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Big Nazo get funky

On FRIDAY (the 28th), look out for the BIG NAZO BAND hopping aboard the mothership when GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC return to Lupo's; Clinton walked into the Nazo Lab awhile back and eventually invited them to join the P-Funk party at
Plus, the Midnight Creeps are back!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 28, 2012

Bye-bye, Kanerko

On FRIDAY (the 24th) welcome rap supercrew LA COKA NOSTRA (sans Everlast) with guests THE PROBLEMADDICTS and DJ ROB SWIFT (of the X-ecutioners) at Lupo's (all ages, 401.272.5876).
Plus, Summit Music Fest, take 2
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 24, 2012
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Catching up with Zox

Eli Miller, Dan Edinberg, Spencer Swain, and John Zox are getting the band back together — for one night only.
Taking it back home
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 05, 2011

Tips for young artists

This region of the country is, and always has been, a magnet for artists. If I spent some time thinking about why this is the case, I could probably conjure up a few convincing theories. But that's not my purpose today.
Express your self; bus fumes; bands behind bars
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 15, 2011
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The lowdown on Sound Session 2011

The seventh annual Sound Session festival jumps off all weekend long, and while this year's itinerary has been scaled down to three days rather than a full seven, you can expect another "multi-genre gumbo" at four locations.
Hot in the city
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 08, 2011

Three-day weekend!!!

Last call for a good one at the wildly-popular Whiskey Republic on THURSDAY (the 26th) (401.588.5158) with SHARKS COME CRUISIN' and Irish folk rockers THE BIBLECODE SUNDAYS (singer/guitarist Ronan MacManus is the brother of Elvis Costello); call 40
No sleep 'til Monday
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 27, 2011


Hail the swinging geniuses!

For a tiny state, Rhode Island has offered much to the world — Mr. Potato Head, the Claus von Bulow trial, and a rich local music scene that covers the waterfront from alternative acts to blues, country, and a wide variety of artists in electronic n
A fan's notes on the Young Adults
By TED WIDMER  |  May 27, 2011
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Max Creek celebrate 40 years of creativity

Imagine if the guys who started Max Creek never went to the famous Watkins Glen Summer Jam in 1973.
Still jamming after all these years
By JIM MACNIE  |  April 29, 2011
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Firehouse 13 gets a facelift

The walls of the Firehouse 13 cultural center are a deep red now, split by a long, white stripe on the northeast wall, with a bit of black below.
Rock Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 22, 2011
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Culture notes

You have to give the BeloJo some credit for publishing Tom Chandler's missives on the local poetry scene.
Poetry and prose; not-so-young adults; the return of invective
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  April 22, 2011

From I, Destroyer to Dipset

No excuses — something for everyone on FRIDAY (the 11th), including East Bay greats THE PROPELLERS (75or Less Records) playing the New Wave Cafe in New Bedford (508.984.0080).
Out in the streets
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 11, 2011


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37 things to do before finals

You're back from the holiday break and are ready to fill in the social calendar that stretches from here to the end of the semester. Check out these entries and get ready to get busy .
Where the fun is
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 28, 2011
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A guide to the real Rhode Island

Why don't you do yourself a favor and make a belated New Year's resolution to actually enjoy the quirky city you'll call home for the next four, five, six years? To help, we've put together an A-Z survival guide complete with everything you need to know
From A to Z
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  January 28, 2011
Neko Case at Lupo's

Neko Case at Lupo's


One friend is addicted to Neko Case's "This Tornado Loves You," a song about a storm system pining for its true love and rampaging through...
By webteam  |  January 25, 2011
Wu-Tang Clan at Lupo's

Wu-Tang Clan at Lupo's


There's no telling who will show up when the Wu-Tang Clan takes a stage these days. The hip-hop superheroes blow the whistle on Staten Island,...
By webteam  |  December 21, 2010
Badfish [Sublime tribute] at Lupo's

