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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
Podcast: James Montgomery 3-22-11

Podcast: James Montgomery 3-22-11

DOWNLOAD: Podcast: James Montgomery 3-22-11To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."    Music editor for MTV, James Montgomery enlightens us as to who the...
By MorningIntern  |  March 23, 2011

Fall, out; plus, the Met is all that

A busy FRIDAY (the 17th) begins in the boonies with LYIN’ BITCH & THE RESTRAINING ORDERS at Dan’s Place in West Greenwich (401.392.3092), while acclaimed pianist SHANNON COREY returns to the Speakeasy at Local 121 (401.454.4581).
Off the Couch

Paging Queequeg

Like Captain Ahab with Moby-Dick, it appears Providence Bishop Tommy Tobin has his own obsession with Rep. Patrick Kennedy.
Patrick and the Bishop go another round. Plus, farewell to Mary and Art.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 27, 2009

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
James Montgomery + J. Geils

James Montgomery + J. Geils

Long-time Boston blues harpist and singer James Montgomery joins forces with guitarist J. Geils, at Scullers, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston | 8 pm |...
By Shaula Clark  |  May 20, 2009

Off the Couch: Get Cozy

Cool Collective at RISD's Chace Center
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 10, 2008

Thom's tracks

Local icon Thom Enright has influenced and devoted his time and talents to so many legendary bands in our region, it's no wonder that some of the biggest names around are gathering at the Hi-Hat this Sunday to pay tribute to the master musician, who is
For the benefit of Mr. Enright
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX  |  November 05, 2008

P+J say vote this way

P+J have been suggesting — rightly in many cases — that you Pinga! your incumbent, who helped get the state into the deplorable and nationally notorious financial mess it is in.
Obama and Reed lead the Casa Diablo ticket
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 29, 2008

Retro, active

It’s hard not to dig Von Doom’s sound for someone like myself, who went a bit apeshit for the lovelorn, melodic, and melancholy noise of early ’90s indie rock, from stalwarts Buffalo Tom and Dinosaur Jr. to obscure stuff like St. Johnny and Seaweed.
The return of Von Doom
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 29, 2008

Off the couch: October 24, 2008

Tim Taylor Band, Young Neil & the Vipers, and more
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 22, 2008


Stormy weather

Phillipe + Jorge are not upset or disappointed that Governor Don “Laughing Boy” Carcieri was out of the country, in Iraq, during the recent winter storm imbroglio.
Snow cleanup undermined by incompetents and flying monkeys
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 19, 2007

The ‘x’ factor

The Mystix want you to know they’re not fortune tellers.
The roots pedigree of Boston’s Mystix
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 06, 2007

Trane, Joyce Dee Dee, Sco, and more

The official kickoff to the season begins with the week of activities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert.
A jam-packed season of jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  September 12, 2007


It’s payback time for Boston’s blues and roots music scene.
The best of the season’s roots, world, folk, and blues
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 12, 2007

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


Something for everybody

As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 11, 2007

Motley crews

The history of Boston rock and roll begins with these immortal words: “Ding! Dong! Ding ding dong! Ka-ding dong, ding dong ding!”
A short history of Boston rock
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 15, 2006

Boston music news: November 10, 2006

BOSTON ROCK OPERA — the grassroots local company famous for its once annual production of Jesus Christ Superstar — is no more.
Notes on the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra, Scissormen and Dinosaur Jr
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 06, 2006

Got live if you want it

Mai Cramer was a beloved figure in local roots-music circles. For 24 years she hosted the popular show “Blues After Hours” on WBGH radio and was a tireless champion of the music.
This spring’s roots and concert rundown
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 08, 2006

Doin’ it live

The winter concert scene’s got something for everybody, from Averi to Zakir Hussain. Okay, I couldn’t resist that bit of alphabetical hackery, but it’s true.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 09, 2006