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It’s Boobstock time

'Tis the Rocktober season, and the live music circuit is abuzz with quality shows, so let's dive in.
Plus, the Spot moves on and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 05, 2012

Friday the 13th fun and much more!

Last call for local singer-songwriter JESSE LIAM performing at Sidebar Bistro (401.421.7200) on THURSDAY (the 12th).
Get lucky
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 13, 2012

Best Music Party!

Brace thy eardrums for BAYLIES BAND , OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM , and HEADLESS NIXON at Fête (401.383.1112) on THURSDAY (the 7th).
Be at the Met on 6.11!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 08, 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

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

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

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

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

Sunday morning rock

Last call for a pair of killer shows THURSDAY (the 4th).
The Half-Marathon and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 05, 2011

More fireworks

The live circuit remains abuzz during this post-holiday stretch, leading off with a red-hot DEER TICK playing a freebie at Waterplace Park on FRIDAY (the 8th), courtesy of 'BRU's Summer Concert Series (show starts around 7 pm).
Deer Tick, Chachi, and Barn Burning
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 08, 2011


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Three wicked freakin' awesome free festivals

July is upon us, and Providence is about to ratchet up the al fresco action with an outdoor music festival season sure to satisfy freaks and families alike.
Rockin’ the nice price
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 01, 2011

Get rhythm

Last call for the KIM LAMOTHE TREE-OH at Sidebar Bistro on THURSDAY (the 12th) — Lamothe's recent Mystery of Viburnum is a beauty, call 401.421.7200 for show details.
Books through bars, face melting, more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 13, 2011

4.20 @ the Firehouse

Benefit gigs worth seeking include an early-bird THURSDAY (the 14th) at Firehouse 13 (doors at 5 pm, 401.270.1801) with (multiple) BMP nominees TOWER & THE FOOL (ex-members of Hot Rod CIrcuit and Therefore I Am).
Plus, plenty of BMP noms
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 15, 2011

The Rock Hunt finals

Will VULGARRITY’s stellar stage show and massive rawk riffs once again dominate?
Plus Duke, The Rice Cakes, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 08, 2011

Last call(1)

Last call for ALEC K. REDFEARN and ALLYSEN CALLERY at the Speakeasy Under Local 121 (401.454.4581) tonight (the 24th), leading into a nice helping of local legends this weekend.
Music news
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 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

From Sleep City to Sky Jelly

The holidaze are history, so divest your disposable income into some good shows this weekend.
Warm it up
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 07, 2011

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


Dropdead, The Body ready to slay AS220

Feel the pain
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 24, 2010
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Fall Music Preview: Sounds abound

As the autumnal equinox fast approaches, there’s plenty of action statewide and no genre left behind from Downcity to down south to the highly-anticipated return of a local live landmark — the Met Café, now located in the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucke
It's the busiest fall ever !
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 17, 2010

Making the rounds

Plus, Key Soldiers and Tallahassee
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 13, 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
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Block-rocking beats

The sweltering summer of 2010 (quit crying — summer was nonexistent last year) is about to get even hotter with the return of the capital city’s biggest bash.
Get ready for Providence Soundsession '10
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 16, 2010


Downtown-bound: The capital city heats up

Sure, "Mrs. Robinson" was the "breakthrough hit" for Evan Dando and his LEMONHEADS back in the early '90s, but scour your local cutout bin and dig up the criminally-underrated Come On Feel the Lemonheads .

By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 09, 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

Clubland

Looking for action post-Lupo’s Bash on Friday?
From the South Coast to Cinco De Mayo
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 30, 2010
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The final four

From Yiddish speed-rhymes to Latin funk, the 2010 Rock Hunt finals once again delivered a musically diverse and thoroughly-entertaining show at Lupo’s last Saturday.
The Wandas hit the ground running at the ’BRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2010