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Photos: Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame

Honoring Steve Smith & the Nakeds, the Cowsills, Paul Geremia, Bill Flanagan, and more
 The Class of 2013 induction ceremony
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  May 03, 2013

The first class: The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame's 2012 inductees

Rick Bellaire, one of the organizers of the new Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, says he sees it all the time: locals unaware that a prominent, national act has Rhody ties.
Ocean state hit parade
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 24, 2012
Who Built America?

Who Built America?

The annual LABOR & ETHNIC HERITAGE FEST has always been an edutainment affair. The variety of local workers who unite to put food on the...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  August 25, 2009


The convo is already off to a bumpy start with one Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr., phoning in from his Los Angeles residence at 10:30 am PST.
Dinosaur Jr. will roam the earth forever
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 31, 2009

Shady neighbors

“You can actually make something out of nothing because we had shit, then we somehow whipped up this fucking fury — Arab On Radar,” says Jeff Schneider.
Arab On Radar revisited, via DVD, with Sunshine for Shady People
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 25, 2008

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


LA confidential

Sweet Eve, a local band, had been trying to make things happen since forming in 2005.
Sweet Eve get lucky
By BOB GULLA  |  July 02, 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
By BOB GULLA  |  June 10, 2008

Sand storm

Tonight, you can get a taste of new Zox as they preview Line In the Sand , their first album of original material for SideOneDummy Records.
Zox share some new songs at Decibel Live and online
By BOB GULLA  |  November 13, 2007

Our Sgt. Schultz society

“I know noz-ZINK!” That was the catchphrase of John Banner’s character, the Nazi prison guard Sergeant Schultz.
Know-nothing nation sleepwalks well into the future
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 24, 2007

Screams and whispers

The parade of local noisemeisters continues this week.
Athletic Automaton, Allysen Callery, and Midnight Creeps
By BOB GULLA  |  September 25, 2007


One more time

Back in the spring, a bunch of friends came together to pay tribute to Ken Lyon, at 66, now his fifth decade of making music.
Ken Lyon and the Tombstone visit their back pages
By BOB GULLA  |  August 21, 2007

A life in music

Why is that we install a stop light after an accident?
Celebrating Ken Lyon's back pages
By BOB GULLA  |  April 10, 2007

The kids are alright

The revelation that Carl Sheeler’s new commercial was produced by a 15-year-old is one of the most interesting stories to emerge from the Democratic Senate primary between Carl and Casa Diablo charter member Sheldon Whitebread.
Sheeler campaign goes with a youth movement
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 26, 2006

Local heroes

The set time, 9 pm, wasn’t ideal, but everything else came together perfectly for Zox as they made their inaugural appearance at the music industry blitzkrieg known as South by Southwest.
Rhode Island bands make a good showing at SXSW
By BOB GULLA  |  March 21, 2006

Sass and roll

This weekend at Jake’s, roots/rockabilly mainman Johnny Carlevale will be hosting a show featuring rising stars Thru the Keyhole Burlesque, just one of the many burlesque acts in the region that are putting the vintage entertainment style back on the map
Bumpin’ ’n’ grindin’ with Jessica Sciullo and Johnny Carlevale
By BOB GULLA  |  February 15, 2006