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Off the Couch: From Shaolin with love

On THURSDAY (the 22nd) head to Mardi Gras in Cranston and welcome back hard-rock quartet KANERKO ; Al, Kev, Nick, and Anthony just returned from a goodwill trip to Kosovo where they rocked out for our troops — nice work, guys.
Wu-Tang wordsmith GZA hits Firehouse 13
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 23, 2012
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Steady business

"Poorly Drawn People has some new members, and a new way of doing biz."
Poorly Drawn People's Reason and Falside remain in motion
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 04, 2010
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Focus group: Labeless Illtelligence

It's NBA All-Star Saturday and Labeless Illtelligence representatives Chris Andrews and Tyler Edwards, better known as CasUno and ESH the Monolith, settle in for one last marathon studio session at Edwards's East Providence apartment (dubbed FrESH Ear St
CasUno and ESH the Monolith streamline the cipher
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 19, 2010
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On the town with ProTown

Last Friday, a hip-hop showcase courtesy of upstart label ProTown Records, founded by Provy rap vets Romen Rok and DJ Al Bums (among others), invaded the Grant Building in Pawtucket, and the showcase was a rousing success.
Hip-hop heads fill the Bucket
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 02, 2009
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Smooth assassins

This could be a defining year for the revered Providence-based hip-hop collective Poorly Drawn People. Or not.
Poorly Drawn People are ready to slay in '09
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 10, 2009
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Food for thought

The Edgewood section of Cranston may not be known as a hip-hop hotbed, but that neighborhood raised a razor-sharp emcee named Romen Rok.
Romen Rok stays hungry
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 10, 2008


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Ragged glory

“This was just something I had to do,” says Bob Gillespie. “I had to do it. The rent might not get paid for a while, but at least we’ve got this to show for it.”
Cutler and his Men of Great Courage captured Live
By BOB GULLA  |  April 02, 2008

A fond farewell

When I received word that Tom’s Tracks on Thayer Street was going out of business, my initial reaction was blasé.
Tom Farnsworth’s closing Tracks
By BOB GULLA  |  November 27, 2007
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Screams and whispers

The parade of local noisemeisters continues this week.
Athletic Automaton, Allysen Callery, and Midnight Creeps
By BOB GULLA  |  September 25, 2007
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In living color

Trying to write something original about Whitey, Andy Newman’s new band, requires a lot of invention.
Whitey covers a lot of ground; plus, the sounds of Rocky Point  
By BOB GULLA  |  September 12, 2007
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Spanish Dancer fever

After debuting two years ago, Honeyhander made an immediate impact on the Providence rock scene with its dizzy brew of psychedelia and indie shoegazer.
Anthony Ferreira gets in touch with his inner disco
By BOB GULLA  |  March 21, 2007


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Heard ’round here

There were lots of great records to choose from, so I decided not to limit the list to 10 selections.
15 reasons to be cheerful
By BOB GULLA  |  December 20, 2006
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Ready for action!

It’s hard to say how many showers they’ve missed or how many T-shirts they’ve gone through in the month-plus they’ve been on the road this summer, but it’s safe to say that the van they’re crisscrossing the country in is rife with man-stink.
Monty Are I go national with Wall of People
By BOB GULLA  |  July 25, 2006