Saturday, December 10, 2011

Weds December 14th: All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood: The Body Farewell Show!

Fred at South Of Heaven Press made up some ltd screenprinted posters for the show. Bring a couple extra bux to grab one from him!

Armageddon Shop Presents:



Come say goodbye to us as we depart for a land where the sweet tea flows like a river and there's biscuits as far as the eye can see. P.S. like forever, not just this tour.

Wednesday December 14th
115 Empire St
Providence RI 02903
All Ages / Drink with ID

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

IN LIMBO: Noise Fest this Weekend

IN LIMBO: Noise Fest this Weekend

Among a slew of great shows this Friday and Saturday, starting at (believe it or not) 9pm both nights Paragon and Castlevania are teaming up to usher in their own funeral march. As another wave of spaces close their doors, this will be an opportunity to revel in the past year and a half of hyperactivity on the West Side. Come out and support the 20 out-of-town performers and over a dozen of local bands, some of which are having their first or final show in Providence. Whether you come early or come late, it should still be alive after anything else finishes.

This Friday & Saturday, November 18th-19th.
@ Paragon and Castlevania
9pm, $8 - $5 donation suggested both nights
for band links and more info visit

Saturday, October 29, 2011

THIS WEEK: Friday Nov 4th @ AS220

Armageddon Shop Presents:

Premonition 13
(new project by Wino from St Vitus)

The Gates Of Slumber
(Indianapolis, Heavy doom with classic traditional metal influences)

(Local heavy sludge stoner style ala Sabbath and Sleep)

Friday November 4th
All Ages / Drink with ID
115 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sigur Ros "Inni" Pre-Order deal @ Armageddon

Pre-Order the new SIGUR ROS album at the shop and you will get a FREE TICKET to the movie screening at the Cable Car Cinema in November.

Stop by the shop if you're interested.

One ticket per customer per purchase (at less than suggested retail price), and we have twenty tickets.

Armageddon Shop
436 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909
401 521-6667

Thursday, September 15, 2011

5th Biennial Photo Lottery

It's the 5th Biennial Photo Lottery at AS220! Help support the epic expansion of the photo program at AS220 and contribute to the growing community or artists and photographers in Providence and beyond.

The Photo Lottery will showcase over 150 pieces of photo-based artwork for the month of September. On Sept.24, the lottery commences! For a $125 donation, you will receive a ticket to the event and a chance to win one photograph in this truly unique photo frenzy! Every ticket sold will correspond at random to a piece of art on the wall.If you buy a ticket, you're already a winner! Buy your ticket and claim your piece of photographic history at AS220!

AS220 has provided affordable access to a traditional black and white photographic resources through the Paul Krot Community darkroom since 1995, and with the opening of the Mercantile Block expanded to include digital and color photography and studio lighting to our list of available, publicly accessible resources. By donating $125 to this event, you will help support AS220 Photo and help us continue to provide access and opportunities to local photographers.

You can pick up your ticket the night of the Photo Lottery at our Will Call table. Please bring a copy of your paypal/as220shop receipt with you so we can confirm your purchase with our records and ensure everyone gets the tickets they've paid for.

To learn more about AS220 Photo, our classes, our membership options, and this exciting new phase or our existence, visit

buy photo tickets

Thursday, September 08, 2011

This Weekend Is A Nutfarm/Everyday Magic

Holy mother of God, kittens. Every day this weekend=the most magical day of your life. I'll not waste your life jabbering away, as there is so much to communicate.


Legendary band and erstwhile ultimate fighters OXBOW possibly take down Machines With Magnets with Whore Paint and Tinsel Teeth. Known: Shit's gonna get covered in blood. Unknown: If said blood will be real or fake.

Festival de Bucket aka Rocktucket
Downtown Bucket, 250 Main St
Sliding $0-5

There's gonna be so much fist pumping and food trucks. Dan Deacon, Fang Island, Math the Band, Ed Shrader's Music Beat, In Heat, The Eyesores, Tig & Bean, The 'Mericans, and Double Decker Dance Band. Maybe a beer garden? Maybe we'll raffle off some sweet gear? Check it out.

Ripping times outside before the weather turns on us for good. Wolves In The Throne Room, Thou, & Worms in Women and Cattle. Do not miss.

Hey, quick aside, Pippi built a mosaic facade for the Dirt Palace, no joke, which is currently showing inside the Bell Gallery at Brown. Imagine one of her beautiful vulture prints, but as tall as a house and involving jewels. Peep the opening from 5:30-7:30 this Friday. Probably you can score some gallery dinner, know what I'm saying? Hey-ohhhhh!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Saturday Aug 27th BLUE COUPE (Orig. BOC & Alice Cooper Band dudes), BACKWASH (Reunion!!) & LOLITA BLACK

Saturday, August 27th 9pm sharp!

