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How to make the most of the rest of the summer
In less than six weeks the autumnal equinox will be upon us and we can all start complaining about gray skies and chilly nights — so quit your bitchin’ and get out there!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 25, 2013

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Throwing it down

The Something Bloody Music Fest at Dusk
Heavy metal brethren from around the region (and beyond) will unite for a hell-raising extravaganza on Harris Avenue this weekend.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 24, 2013

Off the Couch: Newport calling

Plus, AS220 serves bloodpheasant
And a Starting Over Tuesday reunion show
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 24, 2013

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Our own backyard

'Newport Homegrown' at the Folk Fest and more big doings
The 2013 Newport Folk Fest is fast approaching, and the expanded three-day soiree at Fort Adams State Park will feature some of the finest locally sourced talent courtesy of the Low Anthem’s Jeff Prystowsky and Ben Knox-Miller.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 18, 2013

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Something to believe in

Alexander Garzone takes the leap of faith with Divey
The Columbus Theatre has quickly become a central hub for some of the area’s most acclaimed artists, but there is an unheralded music man behind the curtain, if you will, and his name is Alexander Garzone.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 09, 2013

Off the Couch: Burnside heats up

Plus, Ravi Shavi hit the road
And get ready for the Resources for Human Development fundraiser
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 09, 2013



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The noise of summer

The block is hot with can't-miss shows
The block is hot with can't-miss shows
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 02, 2013

Off the Couch: Holidaze

From Woozy to Way Out
Plus, the 4th Annual Liberty Fest and Jucifer!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 02, 2013

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Sounds of early summer

From Gin Mill Jane to Scare Don't Fear
It’s hot as hell out here, so we decided to hit the mailbag and cue up a few recent releases while wondering what it feels like to work in an office with central air.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  June 25, 2013

Off the Couch: Woof it up!

Pints for Paws at Nick-a-Nee's
Plus, Romen Rok, Neutral Nation, and the Brood
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  June 25, 2013

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And you don't stop

Big Rush, Strange Famous, and Meta P are on the way
The next two weekends in provide plenty of reasons to get out and support local hip-hop.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  June 19, 2013



Off the Couch: Shorts 'n' sleeves

See Roomful for free!
From Rampant Decay to Tinsel Teeth
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  June 19, 2013

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A whole new world

 Allysen Callery's steel strings for starry nights
East Bay singer-songwriter-guitarist Allysen Callery returns with another must-hear gem in ' ' Mumblin' Sue ' (75orLess Records), the follow-up to the companion EPs ' Winter Island ' and ' The Summer Place .'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  June 05, 2013

Off the Couch: Friends with benefits

 Stacked lineup to help David Lamb
Plus, Big City Bumpus, Benny Sizzler, and more
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  June 05, 2013

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Take the 'Dive'

 Northern Lands is officially on the map (and on tap)
 Northern Lands is officially on the map (and on tap)
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 29, 2013

Off the Couch: June buggin'

 Electro-noise and a David Lamb benefit
 Electro-noise and a David Lamb benefit
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 29, 2013



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Beyond awesome

 Gertrude Atherton's EP was worth the wait
The new EP by PVD trio Gertrude Atherton, Isle of Lost Skulls , is a gnarled beauty of a debut and proves to be well worth the wait. I have been eagerly anticipating this record since catching drummer Melanie Fuest, singer/guitarist Shannon Le Corre, and bassist Nicole Lagace in action a dozen or so times over the past year.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 22, 2013

Off the Couch: Happy birtthday, Bob!

Musical fireworks on a holiday weekend
A Dylan party, the In the Round Square Festival, and more
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 22, 2013

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Blue-collar blues

Prolyphic and Buddy Peace salute the 'Working Man'
Cranston native and Strange Famous Records rhyme rep Prolyphic digs even deeper into his personal journals on his new album ' Working Man ,' the long-awaited follow-up to his 2008 SFR debut ' The Ugly Truth .'  
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 14, 2013

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Catching up with the Rice Cakes

Roz, Casey, and Justin continue their epic musical quest
Roz, Casey, and Justin continue their epic musical quest
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 08, 2013

Off the Couch: In the groove

 From Ghostface Killah to the Gnomes
Plus Jay Berndt & the Orphans, Maylssa & the Liberators, and the 'Mericans
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 07, 2013


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