Gordon Brown’s driven me to the bottle

Not so long ago, our household’s Sunday night routine was pleasantly mundane: eat burritos, take out the garbage, and watch Tony Blair snarkily fend off criticism of his increasingly scandalous administration during Prime Minister’s Questions. (You know, they do that thing in Britain where they actually force the executive to answer for some of the …

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The Wrong Reasons Release “Bury Your Problems” Tonight At Jake’s

If you’ve been following the trials and tribulations of Providence’s excellent Wrong Reasons then tonight it all pays off for you. They’ll be releasing their long-awaited “Bury Your Problems” tonight at Jake’s bar and Grille along with two other great acts; Brooklyn’s Federale and Samuel James from Portland. Plus Joe Fletcher has the greatest hair …

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Moving House

The Brown campus is in the midst of some major construction. A significant utilities upgrade is underway in conjunction with Brown’s plan to connect its Main Green to the Pembroke campus. This second project, known as “The Walk”, involves many stages of demolition and construction. Recently the Peter Green House at 142 Angell Street escaped …

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Tomorrow: Prov Kickball Championship

The schedule: 3 pm Death Squad vs. Cunning Baffling Powerful (Liberty Div Pennant) 4 pm Mississippi Shakedown vs. Holy Rollers (Freedom Div Pennant) 5 pm Green BarBarians vs. The Stilettos in THE FESTIVAL OF LOSERS 6 pm Liberty Div Champ vs. Freedom Div Champ: THE HYPERBOWL Sadly my sometimes team, The Steamroller, ended up in …

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Britney-Bin Laden Media Whore-Off

Terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden and washed-up yahoo Britney Spears go head-to-head this weekend as both make auspicious and highly-anticipated returns to the media stage. On Thursday, Al-Sahab, Al Qaeda’s media arm announced the imminent release of a new Bin Laden tape. Early buzz said that his formerly gray beard had been dyed a luxurious …

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Grudgeholder

Craigslist remains the go-to place to peer uncomfortably into the millions of damaged and perverted souls out there. Like the guy sitting right next to you! Seriously! Anyway, don’t ever let this guy do you a favor without saying so much as a thank you, because he will remember forever.

Get Out Of The House This Weekend

2007 Pawtucket Arts Festival at the awesome Machines With Magnets studio/gallery/hotspot. Performances by Badman, Daughters, Sweetthieves, Howl, Dirty On Purpose and many more. Plus Nice Slice, Recycle A Bike, Kafe Lila…Saturday, starts at noon, goes ’til midnight. $8, Downtown BucketNeon Soul Cabaret at Xxodus Cafe. Get your dancing shoes out for some funk, deep house, …

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Good Morning Providence

Nothing like starting Friday with a minor hangover, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Lots of stuff going on tonight and over the weekend, so keep hitting us up today, good stuff coming!

Okay, We Get It, Rhode Islanders Talk Funny.

The latest in a string of endless pieces on how incredibly fucking cute Rhode Islanders talk comes at us today from the usually respectable Phoenix. In it, writer Johnette Rodriguez manages to churn out thousands of words on a topic usually associated with Mark Patinkin’s equally annoying “You Know You’re A Rhode Islander When…”-type pieces …

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Tonight In Providence Noise: Sweet Sweet Metal

If earsplitting metal and punk is your bag then tonight Jerky’s club for men provides the who what where and when. Expect loudness, screaming, dudes in hoodies and only the bravest of ladies. She Rides Howl Cutpurse St. Jude Fourhorse Jerky’s, Richmond St., 8pm

Buddy Back On The Air

WRPO has announced what everybody has known all along: Buddy Cianci will make his return to the airwaves Sept. 20 on News Talk 630 AM. Joining Buddy’s Prov-centric laff-fest will be current morning news comedian Ron St. Pierre. Expect intermittent hilarity.

Finnegan’s Wake shut down

The Board of Licenses has voted to temporarily shut down Westminster Street’s Finnegan’s Wake. Apparently they somehow squeezed about 390 people into the place, which is meant to max out at 220, which seems like a pretty tight squeeze in its own right. Brawls and arrests and robberies ensued. I’m not exactly crying over this, …

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For those of you who know things:

Tucker Peck’s written in to let us know that he’s just expanded his hegemony over Providence trivia — to 4 nights a week: Hello Providence-area friends, I’m writing with the exciting news that I am now hosting team trivia games four — count ’em, four! — times a week in Providence. Team trivia is free …

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Jobs with Justice Fundraiser Tomorrow

Celebrate 11 Years with RI Jobs with Justice! Thursday, September 6 Nick-A-Nees 5:00-7:15 pm At the Corner of South & Chestnut Sts. in Providence’s Jewelry District Donations: $5.00- $50.00 A reminder about why JWJ is so important: At 7:15 we’ll all be heading to City Hall, where the City Council will be taking up a …

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