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SIX STAR GENERAL
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.
| January 25, 2013
New discs by Skinny Millionaires and Suicide Bill & the Liquors
Our friends at 75or Less Records continue to crank out quality product, and February 2011 marks their fifth anniversary, as the Warren-based label founded by Six Star General bassist Mark "Slick" MacDougall approaches its 100th release.
| February 11, 2011
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
| December 03, 2010
Interview: MST3K creator Joel Hodgson on Cinematic Titanic's art of bad film
Hodgson has returned to live performance with Cinematic Titanic , a touring version of MST3K that keeps the riffing (but ditches the robots-in-space conceit). In advance of the Cinematic Titanic show at the Wilbur Theatre on Friday, he called to di
| October 29, 2010
Local heroes, ’09 edition
The Rhode Island music community flourished in 2009, with new full-lengths from the Coming Weak, California Smile, and the pride of Cranston West and official big-leaguers Monty Are I, who released Break Through the Silence in September.
From Suicide Bill & the Liquors to Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes
| December 25, 2009
Born to rock
The last time Deer Tick were in Portland, at SPACE Gallery in November 2007, then-21-year-old frontman John McCauley decided to sing the national anthem. He sprung offstage and hit the floor belting the Tony Bennett standard "I Left My Heart in San Fra
Deer Tick take it to the roadhouse
| July 17, 2009
Hail, Deer Tick!
Heady days for Deer Tick.
The Providence rockers are poised for a breakthrough with Born On Flag Day
| June 19, 2009
Practice makes precious
After seeing her do her thing at the House of Blues on Wednesday, I think I can safely conclude that something about Jenny Lewis just doesn’t do it for me.
Jenny Lewis + Deer Tick, live at House of Blues, June 10, 2009
| June 12, 2009
New England has made a pretty good case, in recent years, for America's capital of queer.
Why has Rhode Island lagged behind the rest of New England on same-sex marriage legislation?
| April 10, 2009
30 on 30
The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 22, 2008
In and out of fashion
Something felt eerie about scruffy, squirrelly Rhode Island trio Deer Tick as they entertained the bleep out of the densely occupied VFW.
Paradosaurus Wreck invades the Dilboy VFW
| August 19, 2008
Johnny Carlevale and the Rollin’ Pins live it up
Over the years, Providence’s Johnny Carlevale has served as a kind of musical archivist.
Gettin' real gone
| June 10, 2008
Reelin’ ’n’ rockin’
Deer Tick singer John McCauley’s lived-in anthems harken back to the old-school traditions of Nashville, a boozy world of dim lights, thick smoke, and loud, loud music.
Deer Tick runs the gamut
| February 06, 2008
Sending in the clowns
It sounds like John McCauley hasn’t had a sip of water in months.
Deer Tick’s whiskey-guzzling theater
| October 31, 2007
Spinning the local music CD lazy susan has turned up some pretty cool surprises.
Baylies Band, Lucky 57, Fred Kendall Abong, and more
| March 27, 2007
Good music, good causes
A few fund-raisers stand out on this week’s docket.
The Scuba Steve and PARL benefits; plus, the Jesse Minute
| October 10, 2006
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