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Rocktucket heats up the Bucket

Are you ready for Rocktucket 2011? September marks the arrival of the 13th annual Pawtucket Arts Festival, popping up at various parks and venues around the Bucket for the next three weeks.
Street smarts
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 09, 2011
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Back to the scuzz-rock future

The self-titled EP debut from Pawtucket-based quintet Ming Toro (Bucket Republic/75orLess Records) will take a few dozen spins to settle in (or better yet, burrow), but when it does β€” and it will β€” prepare for a mighty regeneration of scuzzed-out post-pu
Ming Toro is straight outta the Bucket
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 23, 2010

Border patrol

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

Do the math

Three blistering nights at the 201
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 05, 2010

Booty Advisory: Thaw-some


THURSDAY 02.25 | CASH 4 GOLD | @ Milky Way | Bling is in the air at Cash 4 Gold, where breaking out your best...
By webteam  |  February 24, 2010
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Local heroes, ’09 edition

The Rhode Island music community flourished in 2009, with new full-lengths from the Coming Weak, California Smile, and the pride of Cranston West and official big-leaguers Monty Are I, who released Break Through the Silence in September.
From Suicide Bill & the Liquors to Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 25, 2009


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Monsters of rock

Full-lengths from local rock icons Six Finger Satellite and the Chinese Stars provide a decimating double-dose of kinetic madness.
Heavenly hardness from Chinese Stars and Six Finger Satellite
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 06, 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
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Noise in the hood

A knowing sense of humor emerged between songs, legitimizing the chicanery as mere friendly artistic expression.
Big Digits and Chinese Stars at Middle East Upstairs, July 5, 2008
By DAVID BOFFA  |  July 07, 2008
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Brain power

It’s a brittle, pulsating blast of synth rock all sneering and robotic, as if someone shined a strobe on the band and recorded them breakdancing.
Chinese Stars push the limits of decency and reason
By BOB GULLA  |  October 24, 2007
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Making a connection

He has a fan club and an MBA, which might not make all that much sense.
Phil Ayoub follows his Heart
By BOB GULLA  |  March 07, 2007