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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

4.20 @ the Firehouse

Benefit gigs worth seeking include an early-bird THURSDAY (the 14th) at Firehouse 13 (doors at 5 pm, 401.270.1801) with (multiple) BMP nominees TOWER & THE FOOL (ex-members of Hot Rod CIrcuit and Therefore I Am).
Plus, plenty of BMP noms
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 15, 2011

Beyond the turkey

Break north on Black FRIDAY (the 26th) and work off the green bean casserole with the JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND , sure to heat up the dance floor at Chan's in Woonsocket (401.765.1900), click on  chanseggrollsandjazz.com  for a special $18 two-fer deal tha
Six Star, hip-hop at the Firehouse 13, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 26, 2010

It's BiMPy time: Rhode Island Music Awards at Lupo's

Start the weekend off proper.
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 04, 2010

Shows in town this week

A packed weekend of great local talent is on hand.
As much of this as you can!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 09, 2010

Making waves

A packed weekend begins THURSDAY (the 30th) when the ladies take over at the Hi-Hat, with MELISSA FERRICK and locals Seriously Fierce (aka Heather Rose and Keturah) opening, call 401.453.6500.
Six Star General invade Newport
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 31, 2009


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Creedence-meets-Waylon

No, there will not be country-fried rockabilly renditions of Kilgore Smudge tunes at the Blackstone when ex-Kilgore frontman Jay Berndt resurrects the Revival Preachers (myspace.com/jayberndt) in what will be only their second show since 2005 (the boys
Jay Berndt resurrects the Revival Preachers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 05, 2009
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Back on the surf-rock sonar

'Tis the season for veteran surf-rock trio the Fathoms to usher in the warm weather when they play a free gig at Nick-a-Nee's on Saturday.
Hanging 30 with the Fathoms
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 22, 2009
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Sugar-coated pop, anyone?

With lines such as "chock-full of sunny melodies and intimate, introspective lyrics with bright, polished production," I clearly didn't stumble onto the next Jesus Lizard here.
Jonas Dream's merry melodies
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 01, 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

Providence music news: February 27, 2009

Sling some shuffleboard while MARK CUTLER slings the six-string TONIGHT (the 26th) at Nick-a-Nee's
Shake some action
By PROVIDENCE MUSIC STAFF  |  February 25, 2009


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Keyed up

Johnny Lingo just may be the unabashed king of piano-pop ditties here in Li'l Rhody, as showcased on his recent full-length debut Shake It Off.
Piano man
By PROVIDENCE MUSIC STAFF  |  January 27, 2009
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Energized outlet

Two-thirds of the prog-noise powerhouse collectively known as Cowgirl are members of Zox.
The instrumental mayhem of Cowgirl
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2008

Hell-bound Granata

Is the excitement of Guitar Hero III surging through your fingertips?
Shredding with Joe Granata; plus, life after LFO
By BOB GULLA  |  October 27, 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
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Last call

All good things must come to an end.
A changing of the guard at the Narragansett Café
By BOB GULLA  |  December 12, 2007


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Bring on the blues

There’s lots of music in store just around the proverbial corner for local music aficionados.
New discs on tap by Roomful, Al Basile, and Ronnie Earl
By BOB GULLA  |  December 04, 2007
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Sand storm

Tonight, you can get a taste of new Zox as they preview Line In the Sand , their first album of original material for SideOneDummy Records.
Zox share some new songs at Decibel Live and online
By BOB GULLA  |  November 13, 2007
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Screams and whispers

The parade of local noisemeisters continues this week.
Athletic Automaton, Allysen Callery, and Midnight Creeps
By BOB GULLA  |  September 25, 2007
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In living color

Trying to write something original about Whitey, Andy Newman’s new band, requires a lot of invention.
Whitey covers a lot of ground; plus, the sounds of Rocky Point  
By BOB GULLA  |  September 12, 2007
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Hometown rockers

There’s a rare nocturnal occurrence happening — call it a lunar local music eclipse.
‘Locals Rule’ at Lupo’s; plus, the return of the Blackstone
By BOB GULLA  |  June 26, 2007


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Appetite for instruction

As expected, Matt LeMay was musing on his favorite subject, indie rock, on which he demonstrated some pretty impressive insight.
Get Him Eat Him get focused on Arms Down
By BOB GULLA  |  June 12, 2007
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Starting over

They Won’t Stay Dead is nothing if not appropriately named.
Meet They Won't Stay Dead and the Radionics
By BOB GULLA  |  May 03, 2007
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Finding a balance

He’s a romantic, that’s for sure, but he’s also a realist.
Craig DeMelo’s Whiskey Poet; plus, Jerimoth Hill
By BOB GULLA  |  February 20, 2007
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Quiet riot

Like the sound of a rolling ocean on a peaceful night, acoustic music is constant, a steady soundtrack to life for those who choose to hear it.
Acoustic music is making a lot of noise
By BOB GULLA  |  January 10, 2007
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Strange magic

The accolades and exotic extrapolations come in from all over the world, much like their sound, which combines worldly sources like Euro-folk music with eerie, electronic, and avant overtones.
Black Forest/Black Sea’s bewitching vibe
By BOB GULLA  |  October 31, 2006


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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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Playing it smart

If you’re a band looking to survive in this frigid social climate, you have to be either really smart or really stupid.
Black & White stick with it; plus, SoundSession ’06
By BOB GULLA  |  July 11, 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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Good ’n’ Evil

Five years to the month since the Stumbleweeds released their debut, the sassy Boston/Providence hayseeds have at last spit another record out.
The Stumbleweeds cut loose on their hot new platter  
By BOB GULLA  |  April 26, 2006