We did not mean to let pass without notice the closing of pioneering restaurant/bar Local 121 where last weekend friends and longtime habitués gathered for one last hurrah. Back in 2007, insanely energetic hospitality visionaries, Josh and Nancy Miller, took over the former Dreyfus Hotel,
A plethora of Earth Day events are on tap this week — you can start by saving Thursday night for a ‘Clean Water Action Rhode Island’ fundraiser to be held Thursday, April 22, in the Local 121 Speakeasy. Free pizza from, who else, Nice Slice.
Half the reason I love Ben Pilgrim is this photo of him with his cat, Sylvia. The other half is his excellent music. With or without his Free Union Band, Ben is quietly and consistently good, and he’s opening tonight for Clint Niosi at Local 121. Clint,
As previously noted, last night was the final installment of LOADED, the Britpop-heavy night at Local 121 that Eric’s been co-DJ-ing for the past two years or so. Despite the fact that I’m downtown a lot on Tuesdays and also am probably the only person
Friends, the end is nigh: tomorrow’s LOADED! will be the very last. For almost two years it has been our pleasure to share with you our record collection and to dance and drink away the pain of having worked a whole two days into the
In case you’re looking to shake your groove thing this weekend, there’s three different chances tomorrow. The (second) kickoff party for the FAM Collaborative is taking place at the Wolcott Eco Building. The collaborative is committed to supporting youth programming in fashion, art, and music,
Look who’s on Page Two of the Providence Journal! That’s our own Eric Smith (in a different picture we can’t use.) Rick Massimo has a piece about the intersection of music, politics, and the Dose this past year. DJs spin every night in the Tap
Jason Tranchida and I will be hosting our second annual Holiday Extravaganza at Local 121 tonight. I have no idea what the hell I’ll be playing but you’re bound to love it, so head on down, grab a festive cocktail, and dance the night away.
Drinking Liberally and the Daily Dose are combining forces for a Holiday Extravaganza!!!! Tonight (THURSDAY, December 11) 9pm, in the Local 121 Tap Room (yes, because we are lazy). It’s FREE (just help us blow $400* at the bar). Matthew Lawrence, spinning Chipmunks holiday songs
Kudos to Mayor Cicilline and the following restaurants for their enlightened thinking regarding bottled water. According to the ProJo, Cicilline and the owners of five local restaurants announced yesterday that they are joining national efforts to curb the use of bottled water. The owners of
It’s Tuesday, it’s time to get LOADED! Come down and join Handsome Pete, Kevin Leavitt and myself for a whole lot of awesome, up to and including Nuggets era garage psychedelia, baggy-trousered British pop from the day-glo years, trashy 70’s glam and whatever else you
I don’t have time to post all of it right now, but: Tuesday night there’s a fundraiser State Rep Art Handy, Chair of the Progressive Caucus, 6-8pm, at Local 121. There’s also a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island, over at the Hi Hat
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEKju2-eOUA] What You Don’t Know might hurt you, so Let Me Be The One to invite you to the Local 121 tonight, where Tim O’Keefe and I will be taking you to the Point of No Return (ah, ah, ah) at his weekly Listening Party.
Tonight at Local 121, Timothy “cozy music” O’Keefe and Jason “LLAMAproduct” Tranchida and my “The World’s Slowest Dance Party” self will be playing music for you. It will be a lot like this video, but with fewer pastel-painted oil barrels: [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=rh1HacSZgZI]
Tonight’s Listening Party at Local 121 is a meet und greet for Providence Community Radio, celebrating its 10th anniversary of “Working to bring non-profit community radio to greater providence since 1998.” Sadly, as of right now their website is not working. Dudes! But come down
On the last Tuesday of every month, the Armageddon Shop DJs break out their IPods and head to the E&O. What do they play? Um, hard to describe. When I caught them at the Fez last month it was some weirdo metal, some scary/awesome satanic