Death Vessel — Burnside Music Series

(8.7) This week the Burnside Music Series features Death Vessel — with Joel Thibodeau — fresh from their performance at the Newport Folk Festival. What a set of pipes on this guy — their album Island Intervals, recorded in Iceland with Sigur Ros, is brilliant. (The DV website has designated the remainder of the tour

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Nature Lab Director At Athenaeum Salon

(5.30) Taxidermy — at least vintage taxidermy — has been all the rage in recent years. Whether its the kitschy decorating aesthetic or nostalgia, one certain well-studied and much commented upon species — Hipsteria masonjariensis — has been hunting down these specimens to near extinction. Certainly the prices have gone through the roof. (Time to

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North Burial Ground Project

(4.17) Head over to the Lippitt House Museum Thursday for “Unearthing the North Burial Ground: Online Walking Tours of Providence’s Largest Historic Public Cemetery” another of the Providence Preservation Society’s spring programs. Professor Francis Leazes of Rhode Island College will discuss the North Burial Ground Project, an experiment in education that seeks to present a wide range of

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RIP Rafferty

No iconic hot ‘n heavy saxophone or ears being chopped off, but I think “Right Down The Line” — simple love song, simple melody — was Gerry Rafferty’s best. I’m sure Beth hates the music, but can’t help but dig this album cover. [youtube]5sedPivIxfM[/youtube]

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RIP Malcolm McLaren

[youtube]kXVnjm-jrXc[/youtube] Malcolm McLaren, perhaps the only person to have ever worked with both KRS-One and Yanni, has died.  Primarily known in America as the manager of the New York Dolls and the Sex Pistols, McLaren was also responsible for the success of Adam and the Ants and Bow Wow Wow, and he also released several

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