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Skinny Millionaires back on the prowl with Easy Tiger

When talking up Lil Rhody's indie-folk-Americana-blues explosion, be sure to toss the Skinny Millionaires in that conversation.
Full circle
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 06, 2012
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Six Star General kick up some serious sludge on Six

"The wah is dead," Six Star General guitarist Kyle Jackson acknowledges early on during the first of two CD release shows last weekend at the Apartment.
Commanding your attention
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 21, 2011
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Welcome to Chateau Rex

75orLess Records strikes again with another stoner-rock scorcher in Chateau Rex , courtesy of Coma Coma.
A new day rising for Coma Coma
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 28, 2010
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Pouring it on

Like most of us around here, 75orLess Records founder and Six Star General frontman Mark "Slick" MacDougall would like to put 2009 to bed.
Six Star General’s raucous Take Your Teeth Out
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 18, 2009
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High tide

Newport’s Cliffs & Bangers bring their lightning-rod brand of surf-rock to the 201 this weekend behind their spring ’09 release Short Tracks No Brakes , and the downtown crowd better be prepared for some hair-flailing headbanging.
Thrashing surf-rock from Cliffs & Bangers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2009
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Newport’s rock royalty

If 75orLess Records CEO (and Six Star General bassist) Mark MacDougall decided to host an East Bay Desert Sessions, the diePods would be the 3 am headliner.
The diePods — straight outta the City by the Sea
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 23, 2009


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The kids are alright

Here was a band with three high school-aged kids working with outright music biz legends. Pretty damn cool.
Old hands help Far Off Place take off
By BOB GULLA  |  April 30, 2008
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Celebrating the blues

The seed of a new festival in Providence has begun to germinate, thanks to Mark Millof.
Plus, new discs from Becky Chace and Mary Ann Rossoni
By BOB GULLA  |  October 09, 2007
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Three for all

You hear a lot about local musicians splitting the scene for greener pastures.
Bertrand Laurence, Kraig Jordan, and Matt Hartke
By BOB GULLA  |  February 07, 2007