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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

Autumning

On THURSDAY (the 18th), it's last call for VUDU SISTER (currently recording a new album at the Columbus Theatre) with HAUNT THE HOUSE and DAN BLAKESLEE at the Salon (401.865.6330), leading into a super-busy weekend.
Plus, the return of Heather Rose
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 19, 2012

Let's see action

Last call for the sonic mayhem of HANK SINATRA JR. , ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK , and NYC's PEELANDER-Z at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) on THURSDAY (the 11th), priming the palate for another steady weekend of live action.
From Stray Birds to Mighty Good Boys
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 12, 2012

Friday the 13th fun and much more!

Last call for local singer-songwriter JESSE LIAM performing at Sidebar Bistro (401.421.7200) on THURSDAY (the 12th).
Get lucky
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 13, 2012

Hit the streets

Action all over on FRIDAY (the 1st): Legendary N'awlins ensemble the DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND blows through the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall Reeve (508.324.1926), MOGA whips up the waterfront jams at the Ocean Mist in Matunuck (401.782.3740), an
And plan ahead for DudeSmash!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 01, 2012

Chanteuse + the Schemers + more!

Last call for HEMLOK and OCTOPUS TRIANGLE down at Dusk (401.714.0444) on THURSDAY (the 10th), leading us into a great weekend on the live circuit.
Necessities
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 11, 2012


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Review: This Is Not A Film

It can't be a film, because the acclaimed director Jafar Panahi ( The Circle , etc.) has been ordered not to make any by the Iranian theocrats who have also sentenced the dissident filmmaker to an upcoming jail sentence.
Artistic provocation
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 04, 2012

From Big Rush to Tig & Bean

Last call for local rap crew REZIZTANZE at Fête (401.383.1112) or SARAH & THE TALL BOYS at Cady's Tavern (401.568.4102) on THURSDAY (the 26th).
Now hear this
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 27, 2012
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The quiet side of A Place To Bury Strangers

When you are surrounded with those jagged barbs of sheer bloody noise for the first time, do you run for the hills or continue to stick your head in the acid bath? It only takes a few seconds of luxuriating in the stinging audio hailstorm that is A Plac
Sonic bids
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 30, 2012

A wild week

On THURSDAY (the 12th), last call for ol-skool rap heads to reconvene at the Apartment for Throwback Thursdays starring DJ STERBYROCK and party host/lyricist META P ; 21+ and no cover, call 401.228.7222 for details.
Eight days of fun (and another holiday)
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 13, 2012

Party like it’s 2012!!

Last call for TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 along with FALL & BOUNCE on THURSDAY (the 29th) at JR's Bourbon Street Rock House in Cranston (forever Mustang Sally's to some of us), call 401.463.3080.
Wild weekend
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 30, 2011


Rollin' into winter

Last call THURSDAY (the 15th) to check out TORN SHORTS (pick up the excellent debut, Life On a River ) playing Dusk on Harris Ave.
No Jingle Bell Rock in this lineup
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 16, 2011
The Color Wheel: Review

Review: The Color Wheel

Alex Ross Perry's self-consciously coy indulgence reminds me of the work of Diablo Cody, but slighter and more irritating.
A black-and-white road movie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 02, 2011

Lolita Black at AS220!

Last call for a Thanksgiving Eve bash on WEDNESDAY (the 23rd) at the Spot Underground, with SAUCE leading an eight-band lineup which also includes PLASTIC SUNSHINE , STARFORCE TRIO , ABLETHOUGHT , and more.
Hell yes! Plus, ’BRU turns 42 (!) at Lupo’s
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 25, 2011

Falling back

On THURSDAY (the 3rd), catch the expert blues 'n' more of 2011 Best Music Poll winner ERIC FRENCH & MR. HYDE opening for JONATHAN TYLER & NORTHERN LIGHTS at the Spot Underground (401.383.7133).
An extra hour with DirtyDurdie and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 04, 2011

