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Plenty of pop!

Huge Face double your pleasure
Six-piece alt-pop crew Huge Face won’t leave my head.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 30, 2013

Off the Couch: Sweet sounds abound

Happy 1st birthday to the Parlour!
Post-Halloween treats!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 30, 2013

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Catching up with 75orLess

Six Star General's 'Hair Supply,' and a Coma Coma sighting
Warren-based imprint 75orLess Records has supplied us with some excellent music over the past nine months.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 24, 2013

Off the Couch: Let's get physical!

From the Body to Boobstock!
Plus, Tapestries release a new CD
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 23, 2013

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Rise and grind

Meta P, John Gotem, and Mayhem bring the ruckus as Poison Man
West Barrington-bred lyricist Meta P has never been one to mince words, whether on the mic or on the record. “Together we are a local supergroup, and I have no problem saying that,” he declares.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 16, 2013

Off the Couch: Nightcrawling

From Big Scythe to Bad Swimmers
Plus, the free show of the weekend!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 16, 2013



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Love and other drugs

Symmetry revisits his inner 'Junky'
Multi-talented rapper/singer/producer Mike Slavtcheff, aka Symmetry, dives headfirst into his drug-riddled past and confronts his diary with a vengeance across his spellbinding new album, 'Junky.'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 2013

Off the Couch: Theo and Zumo

Plus, a pair of Carolines
(And something to do on the couch, too)
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 2013

Off the Couch: Ready 4 Rocktober?

Gertrude Athenton, the McGunks, and more
Plus, "Is This Jazz?" presents the Saxophone Support Group
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 02, 2013

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Hey, ladies!

Lisa Couto, For the Love of Sloane, and the return of Girl Haggard
Some familiar female voices will hit the local live music circuit over the next few weeks, so we decided to round up a trio of can’t-miss shows.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 26, 2013

Off the Couch: Variety pack

A 75orLess invasion
Plus, the Met turns three!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 25, 2013



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Positive jams

John McCauley and Deer Tick revel in 'Negativity'
Deer Tick’s John J. McCauley III had plenty of subject matter to draw from in the year or so leading up to the recording of his band’s fifth full-length album, titled 'Negativity.'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 18, 2013

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Fall Arts Preview: Sounds abound!

The scene heats up when the weather cools off
Adios, summer 2013. There were great local and national artists at venues statewide just about every night of the week, and the arrival of autumn typically means even more shows and nationally touring acts on the live circuit.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 12, 2013

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Roaring into Rocktucket

The Bucket's a-rockin', you should go a-knockin'
“Rocktober” ain’t here just yet, but September is no slouch thanks to the 5th Annual Rocktucket Block Party.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 11, 2013

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Vintage eccentricity

DirtyDurdie provides free 'Group Therapy' sessions
DirtyDurdie return in a big way behind a brand-new platter titled Group Therapy , continuing their lyrical crusade against the influx of swagger-jacked rappers plaguing the genre and an overall love-hate relationship with modern-day hip-hop .  
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 04, 2013

Hit the Spot

Mean Creek share the stage with Torn Shorts and Northern Lands
Plus, Boo City & friends funk up Newport
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 04, 2013



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Chug! Chug! Chug!

The return of the McGunks
Self-described “drunk punk” foursome the McGunks return with a new album, 'Highlights for Lowlifes,' a 10-pack of high-octane anthems with plenty of power chords and catchy hooks to go around.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 28, 2013

Off the Couch: See ya, summer!

Plus, welcome back, Lolita Black
And get ready for Benny Sizzler and Neutral Nation
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 28, 2013

Off the Couch: The Killdevils return!

 Plus, a full week of free stuff
James Montgomery, the 'Mericans, and more
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 21, 2013

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Breaking up is hard to do

MAKEUPBREAKUP can't stay away
Alexander Laorenza and Michael Lamantia Jr. have carved out some quality time (from fatherhood, the 9-to-5 grind, and a rabid golf addiction) and rekindled their indie-alt-electro rock outfit Makeupbreakup.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 14, 2013

Off the Couch: A Born Casual brunch

Plus, Akrobatik congregates with SFR
Plus, Akrobatik congregates with SFR
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 14, 2013


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