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Photo: MICHAEL DISKIN Cars have played a big role in fueling the success of Dirty Vegas. The British house-music trio won stateside fans when their...
By Scott Kearnan  |  June 27, 2011
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A music producer eyes a revival

It was 2006 and music producer Jo Jo Gator, a couple of decades removed from the glory days, needed to get back on the radar screen.
The Gator
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  April 16, 2010

Shows in town this week

A packed weekend of great local talent is on hand.
As much of this as you can!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 09, 2010

A Fighting Spirit

The funniest Providence Newspaper Guild's annual Follies of all time.
Laughing to keep from crying at the Projo's follies
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  March 04, 2009

Providence music news: February 27, 2009

Sling some shuffleboard while MARK CUTLER slings the six-string TONIGHT (the 26th) at Nick-a-Nee's
Shake some action
By PROVIDENCE MUSIC STAFF  |  February 25, 2009
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Splendid sludgefest

Six Star General soars on Spaceship to Planet Cookie
Six Star General soars on Spaceship to Planet Cookie
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 23, 2008


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Sonic youth

After a pair of successful record-release gigs at Firehouse 13, Cali Smile will join an indie-rock bill on Friday (the 21st) at URI with locals the Coming Weak, the Noise Campaign, and Warwick's Dorado 30, to name a few — all for only $4 at the door.
California Smile bring the noise
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 19, 2008
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Autumn leaves

One of the great harbingers of fall jazz for the past seven years has been the Beantown Jazz Festival.
A cornucopia of jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  September 08, 2008
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A team effort

Yes, the name sounds familiar and no, they don’t play Hawaiian music.
Everyone’s gonna find out about Hello Mahalo
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 23, 2008
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And the beat goes on

All Phillipe + Jorge can say after Tuesday’s presidential primary is that we are overjoyed the Patriots resigned Randy Moss.
Hillary Clinton proves the Rasputin of primary politics
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 05, 2008
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Goings and comings

At the Living Room last week, a healthy gaggle turned out to bid their goodbyes to Copper Pocket, a power-pop trio out of URI that is headed to Austin, Texas.
Copper Pocket, L-Ski, Sick Electric, and the Bob Enos bash
By BOB GULLA  |  March 05, 2008


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Restless songsmith

He wasn’t quite happy, and throughout Dirty Vegas’s two-disc career, he continued writing introspective, confessional songs on his acoustic guitar.
Steve Smith finds a home for his rock in Boston
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 27, 2008

Then and now

It’s not exactly a stroll down Memory Lane, but pretty close to it.
Listening to A State of Blue
By BOB GULLA  |  February 06, 2008
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Basstown nights

If 2006 was the year Boston germinated, 2007 is the year it grows up.
The new scene emerges; Halloween preparations
By DAVID DAY  |  September 12, 2007
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Local color

Bill Flanagan certainly had a lot of himself and Rhode Island to bring to his second novel.
Bill Flanagan’s TV eye shines in New Bedlam
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 28, 2007
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Musicmaking 101

This school is all about fun. Period.
A local School of Rock; the ’Mericans; and more
By BOB GULLA  |  July 17, 2007


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Son of a beach

The beach at Casa Diablo is closed.
Leave it to state minions to spoil a perfect summer day
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 11, 2007

This is how we do it

I’m going to tell you how to beat the Republicans in November.
Letters to the Boston editor: July 7, 2006
By EDITORIAL  |  July 05, 2006
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The hell with free speech

Phillipe & Jorge used to think that the constitutional flag-burning amendment championed by a number of Republican solons was merely a cheap sideshow.
Some patriotic thoughts on flag desecration
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 05, 2006
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Reality TV meets the newsroom

Even in an era of buzzwords such as media “transparency” and “interactive dialogue” (between news consumers and news producers), what’s happening at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, is pretty strange stuff.
Trailblazer Steve Smith brings newspaper transparency to a whole new level
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  June 21, 2006

Bang the drum slowly

A staggering week-plus of losses in the Biggest Little.
Big losses in the Biggest Little
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 15, 2006


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Spring leaves

The provocative tripleheader bill “What Is Jazz?” was originally put together by the ropeadope label for a showcase of its roster at Tonic in New York: the Christian McBride Band , the Charlie Hunter Trio , and DJ Logic and Bobby Previte .
Jazz in the clubs and beyond
By JON GARELICK  |  March 09, 2006
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The contenders

The ’06 edition of the WBRU Rock Hunt is upon us.
Meet the WBRURock Hunt semifinalists
By BOB GULLA  |  February 09, 2006