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Here they come: the Small Factory reunion show!

For those of us continually pining and praying for more early '90s indie-rock reunions (Archers of Loaf, the Promise Ring, and the Afghan Whigs all on tap this year!), we just scored a big one on the local front ...
Happy to see
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 13, 2012
[going uptown again] Afghan Whigs reunite, to play All Tomorrow's Parties in 2012

[going uptown again] Afghan Whigs reunite, to play All Tomorrow's Parties in 2012

Water cooler talk on the music tip started off this morning about another round of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees being announced and...
By Michael Christopher  |  December 07, 2011
Twi list

Greg Dulli keeps his peace in the Twilight Singers

One of the most widely circulated Afghan Whigs bootlegs, from our own Paradise in May 1994, has the iconic alt-rock foursome busting out a loose and rollicking version of New Order's "Regret."  
Still debonair

Alex Chilton, 1950 - 2010

When Alex Chilton had a fatal heart attack while mowing his lawn last week, he was, statistically speaking, just a 59-year-old New Orleans resident, nothing more than an edit on some census forms. What Chilton represented, however, was a true American ic
In memoriam
By JEFF BREEZE  |  March 26, 2010
big tall list

Solid foundation

When Big Tall Buildings guitarist Jared Mann sent in a disc of six demos earlier this year, the raw potential behind songs "Natalie" and "Something with a Semicolon" had me dropping monthly emails on him with the subject header "WHERE'S THE ALBUM?"
A promising debut from Big Tall Buildings
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 31, 2009

How low can you go?

"Turn down the bass!" a well-meaning fan finally yelled last Saturday night, about a half-hour into Murder by Death's sold-out performance downstairs at the Middle East.
Murder by Death live at the Middle East Downstairs, February 7, 2009
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  February 10, 2009

The Verve, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Freezepop, The Enemy... [VIDEOS]

The Verve, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Freezepop, The Enemy... [VIDEOS]

  The Verve – Love Is Noise [VIDEO] The Verve – Love Is Noise [Live @ Glastonbury 2008] Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Dawn...
By Paul Driscoll  |  August 07, 2008

Voices carry

Stephen Malkmus never sounds like anyone other than Stephen Malkmus.
Stephen Malkmus, plus Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan as the Gutter Twins
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 05, 2008


Wussy’s 2005 debut, Funeral Dress (also Shake It), was loved wherever it was reviewed, but it wasn’t reviewed much.
Left for Dead | Shake It
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  November 27, 2007

The good fight

The Cold War’s first recording doesn’t sound like anything on the Providence music scene, which is curious.
The Cold War; Daughters; Summerfest Providence; and more!
By BOB GULLA  |  August 14, 2007

Rock and role

Greg Dulli may wear his tender heart on his suave, stylish sleeve, but it’s just bait — a lure for unwitting romantics who enjoy having their hearts broken. Slideshow: Twilight Singers at Avalon, November 14, 2006
The Twilight Singers, Paradise Rock Club, November 14, 2006
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 20, 2006