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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
Micachu & The Shapes -- Never

Micachu & The Shapes | Never

Like her stylistic sista Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Micachu's Mica Levi makes pixelated, abstract anti-pop that sounds like marionettes jamming in an aluminum factory.
Rough Trade (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  July 20, 2012
Short Takes: Neil Young Journeys

Review: Neil Young Journeys

Young is old now, and in Demme's film, looking like a stubbly coot in a battered Panama hat, he's having the time of his life.
Young having the time of his life
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 13, 2012
Youth Lagoon

Contemplating the self with Youth Lagoon

Knowing what kind of wall hangings a musician had as a child doesn't always offer clues about his adult personality, but in the case of the Boise-situated creator of hazy pop project Youth Lagoon, Powers's posters provide handy visuals when listening to
Poster child
By REYAN ALI  |  March 30, 2012
Hospitality - CD Review

Hospitality | Hospitality

On their homonymous debut, Hospitality sound like 800 different trendy bands at once (from Twin Sister to Tennis to TV on the Radio), so if it's pure originality you're after, you've come to the wrong department.
Merge (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  January 27, 2012
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10 songs to get you, and the Pats, fired up

While most Patriots fans this past weekend watched with glee as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was denied a return trip to the Super Bowl, I couldn't help remember the time 11 years ago when I didn't completely detest the guy.
Super selections
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2012


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Steve Grover makes a Statement

Everyone wants to be in Steve Grover's band.
On the road again
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 09, 2011

Lolita Black at AS220!

Last call for a Thanksgiving Eve bash on WEDNESDAY (the 23rd) at the Spot Underground, with SAUCE leading an eight-band lineup which also includes PLASTIC SUNSHINE , STARFORCE TRIO , ABLETHOUGHT , and more.
Hell yes! Plus, ’BRU turns 42 (!) at Lupo’s
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 25, 2011
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Out of this world...

We were charmed to learn that THE KENYA HALL BAND , one of the finest and few of our local R&B groups, played a show at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village last weekend.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 12, 2011
Nicole Atkins is back

Nicole Atkins finds peace in her darkness

A lot seemed to go wrong for Atkins after Columbia Records released her classic-pop imbued debut Neptune City four years ago. The singer of the newly rechristened Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea watched everyone responsible for getting her signed to a
Fade to black
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  August 12, 2011