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Dining, Eat Los Shucos: Gut-Busting Hot Dogs in the Mission

Los Shucos: Gut-Busting Hot Dogs in the Mission

Whether or not hot dogs turn out to be the next It thing to get (re)discovered, everyone should make haste to the Mission to try one at Los Shucos. After becoming hugely popular in Guatemala after hot dogs first became…
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Calendar, Night&Day Blowing It

Blowing It

It was while dividing his time between school and working a weekly hip-hop open mike in Providence, Rhode Island, that Tim Barsky had his first major artistic epiphany. One frigid January night, when the usual assortment of MCs, b-girls, poets,…
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Music, Reviewed White Mice

White Mice

It's been two years since Providence, R.I.,'s White Mice donned their mouse ears (literally) and issued a full-length. But make no mistake — the trio does have something fans dig besides those fuzzy costumes: skull-splitting sludge, boasting mammoth bass, an…
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Music, Misc. Reviews

Misc. Reviews

Since the mid '90s, Providence, Rhode Island, has produced a long list of mind-blowing underground bands including Lightning Bolt, Forcefield, Arab on Radar, and Olneyville Sound System. Unfortunately, several of these groups, as they made the transition from local outsiders…
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Music, Record Dork

Record Dork

Future Friends is a well-designed but not overly refined 60-page, softcover compendium of photography by Ports Bishop, a New Yorker who in the summers of 2004 and '05 attended two intimate, outdoor music and art festivals featuring a small horde…
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Music, Reviewed Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt

Over the past decade, Lightning Bolt -- that mighty bass-and-drums duo from Providence, R.I. -- cultivated a brand-new form of underground rock, a powerful fusion of free noise, pounding dance grooves, the technical precision of metal, the low-end thump of…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

There are still a few artists out there whom Clear Channel doesn't own. Sage Francis is one of them, and he's so passionate about this fact that the MC and slam poetry champ from Providence, R.I., has launched a 41-city…
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Culture, Stage

As If in Sleep

The weirdest part of Tim Barsky's one-man storytelling extravaganza is also the best reason to see it: Barsky plays hip hop flute. I am not kidding. He trills minor-toned melodies over a heavy beatbox rhythm with a trick of his…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

The record industry is not known for its charity work. Major labels have built their fortunes by screwing artists out of royalties, overcharging listeners for CDs, and suing latter-day Robin Hoods like Napster right out of the marketplace. With the…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

It's an all too common club experience. As some artist softly pours his heart into a subtle folk tune or ambient noise suite, an oblivious audience member yammers at a volume that would be completely inappropriate at, say, a theatrical…
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Music, Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt

Over the past five years, Lightning Bolt has carved out a unique niche in the surprisingly fertile post-hardcore scene of Providence, R.I. Blending propulsive drums and blaring feedback, the band creates blunt, simple riffs drenched in noise and speed. During…
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