Whole lotta everything

On THURSDAY (the 20th), it's last call for a pair of fun freebies from longtime local faves, as THE WIPPETS play Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub (401.725.1800), while ALLYSEN CALLERY travels to Perks Coffeehouse in Norwood, MA (781.762.5565).
From DirtyDurdie to Duke Robillard
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 21, 2011


Monstrous sounds

Last call for DEER TICK playing the second night of their Divine Providence release party on THURSDAY (the 13th) at the Met.
Zounds, Lolita Black, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

Monstrous sounds

Last call for DEER TICK playing the second night of their Divine Providence release party on THURSDAY (the 13th) at the Met.
Zounds, Lolita Black, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

Mixing it up(1)

On THURSDAY (the 6th), Ken Casey's Whiskey Republic delivers "Appalachian Celtic Punk" crew CUTTHROAT SHAMROCK from the mountains of east Tennessee.
The Ladies Rock Lab, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 07, 2011
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Boobstock III and Singing About Providence usher in October

A pair of highly-recommended shows are on tap this Saturday (Rocktober the 1st!) in the capital city.
Nice pair!
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 30, 2011

Pro-Fusion

On THURSDAY (the 29th), the Spot Underground hosts PC alums and "waterslide rock" specialists LAST ONE OUT .
Rice Cakes, Coma Coma, more in Warren
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 30, 2011


From Joe to Jesse

Hip-hop heads should get over to the Sunset Bar & Grille in North Provy on FRIDAY (the 23rd), when DIRTYDURDIE (look up their latest mixtape, Rhymanese Diner ) host a 21+ party with DJs Kellan and D-Napp spinning all night, call 401.726.8889.
Plus, quality time with Hank Sinatra Jr.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 23, 2011

Lots of noise

A last-minute heads-up for two outstanding shows on THURSDAY (the 15th) — a freebie at the Newport Blues Café (401.841.5510) features JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS , THE WANDAS , and THE SKINNY MILLIONAIRES , while a big weekend at the Whiske
Plus, singing out against hunger
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 16, 2011
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For Matt Martin, abnormal is normal

Matt Martin currently performs with no fewer than five bands, including his latest solo venture of sorts, which he calls Psychedelic Clown Car.
Psychadelic class clown
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 16, 2011
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Melody meets atrophy in Baylies Band

"It's nice to win but that doesn't mean the big clubs want us any more than they did before," acknowledged Eric Baylies, longtime ringleader behind New Bedford-based noise-rock outfit Baylies Band.
Living the dream
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 02, 2011

Rumblin’ in Attleboro

Last call for AS220's CRISS CROSS ORCHESTRA closing out the 2011 Burnside Park concert series on THURSDAY (the 25th).
The McGunks, Throttles, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011


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75orLess Records and the Apartment's jam-packed celebration

Be sure to get to the Apartment ("where Jake's usedta be") on Saturday, where the mighty 75orLess Records will set up shop for a dual-anniversary bash.
It's a bash!
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 22, 2011

Girls rockin'!

Start your weekend by supporting the 2ND ANNUAL GIRLS ROCK! CAMP SHOWCASE at the Hope Artiste Village Solarium (next to the Met) on FRIDAY (the 15th) at 6 pm, with six bands (all ages 11-18) debuting original songs.
Plus, Zombified Vermin + Dwarves!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 15, 2011

More fireworks

The live circuit remains abuzz during this post-holiday stretch, leading off with a red-hot DEER TICK playing a freebie at Waterplace Park on FRIDAY (the 8th), courtesy of 'BRU's Summer Concert Series (show starts around 7 pm).
Deer Tick, Chachi, and Barn Burning
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 08, 2011

Some Sweet Love

Heads up on THURSDAY (the 16th) for a fantastic double bill featuring TALLAHASSEE and THE TOWER & THE FOOL at the Met (401.729.1005).
Plus, BMP champs aplenty!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 17, 2011