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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
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Sound Session 2012 hits the streets

The block is hot (like, stifling hot) and about to get hotter as the capital city's grandest music and dance festival — the eighth annual Sound Session — once again descends upon Downcity.
Rocking the block
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 13, 2012

Chanteuse + the Schemers + more!

Last call for HEMLOK and OCTOPUS TRIANGLE down at Dusk (401.714.0444) on THURSDAY (the 10th), leading us into a great weekend on the live circuit.
Necessities
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 11, 2012

Marching on

As if you needed another reason to visit Mardi Gras in Cranston (401.463.3080): last call to catch TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 with FALL & BOUNCE and something called NECROPHILIAC MEAT CIRCUS on THURSDAY (the 15th).
Lots to celebrate this week!!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 16, 2012

Allysen rocks the Block

Last call for the SWEET LITTLE VARIETY SHOW at Roots Café on THURSDAY (the 8th) featuring KRISTI MARTEL , RORY RAVEN , LEIGH HENDRIX , and more (all-ages, $6, 401.272.7422).
Plus, Kanerko does Kosovo!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 09, 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


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

Rollin' into winter

Last call THURSDAY (the 15th) to check out TORN SHORTS (pick up the excellent debut, Life On a River ) playing Dusk on Harris Ave.
No Jingle Bell Rock in this lineup
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 16, 2011

So much to do

On FRIDAY (the 9th), stop by the Armory in East Greenwich for a Toys for Tots bash led by TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 , THE REVEREND BASTIEN , and more; the all-ages shindig includes a "junk food buffet" with the $10 door donation.
No excuses — get out there!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 09, 2011

Whole lotta everything

On THURSDAY (the 20th), it's last call for a pair of fun freebies from longtime local faves, as THE WIPPETS play Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub (401.725.1800), while ALLYSEN CALLERY travels to Perks Coffeehouse in Norwood, MA (781.762.5565).
From DirtyDurdie to Duke Robillard
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 21, 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


Bus stopped?

Last week, the Rhode Island chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFBRI), sent an email blast to folks around the state, which contained the first two paragraphs of a press release issued by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority on June 3
The proposed RIPTA cuts are totally unacceptable
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 08, 2011
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The lowdown on Sound Session 2011

The seventh annual Sound Session festival jumps off all weekend long, and while this year's itinerary has been scaled down to three days rather than a full seven, you can expect another "multi-genre gumbo" at four locations.
Hot in the city
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 08, 2011
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Culinary changes on Westminster Street

Talking to the owners of Farmstead and Flan y Ajo Tapas Bar about bringing the Downcity area to life is like a study in generation gap.
Citywatch
By NICOLE FRIEDMAN  |  July 01, 2011

Freaky Friday

Head to the Jewelry District on FRIDAY (the 20th) for an early evening block party with N'awlins fave KERMIT RUFFINS and locals ROUTE .44 at the Spot Underground, followed by a raucous nighttime lineup including ANGRY FARMER and SASQUATCH &
Block Party Mania and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 20, 2011

The way I roll

As you may have read in this space last week, my decades-long partner in crime, Chip Young, has left the column for a gig at  golocalprov.com . So first, a word about the new "Cool, Cool World."
A florid salutation; the changing Times ; more on the Roots Café
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  March 18, 2011


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Rooting for roots

Sunday afternoon was the grand opening of the Roots Café, the new boîte in the space formerly inhabited by the Black Repertory Company at 276 Westminster Street in the heart of downtown Providence.
Plus, some parting words
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 11, 2011
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The Roots Café takes hold

It's a Thursday afternoon, a week-and-a-half before the Roots Café is set to open its doors on Westminster Street in downtown Providence, and the place is starting to come together.
Downtown
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 04, 2011