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The Brother Kite’s Beautiful Isolation

There have been a lot of moments lately where a brief bit of melody flutters through my head, or a guitar line, or a beautiful vocal harmony and in the half second before I realize that it’s the Brother Kite I’m sure I’m remembering something

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Moga, Chukka Live At The 201

If last night’s Cash bash didn’t completely fill your jingle jangle needs then get yourself to the 201 tonight for Providence’s MOGA, who weave a very tasty blend of countryfied Beach Boys and Flaming Lips type jams and are slowly gaining a respectable following in

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Moga And Ana Mallozzi Live Wednesday

Fans of darling indie folk like Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver or our own Death Vessel should get themselves down the 201 tonight for Moga, whose deftly layered and beautifully played songs cover lots of bases from the above mentioned to the more esoteric stuff of

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Tallahassee Tonight At The 201

Fans of Rhode Island’s current love of quiet folksy rock could do worse than to check out Tallahassee tonight at the 201. Somewhat recently relocated from Jamaica Plain to Providence, they’ll be playing one of their first shows since the release of Wolfe Moon, their

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Academia Live At The 201

Ellen and Greg Elias have been performing under the banner Academia for a short time in and around Providence. Tonight they bring their bright and catchy indie rock to The 201’s local-centric Westminster Social Club night. The drum and guitar duo sound like early riotous

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Larry’s Larry’s Larry’s!!!

Strange shenanigans are afoot at the 201 Friday night with the “return” of superdeejay Larry (no last name given, or apparently required) and his solid gold (possibly literally) dancers and world-class superdeejay crew. From the “official” FB page: Before Local 121, AS220, The Firehouse, AfroSonic,

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This Weekend: Blue Ribbon, Panther Moderns

Blue Ribbon would like you to know that yes, they are still a band and to prove it they’ll be bringing their dreamy/dancy electropop downtown this Saturday. Excellent tracks like “Metal On Flesh” and “Eagles Fly” find the guys in some serious Kraftwerkian territory while

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Brown Bird, Tallahassee at The 201

The recent Phoenix piece on the Americana renaissance currently a-happenin’ in Providence seemed, to my recollection at least, to criminally overlook our own Brown Bird, whose own distinctly melodic and delicate take on whatever “indie Americana” or “quiet music” is, is one of the finer

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Westminster Social Club Tonight

Every Wednesday at the 201 downtown join us for an awesome night of fresh britpop, indie rock, lost classics and guilty pleasures. Cheap drinks, excellent music, dancing, what more do you want? 9 to 1am @The 201, Westminster St, downtown free! (name the band pictured

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Music Like Dirt

Most Fridays at the 201 are now dedicated to old timey rocksteady, ska and soul with a heavy emphasis on my personal favorite, Desmond Dekker. His best tracks always begin with some shambling drum fill that sounds like the kit being thrown down a flight

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Talkin’ Musical Trash

If you’ve got a song in your heart, or at least a few good ones on your iPod, bring them down to The 201 tonight and every Wednesday for our very (very) informal Westminster Social Club musical shit-talking get together, a slightly more relaxed version

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Right now: Old-timey rocksteady, ska and soul at The 201, located conveniently at 201 Westminster Street downtown. Free!

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Right now: Old-timey rocksteady, ska and soul at The 201, located conveniently at 201 Westminster downtown. Free!

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This Record Is Your Summer Soundtrack

Since Dinosaur Jr.’s Farm is setting my laptop on fire right now I thought I’d write a little bit about it. For those out of the loop, and I admit I was until recently, Farm marks the second full length reunion of the original trio

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LOADED! Returns For Sound Session Wednesday

Our long running and recently cancelled night of excellent britpop, indie rock and 80’s classics has found a reprieve or sorts at the newly revamped 201 in lovely downtown Providence. Formerly Remy’s, a hotbed of underage debauchery and well-dressed fistfights, the new 201 promises a