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Last call for THE WIPPETS with TRAVIS COLBY at the Spot (401.383.7133) on THURSDAY (the 28th), and ease your way into a wild weekend with singer/songwriter BECKY CHACE on FRIDAY (the 29th).
Becky Chace, Joe Beats, Howl all on tap
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 29, 2010

High-quality: From Allysen Callery to Coma Coma

Ladies first for your FRIDAY (the 15th): ALLYSEN CALLERY headlines at the Speakeasy (below Local 121) with ANNA COOGAN and LELAND SUNDRIES ($6, 401.274.2121), JERI & THE JEEPSTERS play a freebie at Striker's (401.615.7708) deep in the Coven
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 15, 2010

Real good times

The Body, Kanerko, and I, Destroyer
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 08, 2010

Bring the noise

New Hemlok; What Cheer? in the park
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 06, 2010
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Flow of fresh air

Three years ago, Jaysaun, Slaine, and Edo G released an album and a statement with their Special Teamz debut, Stereotypes .
MC Jaysaun catches his own Breath
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 30, 2010
The Reducers at Jerky's

The Reducers at Jerky's


I went to see The Reducers at the Knickerbocker Café last summer. It felt great to have the New London band's sturdy pub-rock drilling through...
By webteam  |  July 28, 2010


Soundsessioning; plus, Lighting Bolt and Allysen Callery

Last call for a good one going down at AS220 (401.831.9327) on THURSDAY (the 22nd) with makeupbreakup headlining (debuting new stuff from the forthcoming Scents LP) with THE BROTHER KITE , THE PRESS , and CELLAR DOVES ($6).
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 23, 2010
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra at Jerky's

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra at Jerky's


Efrim Menuck had muscles he wasn't stretching in Godspeed You! Black Emperor so, following a muse that led him toward extended structures, Euro designs, and...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010
EPMD at Jerky's

EPMD at Jerky's


I started spinning EPMD'S Strictly Business (Snoop Dogg Catalogue) to inspire myself to write this blurb, and - poof! - next thing you know a...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
Trevor Hall at Jerky's

Trevor Hall at Jerky's


Trevor Hall tells interviewers that the reggae riddims he loves are easy grooves to "paint over." The young singer has used his brushes on such...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
Javelin at Jerky's

Javelin at Jerky's


Don't be afraid to call it funkadiscodelia - the from-everywhere mixology that Javelin puts down on No Mas (Luaka Bop) blends sweet beats and careless...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010


Monotonix at Jerky's

Monotonix at Jerky's


Ami Shalev is one of rock's manic front men - like Iggy Pop, like Yamakata Eye, like David Yow. Meaning that Monotonix's singer will confront...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010
Yonrico Scott at Jerky's

Yonrico Scott at Jerky's


Perhaps you've heard Yonrico Scott driving all the action with the Derek Trucks Band. The very fluid, rather funky drummer has a wealth of ways...
By webteam  |  March 17, 2010

Sheek Louch at Jerky’s


As a member of Brooklyn’s Lox crew, Sheek Louch has definitely been overshadowed by his mates, Jadakiss and Styles-P. But if it’s hardcore street stuff...
By webteam  |  January 13, 2010
GZA at Jerky’s

GZA at Jerky’s


The Wu Tang principals have been cruising through the area with some frequency of late. That’s great for hip-hop heads who are still smitten with...
By webteam  |  January 05, 2010
Keith Murray at Jerky' s

Keith Murray at Jerky' s


What happens when Keith Murray drops an especially inspired rhyme? “Niggas pay attention like its jail during mail call,” says the rapper on Puff Puff...
By webteam  |  December 22, 2009


Mr. Cheeks at Jerky's

Mr. Cheeks at Jerky's


My son likes his share of junk culture (wonder where he gets that from?) and a few months ago his clique was quacking about some...
By webteam  |  December 22, 2009
Willowz at Jerky's

Willowz at Jerky's


"I've got no beef with repetition," yelps Willowz singer Richie James Follin somewhere at the start of Everyone (Dim Mak). The guy is stating the...
By webteam  |  December 17, 2009
Todd Barry at Jerky's

Todd Barry at Jerky's


"Semi-famous and borderline respected" are two of the ways that Todd Barry facetiously describes himself. On From Heaven (Comedy Central), the New York comedian with...
By webteam  |  December 09, 2009

Fight the Power


It’s not just the country music stars who are singing about the recession, the layoffs, and the dignity that gets deep-sixed when career opportunities dry...
By webteam  |  October 14, 2009

Good Old Days


Masta Ace talking to a lady who he never got to be with: “Felt you were outta my league/like you were silk ’n’ linens and...
By webteam  |  October 07, 2009


Drones and Dreams

Drones and Dreams


 The Antlers are being praised for creating the same kind of irresistible hush that marked Bon Iver’s debut. Hospice (French Kiss) is a dramatic cloud...
By webteam  |  September 22, 2009
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Bacdafucup, indeed!

There was a moment between the late ’80s and the early ’90s when hip-hop was cheerier than diaper commercials.
Remember Onyx? They’re still pissed.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 14, 2009
...And You Shall Know Us By the Trail of Dead

...And You Shall Know Us By the Trail of Dead


  CRANKY CRESCENDOS There's something overwhelming about the labyrinths of prog rock - something tedious, too. If the music if overly convoluted, it runs the...
By webteam  |  July 29, 2009
Raekwon at Jerky's

Raekwon at Jerky's


I was recently poking around some of Raekwon's mix tapes and was reminded just how fierce the Wu-Tang master is with that mic. The Staten...
By webteam  |  July 15, 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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One shining moment

Fairhaven won a tight race at the 2009 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals at Lupo's on April 4.
Fairhaven grab the brass ring at the 'BRU rock hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 10, 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