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Live Tonight: Fourth Of July

Tonight at the Hourglass Cafe in the basement of Faunce House is Fourth Of July, from Lawrence KS, currently on an East Coast tour. They have a very endearing midwest indie rock vibe, lots of organ on the recordings and some very fine songwriting. Playing

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HONK!

HonkFest takes over Somerville this weekend — led by Car Talk’s Click and Clack, with marching bands from across the country (and globe) and activists galore, it’s a great time:  This weekend in Davis Square, Somerville: Return of HONK! 20 Brass Bands from all over the

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Tonight: Bloc Party

Tonight at LuposStrandRoxy, everyone’s favorite Cure-but-with-a-black-guy Britfaves Bloc Party bring their awesomeness along with Tokyo Police Club and the adorable Smoosh. Bloc Party’s newest, A Weekend In The City while not quite as good as their debut has a surprising number of great tracks. The

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Live Tonight: Avett Brothers at Club Hell

Decibel Live at Club Hell presents The Avett Brothers and Peter Francis (of Dispatch). Club Hell, show at 7pm, Retro Night afterwards, $5 18+

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Live Tonight: Shawn Greenlee, Freida Abtan

From AS220.org: This year’s first-Monday-in-October electronic arts symposium is now in session… Dig it, daddy-o… MONSTURO (aka DAVID ROTHBAUM from Los Angeles, CA) – originally a heavy metal electric bass player, now performs on analog modular synthesizer. Current projects include *Monsturo* (solo) and *Dirty Modelz*

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For Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’, Pay What You Want

Radiohead has announced their In Rainbows, released Oct. 10th, will be available for download at whatever price the buyer wants. The band has been free from any record contract since 2003’s Hail To The Thief. (Telegraph)

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Live Tonight: Badman, Demander, Barn Burning

Providence’s best kept secret, Badman, bring their fiery twang-noir to AS220 tonight along with NYC’s Demander, our very own Barn Burning and from Isreal, Monotonix. Comparisons to the Birthday Party and Nick Cave do not do Badman enough justice, their music is deep, dark and

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Dancy Pants: Providence Is Burning

Tonight is the latest intallment of the excellent monthly party Providence Is Burning. Getting back to their DJ roots, tonight’s lineup features Sammy Bananas (from Certified Bananas), Micah Jackson along with Willy Joy and Clique Claque. As always the throwdown takes place at Firehouse 13

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Live Tonight: Sharks Come Cruisin’

Hot wench-on-wench action If you haven’t seen Sharks Come Cruisin‘ yet do yourelf a favor and get to the Penalty Box tonight to catch their awesome sea-shanty folk-punk. The Sharks dig up actual old timey whaling and sailing songs and have you, the audience, participate

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Live Tonight: Shapes And Sizes,Yeasayer

Tonight at AS220, Shapes and Sizes, Yeasayer, Birdcage Riot, Daniel Ouellette AS220, downtown, $7 9pm

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Live Tonight: The Twilight Sad, The Cold War

The Twilight Sad: nice windbreaker, asshat. Tonight at the Livingroom is the premier Providence show of Glasgow’s pale white mope-tastic Twilight Sad. Incredibly popular in their native U.K. and over here among the Britpop worshipping enclaves of New York and Boston, it will be interesting

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Live Tonight: The Wrong Reasons

Tonight, the Dead Cat Gallery is presenting Open And Shut, featuring new works by a variety of artists both local and non, along with live sets by the always amazing Wrong Reasons, something called Dr. Fuck Yeah, which can only be good, and Flashing Reds.

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Made In Mexico Hit The Road

Made In Mexico are bringing their gritty skronk-rock on the road in October, hoping to land that lucrative-but-very-elusive $100,000 grant/donation/found wallet deal so they can record their next noisy masterpiece. Help them out when they return to AS220 on Oct. 27th

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Saturday: Providence Burns Once More

The once-roving Providence Is Burning seems to have settled in comfortably at the appropriately monikered Firehouse 13. (Whose new 2am license makes for even more fun yet.) Providence is Burning: Saturday September 29th with Sammy Bananas and Micah Jackson plus special guests Willy Joy and

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Goings On Tonight

Here’s an absolutely massive list of reasons to not stay in tonight. Don’t be a Debbie… The Colonel bring his old-timey music records to Snookers. What’s up with people smoking weed out on that porch like, every week! FREE 21+ Get shot down by hot

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Live Tonight: The Plastic People of the Universe

From AS220:The PPU are a A Prague-based psychedelic rock band formed in 1968, shortly after the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. The band’s nonconformist style and attitudes ran afoul of officially sanctioned norms, and the Plastic People often held their performances in secret locations outside