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But Did He Have To Call It ‘Mansinthe’?

The answer is, of course he did. And while I’m definitely a fan of anything absinthe related here in the states, I cannot, and will not drink anything called Mansinthe or Man-anything. If you’re interested in drinking something of Marilyn Manson’s you can go here

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News You Can Abuse

Today’s headlines from Providence and beyond… Nawt Prov. Mayor Lombardi removes two likeneses from the town’s 9/11 memorial. The owners of the two likenesses are upset because uh, wait, they’re still alive… You stay classy North Providence! (Projo) Charges against Paz KO’d. (Projo) Most GOP

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Hello Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping by, seriously just call next time, ok? Yesterday was a slow one, but today will be crammed full of excting new stuff, I promise. Can you feel it? me neither, but stay with us. Things are getting interesting…

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Once Bastion of Blue Bloods, Old Library Courts Cool Nerds

I attended a couple salons and other free readings of various sorts at The Providence Athenaeum over the past year and I was impressed, not only to see a budding scene for older folks get some random injections of generational diversity but also by the

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Epic Time Wasting

If you feel like killing an hour or so at work today, and who doesn’t, check out The Perry Bible Fellowship.

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Chafee to Republican Party: “You suck.”

In what amounts to a major coup for liberal university culture, Lincoln Chafee, former US Senator from Rhode Island and current adjunct professor at Brown, has dropped his GOP affiliation. The AP sez: Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee said he has left the Republican Party because

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SEIU Prez Endorsement Convention

So I’ve somehow ended up in DC for the SEIU presidential endorsement convention today. I’ll be posting as I have the chance — I’m going to have limited computer access, but Chris Dodd is speaking (or, more accurately, yelling maniacally about stuff he didn’t seem

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Music For The Fall

Today Pitchfork posted a clip of the lovely Marissa Nadler playing a new song somewhere from her never ending world domination tour. The video’s quality was bad, and being a new song it was little shaky, performance wise. Here’s a better one that does her

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Monday Morning

So I’ll start off our second full week of being online by thanking everyone who checked in on the site throughout last week. Thanks for the comments, and thanks for the feedback. Keep checking in, lots of new stuff today and all week including some

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And tomorrow at the Stairwell

Opening Sunday Septemer 16th 7 – 9 pm @The Stairwell Gallery, 504 Broadway Prints and drawings by Jay Z and James Amoeba

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Tonight at FireHouse 13

Off of the Fort Thunder listserv:  An undulating cloud of mind-boggling psychedelia will be eminating from Firehouse 13 on Saturday September 15th… Hailing from a wide variety of places including Florida, New Jersey, and New Bedford Temple of Bon Matin will definitely bring the weird.

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Weekend Update

It’s a little gloomy out there, but our friends at the E&O want to keep you comfy with cheap Bloody Marys from 3-7 and the Sox game on at 4. Sounds like a plan to me. Stuff Tonight A few out of town things tonight

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RI Primary is still March 4th, might as well be in mid-May, or January

This week, Rhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis announced that Rhode island’s Presidential Preference Primary will be held on March 4th, the same day it is held every year according to State Law. Earlier, there had been chatter about Rhode Island moving up

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Grilling On The Edge

Tomorrow from 4-8 pm the Urban Edge Farm hosts Southside Community Landtrust’s 4th annual Hoe Down/Fundraiser. The event features gourmet BBQ (cooked by Johnson & Wales finest Chef’s in training) in which all produce comes freshly picked from local Rhode Island farms. Music will be

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The Glenn Danzig Library

In this clip, Glenn takes you an a tour of his occult-themed library, which for some reason looks like it’s by a pool, and chuckles while reading a passage from The Lost Books of the Bible, where Jesus apparently kills a kid. Later on I’ll

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Party Hard: Punk Rock 101 @ Rock ‘n Roll High School

Something new has been earmarked onto Rock ‘n Roll High School, Club Hell’s long-running Friday party dedicated to 70’s and 80’s rock, metal, britpop and everything else night. Punk Rock 101, which runs from 9 ’til the RnRHS thing kicks off at 11, is deejayed