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What Cheer Records — Goodbye Party Sunday

Stop by What Cheer Records and Vintage this Sunday to share memories and wish owners Jennifer and Chris Daltry all the best as they move into the future. (For now they will continue to sell their wares online at Discogs and Etsy. Who knows what

Week In Music

Monday — @AS220, Glockabelle, 14 Foot 1, Rachel Blumberg Tuesday — @Dusk, Fire in the Radio, Snowplows, Lord Gorgeous, Jared Mann @AS220, Iron Lung, Woundman, V-Sect, Hardware Wednesday — @Firehouse 13, Gideon, Invent Animate, Ghost Key, the Worst of Us @the Met, Call Security, Benji’s

Crimetown Live This July — Two Nights At The Columbus

Join the Crimetown team for an evening with some of the wiseguys, cops, and other citizens of Providence whose stories brought the first season to life. Crimetown is the new podcast series from the creators of HBO’s The Jinx. Each season will investigate the culture

Dan Gosch Art Opening — POP Emporium

(5.20) With special guests the Upper Crust! Gosch’s amazing work and the unique venue would have been enough to make this the event of the season, but artist Dan Gosch has decided to make it a party. For my first one-man show in 23 years

How About Zero Dollars For PawSox Stadium

Last Friday Governor Raimondo announced to the Providence Journal that the state should be giving no more than $35 million to the millionaire owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox. This came two days after the news that a considerable shortfall is expected for the state

Marijuana Legalization Rally At State House

(5.16) “We’ve studied pot long enough!” so say State Senator Josh Miller and Representative Scott Slater in their excellent column in Thursday’s Providence Journal*. They are the primary sponsors of the legislation to legalize marijuana. And they have been pushing for marijuana reform for years

Urban Pond Procession

(5.13) [Weather Update: Due to the rain the procession will start at Alvarez High School, 375 Adelaide Avenue at 5:30pm! A mini procession is still planned with singing and dancing and food.] Hope the weather cooperates for the 10th annual, and possibly final, Urban Pond

Peregrine Eggs Have Hatched

Feeding time! Three of the five eggs have just hatched and the parents are busy getting food and keeping the nestlings warm and cozy. It is a compelling scene: On the one hand you have the adorable fluffy white chicks falling about; while on the

Eugene Mirman At The Columbus

(5.13) Eugene Mirman is allowed into guitar stores. I did not know that for sure until a recent phone interview I inflicted upon the poor man. Comedian Eugene Mirman played Eugene the landlord on “Flight of the Conchords,” currently voices Gene Belcher on “Bob’s Burgers,”

New John Waters Book — RISD Commencement Speech

“This is the end of your juvenile delinquency and the beginning of your adult disobedience.” So said John Waters in 2015 to RISD’s graduating class. His new book “Make Trouble” is a reprint of that commencement address. (Hey Class of 2015, guess what you’re getting

Providence ‘Jane’s Walk Festival’

(5.7) When I saw the title of David Brussat’s walk this Saturday, I knew I had the photo to go with it. Join the former ProJo architecture critic for “Providence’s Waterfront — The Good, the Bad and The Ugly” at noon on Saturday. I suppose

New Lovecraft Beer — The Temple

Anyone wondering how artist Scott Minzy got the gig for the latest Lovecraft beer label need look no further than the Minzy Artist Statement at the ‘About’ page on his website, a Venn diagram of distress which is either hilarious or alarming. Better still, check

Local Muso Gavin Russom On ‘Saturday Night Live’

(5.6) The last time we crowed about native son Gavin Russom was back in February of 2011 (!) when he and his back-up band LCD Soundsystem were performing on The Colbert Report. The band was on their way to their absolutely final, we really really

Taco Fest Downtown

(5.6) It’s called Taco Fest Providence Rock and Roll Yard Sale this year but you know the drill. The good people at What Cheer Records & Vintage have organized a great lineup of vendors including: Ape&Bird with homemade five-panel hats, fanny packs, wallets; Aspara Design

Luongo Square Ribbon-Cutting

(5.4) A ribbon-cutting and a fountain on-turning! After 14 years the West Broadway Neighborhood Association will hold a simple ribbon cutting and ceremonial turning-on of the fountain to celebrate Luongo Square’s new public space. We wrote about this a year ago commending the quality of

Vote ‘Yes’ To Recall Kevin Jackson

[Update: Decisive victory for the recall effort. Voters decided 1772 to 158 to oust Jackson.] All I needed to know about Ward 3 Councilman Kevin Jackson was that he supported twice-convicted felon Buddy Cianci in his final mayoral bid. Since then Jackson has been indicted