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Dreams made real

The members of Everett Dance Theatre are nothing if not adventurous, tackling such topics as aeronautics, inner-city neighborhoods, and current events in earlier pieces.
Everett Dance's The Smiling Lady
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 28, 2010
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Band of brothers

Acclaimed local director David Bettencourt immortalizes Providence-via-Attleboro punk pioneers Neutral Nation in his latest documentary, It’s a Bash! .
It’s a Bash! tells the Neutral Nation story
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 30, 2010

Where It’s At

Kick it like a sleep twitch.
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 23, 2010

Loaded weekend

The Chelsy Lau Band head to Cat’s in Pawtucket with guests She Rides, Red Lanterns, and The Organ Beats; and more.
From Ready Ink to Alec K. Redfearn
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 12, 2010

Salinger’s eternal cone of silence

With the death of J.D. Salinger, nearly every obituary featured some quote or reference to his American masterpiece, The Catcher In the Rye , and rightly so. If you don't know the name Holden Caulfield, you don't know ding about literature.
The death of a genius; rocking for Nicole; the General Assembly goes transparent
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 05, 2010

Candles + caring

Former Best Music Poll nominee Mike Gendron and uncle Pete Gendron team up and unplug at the Greenwich Hotel on THURSDAY (the 4th), rocking the lounge free of charge til 12:30 am.
Bob Marley’s b-day + downcity benefits
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 05, 2010


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Making a beautiful racket

Where else could you see the Blizzard of '78 and I, Destroyer share the same stage?
RHD-RI presents Thunder In the Bucket
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 15, 2010

Blues summit

All-stars at Lupo’s, and more!
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 11, 2009
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Running with the Devil

The surge of locally-harvested folk/roots/Americana acts flourishing in Rhode Island continues.
Making a connection with Brown Bird
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 30, 2009
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Psalms For The Deaf

Sage Francis addressed the densely-populated crowd at Rock the Bells at Comcast Center last weekend: "This song helped get a friend of mine out of jail. Thank you to all who donated. This song is called 'Conspiracy to Riot.' Strange Famous fucking Recor
Jared Paul Unleashes Prayers For Atheists
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 24, 2009
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Weekend trip

It pains me to have to ask this, but looking at the insane list of bands at Boston promoter Dan Shea's upcoming four-night "Homegrown" pysch fest at Church, I have no choice: what exactly does "psych music" mean at this point?
Rad four-day psych fest will free your mind, man
By MATT PARISH  |  July 17, 2009


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Hard-wired fuzz

The Inclined's December '08 debut, The First Day of Many, continues to captivate my attention with big hooks, spacey synths, and manipulated guitar riffs and squalls, at times encapsulated in fuzz and exploding with unabashedly catchy gems.
The Inclined are finding a balance
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 26, 2009
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Stay positive

Chatting with Grow songwriter Matt Odabashian and resident rapper Sneaktechniks about their livin lovin learnin debut and upcoming CD release party, it was clear that the band has taken an admirable and ballsy approach to their music.
Grow keep it real on livin lovin learnin
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 06, 2009
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Fresh tracks

It’s a big deal when Someday Providence gets new music out. Their new EP extends the band’s dedication to breezy pop, but also adds depth, dimension, and a wee bit of heaviness.
New discs by Someday Providence and Suicide Bill
By BOB GULLA  |  July 16, 2008
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Boston music news: January 11, 2008

BEAT CIRCUS release their new Dreamland on January 29.
Notes on Beat Circus and Johnny A.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 07, 2008
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Corleone turns 10

Ten years of doing anything these days has to be considered an unmitigated success.
Celebrating a decade of underground excavation
By BOB GULLA  |  October 17, 2007


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Information, please

I thought it would be a good opportunity to touch on some things that have been piling up on the local music scene.
Big shows, a one-shot supergroup, soundtracks, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  August 07, 2007
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Foo!apalooza

What began life as the comparatively modest Fool’s Ball has mutated into an unruly (but lovable) behemoth.
AS220’s annual fest is a sensory overload — and then some
By ANDREA FELDMAN  |  July 10, 2007
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Visionaries

As I write this, Alec K. Redfearn and his Eyesores are trekking across western Europe, entertaining and amusing audiences with their picaresque,
The Eyesores’ new disc, farewell, Century Lounge
By BOB GULLA  |  April 25, 2007
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Miller time

Local boy Ben Miller started in Providence a few years back as a solo artist.
The Low Anthem's fragile wonder
By BOB GULLA  |  March 14, 2007
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Heard ’round here

There were lots of great records to choose from, so I decided not to limit the list to 10 selections.
15 reasons to be cheerful
By BOB GULLA  |  December 20, 2006


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All in the family

An oft-repeated maxim about American vocal music holds that sibling harmonies are the closest and tightest — they’ve heard each other’s voices on a daily basis.
Everett Spotlight tells the Jungels’ tales
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 12, 2006
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Sonic experiments

Santa Mamba's new disc, Saints and Sinners finds the band’s chemicals growing a wee bit stale.
Santa Mamba’s Saints and Sinners; plus RiverSing
By BOB GULLA  |  June 15, 2006
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Local heroes

Alongside the Feelies, R.E.M., and the Replacements, Mark Mulcahy’s Miracle Legion was one of the most promising of the indie bands of the mid-’80s.
Mark Mulcahy, Alec K. Redfearn, and more  
By BOB GULLA  |  May 30, 2006
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Long time coming

This Friday night at Chan’s you’ll be able to catch Thom Enright and his band the Night Drinkers, with Marty Ballou on bass, Marty Richards on drums, Steve Burke on keys, and Tom Ferraro on guitar.
Thom Enright’s Intoxicated is a heady concoction
By BOB GULLA  |  February 01, 2006

Goodbye, hello!

If anyone can get their act together, it should be musicians, storytellers, actors, puppeteers, acrobats, and the like.  
  Bright Night Providence will ‘ooh!’ and ‘aah!’ you into the New Year
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 01, 1900