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Fungus Amungus kicks out the (structured) jams

It's hard to believe Fungus Amungus have released only one album since sax player Jarrod Valenti founded the band nearly a decade ago.
Re-growth of the cool
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 29, 2011

Wild weekend! From Johnny Lingo to Tinsel Teeth

From Johnny Lingo to Tinsel Teeth
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 03, 2010
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Living in the Now

There’s no denying the ongoing presence of what we’ll call melodic pop acts here in Rhode Island, bands comprised of guys in their mid-20s with a serious knack for penning sugary-sweet hooks and harmonies.
Shryne’s ‘honest but polished’ pop-rock
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 14, 2010
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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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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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Rockin' again

Johnny Maguire, aka the Colonel, dropped a line to give the heads-up on his newly reformed rockabilly outfit, the Cobra-Matics.
The return of the Cobra-Matics
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 12, 2008


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Ragged glory

“This was just something I had to do,” says Bob Gillespie. “I had to do it. The rent might not get paid for a while, but at least we’ve got this to show for it.”
Cutler and his Men of Great Courage captured Live
By BOB GULLA  |  April 02, 2008
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18 big hits

This year, the number of great albums increased twofold across all genres, from hip-hop to metal, from swing to punk.
Providence local music: 2007 in review
By BOB GULLA  |  December 18, 2007
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Brain power

It’s a brittle, pulsating blast of synth rock all sneering and robotic, as if someone shined a strobe on the band and recorded them breakdancing.
Chinese Stars push the limits of decency and reason
By BOB GULLA  |  October 24, 2007
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Knives out

A few years back I raved about a band called Holiday.
The new sound of Neo Nouveau; plus Wetlands Preserved
By BOB GULLA  |  August 02, 2006