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Breaking up the band

Why did Jesse Gertz break up Glass Fingers, his one-horse electro-hop noise jam, to start LEVERET, another solo project?
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 18, 2013
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Brown Bird are not a folk band

Brown Bird's David Lamb and MorganEve Swain challenge themselves (and anyone who still insists on calling them a folk band) on their stunning new album, Fits of Reason .
The Rhode Island duo cranks it up and gets cerebral on 'Fits of Reason'
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 19, 2013
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Brown Bird is not a folk band

Brown Bird's David Lamb and MorganEve Swain challenge themselves (and anyone who still insists on calling them a folk band) on their stunning new album, Fits of Reason (via local label Supply & Demand).
The Warren duo crank it up and get cerebral on Fits of Reason
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 05, 2013
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Brown Bird | Fits of Reason

Brown Bird, a boundary-pushing Americana duo from Rhode Island, make music that touches upon that can't-put-my-finger-on-it amalgamation of past and future sounds.
Supply & Demand (2013)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  March 22, 2013
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From Punky to folky to sultry and more

'Twas a ball-breaking task trying to include all of the quality local music Rhody-based artists cranked out over the past 12 months.
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By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 21, 2012

From Courageous men to Jocie Adams

Six straight days of live action on tap here! On FRIDAY (the 4th) Mark Cutler's MEN OF GREAT COURAGE rock out at Nick-a-Nee's (21+, no cover, 401.861.7290).
Six-day sprint
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 04, 2012


Boo City and She Rides get ready for SXSW

On FRIDAY (the 2nd), local booty-shaking crew BOO CITY will perform two full sets at their SXSW "Fun-raiser" at Fête; there will be plenty of raffles, prizes, guest appearances, and AfroSonic spinning between sets; $5 at the door, call 401.383.1112 for
Austin calling
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 02, 2012

Sound advice

Last call for a really good one featuring locals BROWN BIRD , TIG & BEAN , and CACTUS ATTAC k opening for Brooklyn's O'Death at the Met on THURSDAY (the 26th); call 401.729.1005 for details.
From Tig & Bean to Zumo Kollie
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 27, 2012
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The year’s best local releases

The Year in Music was pretty damn good to us locals, with noteworthy, often nationally-recognized albums created right here in our backyard.
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By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 23, 2011
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Brown Bird go for it with Salt For Salt

Brown Bird couldn't have chosen a better launching point to Go For It than their latest album, Salt for Salt , as the incredibly talented twosome of David Lamb and partner MorganEve Swain leave the shipyard and coffeehouse behind and set out to make mu
Full steam ahead
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 16, 2011

Nothing Drab about it

We found ourselves happily trampled last weekend by DRAB PONY , JEREMY ROBINSON 's on/off improv project, as they whipped up a froth of excessive noise tantrums in the darklit rodeo of the Apohadion in Bayside.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 19, 2011


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Photos: David Wax Museum + Brown Bird + Mountain Man at the Newport Folk Festival

David Wax Museum, Brown Bird, and Mountain Man perform at  Newport Folk Festival  on July 31, 2011.
Fort Stage + Harbor Stage | July 31, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO AND ALI DONOHUE  |  August 05, 2011

[newportfolk exclusive] Brown Bird plays backstage + chats with the Phoenix


 A few hours after their set at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday afternoon, Providence's Brown Bird took some time to chat with the the...
By Liz Pelly  |  August 02, 2011

Musings and mutterings from the worlds of Maine music

MICAH BLUE SMALDONE is taking his talents to Fort Kent.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 22, 2011
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Photos: Best Music Poll 2011 Awards Party at the Met

Providence Phoenix staffers present  Best Music Poll awards  to local bands at the Met on June 14, 2011.
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By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  June 17, 2011
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Brown Bird shape the sound of human existence

Last fall, Brown Bird officially downsized to two incredibly-talented partners in vocalist/guitarist/percussionist David Lamb and MorganEve Swain handling fiddle, cello, upright bass, and vocals.
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By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 27, 2011


Hit the sauce

Come find us at the Salon on THURSDAY (the 10th) high-posting in the basement with DJS WAY O'MALLEY AND NO GO GO spinning assorted party jams; 21+ and no cover all night, call 401.865.5330.
The Low Anthem, Green Day, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 11, 2011
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Flesh and blood

The acclaimed folk/Americana quartet resume the whirlwind promo stretch leading up to their third full-length release, following 2008’s critically-lauded breakthrough Oh My God, Charlie Darwin and their ’07 debut, What the Crow Brings .
Last year, the Low Anthem finished their third album and toured the world. During a freewheeling interview back home, they tell us all about it
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 18, 2011

Spirit Family Reunion + Brown Bird at Hogfarm Studios


Or, escape the madness by heading to Biddeford, where the Hogfarm Studios host an attractively cozy display of New Year's warmth. Brooklyn's rootsy, shouting Appalachian...
By webteam  |  December 29, 2010
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Review: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons' dazzling new disc

Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons trump their impressive 2007 debut Bury Your Problems with the forthcoming White Lighter . The disc features an all-star array of acclaimed local artists chipping in — and was completed with the aid of fans who hel
White light, white heat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  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.
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By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 12, 2010


Dark Dark Dark at AS220 with Brown Bird, Spirits of the Red City, and Liz Esenberg

Dark Dark Dark at AS220 with Brown Bird, Spirits of the Red City, and Liz Esenberg


Some music hangs together in a magical way, and you don't really want to know how its coordination is accomplished. One of the lead tracks...
By webteam  |  October 19, 2010

Dropdead, The Body ready to slay AS220

Feel the pain
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By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 24, 2010

Whole lotta Foo Fest going on!

There's a little bit of everything in the music segment of AS220's annual Foo Fest — inventive folk, arty hip-hop, girl grooves, brass bands.
The best plan: get there early, stay late
By JIM MACNIE  |  August 13, 2010

Soundsessioning; plus, Lighting Bolt and Allysen Callery

Last call for a good one going down at AS220 (401.831.9327) on THURSDAY (the 22nd) with makeupbreakup headlining (debuting new stuff from the forthcoming Scents LP) with THE BROTHER KITE , THE PRESS , and CELLAR DOVES ($6).
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By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 23, 2010

Samuel James at SPACE


Storytellers of a different stripe will perform at SPACE Gallery this evening. Before taking off for points west (a two-week summer tour that'll take him...
By webteam  |  July 07, 2010


The 'Mericans + Route .44 + Brown Bird at the Narrows

The 'Mericans + Route .44 + Brown Bird at the Narrows


Rustic and ethereal, the 'Mericans make the kind of roots-rock that's best heard by the light of a campfire on a starless evening. The Providence...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010
These United States at Jerky's

These United States at Jerky's


Sometimes a record grabs you from the get-go. A quick snare drum groove, a pulsing bass line, and a cracking voice declaring "over, baby we're...
By webteam  |  June 01, 2010

Folk at One Longfellow Square + Mayo Street Arts


The best nooks and crannies of the regional folk scene are represented at shows at One Longfellow Square and Mayo Street Arts. The former show...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010

Low Anthem + Brown Bird at SPACE


A band whose star has been rising quickly over the past year, the vigorous and expansive Low Anthem, from Providence, ought to put in a...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010