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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

Eddie & the Louvers, Paraplegics and Gut Bucket at Club Hell

Punk/hardcore heads will convene at Club Hell (401.709.3923) for an all-ages tilt featuring Rhythmafia, EDDIE & THE LOUVERS, THE PARAPLEGICS , and GUT BUCKET on FRIDAY (the 28th). Creeping around Aquidneck? Be sure to stop by Billy Goode’s for a f
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE MUSIC STAFF  |  May 28, 2010

Well-connected

Romen Rok celebrates at Firehouse 13
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 28, 2010

Lullabyes to paralyze

Allysen Callery & Friends visit AS220
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 21, 2010

Rollin ’n’ tumblin’

Genre-jumping all week long
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 07, 2010

Border patrol

Good stuff from Woonsocket to Newport
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 12, 2010


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High tide

Newport’s Cliffs & Bangers bring their lightning-rod brand of surf-rock to the 201 this weekend behind their spring ’09 release Short Tracks No Brakes , and the downtown crowd better be prepared for some hair-flailing headbanging.
Thrashing surf-rock from Cliffs & Bangers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2009
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Newport’s rock royalty

If 75orLess Records CEO (and Six Star General bassist) Mark MacDougall decided to host an East Bay Desert Sessions, the diePods would be the 3 am headliner.
The diePods — straight outta the City by the Sea
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 23, 2009

Old school

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

Coma Coma singer/bassist Eric Sampson brushes off the notion that Rhode Island's music community currently lacks quality acts.
The rousing sounds of Coma Coma
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 24, 2009
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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008


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Rebirth of the cool

The new and improved Jake’s Bar & Grille on Richmond Street reopens the 9th and kicks off a Columbus Day welcome back weekend with three diverse shows.  
Call it a comeback: Jake’s Bar & Grille is back in action
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 2008

Roots on the go

We wish Kip and the gang all the best as they embark on this magical food service/gig room gestalt.
The Liberty Elm; plus, Hello Mahalo, more
By BOB GULLA  |  November 06, 2007
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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
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Come together

Anyone who’s ever truly needed peace and quiet, understand the incredible sanctity of a public library.
A PPL benefit compilation, and Rhode Island Rejects
By BOB GULLA  |  June 05, 2007
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Brass tacts

In case you’ve missed it, it’s all the rage.
What Cheer? Brigade makes its point loud and clear
By BOB GULLA  |  May 08, 2007


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Raising Hell

It could be that with the new Daughters album, Hell Songs , we’ve reached the end of the sonic line.
Daughters’ hardcore mayhem; Eric Fontana; Coat of Arms
By BOB GULLA  |  August 08, 2006

Hunting with Cheney

That Dick “Sure Shot” Cheney lacked a necessary stamp for shooting quail when he accidentally plugged one of his hunting buddies sounds about right.
It’s no surprise that “Big Time” poses a danger to others
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 16, 2006

Goodbye, cruel world

The other day an e-mail arrived from Jo Jo Gator, a guy some of you may know is a local and national pop music impresario.
Jo Jo Gator bids farewell after two decades in the music biz  
By BOB GULLA  |  January 25, 2006
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Barry Cowsill, 1954-2005

We wanted to bid a formal adieu to Rhode Island legend Barry Cowsill, whose death was reported last week.
Plus, the Entrance, and a new name for Planet Groove
By BOB GULLA  |  January 18, 2006