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From Detroit Rebellion to Ed O.G.!

Last call for a double-stacked THURSDAY (the 28th).
Forward, March
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 01, 2013
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More eccentric wordplay from ESH the Monolith

ESH the Monolith excels in the art of wordplay, slyly slinging pop culture references and rewind-that-back double entendres and metaphors drawn up for the purpose of next-level braggadocio.
Naturally complicated
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 15, 2013

Mardi Gras in O’ville!

Sorry to report the Detroit Rebellion show at Chilango's slated for THURSDAY (the 7th) has been rescheduled for March 14, but fear not, for the Roots Café (401.272.7422) hosts THE CAN'T NOTS with VERTICAL TWIN and PVD newcomers LOCAL LIGHTS tonight, whi
Plus, Lolita Black returns to AS220
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 08, 2013
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Ravi Shavi kick out the jams

A potent blend of scruffy garage rock and doo-wop dance floor jams, Ravi Shavi's new self-titled album is an absolute blast.
Party starter
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 25, 2013

Ravi Shavi, Atlantic Thrills hit N. Main

Last call for a pair of fantastic shows in the Provy area on THURSDAY (the 29th): the Low Anthem's JOCIE ADAMS performs a solo set with special guests ANNIE & THE BEEKEEPERS at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801).
Parlour Bells
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 30, 2012

Halloween fun and more!

How's your FRIDAY (the 26th) shaping up? Head downtown and start it off with a sonic boom.
Monster mash
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 26, 2012


It’s Boobstock time

'Tis the Rocktober season, and the live music circuit is abuzz with quality shows, so let's dive in.
Plus, the Spot moves on and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 05, 2012

Big Nazo get funky

On FRIDAY (the 28th), look out for the BIG NAZO BAND hopping aboard the mothership when GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC return to Lupo's; Clinton walked into the Nazo Lab awhile back and eventually invited them to join the P-Funk party at
Plus, the Midnight Creeps are back!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 28, 2012

Friday the 13th fun and much more!

Last call for local singer-songwriter JESSE LIAM performing at Sidebar Bistro (401.421.7200) on THURSDAY (the 12th).
Get lucky
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 13, 2012

Bang your head ...

Last call to catch legendary German thrash-metal trio DESTRUCTION (celebrating 30 years in the headbanging biz) invading the Met with VITAL REMAINS , WARBINGER , and PATHOLOGY ; doors at 6 pm and tickets are $20; call 401.729.1005.
... with Destruction, Dropdead, more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 18, 2012

From Big Rush to Tig & Bean

Last call for local rap crew REZIZTANZE at Fête (401.383.1112) or SARAH & THE TALL BOYS at Cady's Tavern (401.568.4102) on THURSDAY (the 26th).
Now hear this
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 27, 2012


Friday the 13th fun, and more!

Map out a big weekend on the live circuit here: On FRIDAY (the 13th), buckle up for HANK SINATRA JR. , BRUNT OF IT , and GIRL HAGGARD at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801).
Get lucky
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 13, 2012

Off the Couch: Twist and crawl

Last call for drinking up the drunken punk at KC's Tap on THURSDAY (the 29th) with THE THROTTLES , THE EVIL STREAKS , DENVER BOOT , and DOG DAY AFTERNOON ; 21+ and $5 at the door (401.722.0150).
Tallahassee, Scarce, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 30, 2012
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Off the Couch: From Shaolin with love

On THURSDAY (the 22nd) head to Mardi Gras in Cranston and welcome back hard-rock quartet KANERKO ; Al, Kev, Nick, and Anthony just returned from a goodwill trip to Kosovo where they rocked out for our troops — nice work, guys.
Wu-Tang wordsmith GZA hits Firehouse 13
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 23, 2012

Whole lotta aggro

Last call for two great shows on THURSDAY (the 16th), with A TROOP OF ECHOES and PANTHER MODERNS leading the way at the Met (401.729.1005).
Blow off some steam this weekend
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 17, 2012

