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A sneak peek at VulGarrity’s Funkeology

The Garritys are back, and this time Shawn and Tracy take the party from the graveyard directly to the dance floor like only VulGarrity can.
Serious fun
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 14, 2012

VulGarrity + DirtyDurdie team up

Heads up THURSDAY (the 24th) for a 75orLess Records DVD release party at PVD Social Club (401.454.7177).
Salute!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 25, 2012

The Rice Cakes take the WBRU Rock Hunt title

A jam-packed crowd rocked out at the Met on Friday, and the highly-appreciative bands clearly fed off the energy throughout the evening.
And the winner is ...
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 30, 2012

Cram it all in!

For underground hip-hop heads, it gets no bigger than SEAN PRICE (of Boot Camp Clik and Heltah Skeltah legend) hitting up Fête on THURSDAY (the 9th); only $12 at the door, call 401.383.1112 for ticket availability (don't sleep!).
From Sean Price to Panther Moderns!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 10, 2012
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Fête and Dusk are stepping it up

While Providence clubs and live venues seem to come and go "in this economy" (RIP Club Hell and the 201), two band- and fan-friendly venues are stepping up as viable outlets focused on delivering a wide array of artists and musical styles, from heavy met
Class acts
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 27, 2012

A wild week

On THURSDAY (the 12th), last call for ol-skool rap heads to reconvene at the Apartment for Throwback Thursdays starring DJ STERBYROCK and party host/lyricist META P ; 21+ and no cover, call 401.228.7222 for details.
Eight days of fun (and another holiday)
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 13, 2012


Party like it’s 2012!!

Last call for TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 along with FALL & BOUNCE on THURSDAY (the 29th) at JR's Bourbon Street Rock House in Cranston (forever Mustang Sally's to some of us), call 401.463.3080.
Wild weekend
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 30, 2011

Two great freebies

Last call to catch local country-punk heroes GIRL HAGGARD in action at the Met on THURSDAY (the 17th), where Mandy Allan (voted best female vocalist in our 2011 music poll) and the boys open for Nashville Pussy and Supersuckers (wow).
Plus, last chance for What Cheer? in ’11
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 18, 2011
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Slip sliding away with Last One Out

Damn you, Last One Out. Having revisited their early-'11 EP Double Whammy (free download at  lastoneout.bandcamp.com ), the breezy and bouncy alt/piano-pop hooks have once again thumbtacked themselves to my cortex.
The boys of summer
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 29, 2011
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Three wicked freakin' awesome free festivals

July is upon us, and Providence is about to ratchet up the al fresco action with an outdoor music festival season sure to satisfy freaks and families alike.
Rockin’ the nice price
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 01, 2011
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Photos: Best Music Poll 2011 Awards Party at the Met

Providence Phoenix staffers present  Best Music Poll awards  to local bands at the Met on June 14, 2011.
The Met Cafe | June 14, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  June 17, 2011


It's BMP party time!

Action all over on FRIDAY (the 10th) includes: THE BARR BROTHERS (2/3 of the Slip) along with BOO CITY at Firehouse 13 ($12, 401.270.1801).
Plus, the return of Sexcoffee
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 10, 2011
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Jess Powers presents sultry sirens at Firehouse 13

The second installment of Chanteuse arrives next weekend at Firehouse 13.
Ladies first
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 22, 2011
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Photos: WBRU Rock Hunt with VulGarrity + Herra Terra + Last One Out + The Death of Paris

VulGarrity, Herra Terra, Last One Out, and The Death of Paris compete at the WBRU Rock Hunt Finals at the Met on April 8, 2011.
WBRU Rock Hunt Finals | The Met | April 8, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  April 15, 2011
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VulGarrity triumph at the 'BRU Rock Hunt

There was a packed house and another well-executed romp last Friday at the Met, the site of the 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals.
It takes (only) two
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 15, 2011

The Rock Hunt finals

Will VULGARRITY’s stellar stage show and massive rawk riffs once again dominate?
Plus Duke, The Rice Cakes, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 08, 2011


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The 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, pt. 2

Round One of the 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finals is in the books, following a runaway victory in Newport and a narrow escape at the Spot Underground last weekend. Six more locally-culled artists will have at it this weekend, vying for the final two spot
Musical bracketology
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 25, 2011
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The 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1

Torn heartstrings may trump torn guitar strings at this year's WBRU Rock Hunt, which kicks off this weekend when the first six acts take the stage (the remain-ing six will square off next weekend), all vying for a nice pack of prizes as well as coveted r
March madness
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 18, 2011
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The best local discs of '10

'Twas an incredible (and incredibly diverse) year for Rhody-based musical acts, and formulating a Top 10 of 2010 was no easy task as we plunged into the archives and dug up some of our favorite LPs from the past 12 months.
Mix it up
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 24, 2010
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Vulgarrity's haunting Dance 2 the Grave

There's a musty funk emanating from the new VulGarrity disc, Dance 2 the Grave , as the acclaimed Provy-based sibling duo (Tracy and older brother Shawn Garrity) follow up their excellent '08 debut, If You Sing it, They Will Hum . . ., with 15 more t
Creatures of the night
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 22, 2010

Making the rounds

Plus, Key Soldiers and Tallahassee
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 13, 2010


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Photos: Providence Best Music Poll Awards at Lupo's

Bands perform and get their BMP awards from the Phoenix at Lupo's.
Providence BMP Awards Concert at Lupo's | June 9, 2010
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  June 11, 2010

It's BiMPy time: Rhode Island Music Awards at Lupo's

Start the weekend off proper.
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 04, 2010
The Rhode Island Music Awards Show at Lupo's

The Rhode Island Music Awards Show at Lupo's


You guys go out, hit the dance floors, blues joints, rock clubs, and folk rooms. Then you deliver your opinions on the crème de la...
By webteam  |  June 01, 2010

Shows in town this week

A packed weekend of great local talent is on hand.
As much of this as you can!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 09, 2010

Musical gifts

Black metal, Goldrush, and more!
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 04, 2009


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In the red

A handful of Phoenix readers questioned the parameters of what exactly defined a "Breakthrough Act" in our recent Best Music Poll, decided in dominant fashion by alt-rock quartet SEXCoffee. What exactly constitutes a band playing together for six yea
SEXCoffee amp it up on The Morning After
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 04, 2009

It's still summer

From the Low Anthem to Mastamindz
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 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
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Passion players

"If music is your passion, then promote it. Get people to your shows. I honestly think people don't push themselves enough."
Rap-rock vets Mastamindz stay the course
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 29, 2009