Original members of Blue Oyster Cult & Alice Cooper Band!!!

One off Reunion gig! It's been YEARS! Don't miss it!

Fresh off recording a new full length album!

The Roots Cafe (Formerly the Black Rep)
276 Westminister St
Providence RI 02903

Thursday, August 04, 2011

I've Got Good News, And Bad News

Which do you want first, team? The dark news is that "Guy Number 1" Art Middleton is leaving us for more temperate pastures in T-minus not that long, putting on hold not only a seemingly bottomless series of positive vibes, but also some of Providence's favorite bands. The good news is that, by way of consolation, he's put together a farewell Arcing show tonight with a dazzling array of Very Special Guests. Behold!

ARCING (Bon Voyage!)
STRINGBUILDER (Think Terminator 2)
JACOB THE TERRIBLE (Worcester Rockers)
TROPHY WIFE (Philly Shredders)

Machines With Magnets
Thursday August 4
Real Live 9
Probably not that many dollarz.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hey, AS220 photo lottery...

From AS220:
That's right. Photo Lottery is back in a big way. This September, AS220 PHOTO hosts the grand photo spectacular that brings together an dazzling array of photographic work from artists, teachers, young people and professional photographers back to Providence. 
The 5th Biennial Photo Lottery helps support the Paul Krot Community Darkroom and the Mercantile Photo Lab, Rhode Island's only publicly accessible traditional black and white darkroom, digital photo lab and community lighting studio. 

By donating work or purchasing a ticket to the Photo Lottery, you will help sustain and support this incredibly important resource and show your dedication to preserving the photographic arts and will help us continue to build community around the art and practice of photography. 
So show us your shots and donate a print or step up to the ticket table and take a shot at winning one of over 150 photo-based artworks. This year we've already received original work from groundbreaker MARK MORRISROE and have acquired a silver gelatin print from a rare original negative of ELVIS PRESLEY from his army days! 

Don't delay! Be a part of this super special photo spectacular! Artwork donations will be accepted until Aug.20 and tickets are ON SALE NOW!! Find out more at or

Friday, July 15, 2011

Girls Rock Camp showcase

Girls Rock! Rhode Island
Girls Rock! Rhode Island is a non-profit organization that helps girls and women empower themselves through the development of musical skills to foster self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-efficacy.

Monday, July 11, 2011


YOB and Dark Castle... this is a really big deal (for me at least).

Wednesday, July 13th


Machines With Magnets, 400 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI

Friday, July 08, 2011

Batillus & Mutilation Rites Tonight!

Metal 911, gang! Friday July 8 at MWM:


These guys have a new limited edition split 7" out, and are hand delivering the magic to RI. Cross the town line and get gnarly.

Friday, July 01, 2011

METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries & More...

Having read Slayer Mag years ago, I have to say it was one of the best underground black/death metal zines I'd ever come across. Needless to say, when I say Bazillion Points was working on releasing ALL OF THEM in one book I was beyond stoked, not just for myself, but for the 99% of people who had never heard of it to begin with. An absolute classic. If you've enjoyed OAKEN THRONE, SNAKEPIT, or MORBID TALES zines we've brought into the shop in the past, don't miss out on this. You'll file it alongside "Lords Of Chaos" and be glad you did.

Not to mention we have it for almost $10 less than the cover price!

Deluxe 744pp hardcover w/ 720pp b/w pages (over 600 reproductions from every issue of Slayer Mag), 100+ rare historical images, plus 8pp color insert from Slayer Mag Archives, plus 16pp color gallery of portraits by Jon Kristiansen
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″ x 2″; 5.5 lbs (2.5kg)
Forewords by Ian Christe, Tomas Lindberg, Chris Reifert, Fenriz, Stephen O’Malley, Erik Danielsson, and Tara G. Warrior


A new GREAT zine we got in this week. Absolutely great layout and content. Highly recommended. Interviews with Watain, Inquisition, Alcest, Ascension, Griftegard, MGLA, Necros Christos and tons more. 60 pages.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jamie Lowe's Body/Assembly of Light tour blog

Jamie is snapping pics and blogging about the bands 2 week tour over on the BUST site. Check it out!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Empire Builder

It has been a little while since I went into Empire Guitars. To be totally honest, last time I was there it was still in the corner of the pawn shop. I was driving by the other day and decided to check out the new, expanded digs. At first I walked up to the front of the pawn shop thinking there was an internal entrance, but there was a printout on the window that directed me otherwise. Heading to the back of the building you  find, around the giant dumpster :( , a colorful mural letting you know that you are on the right track.

