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Bring all the noise

Local music man-about-town Rob Duguay is the mastermind behind the Artistic Explosion Music Festival, featuring more than two dozen of Rhode Island's best musical acts.
Rob Duguay curates a week-long rager
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 19, 2013
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Get ready for looney tunes and merry melodies

With the Apocalypse officially behind us (the Mayans need to get their shit together), let's focus on what's in store for some of Rhode Island's finest musical acts in 2013.
Bring on the new stuff
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 28, 2012

Head to The ’Gansett Block Party

On FRIDAY (the 14th) enjoy a fistful of rock and roll at Nick-a-Nee's with the TEN FOOT POLECATS , FILTHY STILL , KING SICKABILLY & HIS FULL MOON BOYS , MOLLY GENE ONE WHOAMAN BAND , and THE CANNIBAL RAMBLERS ; 21+, call 401.861.7290 for details
Hi, neighbor!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 14, 2012

Hot August nights

Have you experienced THE BROTHER KITE onstage yet? Make a point to hit up Local 121 (401.274.2121) on FRIDAY (the 17th), as we're impatiently awaiting TBK's next album.
And Some afternoon fun!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 11, 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

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


The Rice Cakes take the WBRU Rock Hunt title

A jam-packed crowd rocked out at the Met on Friday, and the highly-appreciative bands clearly fed off the energy throughout the evening.
And the winner is ...
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 30, 2012
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Off the Couch: From Shaolin with love

On THURSDAY (the 22nd) head to Mardi Gras in Cranston and welcome back hard-rock quartet KANERKO ; Al, Kev, Nick, and Anthony just returned from a goodwill trip to Kosovo where they rocked out for our troops — nice work, guys.
Wu-Tang wordsmith GZA hits Firehouse 13
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 23, 2012
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The 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 2

Two walkoff winners dominated the opening round of the 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semifinals last weekend, with the Rice Cakes and URI alums Kingston 530 advancing to the final four.
More March Madness!
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 09, 2012

Boo City and She Rides get ready for SXSW

On FRIDAY (the 2nd), local booty-shaking crew BOO CITY will perform two full sets at their SXSW "Fun-raiser" at Fête; there will be plenty of raffles, prizes, guest appearances, and AfroSonic spinning between sets; $5 at the door, call 401.383.1112 for
Austin calling
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 02, 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


Monstrous sounds

Last call for DEER TICK playing the second night of their Divine Providence release party on THURSDAY (the 13th) at the Met.
Zounds, Lolita Black, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

Monstrous sounds

Last call for DEER TICK playing the second night of their Divine Providence release party on THURSDAY (the 13th) at the Met.
Zounds, Lolita Black, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011