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White trash heroes

It is official — iconic PVD noisemongers Arab on Radar are back on the grid and about to end their eight-year hiatus with a nationwide reunion tour beginning this weekend in Easthampton, Massachusetts, followed by a stop at AS220 on July 3.
Arab on Radar are back on the attack
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 02, 2010
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Video: The 12 acts you should've seen at Bonnaroo 2010

When I told my bosses here at the Phoenix  that I was going to need some time off to attend Bonnaroo for my third year in a row, I expected to hear something along the lines of, "Have fun, don't die, and we'll see you when you get back."
From the xx to Jay-Z
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 25, 2010
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The Devil makes them do it

"Americana, on the rocks" is the official tagline for the Benedictions, steady cooking since forming just 16 months ago (more on that in a minute), led by a familiar name on the folk circuit in G.W. Mercure.
Digging deep with the Benedictions
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 25, 2010

Genre-jumping

WBRU’s free summer concert series at Waterplace Park is in full swing, and expert blues outfit SIT DOWN BABY get the call on FRIDAY (the 25th) at 7:30 pm.
 Plus, Pints For Paws at Nick-A-Nee’s
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 25, 2010

Marie Stella + Dead Man’s Clothes + Art of Shooting at Bayside Bowl

Marie Stella's EP-release show was as much a social happening as it was a concert.
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2010

Lullabyes to paralyze

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


Review: Class Machine, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Dead Man’s Clothes

May 10, SPACE Gallery + Port City Music Hall, Portland
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 14, 2010
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The final four

From Yiddish speed-rhymes to Latin funk, the 2010 Rock Hunt finals once again delivered a musically diverse and thoroughly-entertaining show at Lupo’s last Saturday.
The Wandas hit the ground running at the ’BRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2010
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Tuneful throwdown

"The WBRU Rock Hunt is not designed to find the best 'alternative rock' act — we're out to find the best live act looking to earn more exposure along with some pretty cool prizes."
The 2010 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 19, 2010
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Sonny, Pat, and all the cats

The primo jazz event of the spring will be SONNY ROLLINS 's concert at Symphony Hall on April 18 (bso.org). The great master saxophonist and peerless improviser often hits town in April, and this time it's to kick off his 80th-birthday tour. Whew.
Names you know and names you should
By JON GARELICK  |  March 12, 2010

The Rock Off is on, and other music news

Tone King Andy Argondizza has organized a benefit show for Nick Curran, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and, being a musician, isn’t exactly rocking all-inclusive health insurance.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 05, 2010


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Straight outta Tallahassee

Tallahassee transplant (via Toronto) Kylewilliam Campol absolutely loves to call Rhode Island home, having moved here last May to further his career as a musician and establish the world headquarters for his post-punk outfit Imadethismistake — a move som
Kyle Campol’s Imadethismistake
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 05, 2010
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Review: Rogue Wave at the Paradise

On the first stop on their first tour in almost two years, Rogue Wave bounded onstage with what can only be called sheer delight, greeting the crowd like old friends they were pleasantly surprised to run into.
 Rogue Wave, live at the Paradise Rock Club, March 1, 2010
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  March 05, 2010

Shaking through

High-powered indie-punk at AS220
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 26, 2010

Loaded weekend

The Chelsy Lau Band head to Cat’s in Pawtucket with guests She Rides, Red Lanterns, and The Organ Beats; and more.
From Ready Ink to Alec K. Redfearn
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 12, 2010
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Love among the ruins

To Will Ethridge, who runs the small Portland-based label Eternal Otter Records, any song or album is just one crucial piece of a larger puzzle.
Eternal Otter documents make-ups, breakups, and shake-ups
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 22, 2010


In your ear

On THURSDAY (the 21st), FAR OFF PLACE stay close to home with a free gig at the Knickerbocker Cafe.
Minky + Shannon + Bogus + more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 22, 2010
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Behind the Red Curtain

On Saturday, four singer/songwriters will perform "in the round" at the North Star. Nothing necessarily unusual about that.
Performance Outlook
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 15, 2010

2010 preview

What’s coming to the clubs
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 01, 2010

Complaint Department

Can we have a benefit show or something in the coming year to save up enough money to buy three ghosts (preferably the ghosts of local rock's past, present, and future) to visit Sam Pfeifle in his dreams to tell him the following.
Letters to the Portland Editor, January 1, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 01, 2010

See ya, '09!

Forget those gift cards burning a hole in your pocket and catch some good shows around to close out '09.
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 25, 2009


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Review: Fanfarlo at T.T. the Bear's

I wasn't expecting much from London indie-pop band Fanfarlo at T.T.the Bear's last Thursday evening. For the passed month, I had a live performance of theirs bouncing around my iPod, which I downloaded only because I thought their name was cool.
Fanfarlo, live at T.T. the Bear's Place, December 17, 2009
By DAVID BOFFA  |  December 25, 2009

Ho, ho, ho!

Get out of the house, house, house!
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 18, 2009
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Epic Win

It never seemed possible, but metal is finally getting comfortable with indie-rock proportions. What once required enormous stages with catwalks and hyperactive spark machines now really needs only kids throwing all-ages shows in basements. It's a bit m
The Martyrdom of Junius
By MATT PARISH  |  December 11, 2009
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Review: Bad Boy Made Good

If Igor Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps paved the way for modern rock, then George Antheil’s Ballet mécanique made possible every genre of contemporary music with “noise” or “metal” in its name.
The revival of George Anthiel's 1924 Ballet méchanique
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 06, 2009

Keep moving!

Sharp sounds all over the state
 Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 06, 2009


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Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It

The Star Wars –style titles that begin Kenny Ortega’s hastily assembled Michael Jackson tribute documentary explain that the film has been whittled down from 100 hours of behind-the-scenes video shot between last April and June during rehearsals for the
Is this it?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 06, 2009
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Make-believe Main Street

WaterFire, bocce, oh my!
Lifestyle centers create public squares in private places. Can a nation undone by sprawl be saved by the Mall?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 06, 2009
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Pink Martini | Splendor in the Grass

The members of Portland’s Pink Martini have covered plenty of well-known songs in their decade and a half together, like “Que Sera, Sera” on their 1997 debut, and the theme from I Dream of Jeannie in their early live shows.
Heinz (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 30, 2009
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Hip-hop from Hell

Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds.
Horrorcore salutes Ice Cube and Alice Cooper
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009