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‘The Conditions Were Just Right’ at World’s Fair

At heart, "The Conditions Were Just Right" at World's Fair at Machines With Magnets (400 Main St, Pawtucket, through March 31) is about the subtle pleasures of geometry.
The pleasure of patterns
By GREG COOK  |  March 15, 2013
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Doomsday Student are what they are

Drummer Craig Kureck, guitarists Steve Mattos and Paul Vieira, and vocalist Eric Paul comprise Doomsday Student, though the Heaven's Gate-inspired promo pic (with the quartet all sporting orange Pumas in place of the white Nike Cortez) prohibits visual i
Apocalypse now
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 23, 2012
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The ‘2012 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition’

Last weekend The New York Times proclaimed Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning , the debut video game of former Red Sox pitcher and outspoken Republican millionaire Curt Schilling's 38 Studios, "one of the finest action role-playing games yet made."
Bright spots
By GREG COOK  |  February 17, 2012
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Shows worth seeing in the new year

From centuries-old Taoist visions to the ways technology can channel emotions, local exhibits this winter prompt comparisons between then and now.
Eyes wide open
By GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011

NCL at the NBC

On FRIDAY (the 6th) gigs of choice include a midnight set from THE WANDAS at the Spot Underground (401.383.7133), while GIRL HAGGARD headline at AS220.
Plus, Madonnarama! at MWN
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 06, 2011

Hometown throwdown

On FRIDAY (the 1st), stop by the Speakeasy under Local 121 (401.274.2121) and catch BECKY CHACE with opening guest SEAN KENNEDY .
Meet the Beard Brothers!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 01, 2011


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Mouth of Flowers in Full Effect

Devotees of mid-'90s indie/post-hardcore/ CMJ -approved alt-rock have been feeling the love the past few years.
Petal to the metal
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 18, 2011
Monotonix at Machines With Magnets

Monotonix at Machines With Magnets


  What can you say about a band whose live show makes that of the Boredoms look demure? The way Monotonix butters its performance bread...
By webteam  |  February 01, 2011
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Scarlett is the new Black

Olneyville's finest post-punk/goth/sludge metal outfit went missing for the better part of 2010, but we're ecstatic to report that Lolita Black has returned with a new lead singer in Ms. Scarlett Delgado.
Lolita Black finally land new singer
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 29, 2010

Real good times

The Body, Kanerko, and I, Destroyer
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 08, 2010
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Johnny Lingo Band returns with Somewhere To Go

The Johnny Lingo Band are back with Somewhere To Go , the follow-up to their ’09 debut Shake It Off (both available at iTunes).
Sparking it up
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 24, 2010


Charlie Looker's Extra Life at Machines With Magnets

Charlie Looker's Extra Life at Machines With Magnets


Charlie Looker has steered an array of avant ensembles in his career and, with each new band, he has managed to gouge his way toward...
By webteam  |  February 17, 2010
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Biker gang

You’re looking over the handlebars of a bike, down the narrow canyon between a pair of city buses heading right at you.
 ‘Procycle 2009’ at Machines with Magnets
By GREG COOK  |  November 13, 2009
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Creative loafing

Essential geek grounds
Where to get your geek on
By MARION DAVIS  |  September 04, 2009
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Seeing music

"The Sight of Sound" at Machines with Magnets focuses on the impetus behind much locally-made art: music.
'The Sight of Sound' at Machines With Magnets
By GREG COOK  |  March 17, 2009
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The other stuff

The apparent inspiration for the Museum of Small Finds at Machines with Magnets is a Renaissance cabinet of wonders
Machines with Magnets’ Museum of Small Finds
By GREG COOK  |  October 22, 2008


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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