Badfish [Sublime tribute] at Lupo's


"Lord knows I'm weak," sings Sublime on "Badfish." But the band that named itself after that song is anything but. Badfish have been celebrating the...
By webteam  |  December 21, 2010


Bell Biv Devoe at Lupo's

Bell Biv Devoe at Lupo's


Ahh, '90s R&B and all that New Jack Swing - it sounds dated these days, but it also sounds sharp. I recently spun Teddy Riley's...
By webteam  |  December 14, 2010
La Roux at Lupo's

La Roux at Lupo's


"Been there, done that, messed around/I'm having fun, don't put me down/I'll never let you sweep me off my feet." La Roux's Eleanor Kate Jackson...
By webteam  |  November 09, 2010
Michael Franti at Lupo's

Michael Franti at Lupo's


Photo: DANNY CLINCH Spend a big chunk of your career working the social activist tip and you deserve an island jaunt. Michael Franti has long...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010
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The return of Complex World

Stanley Matis had no acting experience when, in 1987, Jim Wolpaw asked him to star in his movie. Matis had been opening up for bands at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel for years, and Wolpaw was a fan.
Film Dept.
By MARION DAVIS  |  October 30, 2010
Guster with Jukebox the Ghost at Lupo's

Guster with Jukebox the Ghost at Lupo's


If you're going to position a lead track on a new disc after being out of the "new disc business" for four or five years,...
By webteam  |  October 26, 2010


Thrice as nice: A busy weekend for Six Star General

The weekend starts early on THURSDAY (the 21st) with a busy SIX STAR GENERAL (three shows in three days) performing an early (7 pm) opening set opening for TWO COW GARAGE at Club Hell (401.709.3923).
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 22, 2010
Richard Thompson at Lupo's

Richard Thompson at Lupo's


Sometimes I think Richard Thompson writes tunes that are contoured for his much-admired guitar extravaganzas. A handful of songs on Dream Attic (Shout! Factory) contain...
By webteam  |  October 19, 2010
Ke$ha with Francis & the Lights at Lupo's

Ke$ha with Francis & the Lights at Lupo's


My 11-year-old doesn't brush his teeth with Jack. In fact, he doesn't know jack about Jack. But he sings along quite loudly when Ke$ha explains...
By webteam  |  October 19, 2010

High-quality: From Allysen Callery to Coma Coma

Ladies first for your FRIDAY (the 15th): ALLYSEN CALLERY headlines at the Speakeasy (below Local 121) with ANNA COOGAN and LELAND SUNDRIES ($6, 401.274.2121), JERI & THE JEEPSTERS play a freebie at Striker's (401.615.7708) deep in the Coven
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 15, 2010

Real good times

The Body, Kanerko, and I, Destroyer
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 08, 2010


Rocktober! Lolita Black is back in action! And more!!

Last call for BIG RUSH and CHRIS DA GREAT headlining a rap bill at AS220 on THURSDAY (the 30th), followed by the highly-anticipated return of LOLITA BLACK (welcome new vocalist Scarlett Delgado) with Sweden’s SUMA , NYC’s UNEARTHLY TRANCE , and
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 01, 2010
They Might Be Giants at Lupo's

They Might Be Giants at Lupo's


Photo: SUSAN ANDERSON It's reassuring that They Might Be Giants' recent children's stuff contains the same kind of whimsy that has driven the duo's work...
By webteam  |  September 21, 2010
Great Big Sea at Lupo's

Great Big Sea at Lupo's


The cover of Great Big Sea's Safe Upon the Shore (Rounder) looks like a scene from a soap opera, if said soap opera was shot...
By webteam  |  September 07, 2010
Nas and Damian Marley at Lupo's

Nas and Damian Marley at Lupo's


"What happened to us?/geographically they moved us from Africa/we was once happiness pursuers/now we're backstabbing, combative and abusive/the African and Arab go at it/they're most...
By webteam  |  August 24, 2010