A wild week

On THURSDAY (the 12th), last call for ol-skool rap heads to reconvene at the Apartment for Throwback Thursdays starring DJ STERBYROCK and party host/lyricist META P ; 21+ and no cover, call 401.228.7222 for details.
Eight days of fun (and another holiday)
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 13, 2012


Holiday hits

There are quite a few worthwhile gigs on the local live circuit during this typically quiet Xmas week.
Plus, Senior Discount’s Xmas medley
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 23, 2011

Rollin' into winter

Last call THURSDAY (the 15th) to check out TORN SHORTS (pick up the excellent debut, Life On a River ) playing Dusk on Harris Ave.
No Jingle Bell Rock in this lineup
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 16, 2011

So much to do

On FRIDAY (the 9th), stop by the Armory in East Greenwich for a Toys for Tots bash led by TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 , THE REVEREND BASTIEN , and more; the all-ages shindig includes a "junk food buffet" with the $10 door donation.
No excuses — get out there!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 09, 2011

Rap ’n’ roots ’n’ ...

THURSDAY (the 1st) marks the return of alt-goth locals HEMLOK , performing at Dusk (a great spot tucked behind Da Hill, 401.714.0444).
Plus, huzzah to the Sidebar!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 02, 2011

Lolita Black at AS220!

Last call for a Thanksgiving Eve bash on WEDNESDAY (the 23rd) at the Spot Underground, with SAUCE leading an eight-band lineup which also includes PLASTIC SUNSHINE , STARFORCE TRIO , ABLETHOUGHT , and more.
Hell yes! Plus, ’BRU turns 42 (!) at Lupo’s
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 25, 2011


Falling back

On THURSDAY (the 3rd), catch the expert blues 'n' more of 2011 Best Music Poll winner ERIC FRENCH & MR. HYDE opening for JONATHAN TYLER & NORTHERN LIGHTS at the Spot Underground (401.383.7133).
An extra hour with DirtyDurdie and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 04, 2011

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
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Boobstock III and Singing About Providence usher in October

A pair of highly-recommended shows are on tap this Saturday (Rocktober the 1st!) in the capital city.
Nice pair!
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 30, 2011
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FirstWorks’ eighth annual “Pixilerations”

Rebecca Mushtare's StoryQuilt invites you to sit at a faux sewing machine and tell it a story, which the Mount Kisco, New York, artist's software converts into a virtual quilt that is projected on the wall above.
Balancing act: tech and art
By GREG COOK  |  September 30, 2011

From Joe to Jesse

Hip-hop heads should get over to the Sunset Bar & Grille in North Provy on FRIDAY (the 23rd), when DIRTYDURDIE (look up their latest mixtape, Rhymanese Diner ) host a 21+ party with DJs Kellan and D-Napp spinning all night, call 401.726.8889.
Plus, quality time with Hank Sinatra Jr.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 23, 2011


Lots of noise

A last-minute heads-up for two outstanding shows on THURSDAY (the 15th) — a freebie at the Newport Blues Café (401.841.5510) features JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS , THE WANDAS , and THE SKINNY MILLIONAIRES , while a big weekend at the Whiske
Plus, singing out against hunger
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 16, 2011

Rumblin’ in Attleboro

Last call for AS220's CRISS CROSS ORCHESTRA closing out the 2011 Burnside Park concert series on THURSDAY (the 25th).
The McGunks, Throttles, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011
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Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes break out the Monster jams

Roz Raskin returned to scene of the crime last weekend, all smiles on Empire Street prior to the Rice Cakes' outdoor set at Foo Fest.
You gotta stay positive
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 19, 2011

Girls rockin'!

Start your weekend by supporting the 2ND ANNUAL GIRLS ROCK! CAMP SHOWCASE at the Hope Artiste Village Solarium (next to the Met) on FRIDAY (the 15th) at 6 pm, with six bands (all ages 11-18) debuting original songs.
Plus, Zombified Vermin + Dwarves!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 15, 2011