Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel — The End Of An Era

The Providence music scene is taking another hit (WBRU, Aurora) and this one really hurts. Downtown Providence has had a Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel somewhere since 1975. There was a brief hiatus between Numbers I (the Conrad Building) and II (the Peerless Building) during which Rich Lupo indulged in some serious Scrabbling. He even installed a …

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“A John Waters Christmas” At Lupo’s

(11.30) Tickets still available for the John Waters Christmas Show this Friday. John Waters is to perform a night of holiday mischief with his critically acclaimed one-man show, A John Waters Christmas. Waters pokes fun at the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor, effectively “putting the X in Xmas,” developing a show for the open minded …

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Win tickets to The Kooks @ Lupo’s on Saturday 3/10

The Kooks are playing at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel and we have a pair of tickets to give away. The first person to tell us (in the comments) the first names of all the members in the band’s current line-up will win two tickets to Saturday’s show. Download their newest album Junk of the Heart on …

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Young Adults Reunion! — Three Nights In May

[youtube]YMTnqPnelhI[/youtube] Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Pawtucket! I suppose the recent re-release of the Wolpaw/Lupo epic “It’s a Complex World” got everyone to thinking — certainly the enthusiastic turnout when the movie played at the Cable Car evidenced a vast reservoir of affection and nostalgia for this band, as well as for the old old …

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‘It’s A Complex World’ Returns!

[youtube]uRgn3vLIkjA[/youtube] Hard to believe that not so long ago terrorism and bomb plots could be mined for comedy gold. But here we have the beer blast to end all beer blasts, and the world keeps getting complexer. Twenty years after its unprecedented three and one half month run there, the feature comedy Complex World (a.k.a. …

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Free Live Music For Doser Youth

Attention Under-30 Crowd! Being broke giving you the blues? Well, guess who else wants to give you the blues? For free! Head down to Lupo’s this Friday for the ‘Rhode Island Blues Reunion’ featuring former members of Grammy-nominated Roomful of Blues and other assorted rabble from the local blues scene — Duke Robillard, Greg Piccolo, …

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Tonight: Shwayze Can’t Wait To Get U In The Lupo’s Bathroom

[youtube]o_28PBo0V6A[/youtube] Shawyze’s new single “Get U Home” has been getting kind of a lot of play at my house lately.  Not unlike Cobra Starship’s equally delightful (and equally dumb) “Good Girls Go Bad”, it’s fratty trash music, but at the same time it’s totally infectious and frankly kinda funny. I’m not saying “Get U Home” …

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We’re Down To The Final Four

Tonight is your chance to cheer on your brother/friend/guy-that-sleeps-on-your-couch at the WBRU Rock Hunt Finals at Lupo’s. My fondness for the Viennagram is well-documented but that’s just me. Also in the running are Baylock, Fairhaven, and For the Love of Sloane. The winner will receive $1,500 in musical instruments, $1,000 in recording time, a photo …

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Go Out

Lupo’s — They Might Be Giants, Spray Paint Star Firehouse 13 — Wham Five Diagnosis: Closing Reception, Ghost Box Orchestra, Broken River Prophet & Ba-na-nas Jerky’s — Apathy, Poorly Drawn People, Labeless Intelligence (photo:Merlyn Towney)

‘Jews and American Comics’ tonight

To open the student-curated exhibition Jews and American Comics: The New Generations, noted comic artist and director of the Center for Cartoon Studies, James Sturm, will give a keynote address and participate in a panel discussion that will explore Jewish themes in comics strips and comic books, and the ways that Jews have shaped this …

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