Music

Rash of Stabbings In Local Coffee Joint

During this morning’s sleepy stumble into Blue State Coffee, I noticed a CD display on the counter amidst the Bush countdown clocks and Democratic dog treats and whatever else it is they have there.  (I’m generally too caffeine-deprived/apathetic to focus.)  The cover of the album they were selling didn’t reveal much about its contents–Blue State’s

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Live Tonight: Tin$el Teeth, Tournament, Salt of the Earth

A night of blistering bizarro-metal awaits you tonight at ye olde AS220. Tin$el Teeth’s screechy math-thrash and batshit live performance is worth the trip alone. They’re joined by the angular prog metal of NY’s Tournament, Brooklyn’s Olde Ghost, and the doom-laden Salt Of The Earth. If you’re thinking of the Stones song of the same

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Tonight: Cold War, ‘Mericans, SSG, Go-Go Power, Providence Is Burning…

 But not all in the same place, which would be incredible. And as a general disclaimer, I am in The Cold War, but I write about a lot of bands so whatever.  AS220  The Cold War, the ‘Mericans, Sunny Winter (NYC), Anthony Loffredio (from Barn Burning). 9pm, $6? Penalty Box  Six Star General, Chris Evil and the Taints, Suicide Bill, The

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Live Tonight: Get Him Eat Him, Mahjongg, Spanish Dancer

 Tonight at AS220, pop, electro, and electropop. Chicago’s Mahjongg creates a kaleidoscopic swirl of Remain In Light crossed with early 80’s NY electro and afrofunk. Meanwhile, our own Spanish Dancer does something relatively similar, heaping on the layers of techno and deep, dark electrofunk and smearing his dirty, sleazy vocals all over it. He’s like the Portugese Prince! On

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Announcing Chorus Auditions

WomanSpiritRising, A Feminist Chorus is seeking several new members and is currently holding auditions on Monday nights at Central Congregational Church in Providence. We look forward to meeting women interested in joining us in singing songs about peace, equality, and justice, in a fun, supportive and musically challenging environment. To arrange an audition please email

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Road Trippery Tonight: Marissa Nadler

Former Providence person-now perpetual world traveler and velvetvoiced singer of all things dark and beautiful, Marissa Nadler will be at the Paradise Lounge in Boston tonight. If you happen to be up there, or are one of our Boston readers (they exist…) do yourself a tremendous favor and see her. After the jump, a “video”

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Rocks Off

 News for nerds who love music.  Super Furry Animals taking requests on next tour. Portishead announce new album date, title. New Born Ruffians track, album date. Magnetic Fields cover Bowie (MP3) B-52’s to release first studio album in 16 years (!) UK punk band Gallows banned from Disneyland. Coachella announces full festival lineup. ‘Cause it’s awesome: The Barney Miller theme. (MP3) Tokyo Police Club, new album details.

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Live Tonight: Birdcage Riot

Sort of pretty, sort of math-y, sometimes shambolic, Providence’s Birdcage Riot cover a lot of ground on these two tracks. Tonight they’re at AS220 with Undomskulen, who are from Norway and described as such: “This terrific trio from Bergen, Norway favour trebly, jazz-toned guitar skronk, syncopated bass and walloping, post-hardcore drums, but separate out each

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Call (or rather email) before you come

Its not too late to RSVP for this month’s Providence Is Burning! Just shoot an email to providenceisburning@gmail.com with your first and last name for free entrance. If you haven’t shaken your butt at Providence’s only 21+, decidedly not too-cool-for-school, musically adventurous dance party in an old Firehouse, now is your chance. No live bands

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Brave the cold and wind and rain for LOADED tonight

It’s Tuesday and it’s time for LOADED! Join Kevin Leavitt, Handsome Pete and myself at the lovely Local 121 for the very best in britpop, indie classics, new wave, glam rock and sweet new jamz. LOADED! @Local 121 10pm, free,  

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