Belly announce 2016 reunion.

Belly Reunite, Prep Tour + New Music

Are you one of those people who thought that Tanya Donelly’s ‘90s band Belly called it quits far too soon? Well, you are in luck, because the band has just announced—in one giddy fell swoop—a reunion tour this summer. Oh, and the band’s official site hints at new material. Oh, and there’s new merch!

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#DavidBowieIs signage, Chicago (2015).

#DavidBowieIs (1947-2016)

It’s safe to say that we are all gutted by the untimely passing of David Bowie. Rather than write an obituary of some stripe (so many have been written, and so much more eloquently than I could ever do), I am posting my Bull Tongue Review #2 piece about Bowie’s many shape-shifts and refractions.

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Elvis Perkins by Brian Blauser

Elvis Perkins: Persistence of Memory

Elvis Perkins returns to his old Providence stomping grounds on December 16 for a show at the West Side’s Columbus Theatre.

This year, he released I Aubade, his first record since 2009. He also created his first film score — for February, an atmospheric horror feature directed by his brother Osgood (his sometime drummer) + due out in early 2016.

I interviewed the wry + utterly charming Mr. Perkins shortly after the release of his debut, Ash Wednesday, for the much-missed Providence Phoenix. Here’s the interview in full.

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