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Showcase showdown

And the winner is . . . Torn Shorts! Congratulations to the East Bay quartet on a hard-earned victory at the 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals held last Saturday at the Met.
Torn Shorts triumph at the WBRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 12, 2013
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The 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 2

Congratulations to Lolita Black and the Brother Kite on moving ahead to the 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt finals following impressive performances last weekend.
Ready to rumble
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 22, 2013

From Detroit Rebellion to Ed O.G.!

Last call for a double-stacked THURSDAY (the 28th).
Forward, March
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 01, 2013

Shove the shovel

Last call to get your sexy ass to the Parlour on Valentine's Day THURSDAY (the 14th) and get your grind on with BOO CITY and THE SILKS; dial 401.383.5858 for details.
Dig out and dig in this weekend
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 15, 2013
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Torn Shorts ripping and rolling Through the Mill

"I was never ready — for the big show," Torn Shorts frontman Josh Grabert howls.
Ready for the big show
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 08, 2013
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Get ready for looney tunes and merry melodies

With the Apocalypse officially behind us (the Mayans need to get their shit together), let's focus on what's in store for some of Rhode Island's finest musical acts in 2013.
Bring on the new stuff
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 28, 2012


It’s Boobstock time

'Tis the Rocktober season, and the live music circuit is abuzz with quality shows, so let's dive in.
Plus, the Spot moves on and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 05, 2012

Caress and pummel your eardrums

THURSDAY (the 30th) is last call for the lovely sounds of local songbird ALLYSEN CALLERY and her new backing band THE NIGHT KITCHEN at Local 121 (401.274.2121).
Loud quiet loud
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 31, 2012

Heave wave

First off, a hearty THANK YOU to all who stopped by the Met for our 2012 Best Music Poll party; we had a blast and hope you did as well.
Let's get summer going
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 22, 2012

Best Music Party!

Brace thy eardrums for BAYLIES BAND , OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM , and HEADLESS NIXON at Fête (401.383.1112) on THURSDAY (the 7th).
Be at the Met on 6.11!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 08, 2012

Hit the streets

Action all over on FRIDAY (the 1st): Legendary N'awlins ensemble the DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND blows through the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall Reeve (508.324.1926), MOGA whips up the waterfront jams at the Ocean Mist in Matunuck (401.782.3740), an
And plan ahead for DudeSmash!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 01, 2012


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Seven days a week

On THURSDAY (the 19th), it's last call for Springfield, MA rhymer TABLEEK and PVD duo DIRTYDURDIE at Fête (congrats on the Best Hip-Hop Venue win in our readers' poll last week); dial 401.383.1112.
From Boo City to Weedeater
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 20, 2012

Allysen rocks the Block

Last call for the SWEET LITTLE VARIETY SHOW at Roots Café on THURSDAY (the 8th) featuring KRISTI MARTEL , RORY RAVEN , LEIGH HENDRIX , and more (all-ages, $6, 401.272.7422).
Plus, Kanerko does Kosovo!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 09, 2012

Variety packed

Are you ready for the really, really big rock show kicking off a kickass weekend around Provy?

By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 06, 2012

Rollin' into winter

Last call THURSDAY (the 15th) to check out TORN SHORTS (pick up the excellent debut, Life On a River ) playing Dusk on Harris Ave.
No Jingle Bell Rock in this lineup
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 16, 2011
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Josh Grabert, aka Torn Shorts, soaks up Life On a River

Josh Grabert has spent the past 18 months performing as the one-man band Torn Shorts, and his official debut, Life On a River , is an impressive collection.
Float on
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 09, 2011


Downtown bound

Last call for action abounding on THURSDAY (the 10th): rap duo ESH & DOX host their Invisible EP vinyl release party at Local 121 (401.274.2121).
Plus, the 2nd Annual CD Swap
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 11, 2011

Girls rockin'!

Start your weekend by supporting the 2ND ANNUAL GIRLS ROCK! CAMP SHOWCASE at the Hope Artiste Village Solarium (next to the Met) on FRIDAY (the 15th) at 6 pm, with six bands (all ages 11-18) debuting original songs.
Plus, Zombified Vermin + Dwarves!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 15, 2011