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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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For those about to Foo...

Another take on the AS220 blowout
Another take on the AS220 blowout
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 07, 2013

Off the Couch: From Del to Duke

Plus, Ian MacKaye at AS220
And Psychedelic Clown Car drive into the sunset.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 07, 2013



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Blessed for success

Kris Hansen's Viking Jesus embraces the love
Singer/songwriter (and DJ) Kris Hansen has recruited an all-star lineup of friends to hop aboard Viking Jesus.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 31, 2013

Off the Couch: Dirtbags unite!

Wheatus at AS220
Plus, Milez Grimez and Smith & Weeden
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 31, 2013

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Super-hot stuff

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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