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Steve Allain's introspective Thirteen

Veteran singer-songwriter Steve Allain has amassed an impressive resume over the years since his childhood days growing up in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
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By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 10, 2011

Freaky Friday

Head to the Jewelry District on FRIDAY (the 20th) for an early evening block party with N'awlins fave KERMIT RUFFINS and locals ROUTE .44 at the Spot Underground, followed by a raucous nighttime lineup including ANGRY FARMER and SASQUATCH &
Block Party Mania and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 20, 2011

Hometown throwdown

On FRIDAY (the 1st), stop by the Speakeasy under Local 121 (401.274.2121) and catch BECKY CHACE with opening guest SEAN KENNEDY .
Meet the Beard Brothers!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 01, 2011

Local flavor

Last call for THE WIPPETS with TRAVIS COLBY at the Spot (401.383.7133) on THURSDAY (the 28th), and ease your way into a wild weekend with singer/songwriter BECKY CHACE on FRIDAY (the 29th).
Becky Chace, Joe Beats, Howl all on tap
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 29, 2010

Summer times

First off, a huge THANK YOU goes out to all the bands and fans who attended our inaugural Best Music Poll Awards Show last week, and congrats to all the winners.
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 18, 2010

Clubland

Looking for action post-Lupo’s Bash on Friday?
From the South Coast to Cinco De Mayo
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 30, 2010


Those drums and wires

Makeupbreakup + Jon Hope + more
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 29, 2010

Blues summit

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

Musical gifts

Black metal, Goldrush, and more!
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 04, 2009

Old school

More top shelf hip-hop at Jerky’s
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 09, 2009

October already!

Only 11 weeks and counting of Christmas shopping remain, so head out to some budget-friendly shows in the meantime.
Folk + blues + noise + alt-pop + Mr. Young
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 02, 2009


Common-ers

Six Star and friends get raucous in Bristol
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 11, 2009
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18 big hits

This year, the number of great albums increased twofold across all genres, from hip-hop to metal, from swing to punk.
Providence local music: 2007 in review
By BOB GULLA  |  December 18, 2007
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In living color

Trying to write something original about Whitey, Andy Newman’s new band, requires a lot of invention.
Whitey covers a lot of ground; plus, the sounds of Rocky Point  
By BOB GULLA  |  September 12, 2007
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Hometown rockers

There’s a rare nocturnal occurrence happening — call it a lunar local music eclipse.
‘Locals Rule’ at Lupo’s; plus, the return of the Blackstone
By BOB GULLA  |  June 26, 2007
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Editors' picks: City life

Spogga, Figments, Teamworks, and more.
Best uses for dead trees, best old-fashioned spoken word, best place to realize you have no game, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2007


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Two’s company

When Lightning Bolt debuted oh-so-many years ago, it’s pretty likely they had no idea what kind of zany spell they’d cast over the city’s music scene.
Dynamic duos: Lightening Bolt, the Body, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  February 27, 2007
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Quiet riot

Like the sound of a rolling ocean on a peaceful night, acoustic music is constant, a steady soundtrack to life for those who choose to hear it.
Acoustic music is making a lot of noise
By BOB GULLA  |  January 10, 2007
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Turn the beat around

I do a lot of thinking about music. Coincidentally or not, I have a lot of friends who don’t, but get a kick out of the fact that I do.
The music biz ended up on its ear in 2006
By BOB GULLA  |  December 27, 2006
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Good music, good causes

A few fund-raisers stand out on this week’s docket.
The Scuba Steve and PARL benefits; plus, the Jesse Minute
By BOB GULLA  |  October 10, 2006
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Lucky number seven

To bend a line by Raymond Carver, what do you talk about when you talk about club anniversaries?
Jake’s big birthday bash; plus, the Marlowes fade away
By BOB GULLA  |  July 05, 2006


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Homegrown in Newport

Of the many reasons to love Newport, the city in the summertime — with its uncertain drivers, parking nightmares, and stampeding herds — is not one of them.
The Sunset Music Festival; plus, Someday Providence
By BOB GULLA  |  June 20, 2006
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Thumb’s up

When Tom Thumb, aka Andy Arch, last put a record out, it was a solo acoustic outing, bedroom folk music, one guitar and one voice.
Andy Arch and the Latter Day Saints’ masterful EP
By BOB GULLA  |  May 02, 2006

Parsing the Poll

Every year at this paper we produce something called the Best Music Poll ballot — you’ve seen it — and every year we encounter a new crop of challenges in putting it together.
Behind the scenes at Best Music Central
By BOB GULLA  |  April 04, 2006