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Living the dream

Mark Cutler makes his escape
Revered veteran musician Mark Cutler has officially escaped the cube farm, and he’s feeling like a billion bucks.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 11, 2013

Off the Couch: Cold chillin'

Reggae, a jazzy little Christmas, and more
Plus, a koupla kool Kickstarters
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 11, 2013

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Into the stratosphere

The Brother Kite's well-equipped 'Model Rocket'
No one can kick out guitar-driven, alt-pop gems quite like PVD quintet the Brother Kite.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2013

Off the Couch: Mixing it up

From Party Pigs to Wolfbane Blues
Plus, Dusk serves up some bloodpheasant
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2013

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Built to last

The Silks throw it down on 'Last American Band'
Homegrown trio the Silks serve a hot dose of grimy blues, funked-up Delta swamp stomping, and unabashed ’70s rock on their stellar debut album, 'Last American Band.'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 26, 2013

Off the Couch: Four-day weekend!

Punks for "Pop" at Fête
Plus, a musical Black Friday!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 26, 2013



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Word is bond

'Jared Paul Live' bursts with poetic justice
The grind never stops for impassioned activist Jared Paul. He just dropped his spoken word debut, a collection of witty, knowledgeable, and uncompromising stories recorded in front of a packed house at the Empire Black Box Theatre.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 20, 2013

Off the Couch: From Allysen to Apathy

And spend Thanksgiving Eve with Duke Robillard or the Mighty Good Boys
Plus, a wild Friday at Fête!!!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 20, 2013

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Behind the music

Chris Daltry talks about the making of 'A Tribute to Providence'
"The idea for recording 'A Tribute to Providence' came to me a few years ago when I realized I’d lived here for almost 20 years."
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 13, 2013

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Ocean State of mind

PVD wordsmith Hayes drops anchor with a new album
Local music fans have been blessed with a full slate of quality Rhody-based rap platters throughout 2013, and the latest arrives courtesy of Providence wordsmith Hayes, who just dropped his full-length solo debut, ' u.s. A Cry for Help .'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 06, 2013

Off the Couch: Funk it up!

And Bernie Worrell at the Spot
Plus, Tune In & Tune Up at the Ocean Mist
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 06, 2013



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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


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