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From Detroit Rebellion to Ed O.G.!

Last call for a double-stacked THURSDAY (the 28th).
Forward, March
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 01, 2013

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

Big Nazo get funky

On FRIDAY (the 28th), look out for the BIG NAZO BAND hopping aboard the mothership when GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC return to Lupo's; Clinton walked into the Nazo Lab awhile back and eventually invited them to join the P-Funk party at
Plus, the Midnight Creeps are back!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 28, 2012

Head to The ’Gansett Block Party

On FRIDAY (the 14th) enjoy a fistful of rock and roll at Nick-a-Nee's with the TEN FOOT POLECATS , FILTHY STILL , KING SICKABILLY & HIS FULL MOON BOYS , MOLLY GENE ONE WHOAMAN BAND , and THE CANNIBAL RAMBLERS ; 21+, call 401.861.7290 for details
Hi, neighbor!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 14, 2012

Take a deep breath ...

This week, THE SPOT UNDERGROUND is celebrating its 2nd anniversary with a parade of great acts, including POSI-VIBES (6.28), VIRAL SOUND (6.29), and BROTHER JOSCEPHUS & THE LOVE REVIVAL REVOLUTION ORCHESTRA (6.30), a 12-piece roof-raiser fr
So much to do! And the Spot turns 2!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 29, 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


Off the Couch: Twist and crawl

Last call for drinking up the drunken punk at KC's Tap on THURSDAY (the 29th) with THE THROTTLES , THE EVIL STREAKS , DENVER BOOT , and DOG DAY AFTERNOON ; 21+ and $5 at the door (401.722.0150).
Tallahassee, Scarce, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 30, 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
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The 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1

March is upon us (already?) — let the 'BRU bracketology commence!
March madness
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 02, 2012

Big bashes and can’t-miss gigs

A busy weekend ahead at Firehouse 13, starting with FALL & BOUNCE , MATTERA , and THE CAN'T NOTS on FRIDAY (the 24th), followed by TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 on SATURDAY (the 25th); both shows are $6 at the door, dial 401.270.1801 for info.
Rolling with it
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 24, 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


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

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

Two great freebies

Last call to catch local country-punk heroes GIRL HAGGARD in action at the Met on THURSDAY (the 17th), where Mandy Allan (voted best female vocalist in our 2011 music poll) and the boys open for Nashville Pussy and Supersuckers (wow).
Plus, last chance for What Cheer? in ’11
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 18, 2011

Downtown bound

Last call for action abounding on THURSDAY (the 10th): rap duo ESH & DOX host their Invisible EP vinyl release party at Local 121 (401.274.2121).
Plus, the 2nd Annual CD Swap
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 11, 2011


Falling back

On THURSDAY (the 3rd), catch the expert blues 'n' more of 2011 Best Music Poll winner ERIC FRENCH & MR. HYDE opening for JONATHAN TYLER & NORTHERN LIGHTS at the Spot Underground (401.383.7133).
An extra hour with DirtyDurdie and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 04, 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

Monstrous sounds

Last call for DEER TICK playing the second night of their Divine Providence release party on THURSDAY (the 13th) at the Met.
Zounds, Lolita Black, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

Monstrous sounds

Last call for DEER TICK playing the second night of their Divine Providence release party on THURSDAY (the 13th) at the Met.
Zounds, Lolita Black, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 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


From Joe to Jesse

Hip-hop heads should get over to the Sunset Bar & Grille in North Provy on FRIDAY (the 23rd), when DIRTYDURDIE (look up their latest mixtape, Rhymanese Diner ) host a 21+ party with DJs Kellan and D-Napp spinning all night, call 401.726.8889.
Plus, quality time with Hank Sinatra Jr.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 23, 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

Take it to the Bridge

Report to Machines with Magnets and revel in the loudness on FRIDAY (the 9th) with San Fran's OXBOW (their only New England appearance), as well as local guests TINSEL TEETH and WHORE PAINT.
Plus, even more to do in Pawtucket
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 09, 2011

Sounds of the city

Last call for THURSDAY (the 18th) for Brooklyn honky-tonkers THE SWEETBACK SISTERS playing the Towers in Narragansett ($15, 7 pm), leading into a busy stretch of great local shows.
The Providence Music Fest, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 19, 2011
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Slip sliding away with Last One Out

Damn you, Last One Out. Having revisited their early-'11 EP Double Whammy (free download at  lastoneout.bandcamp.com ), the breezy and bouncy alt/piano-pop hooks have once again thumbtacked themselves to my cortex.
The boys of summer
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 29, 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

Some Sweet Love

Heads up on THURSDAY (the 16th) for a fantastic double bill featuring TALLAHASSEE and THE TOWER & THE FOOL at the Met (401.729.1005).
Plus, BMP champs aplenty!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 17, 2011
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Photos: Art Mingling at the Spot Underground

The Spot Underground hosts Art Mingling: The Art of Collaboration on May 26, 2011.
The Spot Underground | May 26, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  June 03, 2011
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Photos: The Spot Underground's Rock the Block! Party

The Spot Underground hosts their Rock the Block! Party on May 20, 2011.
Rock the Block! Party | May 20, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  May 27, 2011