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Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day

While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more
Sounds of summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012

Living in the Now

There’s no denying the ongoing presence of what we’ll call melodic pop acts here in Rhode Island, bands comprised of guys in their mid-20s with a serious knack for penning sugary-sweet hooks and harmonies.
Shryne’s ‘honest but polished’ pop-rock
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 14, 2010

The final four

From Yiddish speed-rhymes to Latin funk, the 2010 Rock Hunt finals once again delivered a musically diverse and thoroughly-entertaining show at Lupo’s last Saturday.
The Wandas hit the ground running at the ’BRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2010

Rattle your cage

You'll excuse Emilia Dahlin if her first release since the well-received God Machine in 2006 is a six-song EP.
Emilia Dahlin continues to push the envelope
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 24, 2009

The Big Hurt: The YouTube anime mystery

YouTube is now so shockingly complete in its catalogue of illegally uploaded music that it's like a cheap jukebox that plays every song, ever.
What the hell is wrong with the Internet? Thorpe utterly fails to investigate . . .
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 01, 2008

Going on sale: August 1, 2008

Sunset Rubdown, M83, Against Me!, Broken Social Scene and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade.
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 30, 2008


Nancy Drew: Music from the Motion Picture

What do Ned Nickerson and the Nancy Drew soundtrack have in common? Neither gets in Nancy’s way.
Nancy Drew: Music from the Motion Picture | Bulletproof
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 13, 2007

The new year is full of promise

Local music took a few hits in 2006, with the shuttering of more venues, leaving us with a small cluster of fully functioning outlets for homegrown bands: AS220, the Ocean Mist, Cats, and the Living Room.
Things we'd like to see happen this year in local music
By BOB GULLA  |  January 02, 2007

The power of pop!

Dashing down the corridors of the hallowed power pop pantheon comes Minky Starshine and the New Cardinals, Providence’s latest, and perhaps most intermittent, aspiring hitmaker.
Hooray for Minky Starshine; plus, the Brother Kite
By BOB GULLA  |  September 05, 2006

On the racks: June 13

Joan Jett, Futureheads, Hot Chip, Sonic Youth, Matthew Sweet, and more. Sonic Youth, "Incinerate" (mp3)
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 14, 2006