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Alt-Nation: Breaking Through All Over
April 1, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: Breaking Through All Over

We start this week off with some sad news: that Dave Lamb of Brown Bird is still battling leukemia. The ...

Alt-Nation: Shows to Help You Beat the Winter Blues
February 5, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: Shows to Help You Beat the Winter Blues

  The Atlantic Thrills –Self Titled (Almost Ready Records) On their debut full-length release, Atlantic Thrills let their retro flag ...

Mike D's Top Five -- Can't Miss Shows of February
February 4, 2014 No Commentby

Mike D’s Top Five — Can’t Miss Shows of February

1. Friday, February 14: Bad Rabbits, Seasick Mama, Young Pandas; $15;               8 pm doors / 9 ...

Alt-Nation: Swan Point
January 14, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: Swan Point

“A more groove orientated T. Rex kind of Electric Warrior feel.” –Swan Point’s upcoming album Salt  Whelp, the polar vortex ...

Mark Cutler Dreams, Junior Varsity Arson Burns It Up
January 8, 2014 No Commentby

Mark Cutler Dreams, Junior Varsity Arson Burns It Up

  The best in local albums of 2013 and the best in January 2014 concerts 2013 was a strong year ...

Mike D's Top Five: Can't Miss Shows of January
January 5, 2014 No Commentby

Mike D’s Top Five: Can’t Miss Shows of January

1. Saturday, January 11th: Rustic Overtones, Grace and The RSO, Viking Jesus; $10 advance / $12 day of; 7:30 pm ...

Alt-Nation: Some New Discs and Shows to Bid 2013 Goodbye
December 3, 2013 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: Some New Discs and Shows to Bid 2013 Goodbye

Rock in RI: Clarkin’s top shows of December Throwing Muses – Purgatory/Paradise It’s been a decade since Newport’s own Throwing ...

Mike D's Top Five -- Can't Miss Shows of December
December 2, 2013 No Commentby

Mike D’s Top Five — Can’t Miss Shows of December

Five of the biggest concerts happening in RI this December 1. Saturday, December 7: A Wilhelm Scream (Partycrasher CD release!), Half Hearted ...

Alt-Nation: Profile of The Silks and Events You Can't Miss
November 7, 2013 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: Profile of The Silks and Events You Can’t Miss

I wanted to start this column addressing the recent passing of Lou Reed.  I remember reading about The Velvet Underground ...

Saves The Day: Songsmiths of the People
October 8, 2013 No Commentby

Saves The Day: Songsmiths of the People

On September 17, three weeks into their nationwide headline tour with Into it Over it and Hostage Calm, Saves the ...