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Caress and pummel your eardrums

THURSDAY (the 30th) is last call for the lovely sounds of local songbird ALLYSEN CALLERY and her new backing band THE NIGHT KITCHEN at Local 121 (401.274.2121).
Loud quiet loud

48 Hour Music Festival at SPACE Gallery, February 19

The third annual 48 Hour Music Festival led off with Charlemagne, a lurching prog-pop unit that offered one of the most indie-friendly sets of the night, sounding a bit like Built to Spill or Dinosaur Jr., but with odd time arrangements.
Music seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 25, 2011

Kylesa tell a simpler story

Shaking off the crust
Shaking off the crust
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 22, 2010

Photos: Built To Spill at the Paradise Rock Club

Built To Spill perform live at the Paradise Rock Club on September 30, 2010.
Built To Spill, live at the Paradise Rock Club | September 30, 2010
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  October 08, 2010

Rocktober! Lolita Black is back in action! And more!!

Last call for BIG RUSH and CHRIS DA GREAT headlining a rap bill at AS220 on THURSDAY (the 30th), followed by the highly-anticipated return of LOLITA BLACK (welcome new vocalist Scarlett Delgado) with Sweden’s SUMA , NYC’s UNEARTHLY TRANCE , and
Off the Couch
Built To Spill at the Met Cafe

Built To Spill at the Met Cafe

I always forget how much I dig Built To Spill. Is it because they're a tad too dreamy? Can't be - their music packs plenty...
By webteam  |  September 28, 2010


Fall Music Preview: Sounds abound

As the autumnal equinox fast approaches, there’s plenty of action statewide and no genre left behind from Downcity to down south to the highly-anticipated return of a local live landmark — the Met Café, now located in the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucke
It's the busiest fall ever !
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 17, 2010

Welcome to Chateau Rex

75orLess Records strikes again with another stoner-rock scorcher in Chateau Rex , courtesy of Coma Coma.
A new day rising for Coma Coma
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 28, 2010

Breakfast of champions

The Slip have been a fixture on the jam band scene for 15 years. Over the past six years, the Slip’s core members — bassist Marc Friedman, guitarist Brad Barr, and his brother Andrew behind the kit — along with pianist Marco Benevento and singer/songwri
Slipping into Surprise Me Mr. Davis
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 09, 2010

Quasi | American Gong

I don't know what it is about the top left corner of our country that moves its indie-rockers to cuten up their miseries into adorable little creatures (see: Death Cab, Built To Spill, Elliott Smith, and my favorite specimen, Quasi), but it's a trick tha
Kill Rock Stars (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 26, 2010

Off the record?

Pity the album. After a half-century of embarrassingly public body issues, our essential rock unit has not entered the new millennium looking very healthy. EPs are way more in vogue, MP3s have intangibility on their side, and 12-inches just sound imp
Ten albums to get . . . while we still have albums
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 18, 2009

Pawtucket calling

The long weekend starts THURSDAY (the 3rd) with a 7 pm set from local singer/songwriter GREG LATO at Hot Topic in Providence Place Mall. He's touring the region behind his recent full-length debut Monday Morning Breakdown .
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 04, 2009

Best Music Poll 2009: Anything goes

The underground: saved, salvaged, or savaged?
The underground: saved, salvaged, or savaged?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 31, 2009

The Most Serene Republic | . . . And the Ever Expanding Universe

The Most Serene Republic were the first group signed to Arts and Crafts that had no relationship to Broken Social Scene.
Arts and Crafts (2009)
By JAKE COHEN  |  July 03, 2009

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

Cymbals Eat Guitars | Why There Are Mountains

There's good news and bad news about New York quartet Cymbals Eat Guitars and their self-released debut.
Self-released (2009)
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 10, 2009


Winter to remember

Sometimes January in this town can be a bit slow. It's cold. There's a holiday hangover. Whatever.
2009 enters with a roar
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 30, 2008

Four on the floor

It’s been a fine fall already: sunny, crisp weekends for apple picking; big-time albums from Ray LaMontagne, Pete Kilpatrick, and Twisted Roots; a deep Red Sox run in the playoffs.  
Albums you may have missed as fall fell
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 22, 2008

Stopped, dropped, and rolled

I’d like to thank and commend Adam Reilly for writing about the journalists arrested covering the Republican convention in St. Paul.  
Letters to the Boston editor, October 17, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 16, 2008

Record reviewers

The problem with these “play your most revered album in full” shows that everyone from Public Enemy to Liz Phair is doing lately is that the correct answer is not always a no-brainer.  
Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr, and Built to Spill at the Orpheum, September 27, 2008
By RYAN STEWART  |  October 01, 2008

Photos: Built To Spill at the Orpheum

Built to Spill at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, September 27, 2008
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  October 01, 2008


Pretty & Nice: A Tour Diary

On the road from Oregon to Boston with New England's newest Sub Pop signees  
By JEREMY MENDICINO  |  September 04, 2008

Being the boss

Talk about long-awaited: The new Phantom Buffalo record was recorded at Thundering Sky, down in South Berwick, over four days in August, 2005. That’s right, 2005 .
Another glimpse of the Phantom Buffalo
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 16, 2008

Going on sale: June 20, 2008

Built To Spill, The Dandy Warhols, The Duke Spirit, Black Kids and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  June 17, 2008

Striving for magic

Do you remember Scarce?
Scarce are taking it slow; plus, Killing Pablo
By BOB GULLA  |  June 04, 2008

A Peapod grows in Portland

Harrity’s albums sound like the work of an invisible hand, and it’s apparent that he likes it that way.
A young label sports sonic wisdom
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 07, 2008

Other peas in the pod

In addition to the Brown Bird and Dead End Armory albums here are two recent Peapod releases
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 07, 2008

Honey Clouds

At last! Honey Clouds, an indie-rock four-piece full of familiar faces, emerged from their year-long gestation to play their first show.
Music seen at Empire Dine and Dance, January 25, 2008
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 30, 2008

The year the music thrived

Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
National pop: 2007 in review
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 17, 2007

Band of Horses

Much has changed for Band of Horses and their mercurial frontguy, singer/guitarist Ben Bridwell, since they quietly released their debut album.
Cease to Begin | Sub Pop
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  October 30, 2007