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Big bashes and can’t-miss gigs

A busy weekend ahead at Firehouse 13, starting with FALL & BOUNCE , MATTERA , and THE CAN'T NOTS on FRIDAY (the 24th), followed by TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 on SATURDAY (the 25th); both shows are $6 at the door, dial 401.270.1801 for info.
Rolling with it
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 24, 2012

Righteous rock

On THURSDAY (the 19th), feel the funk with the DENNIS McCARTHY BAND free-of-charge at Nick-a-Nee's (401.861.7290).
Great music for great causes
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 20, 2012

Variety packed

Are you ready for the really, really big rock show kicking off a kickass weekend around Provy?

By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 06, 2012

Local flavor

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

Loaded weekend

The Chelsy Lau Band head to Cat’s in Pawtucket with guests She Rides, Red Lanterns, and The Organ Beats; and more.
From Ready Ink to Alec K. Redfearn
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 12, 2010
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Party like it’s 2010

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. So to help you make this one count, here are some sure-thing NYE happenings, and some suggestions for the first day of '1
Get your New Year’s Eve on — and hit the ground running on New Year’s Day
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 01, 2010


Common-ers

Six Star and friends get raucous in Bristol
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 11, 2009

Kollective soul

Singer/songwriter Kris Hansen and longtime pal Bob Giusti certainly are no stranger to the local music scene, having played out and hosted scores of gigs and all-star, open-mic jam sessions for more than a dozen years as Kris Hansen's Left Hand Band, a
Kris Hansen's ever-evolving sound
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 14, 2009

IndieArts mania!

Head down to the Greenwich Hotel THURSDAY (the 16th) and lounge with local acoustic troubadour DANIEL CHASE and Boston's SARAH BORRELLO (her piano-driven cover of "White Rabbit" is insane); never a cover and always 21+, call 401.884.4200 for more.
So much to do, all at once
By PROVIDENCE ARTS STAFF  |  July 17, 2009

Run the gamut

Mellow out and rest up on the folk front February 5th when Maryland-based singer SUSAN SOUZA visits the Greenwich Hotel (401.884.4200) while on a national tour.
From death metal to ambient opera
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 04, 2009
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Unmasked(1)

South County screamo quartet Verbana Darvell recently finished their latest EP, Brought Out the Waiting , produced by studio whiz Mike Poorman at Strangeways Recording in Providence.
The return of Verbana Darvell
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 13, 2009


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Stay positive

Chatting with Grow songwriter Matt Odabashian and resident rapper Sneaktechniks about their livin lovin learnin debut and upcoming CD release party, it was clear that the band has taken an admirable and ballsy approach to their music.
Grow keep it real on livin lovin learnin
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 06, 2009
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Energized outlet

Two-thirds of the prog-noise powerhouse collectively known as Cowgirl are members of Zox.
The instrumental mayhem of Cowgirl
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2008
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Sonic youth

After a pair of successful record-release gigs at Firehouse 13, Cali Smile will join an indie-rock bill on Friday (the 21st) at URI with locals the Coming Weak, the Noise Campaign, and Warwick's Dorado 30, to name a few — all for only $4 at the door.
California Smile bring the noise
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 19, 2008
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Retro, active

It’s hard not to dig Von Doom’s sound for someone like myself, who went a bit apeshit for the lovelorn, melodic, and melancholy noise of early ’90s indie rock, from stalwarts Buffalo Tom and Dinosaur Jr. to obscure stuff like St. Johnny and Seaweed.
The return of Von Doom
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 29, 2008
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Hotter than ever

The Hot Club Waterfront Festival returns this weekend with a lineup as diverse as the melting pot of 21-plus partygoers who will fill South Water Street throughout the weekend.
A rich lineup at the Hot Club Waterfront Festival
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 03, 2008


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Keep a knockin’

Mike Dinallo has been in and around R&B, roots, blues, and rock since I started writing this column, most notably with the Radio Kings a while back.
Mike Dinallo helps Eddie Floyd get back in action
By BOB GULLA  |  July 09, 2008
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Celebration of sound

Despite living in a world that is seemingly rotating off its axis and just plain miserable, there are, believe it or not, many reasons to give thanks.
Kris Hansen’s Left Hand Band; plus, New Year’s Eve options
By BOB GULLA  |  December 26, 2007
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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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Those were the daze

He goes by the Mad Peck, Dr. Oldie, and a few other cheeky monikers, depending on his pursuit: making posters, writing record reviews, archiving comics, spinning discs, or selling rare recordings.
Unearthing the Mad Peck’s psychedelic artifacts
By BOB GULLA  |  October 17, 2006