Calendar

May
20
Mon
Atomic Action Presents: Brother, Taking Meds, and Yarrow @ AS220 Main Stage
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – May 21 @ 12:00 am
May
21
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!

The Electric Dugans, Waiver Wire, and Thousand Years Between @ AS220 Main Stage
May 21 @ 9:00 pm – May 22 @ 1:00 am
May
22
Wed
Live Soundtracks: Rectrix x Gyna Bootleg, Andy Grant (The Vomit Arsonist), Rene M x Ryan Campos w/ Film Contributions: Suzy Poling (Pod Blotz), Heather Gabel (Hide), Stephen Chevalier @ AS220 Main Stage
May 22 @ 9:30 pm – May 23 @ 1:00 am
May
23
Thu
Alex Dupuis, Flyying Colors, Big Bend, and a&h @ AS220 Main Stage
May 23 @ 9:00 pm – May 24 @ 1:00 am

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Alex Dupuis: Animator, composer, and performer working primarily with generative video and audio systems. alexanderdupuis.com

Flyying Colors: https://flyyingcolors.bandcamp.com/

Big Bend: Big Bend’s primary songwriter is Nathan Phillips, an Ohio native. His mother sang in operas and musicals while her father, a 12-tone composer, taught music in Cincinnati, before she moved to Mansfield, where Nathan grew up playing piano. Her voice is featured on Radish, Big Bend’s second release. In addition to his solo keyboard and vocal work, Nathan has supported bands like Julianna Barwick, Qasim Naqvi, and, as a member of Youngstown’s The Building, The War On Drugs. bigbendmusic.net

a&h: Originally hailing from Richmond, VA Saxophonist/Improvisor/Composer Craig Schenker began his musical career in the experimental music scene in Nashville, TN. His musical journey has found him collaborating in projects covering a broad musical realm ranging from the quiet musings of introspective chamber rock trio Arclyte to the confrontational punk/jazz of Square People to minimalist accompaniment for Megan Chu’s dance choreography to the ambient/drone work of Ancient Ocean. Now living in Brooklyn, NY he is an active member of the instrumental noise rock outfit Drunken Sufis and drone/free jazz trio M/S/T. M/S/T released it’s self titled debut album earlier this year on MoonVillain Records: https://moonvillain.com/album/m-s-t. He is currently working on completing a solo saxophone album fusing ambient soundscapes and folk traditions recorded at a residency in Marquette, Nebraska this past September. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85uqhiUOoj0

May
24
Fri
Beverly Tender / Asyaa / Salt People / Choirboy @ AS220 Main Stage
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – May 25 @ 1:00 am

59381049_10156522500998195_3783729070945075200_oIt’s a Friday Night Bag!
S A L T P E O P L E N Y C
It’s a Mickey Mouse made of hydrangeas!
B E V E R L Y T E N D E R
It’s 30 mini noise CDs!
A S Y A A
It’s a plantasia of crows!
C H O I R B O Y
It’s a man rapidly drinking water out of a cup with a hole in it.
P S Y C H I C R E A D I N G S
The music starts at 10 p.m.!
P L E A S E B R I N G M O N E Y
The scale starts at $7 and goes all the way to $20; if you go to or work at Brown or RISD please bring your ID

Will Orchard, Seamstress, Morgan Johnston, and Jamie Craighead. @ AS220 Main Stage
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – May 25 @ 1:00 am
May
25
Sat
Noir at the Bar @ AS220 Main Stage
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“The final Noir At the Bar event until Fall!  Join us for another evening of fiction readings from the streets and shadows, featuring special guests Larissa Glasser, Walter Greatshell, Vanessa Lillie, David Price, and Cat Scully!  Saturday, May 25th, 6pm-8pm, only at AS220!”

 

 

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Drunk Cat Stories 4 @ AS220 Main Stage
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – May 26 @ 1:00 am

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And just like that we are back with the FOURTH installment of Drunk Cat Stories, wow can you believe it?!

Come celebrate spring and standing outdoors during intermission weather with another great collection of performers!

