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Photos: Leonard Cohen at the Wang Center

Leonard Cohen performs at the Wang Center on December 15, 2012.

By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 21, 2012
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Photos: Neil Young and Patti Smith at the TD Garden

Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Patti Smith perform live at the TD Garden on November 26, 2012.

By TIM BUGBEE  |  December 14, 2012
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Jared Mann and friends get Willow on the map

Twenty-three-year-old Jared Mann would be considered the old man among his mates in Willow, a melodic (and mostly instrumental) math-rock trio from the woods of North Smithfield.
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By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 28, 2012
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Photos: KISS and Mötley Crüe at the Comcast Center

KISS and Mötley Crüe perform live at the Comcast Center on September 16, 2012.
September 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 21, 2012
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Photos: Jesus and Mary Chain at the Paradise

Jesus and Mary Chain perform live at the Paradise Rock Club on September 11, 2012.
September 11, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 21, 2012
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Photos: JP Music Fest 2012

This year's JP Music Fest took over Jamaica Pond on September 8, 2012.
September 8, 2012 | Jamaica Pond
By LAURA JANE BRUBAKER  |  September 14, 2012


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B. Dolan rules House of Bees Vol. 2 and Church of Love & Ruin

Mission accomplished for B. Dolan on his latest release, House of Bees Vol. 2 (Strange Famous Records) — he set out to "shatter all expectations conjured by the word 'mixtape.' "
Bless the mic
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 27, 2012
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Photos: Squeeze + B-52s at the Pavilion

Squeeze and the B-52s perform live at the Pavilion on July 11, 2012.
July 11, 2012
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  July 20, 2012
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Photos: Roger Waters: The Wall at Fenway Park

Roger Waters performs The Wall at Fenway Park on July 1, 2012.
July 1, 2012
By TIM BUGBEE  |  July 06, 2012
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Very live at the Met

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece about the Met in HD, the low-cost screenings of live Metropolitan Opera productions in movie theaters around the world.
Higher definition
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  May 25, 2012
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Photos: Boysetsfire at Brighton Music Hall

Boysetsfire performs live at Brighton Music Hall on May 17, 2012.
May 17, 2012
By MIKE JOHNSON  |  May 25, 2012


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Photos: The Fringe at the Lily Pad

The Fringe perform live at the Lily Pad on May 12, 2012.
May 12, 2012
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  May 25, 2012
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Photos: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Orpheum Theatre

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros perform live at the Orpheum Theatre on May 12, 2012.
May 12, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  May 21, 2012
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Photos: New Orleans Jazz Festival 2012

The New Orleans Jazz Fest, from April 27–May 6, 2012.
April 27–May 6, 2012
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  May 11, 2012
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Making mouths happy

Good holy God is this JAW GEMS EP decent.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 04, 2012
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Photos: The Providence Phoenix Best of 2012 Party

The Providence Phoenix Best of 2012 Party | Fete Music | April 11, 2012.
Fete Music | April 11, 2012
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  April 13, 2012


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Photos: Outernational + Patrick Kelleher and his Cold Dead Hands at SXSW 2012

Outernational and Patrick Kelleher and his Cold Dead Hands perform live at SXSW 2012 on March 17, 2012.
Austin TX | March 17, 2012
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  March 23, 2012
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Photos: Homeboy Sandman at SXSW 2012

Homeboy Sandman performs live at Elysium at SXSW 2012 on March 15, 2012.
Austin TX | March 15, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
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The 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 2

Two walkoff winners dominated the opening round of the 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semifinals last weekend, with the Rice Cakes and URI alums Kingston 530 advancing to the final four.
More March Madness!
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 09, 2012
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Out: Chasing the ghost of punk with the Ducky Boys

I recall the notion of the Ducky Boys breaking up and getting back together for "one last show" on a regular basis becoming kind of a running joke among cynical punk scene dwellers of the '00s.
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By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 24, 2012


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Photos: The Kills at Royale

The Kills performed at Royale on Friday, February 3, 2012.
The Kills | Royale | Friday, February 3, 2012
By JASMINE LYWEN-DILL  |  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
Tickets on-sale alert: M. Ward, Miike Snow, School of Seven Bells, The Horrors, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Oberhofer, Miniature Tigers + more

Tickets on-sale alert: M. Ward, Miike Snow, School of Seven Bells, The Horrors, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Oberhofer, Miniature Tigers + more


Miike Snow are at the House of Blues on April 29Venue Change Gotye | March 29 at the House of Blues  [Moved from the Paradise]...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  January 18, 2012
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Photos: Caspian at the Middle East Downstairs

Caspian, Constants and Defeater perform live as part of the 9th Annual Last Night On Earth party at the Middle East Downstairs on December 30, 2011.
Caspian + Constants + Defeater | December 30, 2011
By ANDY WARE  |  January 13, 2012
Tickets on-sale alert: Beirut, Van Halen, the Joy Formidable, Dum Dum Girls, Snow Patrol, White Rabbits, Chairlift + more

Tickets on-sale alert: Beirut, Van Halen, the Joy Formidable, Dum Dum Girls, Snow Patrol, White Rabbits, Chairlift + more


The Joy Formidable are at the Paradise on March 30 POSTPONED Los Campesinos! | January 20 at the Paradise Rock Club [postponed from Jaunaury 19]...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  January 10, 2012


Tickets on-sale alert: The Ting Tings, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, The Slackers, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Yann Tiersen + more

Tickets on-sale alert: The Ting Tings, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, The Slackers, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Yann Tiersen + more


The Ting Tings are at the Paradise on April 9 On Sale Now Lenny Kravitz | January 27 at the Wang Theatre | $35-$64 |...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  January 04, 2012
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Shuffling conductors at the BSO, and 10 concerts you should see

There's lots of music to look forward to as we approach the end of winter.
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By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 30, 2011
Tickets on-sale alert: All Pigs Must Die, Saul Williams, Kathy Griffin, "American Idiot", Julia Nunes, Elizaveta + more

Tickets on-sale alert: All Pigs Must Die, Saul Williams, Kathy Griffin, "American Idiot", Julia Nunes, Elizaveta + more


Saul Williams is at the Brighton Music Hall on February 18 On Sale Now  American Idiot | January 24-29 at the Boston Opera House |...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 21, 2011

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