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Last call for 'BRU Rock Hunt finalists LAST ONE OUT at Ri Ra (401.272.1953) on THURSDAY (the 2nd).
Plus Sarah, Six Star, and Dox
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 03, 2011
The Roots at Showcase Live

The Roots at Showcase Live


The Roots crew has never lacked visibility - they've been the backup band for loads of star MCs. But after a couple of years of...
By webteam  |  December 21, 2010
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Photos: Hey Monday at Showcase Live

Hey Monday perform live at Showcase Live on November 2, 2010.
Hey Monday | Showcase Live | November 2, 2010
By MIKE JOHNSON  |  November 12, 2010
Joan Osborne at Showcase Live

Joan Osborne at Showcase Live


When it comes to spinning Dusty Springfield's "Breakfast In Bed," Joan Osborne's take is neck and neck with Shelby Lynne's - which is nothing to...
By webteam  |  August 17, 2010
Albert Lee at Showcase Live

Albert Lee at Showcase Live


It seems like I should have forgotten by now, but I vividly recall a guitar solo played by Albert Lee some 35 years ago at...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010
The Music of Crazy Heart performed at Showcase Live

The Music of Crazy Heart performed at Showcase Live


I went to see Crazy Heart with my 14-year-old son, who's not the deepest C&W fan around. But two days after the screening, I caught...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010


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Dick 50 | Late Show

Nothing jells like a band who play constantly.
Dick 50 Music (2010)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 30, 2010
Jack Ingram at Showcase Live

Jack Ingram at Showcase Live


I like the way Jack Ingram grinds his stuff. The Texas singer is a tough little mother, and when he's rolling through Waylon's "I'm the...
By webteam  |  March 24, 2010
Black 47 at Showcase Live

Black 47 at Showcase Live


Black 47 raise the roof on any given Tuesday night - that's just how the NYC Irishmen do business. But catch them on the evening...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010
Ani DiFranco at Showcase Live

Ani DiFranco at Showcase Live


Seems like Ani DiFranco is always playing somewhere. Performing is as much a part of her artistry as writing and recording, and it's on stage...
By webteam  |  January 27, 2010
Aaron + Charles Neville at Showcase Live

Aaron + Charles Neville at Showcase Live


Aaron Neville has a couple of holiday records. One is full-on gospel, and it applies the maestro's vibrating vocals to classic church material such as...
By webteam  |  December 09, 2009


Jerry Douglas + Aiofe O’Donovan at Showcase Live

Jerry Douglas + Aiofe O’Donovan at Showcase Live


The holidays are here. How can you tell? Email blasts from Dell computers and myriad artists out playing seasonal tunes. Dobro master Jerry Douglas is...
By webteam  |  December 03, 2009
All American Rejects + Taking Back Sunday

All American Rejects + Taking Back Sunday


By now, there must be wild Amazon parrots who can sing at least a bar or two of "Gives You Hell," the catchiest piece of...
By Jason OBryan  |  November 03, 2009
Robert Earl Keen + Todd Snider + Bruce Robison

Robert Earl Keen + Todd Snider + Bruce Robison


  I've been spinning Robert Earl Keen's older discs of late - the Texas singer-songwriter has been speaking to me with tunes such as "Feeling...
By webteam  |  October 20, 2009

Sparkle and Fade (Slight Return)


I never paid close attention to Everclear, but when Art Alexakis’s bubblegrunge leapt from the radio, it was usually a pretty good tickle. Kinda ornery,...
By webteam  |  October 14, 2009
Blues Legends at Showcase Live

Blues Legends at Showcase Live


The classy Blues Legends gig at the equally classy Showcase Live in Foxborough is enough to pull any recalcitrant fan of the genre off the...
By Jason OBryan  |  September 23, 2009


Two guys, no waiting


The Scottish siblings with the one-hit-wonder status and the They Might Be Giants eyewear are also the brother act that doesn’t hide its brogue while...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  September 02, 2009
He'll show you the way (every day)

He'll show you the way (every day)


I like the way PETER FRAMPTON hasn’t taken his classic rock stardom and songbook of hits too seriously; he doesn’t mind showing up in situations...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  August 25, 2009
Mountain at Showcase Live

Mountain at Showcase Live


No one doubts the power of Guitar Hero. The digi game that puts your fingers on the frets has swept the nation, bringing new resonance...
By webteam  |  August 12, 2009
Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding

Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding


Some people need a shot of rockabilly every week; some need it once a month. I've not gone there in a quite while, but the...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2009
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Cult classic

"Everybody who knows anything about us knows that we completely transcended the '80s."
The Church need you to come to their party
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 26, 2009


Dethklok's Brendon Small + Legacy

Dethklok's Brendon Small + Legacy


 In the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse, the billions of devotees of the world-swallowing metal b...
By Shaula Clark  |  March 16, 2009
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Dance, monkey!: Bobby Collins

Every week we put a comic in the hot seat. This week's victim is....
Bobby Collins on crazy-eyed Limbaugh
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 12, 2009
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Dance, Monkey: Rich Ceisler

Rather than hunting animals, she should be hunting all of the young men that are after her underage daughters.
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim...
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 26, 2008
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Scott Weiland | “Happy” in Galoshes

It might be one of the year’s worst albums, an underwritten, overarranged mess of factory-floor guitar fuzz, go-nowhere vocal melodies, limp electronic beats, and lyrical clunkers
Softdrive/New West (2008)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 24, 2008

Interview: Girl Talk

David Thorpe chats up Gregg Gillis
David Thorpe chats up Gregg Gillis
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 10, 2008


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Riot act

Girl Talk plays a little bit of everything
Girl Talk plays a little bit of everything
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  November 10, 2008
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Interview: Talib Kweli

If one hip-hop album crystallized the schism between underground authenticity and mainstream monotony, it was Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star (Rawkus).  
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 21, 2008