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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

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!

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Musicmaking 101

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


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

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

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


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

The contenders

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