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Label Made: The story of Captured Tracks

The corner of West and Noble is a quiet, industrial area of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

By LIZ PELLY  |  December 21, 2012

Getting loud with Lightning Bolt

What is noise?

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 21, 2012

The artist who stayed behind

I meet Peter Glantz in front of the faded Atlantic Mills complex in Olneyville and we walk around back.
Olneyville Stories
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 26, 2011

The brothers of Tweak Bird jazz up metal

Don't be deceived by Tweak Bird's skinny discography.
Grinding it out
By REYAN ALI  |  August 20, 2010

Soundsessioning; plus, Lighting Bolt and Allysen Callery

Last call for a good one going down at AS220 (401.831.9327) on THURSDAY (the 22nd) with makeupbreakup headlining (debuting new stuff from the forthcoming Scents LP) with THE BROTHER KITE , THE PRESS , and CELLAR DOVES ($6).
Off the Couch

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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 25, 2009

Get Scarce

Plus two benefits for Dan Tanner
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 23, 2009

Lightning Bolt | Earthly Delights

I’m not sure why people are so worried about the Hadron Collider, especially since Lightning Bolt have been tearing black holes in the fabric of Providence on a regular basis for the past 15 years.
Load (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 16, 2009

Off the record?

Pity the album. After a half-century of embarrassingly public body issues, our essential rock unit has not entered the new millennium looking very healthy. EPs are way more in vogue, MP3s have intangibility on their side, and 12-inches just sound imp
Ten albums to get . . . while we still have albums
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 18, 2009

Players only

Jessica Smith has spent years booking death-metal shows around Boston. On top of loads of meat-and-potatoes nights at O'Brien's in Allston and Dee Dee's in Quincy, one brutal Sin of Angels show of hers actually sold out the Middle East downstairs. You li
A peek inside the world of Harmonix
By MATT PARISH  |  August 21, 2009

Foo Fest

 AS220 never thinks small. When it's time to celebrate, they shake the hell out of their downcity HQ, turning Providence into Partyville. That's the way...
By webteam  |  August 12, 2009