in our time

Action Speaks, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues October 17 with a look at the Charlie Chaplin film Modern Times (1936), an enduring meditation on economic upheaval.
Action Speaks
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 12, 2012


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What happens when we patent life?

What happens when we patent life?
Action Speaks
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 28, 2012
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Jon Laustsen’s miniatures; and AS220’s ‘Print Lottery’

Jon Laustsen of Woonsocket makes miniature construction sites — tiny rebar, scaffolding, wood framing for concrete, and cinderblocks being assembled into buildings on dollhouse-sized or model railroad-sized plots of dirt.
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By GREG COOK  |  September 14, 2012

Head to The ’Gansett Block Party

On FRIDAY (the 14th) enjoy a fistful of rock and roll at Nick-a-Nee's with the TEN FOOT POLECATS , FILTHY STILL , KING SICKABILLY & HIS FULL MOON BOYS , MOLLY GENE ONE WHOAMAN BAND , and THE CANNIBAL RAMBLERS ; 21+, call 401.861.7290 for details
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By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 14, 2012
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Got riffs?

In need of some good old-fashioned heavy metal riffs and shredding?
Thrillhouse certainly does
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 24, 2012

Got riffs?

In need of some good old-fashioned heavy metal riffs and shredding?
Thrillhouse certainly does
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 24, 2012


Bye-bye, Kanerko

On FRIDAY (the 24th) welcome rap supercrew LA COKA NOSTRA (sans Everlast) with guests THE PROBLEMADDICTS and DJ ROB SWIFT (of the X-ecutioners) at Lupo's (all ages, 401.272.5876).
Plus, Summit Music Fest, take 2
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 24, 2012
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Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on at AS220’s Foo Fest

Get ready to work up a nice lather dancing the entire day away at AS220's annual block party known as Foo Fest.
Bounce to this!
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 10, 2012
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Poetic disobedience at AS220

"We, the artists & intellectuals, famous & unknown. We, mud people, snake people, tar people. We, bohemians walking on millennial thin ice; our bodies pierced, tattooed, martyred, scarred; our skin covered with hieroglyphs & flaming question
Art Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 27, 2012
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A wide range of representation at AS220

One of the notable developments of recent years is the return of realism, particularly hardcore realist painting from studio models.
Making it real
By GREG COOK  |  July 20, 2012
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‘Traces: Persistent & Fleeting’; and Kathy Halper’s ‘POS’

Jon Laustsen's new Lilliputian-scaled sculpture is a shack made of wooden shipping pallets precariously balanced atop a stack of more shipping pallets and a familiar real estate yard sale sign rejiggered to read "21st Century/For Sale."
All the small things
By GREG COOK  |  June 01, 2012


VulGarrity + DirtyDurdie team up

Heads up THURSDAY (the 24th) for a 75orLess Records DVD release party at PVD Social Club (401.454.7177).
Salute!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 25, 2012

Bang your head ...

Last call to catch legendary German thrash-metal trio DESTRUCTION (celebrating 30 years in the headbanging biz) invading the Met with VITAL REMAINS , WARBINGER , and PATHOLOGY ; doors at 6 pm and tickets are $20; call 401.729.1005.
... with Destruction, Dropdead, more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 18, 2012
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Raindance are ready to rage

Post-punk quintet Raindance returns with a new EP titled New Blood .
Blood makes noise
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 11, 2012
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Daria Tessler at Craftland; AS220’s ‘Delicate Shudder’

The realm of Daria Tessler's "In the Realm of the Seedkeepers," an exhibit of drawings at Craftland, seems to be an often hushed, mystical place.
‘Realm’ of wonder
By GREG COOK  |  May 04, 2012