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 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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Live Tonight: Jucifer, Lolita Black, more…

Tonight the good folks at Machines With Magnets are puttin’ on a show! Headlining it are out-of-towners Jucifer (pictured), a frantic, unhinged stoner power metal boy/girl duo who’s going to sound right at home along with Lolita Black, Suffering Bastard and Cutpurse. Check out Cutpurse’s “Ransom Remix” and get there early for them. Machines With

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