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Six Star General get into the groove on Splinter

Six Star General continue to crank out top-shelf indie-rock records, and their eighth studio effort, Splinter , finds guitarist Kyle Jackson, drummer Dan Ulmschneider, and bassist/vocalist Mark MacDougall peaking hard through concise and potent bursts o
Psychedelic embrace
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 16, 2012
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Six Star General and the Blood Moons hit the vinyl

It was another year and another 20 or so releases from 75orLess, the Warren-based independent label run by Mark MacDougall, which cleaned up in our Best Music Poll, with 75orLess artists voted victorious in nine categories.
Spin the black circle
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 20, 2012
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Melody meets atrophy in Baylies Band

"It's nice to win but that doesn't mean the big clubs want us any more than they did before," acknowledged Eric Baylies, longtime ringleader behind New Bedford-based noise-rock outfit Baylies Band.
Living the dream
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 02, 2011
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75orLess Records and the Apartment's jam-packed celebration

Be sure to get to the Apartment ("where Jake's usedta be") on Saturday, where the mighty 75orLess Records will set up shop for a dual-anniversary bash.
It's a bash!
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 22, 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
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New discs by Skinny Millionaires and Suicide Bill & the Liquors

Our friends at 75or Less Records continue to crank out quality product, and February 2011 marks their fifth anniversary, as the Warren-based label founded by Six Star General bassist Mark "Slick" MacDougall approaches its 100th release.
Newport calling
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 11, 2011


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Six Star General kick up some serious sludge on Six

"The wah is dead," Six Star General guitarist Kyle Jackson acknowledges early on during the first of two CD release shows last weekend at the Apartment.
Commanding your attention
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 21, 2011
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Welcome to Chateau Rex

75orLess Records strikes again with another stoner-rock scorcher in Chateau Rex , courtesy of Coma Coma.
A new day rising for Coma Coma
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 28, 2010
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Monster math

New Bedford-based instrumental specialists Nature/Nurture strike back with a new release and an added guitarist, bolstering their complex yet concise angular jams while continuing the N/N tradition of composing monster math rock by-the-numbers — literall
Nature/Nurture return with EP002
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 23, 2010
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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
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High tide

Newport’s Cliffs & Bangers bring their lightning-rod brand of surf-rock to the 201 this weekend behind their spring ’09 release Short Tracks No Brakes , and the downtown crowd better be prepared for some hair-flailing headbanging.
Thrashing surf-rock from Cliffs & Bangers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2009


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Newport’s rock royalty

If 75orLess Records CEO (and Six Star General bassist) Mark MacDougall decided to host an East Bay Desert Sessions, the diePods would be the 3 am headliner.
The diePods — straight outta the City by the Sea
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 23, 2009

Fall, out!

Beats and rhymes at Milk & Cookies.
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 25, 2009
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Hard-wired fuzz

The Inclined's December '08 debut, The First Day of Many, continues to captivate my attention with big hooks, spacey synths, and manipulated guitar riffs and squalls, at times encapsulated in fuzz and exploding with unabashedly catchy gems.
The Inclined are finding a balance
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 26, 2009
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Write. Record. Gig. Repeat.

The Warren-based Propellers are yet another notable band putting in work for the Warren-based label 75OrLess Rec-ords, and their sophomore release, The Propellers: 2 , offers a gradual growth from their self-titled debut.
The Propellers stay the course on The Propellers: 2
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 15, 2009
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Organic-analytical

Spring will mark the one-year anniversary for the instrumental trio Nature/Nurture, who recently teamed up with 75OrLess Records to release their debut CD titled EP001.
No vocals/no problem for Nature/Nurture
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 03, 2009


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Buy local!

43 bands, 32 hailing from Rhode Island, all for a recession-friendly $7.
75orless' No Qualms offers 43 bands — all killer, no filler
By PHOENIX PROVIDENCE STAFF  |  December 31, 2008
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Splendid sludgefest

Six Star General soars on Spaceship to Planet Cookie
Six Star General soars on Spaceship to Planet Cookie
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 23, 2008
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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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The DIY way

Local rocker Mark MacDougall has come up with his own way of circumventing the freefall of the recording industry.
75 or Less builds a lean distribution machine
By BOB GULLA  |  July 24, 2007