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Do the math

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

Musical gifts

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

When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 24, 2009


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'BRU's bracketology

The 2009 WBRU Rock Hunt continues this week with six more bands on tap, following victories by the Viennagram and Baylock last weekend.
The Rock Hunt semi-finals, part two
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 18, 2009

Get yr grog on all weekend long

Providence local music jumps starts St. Patty's Day
Being green
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 11, 2009
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Rockin' again

Johnny Maguire, aka the Colonel, dropped a line to give the heads-up on his newly reformed rockabilly outfit, the Cobra-Matics.
The return of the Cobra-Matics
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 12, 2008
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Raising the bar

This week, Zox releases its first album for premier indie label Side One Dummy, home to bands such as Flogging Molly and Bedouin Soundclash.
Zox take it to the next level on Line in the Sand
By BOB GULLA  |  January 16, 2008
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Miller time

Local boy Ben Miller started in Providence a few years back as a solo artist.
The Low Anthem's fragile wonder
By BOB GULLA  |  March 14, 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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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
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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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Feelin’ groovy

Maybe it’s the spring sun. Maybe it’s my new chainsaw.
The scene is springing back to life
By BOB GULLA  |  April 11, 2006
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Plugged in

The Providence music scene is a pie chart of musical wedges.
Digging into the digital realm with Tim O’Keefe  
By BOB GULLA  |  March 14, 2006