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Thank You Local 121

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, reviving the restaurant and restoring the gorgeous Tap Room interior.

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Music Wednesday, Cont’d.

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, a fellow Useless English Degree holder, acknowledges some influences that

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The Final Loaded!

[youtube]mZpUcp-wgKM[/youtube] 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 week, and we would be honored if you could

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Dance Dance Dance

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, and you can learn more about them here. The Wolcott

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Tonight: Second Annual Holiday Party!!!

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 on loop. Other things too. *(Ed. Note: Just to clarify

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No More Bottled Water

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 Providence establishments Local 121, Benders Caffe, the Hot Club, Trinity

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LOADED At Local 121 Tonight

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 want to hear. This clip is from when bands had

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There’s a lot going on this week

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 in thr Jewelry District. More info later on the WRNI

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Get Your Groovy Self To Local 121 Tonight

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]

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Prov. Community Radio Meet-n-Greet Tonight

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 tonight for special guests; burrito slinger Tyler Long, Cynthia Reed,

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