Thom Enright

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Our favorite dead celebs; one more nod for Thom and Tom; huzzah to J.R. and Teny

The end of the year always brings a list of deceased celebrities, whatever that has come to mean when every plastic surgery-deformed slag on a Real Housewives of (insert city here, but "Human Zoo Hell on Earth" will easily substitute) claims to be a s
Honor roll
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 28, 2012

Remembering a great musician and a great man

A huge outpouring of love and respect this week as one of the most gifted musicians to ever come out of Rhode Island, Thom Enright, passed away at the age of 59.
Farewell, Thom
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 24, 2012

Real pension reform? No thanks; Smokin’ Joe; a call for winter coats

As Phillipe and Jorge go to press, we noted that more than 30 amendments were being proposed for the pension reform bill at the State House.
Last-minute shopping
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 18, 2011

Do the funky pot roast! The triumphant (three-night only) return of the Young Adults

The shorter gent was balding, hirsute, and on the plump side. While bellowing lyrics about Broderick Crawford's machismo and the joys of being a carnivore, he occasionally wore a "brain hat" and was dolled up in a form-fitting muumuu.
Still complex after all these years
By JIM MACNIE  |  May 27, 2011

Diva down!

Phillipe and Jorge rushed to the home of our close pal and confidante Bishop Tommy Tobin last weekend with cold compresses and fistfuls of Valium in an effort to tend to our well-accessorized dogmatist in a time of trouble.
Babysitting the Bish; nautical talk; dissing discourse
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 14, 2011
Open Blues Jam at the Met

Open Blues Jam at the Met

A pal recently lit up Facebook with some video clips of the Open Blues Jam at the Met, 1005 Main Street, Providence. It looked like...
By webteam  |  December 21, 2010

2nd Annual James "Mitch" Christina Music Fest at the Knickerbocker

2nd Annual James "Mitch" Christina Music Fest at the Knickerbocker

The South County blues and rock scene is a close-knit community, and when one musician blows a whistle and asks for a little help, players...
By webteam  |  September 28, 2010

Paging Queequeg

Like Captain Ahab with Moby-Dick, it appears Providence Bishop Tommy Tobin has his own obsession with Rep. Patrick Kennedy.
Patrick and the Bishop go another round. Plus, farewell to Mary and Art.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 27, 2009

A new beginning?

Obama augurs a fresh start, even with a stock of Clintonites
Obama augurs a fresh start, even with a stock of Clintonites
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  December 22, 2008

Thom's tracks

Local icon Thom Enright has influenced and devoted his time and talents to so many legendary bands in our region, it's no wonder that some of the biggest names around are gathering at the Hi-Hat this Sunday to pay tribute to the master musician, who is
For the benefit of Mr. Enright
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX  |  November 05, 2008


My memories of Thom Enright and his big talent and bigger heart go way back to when I was a young teenager growing up in East Greenwich.
Tales from bandmates and a lifelong fan
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 05, 2008

P+J say vote this way

P+J have been suggesting — rightly in many cases — that you Pinga! your incumbent, who helped get the state into the deplorable and nationally notorious financial mess it is in.
Obama and Reed lead the Casa Diablo ticket
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 29, 2008

What a break

A shout out of big-time thanks from the John McCain campaign to our friends in Georgia that are being mercilessly bombed by the Russian military after provoking Big Bad Vlad Putin!
McCain struts his stuff as Russia attacks Georgia
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 13, 2008

Yesterday once more

Sometimes listening to a record is more than just listening to a record.
Digging into Big Dipper’s Supercluster
By BOB GULLA  |  February 27, 2008

Rooting for Rhythm

You can bet that this week Rhythm & Roots Festival producer Chuck Wentworth will be spending a lot of time looking up at the sky — and hoping.
Digging deep in Charlestown; plus, the Complaints
By BOB GULLA  |  August 28, 2007

Come together

Anyone who’s ever truly needed peace and quiet, understand the incredible sanctity of a public library.
A PPL benefit compilation, and Rhode Island Rejects
By BOB GULLA  |  June 05, 2007


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

All access pass

Rock and roll in black-and-white and in color comes to town this week, when Providence-based photographer Richard McCaffrey presents a show of his best work at the Dryden Gallery.
Richard McCaffrey’s “Troubadours, Rockers & Punks”
By BOB GULLA  |  November 15, 2006

Good music, good causes

A few fund-raisers stand out on this week’s docket.
The Scuba Steve and PARL benefits; plus, the Jesse Minute
By BOB GULLA  |  October 10, 2006

Souls of the departed

Last week was an especially dark one for Rhode Islanders and the local music community.
Reflections on a dark week
By BOB GULLA  |  October 03, 2006

Dave Howard rolls on

For as long as we’ve known him, Dave Howard and his band the High Rollers have been exploring the fertile turf linking the blues and R&B, with forays into rock and roll.
New country disc! New gig with Roomful of Blues!  
By BOB GULLA  |  September 26, 2006


Knives out

A few years back I raved about a band called Holiday.
The new sound of Neo Nouveau; plus Wetlands Preserved
By BOB GULLA  |  August 02, 2006

Playing it smart

If you’re a band looking to survive in this frigid social climate, you have to be either really smart or really stupid.
Black & White stick with it; plus, SoundSession ’06
By BOB GULLA  |  July 11, 2006

Thumb’s up

When Tom Thumb, aka Andy Arch, last put a record out, it was a solo acoustic outing, bedroom folk music, one guitar and one voice.
Andy Arch and the Latter Day Saints’ masterful EP
By BOB GULLA  |  May 02, 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

Stepping in it

You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie.
Brown shows how not to build one’s war chest
By  |  March 08, 2006


Long time coming

This Friday night at Chan’s you’ll be able to catch Thom Enright and his band the Night Drinkers, with Marty Ballou on bass, Marty Richards on drums, Steve Burke on keys, and Tom Ferraro on guitar.
Thom Enright’s Intoxicated is a heady concoction
By BOB GULLA  |  February 01, 2006

Chafee protects his liberal flank

US Senator Linc Chafee — in the ideological hot seat, as always — had to make another tough strategic decision, deciding to vote against confirming Judge Samuel Alito.
His vote against Alito is better late than never
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 01, 2006

Barry Cowsill, 1954-2005

We wanted to bid a formal adieu to Rhode Island legend Barry Cowsill, whose death was reported last week.
Plus, the Entrance, and a new name for Planet Groove
By BOB GULLA  |  January 18, 2006