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Building a bridge
| April 06, 2012
With all the pan-Asian restaurants around, it only makes sense that there would be a pan-Latin restaurant thriving in Providence. Mosaic, a Latin American bistro, is doing a good job of it on the outerskirts of Olneyville.
A Latin American tapestry
| December 09, 2011
For years, a pair of giant angels hung over the dance floor at .:therapy, an afterhours electronic dance music (EDM) club in Olneyville.
| November 18, 2011
In Olneyville, Fête opens its doors
There is a bit of a Doctor Who feel to Fête, Providence's newest music venue.
| October 07, 2011
The artist who stayed behind
I meet Peter Glantz in front of the faded Atlantic Mills complex in Olneyville and we walk around back.
| August 26, 2011
Etips and the history of Rhode Island graffiti
I meet Etips — at 30, an elder statesman in Rhode Island's graffiti scene — in front of Mill's Tavern on North Main Street in Providence.
Back to the tunnel
| April 01, 2011
Flesh and blood
The acclaimed folk/Americana quartet resume the whirlwind promo stretch leading up to their third full-length release, following 2008’s critically-lauded breakthrough Oh My God, Charlie Darwin and their ’07 debut, What the Crow Brings .
Last year, the Low Anthem finished their third album and toured the world. During a freewheeling interview back home, they tell us all about it
| February 18, 2011
Music for the love of it
Whether driving his Men of Great Courage on a tune about a spooky midnight stroll, or gently declaring a deep camaraderie with “We Shall Always Remain Friends,” Cutler’s concocting a soundtrack to the feelings in the room.
From the Schemers to the Men of Great Courage, Mark Cutler’s songs have always gotten to ‘that special kind of place’
| May 07, 2010
Music to incite the savage beast
Although your superior correspondents try to avoid situations where we have no alternative but to be totally annoying, there have been times when P+J have agreed to karaoke performances.
‘My Way’ can kill you; Big money quashes ‘Big Money’; and a truly Soopah Bowl
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 12, 2010
Bring on the major leagues
There ain't enough lighter fluid in your Bic to keep pace with Fairhaven's piano-driven anthems on their full-length debut Origins.
Fairhaven are officially on the hunt
| January 29, 2010
Rockin’ all over
Greenville to Westerly to the capital city
Off the Couch
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 15, 2010
One night in Bangkok
I’m an American male in my mid-30s living in Bangkok. I’ve been dating two very young girls ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
| October 09, 2009
Both new and old classics
The Gamm certainly has come a long way in the quarter-century leading up to this its 25th anniversary season. The evolution of its name alone is quite a trip.
Life on the boards
| September 18, 2009
On the water and off the grid
Olneyville neighbors Zach Weindel and Daniel Gladstone are determined to live off the grid — way off the grid.
| August 21, 2009
Our Pazmanian Devil
Phillipe and Jorge often think of how nice it would have been if Warren Zevon's "Boom Boom Mancini" ("Hurry home early, hurry on home/Boom-Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon") had been about local boxer Vinny Paz, nee Pazienza.
Vinny's early days. Plus, a lame land grab, and more budget madness.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| June 26, 2009
Weird and wired
It is, of course, difficult to attach a single sound to a city. And Providence is no exception.
A small band of electronic music acts take on a rock ’n’ roll city
| June 05, 2009
When the history of Rhode Island in the 21st century is documented 50 years from now, it's a good bet that prominent figures will include the restaurateurs, chefs, and restaurant designers who continue to make Providence such an exciting city.
The true taste of Rhode Island
| April 17, 2009
Rhody's local food movement finds its groove
Five years ago, when Farm Fresh Rhode Island (FFRI) launched its mission of promoting Ocean State-produced food, co-founder Noah Fulmer discovered a curious disconnection in the local food chain.
Relishing the fresh flavor of homegrown goods
| February 18, 2009
Picaresque journey: 30 years in Rhode Island
Hard though it might be to believe, some things in Rhode Island actually do change.
What we mostly want is a low-number license plate
| October 23, 2008
30 on 30
The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 22, 2008
Unexpected and improbable spontaneity is a trademark for What Cheer?, one of a number of groups that blend punk rock ethos with the mobility of marching bands
Mixing old and new, Providence’s What Cheer? Brigade takes a stand against pre-fabricated culture
| October 09, 2008
Segal and Fierro lead the way for the General Assembly
As Rhode Islanders go to the polls for a primary election next Tuesday, September 9, there are some key votes to be made for progressive legislators.
| September 01, 2008
Injured Wobbly awaits trial for resisting arrest
One year after North Providence police severely injured Alexandra Svoboda during a demonstration, she awaits a fifth knee surgery and a trial for resisting arrest.
Annals of labor
| July 23, 2008
Keep a knockin’
Mike Dinallo has been in and around R&B, roots, blues, and rock since I started writing this column, most notably with the Radio Kings a while back.
Mike Dinallo helps Eddie Floyd get back in action
| July 09, 2008
The Station’s long shadow
For most Rhode Islanders, the Station nightclub conflagration — the worst disaster in the state since the hurricane of 1938 — is like a receding object in a rearview mirror.
Five years on, getting by remains a day-to-day challenge for some of those touched by the fire
| February 20, 2008
Mark Weiner for President?
There has been much hand-wringing recently over whether superdelegates will hijack the Democrats’ presidential-selection process.
Superdelegates are not so super in a punitive democracy
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 13, 2008
A Wire runs through it
Here’s the scenario: Local ownership sells off a mid-market, well-respected and Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper to a huge media conglomerate in a major American city.
The HBO drama is spot-on in diagnosing newspapers’ woes
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| January 23, 2008
Affordable housing effort targets $30-60k bracket
The Armory Revival Company may not be the first developer that comes to mind when affordable housing is mentioned.
| December 12, 2007
One of the city’s prominent electronic musicians, Tim O’Keefe, is quietly expanding a corner of Providence’s indie rock world.
Cozy Music is comfortable on the edge
| November 20, 2007
Art retains its power to push our buttons
When a French artist submitted a signed urinal to the Society of Independent Artists, some might think that this was just another battlefront in the culture wars.
| October 17, 2007
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