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Duke Robillard and Surface to Air work the tradition

It all comes from somewhere.
Easy listening
By JON GARELICK  |  June 29, 2012
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Remembering a great musician and a great man

A huge outpouring of love and respect this week as one of the most gifted musicians to ever come out of Rhode Island, Thom Enright, passed away at the age of 59.
Farewell, Thom
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 24, 2012
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Farewell, Governor Garrahy; film follies; Soopah hype; culinary arts in the Bucket

The flags are at half-mast at Casa Diablo on the passing of the wonderful former Vo Dilun governor, J. Joseph Garrahy.
Wotta guy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 03, 2012

Whole lotta everything

On THURSDAY (the 20th), it's last call for a pair of fun freebies from longtime local faves, as THE WIPPETS play Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub (401.725.1800), while ALLYSEN CALLERY travels to Perks Coffeehouse in Norwood, MA (781.762.5565).
From DirtyDurdie to Duke Robillard
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 21, 2011
Duke Robillard at the Narrows Center for the Arts

Duke Robillard at the Narrows Center for the Arts


Duke Robillard puts our economic crisis right up front on his latest disc, Passport To the Blues (Stony Plain). On the lead track the guitarist...
By webteam  |  January 18, 2011
Duke Robillard at the Knickerbocker

Duke Robillard at the Knickerbocker


Duke Robillard puts the blues aspect of the economic crisis right up front on his latest disc, Passport To the Blues (Stony Plain). In the...
By webteam  |  December 29, 2010


Charlie Musselwhite + Duke Robillard at the Met

Charlie Musselwhite + Duke Robillard at the Met


Blues singers are supposed to be tough guys, and Charlie Musselwhite lives up to that persona. The cover portrait of The Well (Alligator) finds the...
By webteam  |  September 14, 2010
Charlie Musselwhite at the Met

Charlie Musselwhite at the Met


Blues singers are supposed to be tough guys, and Charlie Musselwhite lives up to that persona. The cover portrait of The Well (Alligator) finds the...
By webteam  |  September 14, 2010
Pawtuck Blues Revue at the Knickerbocker Cafe

Pawtuck Blues Revue at the Knickerbocker Cafe


Local blues hounds want to start the season correctly and, in many zip codes that means heading to the Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly,...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010

Candles + caring

Former Best Music Poll nominee Mike Gendron and uncle Pete Gendron team up and unplug at the Greenwich Hotel on THURSDAY (the 4th), rocking the lounge free of charge til 12:30 am.
Bob Marley’s b-day + downcity benefits
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 05, 2010
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Party like it’s 2010

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. So to help you make this one count, here are some sure-thing NYE happenings, and some suggestions for the first day of '1
Get your New Year’s Eve on — and hit the ground running on New Year’s Day
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 01, 2010


Pop your cork!

Rockin’ into 2010
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  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

Blues summit

All-stars at Lupo’s, and more!
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 11, 2009
Rhode Island Blues Reunion 40th Year Celebration

Rhode Island Blues Reunion 40th Year Celebration


Swing, R&B, jump - it seems like all variations of the blues have become part of the Ocean State's natural resources. While many local artists...
By webteam  |  December 09, 2009

What to do?

An embarrassment of riches
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 20, 2009


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Paging Dilbert

What’s black and white and re(a)d all over? Certainly not the Providence Urinal, whose circulation has been falling faster than a 1000-pound safe pushed out of a sky-scraper window.
Fonting around at the Urinal. Plus, celebrity karaoke, and more.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 06, 2009

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009
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Duke Robillard


  RAISING A LITTLE SAND I was breezing through Duke Robillard's latest in the car the other day - our local blues hero still has...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009

Justice prevails

Well, it's about time people in power began taking note of who Phillipe and Jorge support, just as we jettisoned Barack Obama into the presidency after endorsing him prior to the Iowa caucus.
Suttell's supreme nomination. Plus, no E-Z Pass, and a few big nights out.
By PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  June 05, 2009
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Unextinct

The convo is already off to a bumpy start with one Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr., phoning in from his Los Angeles residence at 10:30 am PST.
Dinosaur Jr. will roam the earth forever
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 31, 2009


We could be heroes . . .

With all due respect to David Bowie's lyrics — and certainly to all the men and women in the military at all levels — the concept of "hero" as it pertains to the media's use of the term has sadly become overblown.
Superlative sobriquet overused as blanket term for all military members
By PHILLIPPE AND JORGE  |  February 11, 2009
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Back to the future

Since leaving Roomful of Blues, the vintage guitar hero Duke Robillard has moved forward by reaching back into the annals of American blues, swing, jazz, and R&B and by doing so, he’s told a pretty incredible story.
Duke Robillard unveils Sunny and Her Joy Boys
By BOB GULLA  |  October 22, 2008
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Autumn leaves

One of the great harbingers of fall jazz for the past seven years has been the Beantown Jazz Festival.
A cornucopia of jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  September 08, 2008
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Walking the line

Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’.
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’
By BOB GULLA  |  May 28, 2008
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Starting over

The news that one of our homegrown talents, guitar hero Johnny Maguire, is jumping back into the music business should warm the hearts of many on the local scene.
Johnny Maguire is back on track
By BOB GULLA  |  May 20, 2008


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The word's the thing

Eric Paul, singer and lyricist for Chinese Stars, just released his second collection of poetry, I Offered Myself As the Sea.
Chinese Stars’ Eric Paul gets poetic
By BOB GULLA  |  March 26, 2008
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Horn of plenty

The Tinge , Al Basile’s sixth album and the follow-up to his 2006 set Groovin’ In the Mood Room , proves once and for all that Basile is a bard of the blues.
Al Basile is still groovin’ on The Tinge
By BOB GULLA  |  March 12, 2008
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A long shadow

The passing time is pulling us further and further away from the Station fire.
On the anniversary of the Station fire    
By BOB GULLA  |  February 20, 2008
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DIY all over again

Cut from the earnest and emotional mold of bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Coheed & Cambria, and our own Monty Are I, the Coming Weak is one of the area’s fastest-rising combos.
The Coming Weak seek alternate routes; plus, Forever Young
By BOB GULLA  |  February 13, 2008