Walking in, I was sort of floored. The store is amazing.

Growing up, I always went to the guitar shops in NYC where there was the most unbelievable array of guitars. This was pre-Ebay. so all the shops had a minimum of 30 vintage (50s-70s) Les Pauls and even more Strats...and so on. I have not seen a store that had this vibe in many years. There is one in the outskirts of San Fran, another in Rochester...and a few others here and there...but not in Providence for certain.

The sheer quantity of quality and interesting amps and instruments is crazy. Now, although I bought a cheapo Epiphone SG at Empire a few years ago, this is not the bargain basement of guitars. you may not want to go there if you are shopping for a $50.00 beater.

Anyway, hopefully soon, Mike and the other folks at Empire will start posting gems up here on the front page.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Home Recording God Takes Machines With Magnets, Monday June 13

Ultimate showdown, or long due reconciliation of glossy modern Victorian fidelity with 1970's quasi-finished basement grit? YOU DECIDE! R. Stevie Moore, godfather of home recording and infamous recluse, is going on tour for the first time ever in his many decade career. Think Pet Sounds style uncomfortably positive vibes belied by some secret antisocial awkwardness bordering on the extreme. Am I right? Stevie will be backed/wooed onto the circuit by Brooklyners Tropical Ooze, and flanked by "middle name Avante" Lazy Magnet and Alec K. If you miss this you will be seriously disadvantaged re: head-bopping tunes and your own sense of just who you have to thank for that 4 track you made your parents split the cost of after you worked in the movie theater in the mall for 3 months in the midwest circa 1997. (Is this getting too personal?)

"Soft Approach Presents" a "Very" "Special" "Evening" with:
R. Stevie Moore
Tropical Ooze
Lazy Magnet
Alec K Redfearn

@Machines With Magnets
Monday June 13

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Finland Invades Providence!!

Analog Underground Record Store

YEAR ONE: analog underground GRAND OPENING and SALE!
Saturday at 12:00pm
‎504 Broadway, Providence RI 02909

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thursday May 26th @ AS220: Doom (UK), Dropdead, Teargas (Australia)

(UK, 1st time in the USA only area show!)

(RI, celebrating 20 years of anti-bastard anti-war anti-asshole thrash)

(Australia, 1st time in the USA)

Thursday May 26th
All Ages / Drink with ID
115 Empire St
Providence RI 02903


Thursday, May 12, 2011


The magic starts now, gang. Thursday May 12, this very night, D Rider gets up in it at Machines With Magnets. For those unfamiliar, this is the newest project from Todd Rittman of US Maple and Singer. Zing! I'm having a melt-down already. Rumor on the street is that it's some of the freakiest shit rock and roll fans have seen in a minute. Fanning the flames are Kokomo and OSS (will they bring a "very special guest"?). In summation:

Dead Rider

Olneyville Sound System
@MWM May 12/Now
$8 +positive vibes on the house

Saturday, May 07, 2011


Madonnarama Saturday May 7th at MWM.

Pointy bras abound! Songs by the queen of pop, performed by your favorite bands.

All proceeds from this event go to support Girls Rock! Rhode Island, whose mission is to help girls and women empower themselves through music!

9-1 with lots more bands than what is listed on the lovely poster that Meredith Stern made.

Cave of Colors (ex- the Ram, the Butcherings, Tastic) w/ the Assembly of Light Choir
Roz Raskin & the Ricecakes
the 'Mericans
Sister Ray of Light (mems. Death Vessel, Quakey Gum, the Eyesores)
Me Jane (mems. Maria Monk)
Tanya Power (ex-Drab)
The Invisible Hours
Jamie & Kelly Burke (mems. Benedictions)
Whore Paint (mems. Made in Mexico, Arcing, Teenage Waistband)
The Intelevisions
Ann O'Dam
John K. & the Resentments

+DJ Merry Def kicking out the jamz between sets!

SATURDAY, MAY 7th at Machines With Magnets (400 Main St., Pawtucket, RI)!

$5-10 sliding scale donation

See you there!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

On Record Store Day, I picked up this EARTH LP from Armageddon Shop. If you liked The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull record from 2008 then this is for you. It barely resembles older EARTH records though...just to warn those who have not heard their recent stuff.

Anyway, I really like it.

