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Wedding bells?

There is little mystery where your superior correspondents stand on marriage equality. We are for it, as we have been for full equality and rights for Vo Dilanduhs of all sexual orientations for the entire 33 years of this column.
Another step toward equality; Big @#!%-ing Papi; musical musings
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 26, 2013
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Jukebox heroes

The sign behind the bar reads: "Nick–A-Nee's: Best Jukebox, 2012." At the time it was an honor. Today it's a relic. The Phoenix dropped the "Best Jukebox" category this year. There just aren't many true jukeboxes left in the state.
Holding the Line
By VICTOR PAUL ALVAREZ  |  April 19, 2013

Who needs Austin? Keep it local ...

On FRIDAY (the 15th), the Spot Underground hosts Brooklyn's DOPAPOD with guests MATT CAREY and FIKUS (401.383.7133).
NXNE
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 15, 2013

From Cactus Attack to Snow Plows

Last call for three good gigs going down on THURSDAY (the 7th): the DENNIS McCARTHY BAND visits Nick-a-Nee's (21+ and no cover, 401.861.7290).
Spring ahead!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 08, 2013

Halloween fun and more!

How's your FRIDAY (the 26th) shaping up? Head downtown and start it off with a sonic boom.
Monster mash
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 26, 2012

Autumning

On THURSDAY (the 18th), it's last call for VUDU SISTER (currently recording a new album at the Columbus Theatre) with HAUNT THE HOUSE and DAN BLAKESLEE at the Salon (401.865.6330), leading into a super-busy weekend.
Plus, the return of Heather Rose
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 19, 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

From Big Rush to Tig & Bean

Last call for local rap crew REZIZTANZE at Fête (401.383.1112) or SARAH & THE TALL BOYS at Cady's Tavern (401.568.4102) on THURSDAY (the 26th).
Now hear this
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 27, 2012

Circulating

Lotsa options on tap for FRIDAY (the 6th): welcome back BROADCASTER , headlining an early show at PVD Social Club along with 75orLess Records friends SOMA NOVA and SUICIDE BILL (7pm, 401.454.7177).
Grab your jetpack and get out!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 06, 2012

Variety packed

Are you ready for the really, really big rock show kicking off a kickass weekend around Provy?

By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 06, 2012

From Joe to Jesse

Hip-hop heads should get over to the Sunset Bar & Grille in North Provy on FRIDAY (the 23rd), when DIRTYDURDIE (look up their latest mixtape, Rhymanese Diner ) host a 21+ party with DJs Kellan and D-Napp spinning all night, call 401.726.8889.
Plus, quality time with Hank Sinatra Jr.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 23, 2011


Lots of noise

A last-minute heads-up for two outstanding shows on THURSDAY (the 15th) — a freebie at the Newport Blues Café (401.841.5510) features JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS , THE WANDAS , and THE SKINNY MILLIONAIRES , while a big weekend at the Whiske
Plus, singing out against hunger
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 16, 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

Another town, another story

One of the great things about my day job as director of Insight Radio (part of Insight, a non-profit in Warwick that promotes independence and opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired) is that I get to see just about every news website
Rodney King has advice for North Kingstown. Plus, a few clarifications
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 01, 2011

It's BMP party time!

Action all over on FRIDAY (the 10th) includes: THE BARR BROTHERS (2/3 of the Slip) along with BOO CITY at Firehouse 13 ($12, 401.270.1801).
Plus, the return of Sexcoffee
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 10, 2011

Listen to Dem

Last call for 'BRU Rock Hunt finalists LAST ONE OUT at Ri Ra (401.272.1953) on THURSDAY (the 2nd).
Plus Sarah, Six Star, and Dox
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 03, 2011


Looking for proof

Denise Perreault reports in this week's Providence Business News on the ongoing battle over whether or not to retain the controversial Rhode Island Film and TV Motion Picture Tax Credit. The Lincster, Governor Chafee, proposed eliminating the film tax
Give credit to film; Armenia calling; on the town; the shaper of our spaces
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  March 25, 2011
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For Chris Monti, Home is where the heart is

After a few spins through the latest solo release from blues/country/folk maestro Chris Monti, it's clear the man can spin a darn good, engaging tale with guitar (and harmonica and kazoo and fiddle) skills to match.
Nature's way
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 04, 2011

The Mcgunks and the James Family Benefit

On FRIDAY (the 28th), the 201 presents feisty garage-rock fun with THE FABULOUS ITCHIES , THE DIVIDERS , and ATLANTIC THRILLS (401.454.4581).
Weekending
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 28, 2011
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Diva down!

Phillipe and Jorge rushed to the home of our close pal and confidante Bishop Tommy Tobin last weekend with cold compresses and fistfuls of Valium in an effort to tend to our well-accessorized dogmatist in a time of trouble.
Babysitting the Bish; nautical talk; dissing discourse
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 14, 2011

Put the shovel away

High-powered punk starts your FRIDAY (the 14th) as Firehouse 13 hosts BRUNT OF IT with ASHERS and others (401.270.1801), while VIOLENT HISTORY (ex-Rhythmafia), THE USUAL SUSPECTS , THE PARAPLEGICS , THE MIDNIGHT CREEPS , and more invade Club H
A double dose of Six Star General
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 14, 2011


Local flavor

Last call for THE WIPPETS with TRAVIS COLBY at the Spot (401.383.7133) on THURSDAY (the 28th), and ease your way into a wild weekend with singer/songwriter BECKY CHACE on FRIDAY (the 29th).
Becky Chace, Joe Beats, Howl all on tap
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 29, 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

Cobra-Matics x 3

Hit the Box on North Main Street for a good one FRIDAY (the 10th), led by THE JESSE MINUTE and SIX STAR GENERAL , plus THE MOOD , and NEW IDEA SOCIETY ; $5 at the door, call 401.331.8545.
Plus, the Stone Soup Folk Fest
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 10, 2010
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Girl Haggard let loose with Country and Eastern

An adorable, Tennessee-bred country-bumpkin whose idea of the perfect evening out begins and ends with shots and beers at the E&O Tap? What else could a man ask for?
Cowboy junkies
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 03, 2010
Paul Geremia at Nick-a-Nee's Lounge

Paul Geremia at Nick-a-Nee's Lounge


I had the pleasure of chatting it up with Paul Geremia recently. The guitarist's knowledge of the blues is just as impressive as his picking....
By webteam  |  August 24, 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
Sarah & the Tall Boys at Nick-a-Nee's

Sarah & the Tall Boys at Nick-a-Nee's


Rhode Islander Sarah Potenza honed her singing skills at Providence joints like the Custom House. Then she split for Chicago, started a band, and picked...
By webteam  |  August 03, 2010

Downtown-bound: Indie arts fest takes it to the streets

Cross the bridge to New Bedfid and catch THE PROPELLERS in action at the New Wave Cafe on the 30th, while SANTA MAMBA kick off their Aquidneck weekend by scorching the dance floor at the Newport Blues Cafe.
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 30, 2010

Genre-jumping

WBRU’s free summer concert series at Waterplace Park is in full swing, and expert blues outfit SIT DOWN BABY get the call on FRIDAY (the 25th) at 7:30 pm.
 Plus, Pints For Paws at Nick-A-Nee’s
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 25, 2010