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What Would Roger Do? Electric Six At Fête

You mention Roger Williams — you get a special post. If you’ve never caught the unique stylings of Dick Valentine, head over to Fête tonight for the Electric Six show. Known for “Danger! High Voltage” and “Gay Bar” these Detroit rockers have a deep catalog


New Location For Craftland

Craftland has moved down the street to a new location. It’s still on Westminster, but now on the corner of Eddy Street right next to Providence Optical. Modern Love is right across the intersection. The new store is smaller — so no more of those

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Week In Music

Monday — @Fête Lounge, Electric Six, Ravi Shavi, Satellites Fall, VulGarrity @Machines With Magnets, Give, Fell to Low, Sweet Jesus, Balam @the Met, Awaken the Tide Tuesday — @AS220, Churchburn, Bädr Vogu, Rozamov, Bog of the Infidel @Psychic Readings, Jack Topht, Frank Hurricane Wednesday —

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PPS Talk/Walk Series Starts

(7.24) The popular “Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk” summer tours, presented by the Providence Preservation Society, kick off this Thursday in Grace Church Cemetery on Broad Street. Join us in South Providence as we visit Grace Church Cemetery. Established in 1834 by the Episcopal


Gano Park Boat Launch

Get used to the sight of boat trailers cruising through Fox Point — the first public boat ramp in the city opened Monday. The new Gano Park Boat Launch has parking for vehicles with trailers as well as easy access for the canoes and kayaks.


Weekend In Music

Friday — @Waterplace Park, Max Frost, Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes @AS220, Pink Eye @Bucket Brewery, Torn Shorts, Little Compton Band @Fatt Squirrel, Vary Lumar, Sadie Vada, GrandEvolution, Tapestries @the Spot, Santa Mamba @Fête, Girls Rock! Camp Showcase @the Met, NRBQ @Nick-A-Nee’s, Biscuit City

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PVD Putt Putt At Dexter Field

The Phoenix sent its senior golf correspondent, Zach Green, to report on the grand opening of the new, temporary, mini-golf installation at Dexter Field, aka the Armory Parade Grounds — “At PVD Putt Putt: Chicken Wire, See-Saws, and Dragon-Birds.” Kudos to designer, and RISD grad,

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‘The Great Escape’ At MotB

(7.16) Tonight’s Movie on the Block is the 1963 Steve McQueen vehicle “The Great Escape.” Look, a little suspension of disbelief is required here, but it’s a good choice for an outdoor summer night. On the other hand, NYT reviewer Bosley Crowther refused to be


Falzone And Perez — Burnside Music Series

(7.17) Head downtown to the Trinity Brewhouse Beer Garden and settle in for some local musical talent. From Greater Kennedy Plaza, This upcoming week the Burnside Music Series will host a double bill starring two of Providence’s most brilliant and uncommon jewels. Kicking off this


RIBHS Photo Exhibit Opens Thursday

The RI Historical Society will host an opening reception for “Many Faces: Photographs of Rhode Island African Americans” a photo exhibit presented by the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society. Exhibit runs through September. Seen here is a cabinet card photographed at Goodwin’s Studio in the


Senate Dems Seek To Reclassify Broadband As Utility

And save Net Neutrality! The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently considering a proposal that could allow broadband providers to charge websites, applications, and services more for faster delivery times to consumers. This would only benefit the ISP’s like Cox, AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast and


‘Night Of The Living Dead’ At Black Box

(7.15) See George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” as it was meant to be seen — in a black box.  Much like a generation-skipping trust, this 1968 horror classic “Pits the dead against the living in a struggle for survival!” Starring Duane Jones and


Providence 48 Hour Film Project Screenings Start

The results of the recent Providence 48 Hour Film Project will be screened at Cinema World in Lincoln, Tuesday through Thursday. Filmmaking teams from throughout the Providence area successfully completed a weekend of filmmaking. Films were due on Sunday, July 13 and the last few


Last Geek Dinner Of Summer — Wednesday

The last Geek Dinner of the summer will feature founder and CEO of VoltServer. Energy entrepreneur Stephen Eaves will tell the Voltserver story, demo their impressive PET server/receivers, and discuss the future of this ambitious startup. From the Facebook page, Over the past couple of


Downtown Farmers Market Tuesdays

Vendors at the Tuesday Downtown Farmers Market set up on the Washington Street sidewalk next to Burnside Park. Pezza Farm, Farm Fresh & Co., Ellie’s Bakery Food trucks include Rocket Fine Street Food and Mijos Tacos. More details at Farm Fresh Rhode Island. 3pm to

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Week In Music

Monday — @PPAC, Queens of the Stone Age Tuesday — @AS220, Kestrels, Darklands, Adult Dude @the Met, Circa Survive, UME, Foreign Tongues @PPAC, Crosby, Stills and Nash Wednesday — @Lupo’s, Troy Ave, Lloyd Banks @Machines With Magnets, Divider, Good Lord, Mercy Ties @AS220, Thomas John