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Candles + caring

Former Best Music Poll nominee Mike Gendron and uncle Pete Gendron team up and unplug at the Greenwich Hotel on THURSDAY (the 4th), rocking the lounge free of charge til 12:30 am.
Bob Marley’s b-day + downcity benefits

Fall, out!

Beats and rhymes at Milk & Cookies.
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 25, 2009

The Empire strikes back

The Empire Revue is a monthly event at AS220, happening every first Sunday at 8 pm, as predictably as political malfeasance and as reliably funny, only without the urge to strangle the perpetrators. It's only eight bucks, which is still cheaper than a
AS220's loose and lively revue
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 04, 2009
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In the blood

“We don’t have five dudes on stage pounding out power chords, so we need to find other ways to fill up all that space,” said Shawn Garrity, one-half of the multitasking siblings known as VulGarrity (sister Tracy is three years younger). “It forces us to
VulGarrity is humming on all cylinders
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 12, 2009

Springing ahead

When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 24, 2009

Get yr grog on all weekend long

Providence local music jumps starts St. Patty's Day
Being green
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 11, 2009

We could be heroes . . .

With all due respect to David Bowie's lyrics — and certainly to all the men and women in the military at all levels — the concept of "hero" as it pertains to the media's use of the term has sadly become overblown.
Superlative sobriquet overused as blanket term for all military members
By PHILLIPPE AND JORGE  |  February 11, 2009

Keyed up

Johnny Lingo just may be the unabashed king of piano-pop ditties here in Li'l Rhody, as showcased on his recent full-length debut Shake It Off.
Piano man
By PROVIDENCE MUSIC STAFF  |  January 27, 2009

Telling the Truth

Providence hip-hop ain’t what you think it is.
Prolyphic and Reanimator bring it
By BOB GULLA  |  May 07, 2008

The good fight

The Cold War’s first recording doesn’t sound like anything on the Providence music scene, which is curious.
The Cold War; Daughters; Summerfest Providence; and more!
By BOB GULLA  |  August 14, 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


Staff of life

Wheat’s debut, Medeiros, feels as fresh as yesterday, which is very fresh.
Wheat make extraordinary  Everyday music
By BOB GULLA  |  May 22, 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

Turn the beat around

I do a lot of thinking about music. Coincidentally or not, I have a lot of friends who don’t, but get a kick out of the fact that I do.
The music biz ended up on its ear in 2006
By BOB GULLA  |  December 27, 2006

Coast to coast

Monstrous’ stealthy rise on the independent music scene has gone largely unnoticed, mainly because the trio has made most of its progress out of town, specifically in Portland, Oregon.
 Monstrous go west, find their sound, and return
By BOB GULLA  |  December 12, 2006

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


Badman makes good

One of the primary goals of every band should be finding a sound of its own.
Ex-Denver trio finds its sound in Providence
By BOB GULLA  |  November 08, 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

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

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

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