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Ravi Shavi, Atlantic Thrills hit N. Main

Last call for a pair of fantastic shows in the Provy area on THURSDAY (the 29th): the Low Anthem's JOCIE ADAMS performs a solo set with special guests ANNIE & THE BEEKEEPERS at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801).
Parlour Bells
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 30, 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

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

Mixing it up(1)

On THURSDAY (the 6th), Ken Casey's Whiskey Republic delivers "Appalachian Celtic Punk" crew CUTTHROAT SHAMROCK from the mountains of east Tennessee.
The Ladies Rock Lab, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 07, 2011

Pro-Fusion

On THURSDAY (the 29th), the Spot Underground hosts PC alums and "waterslide rock" specialists LAST ONE OUT .
Rice Cakes, Coma Coma, more in Warren
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 30, 2011

Girls rockin'!

Start your weekend by supporting the 2ND ANNUAL GIRLS ROCK! CAMP SHOWCASE at the Hope Artiste Village Solarium (next to the Met) on FRIDAY (the 15th) at 6 pm, with six bands (all ages 11-18) debuting original songs.
Plus, Zombified Vermin + Dwarves!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 15, 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

In like a lion

Let the madness begin on FRIDAY (the 25th) when D.R.I. , P.O.W. , THE DOOSH BAGS , THE PARAPLEGICS , and more invade Club Hell (8 pm, 401.709.3923).
Arcing in the Bucket, the Inclined return
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 25, 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
Asleep At The Wheel at the Newport Blues Cafe

Asleep At The Wheel at the Newport Blues Cafe


Seeing important artists in small clubs is always a treat - the audience usually knows something special is going down (anyone remember Emmylou Harris playing...
By webteam  |  November 16, 2010

Sound advice: Girl Howdy, Girls Rock!, and more

Flee the cubicle and head to the RISD Museum on FRIDAY for the next Music Friday show featuring GIRL HOWDY .
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 12, 2010


The Punch Brothers at the Newport Blues Café

The Punch Brothers at the Newport Blues Café


When Chris Thile left Nickel Creek he wanted to widen his scope. Mission accomplished. The Punch Brothers, with mandolin whiz Thiele at the helm, steer...
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

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

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

Wild weekend! From Johnny Lingo to Tinsel Teeth

From Johnny Lingo to Tinsel Teeth
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 03, 2010


Serious lunacy

Hank Sinatra Jr. is workin' the circuit
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 27, 2010

Providence Concert Calendar - August 19-26 2010

Three distinctly varied shows kick off the weekend on FRIDAY (the 20th), starting with Celtic-folk fusion ensemble THE GNOMES at the North Kingstown Library at 6 pm, part of their free outdoor summer concert series.
Prayers For Atheists at Firehouse 13
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 20, 2010

Bring the noise

New Hemlok; What Cheer? in the park
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 06, 2010
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Tuneful throwdown

"The WBRU Rock Hunt is not designed to find the best 'alternative rock' act — we're out to find the best live act looking to earn more exposure along with some pretty cool prizes."
The 2010 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 19, 2010
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Creedence-meets-Waylon

No, there will not be country-fried rockabilly renditions of Kilgore Smudge tunes at the Blackstone when ex-Kilgore frontman Jay Berndt resurrects the Revival Preachers (myspace.com/jayberndt) in what will be only their second show since 2005 (the boys
Jay Berndt resurrects the Revival Preachers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 05, 2009


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Sugar-coated pop, anyone?

With lines such as "chock-full of sunny melodies and intimate, introspective lyrics with bright, polished production," I clearly didn't stumble onto the next Jesus Lizard here.
Jonas Dream's merry melodies
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 01, 2009
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Rude awakening

Coma Coma singer/bassist Eric Sampson brushes off the notion that Rhode Island's music community currently lacks quality acts.
The rousing sounds of Coma Coma
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 24, 2009
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Ready to rumble

The 2009 Rock Hunt kicks off this weekend and the lineup proves to be perhaps the most colorful and diverse yet...
No genre left behind in the '09 WBRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 11, 2009