Preview here:

Monday, April 18, 2011

And now for something completely different

While browsing the Electro Harmonix website to see if they had any new crazy guitar effects coming out, I found this link on their page. It is this band Pomplamoose. Actually, the original link was just the dude (Jack Conte), but then I found more links for his "band" on youtube.

These two are adorable.

The basic deal is that he plays every instrument himself and videotapes everything. Then, he edits the video in a way that you can basically see him creating the song. The music is super sweet stuff ...kinda New Pornographers/Aisler Set/Moldy Peaches. Even if you hate the sound of that, you should watch just one of these.

-- EDIT: In some of the vids, the lady friend also plays instruments. I didnt see that in some of these until now. The ones I saw at first were all just him. --

Here is the first click I watched, which is more Elliot Smithy

And another with both of them:

and here they are covering Michael Jackson's Beat It:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

TODAY : April 16th Record Store Day

TODAY AT NOON: Record Store Day: Our Way. We'll have some of the special RSD titles, but more importantly we put out a ton of new USED vinyl in both shops, as well as LTD COLOR VINYL VERSIONS of some records we released, some OOP releases we ordered in, and some killer new releases.

Providence folks: We got in a chunk of random old Out Of Print local EP's and LP's, and some Test Pressings of a few local releases.

436 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909
401 521-6667

Monday, April 04, 2011

BONEDUST: Fruit of the Ash

One of my favorite local bands, Bonedust, is having a grant-funded show coming up...I am psyched. What does a band need a grant for you ask? I dunno...but I will be there to find out! Here is the info:

Bonedust : Fruit of the Ash
2 performances
Saturday April 16th
with Haxen and Taboo
10 pm Donate
Sunday April 17th
7:30-8:30pm free
at Machines with Magnets
400 Main street, Pawtucket

This performance was funded in part by a a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Monday, March 21, 2011

Agalloch at Middle East

I love the new album. Head up if you wanna check them out:

Wed 3/23

Worm Ouroboros
Musk Ox

18+ $15 Advance / $18 Day Of Show

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LOTSOFNOISE benefit this Saturday!

As you may already know, I am having a LOTSOFNOISE benefit on 2-26 at Machines With Magnets to raise funds to make a major upgrade to the site. My goal is to hire a programmer/developer to do some serious integration of social networking, allow for ease of use for users, create a better calendar and build ways for LON to email/text/etc people when shit is going down that they want to see/hear.

I could really use your help. I am having a raffle at the show and could use some prizes. If you are interested in donating Records, CDs, Posters/Prints, Shirts, etc I would be so thankful. The only other benefit that I ever did was about 5 years ago and the raffle went over really well.

If you would like to donate, please drop donations at Armageddon Providence. They are kind enough to be letting me use the shop as a hub for local folks.

If you know anyone that might be interested in helping in this way, please forward this along.


Friday, February 18, 2011


In a long awaited excuse to grace Providence with another "I'll top my own Evil best" Lee Buford poster, Machines With Magnets is blowing it up this Sunday with a Best Friends From Near and Far original dude-stravaganza. Git it in for The Body kind-of tour kickoff, second debut of still pretty new Deleted Arrows line-up, I-still-haven't-seen-these-guys-but-thanks-Rich-for-making-my-band-look-awesome Mouth of Flowers, "Worcester Knows How To Party" bros Mountain Man, "In it for life" Soul Control, and the source of all things melodious/dark and immersive/corn-syrup fueled in MWM studios for the past week, Braveyoung. These dudes have been in The Bucket working on a Body collab, and we can't say enough good things about them. Technical proficiency! Hardcore ideals! Southern charm! Sorry ladies- they're taken! Real Live Early o'clock. No more bitching about how it's too cold to get out there. See you in hell!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

This Week: Death Angel, Monotonix

In my snow shoveling haze, I missed Blood Sacrifice...which pisses me off. Some rock is still to be had this week though. Friday night at Club Hell are old school Bay Area thrashers DEATH ANGEL.

Death Angel - Lazarus A.D. - Bonded by Blood - Violent History - Gut Bucket - Razormaze

Sunday night at Machines With Magnets is Tel Aviv's insane rockers Monotonix. Word on the street (Schneidlomat) is that this is their last tour. Monotonix and Megasus will both have their new records. See it.

Monotonix - Megasus - Pujol

Friday, January 07, 2011


Generally, characterizing an evening as "ultimate doom" doesn't bode well for the experience looming nigh. Not so for tonight's happs at the site of Rhode Island's most illustrious fetish nights circa the late 90's/early 2000s. Drag the shadows of your earthly shells down to Richmond street early for this one:

Friday, January 7
Club Hell