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From Detroit Rebellion to Ed O.G.!

Last call for a double-stacked THURSDAY (the 28th).
Forward, March
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 01, 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
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Funtime! Must-see music, comedy, and more

No life experience instills and embodies that Work Hard/Party Hard mantra better than college.

By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 25, 2013
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Sarah Lupo's debut

More than four years in the making, the self-titled debut disc by singer/songwriter Sarah Lupo is well worth the wait.

By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 02, 2012

Let's see action

Last call for the sonic mayhem of HANK SINATRA JR. , ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK , and NYC's PEELANDER-Z at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) on THURSDAY (the 11th), priming the palate for another steady weekend of live action.
From Stray Birds to Mighty Good Boys
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 12, 2012

It’s Boobstock time

'Tis the Rocktober season, and the live music circuit is abuzz with quality shows, so let's dive in.
Plus, the Spot moves on and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 05, 2012


The Met turns 2

Last call for a "World Music Party" at Fête (401.383.1112) on THURSDAY (the 6th) led by Boston's KLEZWOODS (CD release), THE SOMERVILLE SYMPHONY ORKESTAR , and more.
Plus, Punks for a Princess
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 07, 2012

Hit the streets

Action all over on FRIDAY (the 1st): Legendary N'awlins ensemble the DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND blows through the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall Reeve (508.324.1926), MOGA whips up the waterfront jams at the Ocean Mist in Matunuck (401.782.3740), an
And plan ahead for DudeSmash!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 01, 2012
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Very live at the Met

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece about the Met in HD, the low-cost screenings of live Metropolitan Opera productions in movie theaters around the world.
Higher definition
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  May 25, 2012

Bang your head ...

Last call to catch legendary German thrash-metal trio DESTRUCTION (celebrating 30 years in the headbanging biz) invading the Met with VITAL REMAINS , WARBINGER , and PATHOLOGY ; doors at 6 pm and tickets are $20; call 401.729.1005.
... with Destruction, Dropdead, more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 18, 2012

From Courageous men to Jocie Adams

Six straight days of live action on tap here! On FRIDAY (the 4th) Mark Cutler's MEN OF GREAT COURAGE rock out at Nick-a-Nee's (21+, no cover, 401.861.7290).
Six-day sprint
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 04, 2012


Friday the 13th fun, and more!

Map out a big weekend on the live circuit here: On FRIDAY (the 13th), buckle up for HANK SINATRA JR. , BRUNT OF IT , and GIRL HAGGARD at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801).
Get lucky
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 13, 2012
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PHOTOS: Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame: Inaugural ceremony and concert

The Met hosts the inaugural ceremony and concert for the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame on February 26, 2012 at the Met.
The Met | Sunday, February 26, 2012
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  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
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Remembering a great musician and a great man

A huge outpouring of love and respect this week as one of the most gifted musicians to ever come out of Rhode Island, Thom Enright, passed away at the age of 59.
Farewell, Thom
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  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


Cram it all in!

For underground hip-hop heads, it gets no bigger than SEAN PRICE (of Boot Camp Clik and Heltah Skeltah legend) hitting up Fête on THURSDAY (the 9th); only $12 at the door, call 401.383.1112 for ticket availability (don't sleep!).
From Sean Price to Panther Moderns!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 10, 2012

Bowled over

Last call for Downcity action THURSDAY (the 2nd) with ERIC BLOOM performing at Sidebar Bistro (401.421.7200), while DJ DOX ELLIS spins upstairs at the Salon (pickle back shots! 401.865.6330).
From Ear-pummeling to winter bashing
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 03, 2012

Sound advice

Last call for a really good one featuring locals BROWN BIRD , TIG & BEAN , and CACTUS ATTAC k opening for Brooklyn's O'Death at the Met on THURSDAY (the 26th); call 401.729.1005 for details.
From Tig & Bean to Zumo Kollie
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 27, 2012

Holiday hits

There are quite a few worthwhile gigs on the local live circuit during this typically quiet Xmas week.
Plus, Senior Discount’s Xmas medley
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 23, 2011

Two great freebies

Last call to catch local country-punk heroes GIRL HAGGARD in action at the Met on THURSDAY (the 17th), where Mandy Allan (voted best female vocalist in our 2011 music poll) and the boys open for Nashville Pussy and Supersuckers (wow).
Plus, last chance for What Cheer? in ’11
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 18, 2011


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Kanerko roars back with Delusions of Grandeur

2011 will go down as a decisive comeback for hard-rock quartet Kanerko, who are set to release their new EP Delusions of Grandeur at the Met on Friday.
Beast mode
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 11, 2011
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Photos: Deer Tick at The Met

Deer Tick performs live at The Met on October 12 & 13, 2011.
Deer Tick performs live at The Met on October 12 & 13, 2011.  
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  October 21, 2011

Blowing off steam

You can come out now, it's okay. Put Irene in your rearview mirror and prepare for action all weekend and beyond.
Sasquatch, Sleep City, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 02, 2011
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Zumo Kollie expands his reach on The Last Showing

Providence-based wordsmith Zumo Kollie made his mark on the Rhody rap community with his 2009 debut, The Idiot Savant .
Renaissance man on the move
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 26, 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 Low Anthem's Jocie Adams shares her gems

I still remember the first time I met Jocelyn Adams in early 2010 during the Low Anthem's final day of recording Smart Flesh .
Absorbing swirling notions
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 15, 2011

More fireworks

The live circuit remains abuzz during this post-holiday stretch, leading off with a red-hot DEER TICK playing a freebie at Waterplace Park on FRIDAY (the 8th), courtesy of 'BRU's Summer Concert Series (show starts around 7 pm).
Deer Tick, Chachi, and Barn Burning
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 08, 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

R&R Yard Sale heads north

New England's vinyl revival is in full flower by now. And What Cheer Antiques, on South Angell Street in Providence, is no small contributor.
On the Record
By WEI-HUAN CHEN  |  June 17, 2011