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A foolish furor in North Prov; so over Grover; we need more women

Phillipe and Jorge are outraged that a North Providence police officer forced a carload of 'utes to do push-ups by the side if the road as penance for vandalizing a mailbox. What kind of sick, vigilante justice is this?
Do the right thing
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 30, 2012

The Rice Cakes take the WBRU Rock Hunt title

A jam-packed crowd rocked out at the Met on Friday, and the highly-appreciative bands clearly fed off the energy throughout the evening.
And the winner is ...
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 30, 2012

Put the shovel away

High-powered punk starts your FRIDAY (the 14th) as Firehouse 13 hosts BRUNT OF IT with ASHERS and others (401.270.1801), while VIOLENT HISTORY (ex-Rhythmafia), THE USUAL SUSPECTS , THE PARAPLEGICS , THE MIDNIGHT CREEPS , and more invade Club H
A double dose of Six Star General
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 14, 2011
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Review: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons' dazzling new disc

Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons trump their impressive 2007 debut Bury Your Problems with the forthcoming White Lighter . The disc features an all-star array of acclaimed local artists chipping in — and was completed with the aid of fans who hel
White light, white heat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 03, 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


Samuel James, Joe Fletcher and Billy Wallace at the North Star


One man we know could handle that gig himself is Samuel James, but he'll be busy in Portland tonight with his friend Joe Fletcher, who...
By webteam  |  August 11, 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

Clubland

Looking for action post-Lupo’s Bash on Friday?
From the South Coast to Cinco De Mayo
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 30, 2010
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Hello, we’re Johnny Cash

The Nave Gallery in Somerville kicks off its month-long salute to the Man in Black next week.
Stacked all-star tribute/benefit at the RISD Auditorium
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 02, 2010

Shaking through

High-powered indie-punk at AS220
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 26, 2010


Ho, ho, ho!

Get out of the house, house, house!
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 18, 2009
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Book of Samuel, Vol. 3

It's so easy not to think about the music Samuel James makes much at all. Built from the very pillars of American music, it's easy to dismiss it as an homage, a throwback, a curiosity. And it is all those things, with James's ageless voice — he could b
For the ages, and For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 21, 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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Got live if you want it

Now that the idea that summer has come to a close has set in, it’s time to start thinking about what there is to look forward to this fall.
Vets and newbs vie for your ears
By BOB GULLA  |  September 10, 2008
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Heart and soul

The Cranston-based quartet Penrose continues to impress, delivering a fervent set at Lupo’s last Friday. The crew has been busy since they swept two categories in this year’s Best Music Poll.
Penrose and friends bring the heat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 20, 2008


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Roaring back

Rumors of a Rash of Stabbings reunion are not, in fact, greatly exaggerated.
The return of Rash of Stabbings
By BOB GULLA  |  April 15, 2008

Samuel James

It seems trite to refer to Samuel James’s CD-release show as a coronation, but the evidence supports it.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, March 8, 2008
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 12, 2008
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Pour some Sugar on me

“I want this company to add substantially to the blues repertoire,” he writes on the label’s site, “and not just come out with the ‘same old, same old.’”
Samuel James returns with Songs Famed for Sorrow and Joy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 27, 2008
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Revving it up

The Wrong Reasons have mustered a gallant comeback, and this time it’s for all the right reasons.
The Wrong Reasons tough it out; plus, Machines with Magnets
By BOB GULLA  |  September 04, 2007