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Showcase showdown

And the winner is . . . Torn Shorts! Congratulations to the East Bay quartet on a hard-earned victory at the 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals held last Saturday at the Met.
Torn Shorts triumph at the WBRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 12, 2013
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The 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1

Some local pros are in the mix for the 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt title.
Mega-March Madness
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 15, 2013

Courageous Men and Mighty Good Boys

On THURSDAY (the 21st) it's last call for local singer/songwriters IAN FITZGERALD and lovely songbird ALLYSEN CALLERY at Aldrich House (110 Benevolent St., PVD), while HOPE ANCHOR (75orLess Records) plays the Parlour on North Main St (formerly the Penal
Mix it up
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 22, 2013

Mardi Gras in O’ville!

Sorry to report the Detroit Rebellion show at Chilango's slated for THURSDAY (the 7th) has been rescheduled for March 14, but fear not, for the Roots Café (401.272.7422) hosts THE CAN'T NOTS with VERTICAL TWIN and PVD newcomers LOCAL LIGHTS tonight, whi
Plus, Lolita Black returns to AS220
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 08, 2013

From Lolita to Vance

Last call for a heavy-duty metal feast on THURSDAY (the 24th) at Dusk with LOLITA BLACK headlining along with INSUFFERABLE INGRATE, TONGUE DYNASTY, and WORSE OFF ALIVE; dial 401.714.0444 for details.
Plus, Boo City boogies down to Local 121
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 25, 2013
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Get ready for looney tunes and merry melodies

With the Apocalypse officially behind us (the Mayans need to get their shit together), let's focus on what's in store for some of Rhode Island's finest musical acts in 2013.
Bring on the new stuff
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 28, 2012


Halloween fun and more!

How's your FRIDAY (the 26th) shaping up? Head downtown and start it off with a sonic boom.
Monster mash
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 26, 2012
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Rolling into Rocktember

Not so fast, Rocktober — the month of September boasts two outstanding festivals on the next two Saturdays.
Festival season isn’t over yet
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 07, 2012

Hot August nights

Have you experienced THE BROTHER KITE onstage yet? Make a point to hit up Local 121 (401.274.2121) on FRIDAY (the 17th), as we're impatiently awaiting TBK's next album.
And Some afternoon fun!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 11, 2012
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Photos: Lolita Black at Dusk

Lolita Black plays at Dusk on August 6, 2012.
With Crucidix, Direct Effect, and This Routine Is Hell | August 6, 2012
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  August 10, 2012
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Lolita Black rips Flesh, Blood, and Bone

Bob Otis is feeling it. Just prior to taking the stage for the official record release show last weekend at AS220, the guitarist and co-founder of Lolita Black, PVD's reigning heavy-goth-metal foursome, hands over a vinyl copy of Flesh, Blood, and Bone
Too loud to ignore
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 03, 2012


Neutral Nation is back!

The debut album from SWEET LOVE (75orLess Records) is finally here.
Plus, a double shot of Sweet Love!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 27, 2012

Take a deep breath ...

This week, THE SPOT UNDERGROUND is celebrating its 2nd anniversary with a parade of great acts, including POSI-VIBES (6.28), VIRAL SOUND (6.29), and BROTHER JOSCEPHUS & THE LOVE REVIVAL REVOLUTION ORCHESTRA (6.30), a 12-piece roof-raiser fr
So much to do! And the Spot turns 2!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 29, 2012

VulGarrity + DirtyDurdie team up

Heads up THURSDAY (the 24th) for a 75orLess Records DVD release party at PVD Social Club (401.454.7177).
Salute!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 25, 2012
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Vudu Sister’s new CD; and Girls Rock! RI hits the ’90s

There are two big shows of note to squeeze into your stacked Cinco de Mayo social calendar this weekend, starting with the Vudu Sister album release show on Friday, followed by a stellar lineup of local acts covering '90s-era classics on Saturday when G
Wild weekend
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 04, 2012

Boo City and She Rides get ready for SXSW

On FRIDAY (the 2nd), local booty-shaking crew BOO CITY will perform two full sets at their SXSW "Fun-raiser" at Fête; there will be plenty of raffles, prizes, guest appearances, and AfroSonic spinning between sets; $5 at the door, call 401.383.1112 for
Austin calling
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 02, 2012


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

Whole lotta aggro

Last call for two great shows on THURSDAY (the 16th), with A TROOP OF ECHOES and PANTHER MODERNS leading the way at the Met (401.729.1005).
Blow off some steam this weekend
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 17, 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

A wild week

On THURSDAY (the 12th), last call for ol-skool rap heads to reconvene at the Apartment for Throwback Thursdays starring DJ STERBYROCK and party host/lyricist META P ; 21+ and no cover, call 401.228.7222 for details.
Eight days of fun (and another holiday)
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 13, 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


So much to do

On FRIDAY (the 9th), stop by the Armory in East Greenwich for a Toys for Tots bash led by TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 , THE REVEREND BASTIEN , and more; the all-ages shindig includes a "junk food buffet" with the $10 door donation.
No excuses — get out there!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 09, 2011

Lolita Black at AS220!

Last call for a Thanksgiving Eve bash on WEDNESDAY (the 23rd) at the Spot Underground, with SAUCE leading an eight-band lineup which also includes PLASTIC SUNSHINE , STARFORCE TRIO , ABLETHOUGHT , and more.
Hell yes! Plus, ’BRU turns 42 (!) at Lupo’s
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 25, 2011

Monstrous sounds

Last call for DEER TICK playing the second night of their Divine Providence release party on THURSDAY (the 13th) at the Met.
Zounds, Lolita Black, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

Monstrous sounds

Last call for DEER TICK playing the second night of their Divine Providence release party on THURSDAY (the 13th) at the Met.
Zounds, Lolita Black, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011
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The Fortune Healers, Broadcaster, and Makeupbreakup

The Homegrown inbox here at 150 Chestnut never ceases to amaze, with quality submissions coming down the pipe on a weekly basis.
Terrific triple play
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 14, 2011


First Amendment battle in the Bucket

As regular readers of this column know, Jorge is a native of Pawtucket. It was with great pride that I attended the celebration at McCoy Stadium this past Tuesday evening, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the city's incorporation.
A Catholic controversy; Taibbi’s straight talk; dandy Don; wisdom from Warren
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 26, 2011

Rumblin’ in Attleboro

Last call for AS220's CRISS CROSS ORCHESTRA closing out the 2011 Burnside Park concert series on THURSDAY (the 25th).
The McGunks, Throttles, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011
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First step for the freak fest

The three key components to any successful underground music concert are good bands, cheap booze, and a sketchy venue whose identity is a semi-well-kept secret.
Rave On
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  July 01, 2011
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Photos: Best Music Poll 2011 Awards Party at the Met

Providence Phoenix staffers present  Best Music Poll awards  to local bands at the Met on June 14, 2011.
The Met Cafe | June 14, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  June 17, 2011