Just like always, ten awesome performers will be getting drunk and telling stories about cats they have known and loved, and just like always, it will be AMAZING.

Come ready for some neat surprises!

Doors @ 9:00
Stories start @ 9:30

$7-10 bucks (a guaranteed 25% of the door goes to the Potter League for Animals!)

Featuring performances from

– Tammy LaForest
– Ilyus Evander
– Ren Mercer
– Purple monkey
– LuLu locks
– Ada Slomicz
– Ren Mercer
– Astrid Drew
– Cassandra Chaos
– Linda Ford
And your lovely hosts, Jillian Summer and Sara Dager

Please be respectful of the space, the performers and their stories!! Drink responsibly! And *we can’t stress this enough* be nice!!

May
28
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!

DROPDEAD // WOUND MAN // ENDORPHINS LOST // HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH // BACKSLIDER // ESCUELA @ AS220 Main Stage
May 28 @ 9:00 pm – May 29 @ 1:00 am

51706149_2527953293887966_7664462486531211264_nDropdead
I Skull Providence

Wound Man
New Bedford Hardcore

Endorphins Lost
Seattle, WA
“Seclusions” LP out February 16th
https://endorphinviolence.bandcamp.com

Hummingbird of Death
The “Turds of Misery” of fastcore
https://hummingbirdofdeath.bandcamp.com

Backslider
Hard and fast from Philly
https://backslider.bandcamp.com

Escuela
Grind or Die
https://escuelagrind.bandcamp.com

May
29
Wed
Rookies Rising: Clockwise Development, Smug Honey, Gameboyz, Buddah @ AS220 Main Stage
May 29 @ 7:15 pm – 11:30 pm

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Rookies Rising came to life when Max Lehouiller, a junior at Rocky Hill School from South Kingstown, Rhode Island,  brought to light the idea of a festival celebrating all aspects of music. He gathered a group of peers and worked to bring his concept of elevating young, up and coming artists – as well as bringing together communities through a shared love of music – to life.
Rookies Rising is a festival that aims to create room for shared experiences, expose individuals to new viewpoints of music, and ensure that inspired, young musicians have an environment to grow and share their craft with an eager audience. The festival serves to foster the growth and creative spirit of both the performers and the attendees and create overall positive energy to support young artists. Something that started as a prodigious, wild idea has now come to life with 5 musical acts from across around Rhode Island representing students from Providence, South Kingstown, Barrington and more.
Rookies Rising is proud to be working with AS220, a leading community arts organization.  We hope you can join us to promote, celebrate and experience the festival by young artists, for young artists – Rookies Rising – on May 29th.

 

We would love to talk to you more about our mission and the importance of bringing young people together for cultural communication and the love of music.

 

Check out our website at www.rookiesrising.org, follow us on instagram@rookiesrising and you can reach out to Max directly at maxal416@gmail.com.
May
30
Thu
Stranger Stories, Theme: Made It @ AS220 Main Stage
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – May 31 @ 1:00 am

56587586_2068536820106828_5237301932699156480_nJoin us at AS220 for our 1-year anniversary show as writers tackle the month’s theme: MADE IT.

It’s a night of absolutely TRUE STORIES about pinnacles reached — or, maybe, when we just barely made it out alive. Whether it’s a D.I.Y. project or the trouble we can’t help but make… we all have a story that’s a “making” uniquely of our own.

FEATURED READERS:
Somrita Urni Ganguly
Kathleen Hilton
Lauren LaBelle
Jason McIntosh
Susan Tacent
Veronica Vela

Hosted by Fallon Masterson and Judee Burr. Free admission! Free surprises! Doors @ 6:00, readings at 6:30.

Donations welcome at the door. This series is funded in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.

ABOUT STRANGER STORIES
Stranger Stories is a bi-monthly reading series where local writers come together to share their true stories and personal essays in an intimate space. We feature first-person, true-to-life narrative writing.

www.strangerstoriespvd.com

Is This Jazz? Antisolar and Vélez @ AS220 Main Stage
May 30 @ 9:30 pm – May 31 @ 1:00 am
Antisolar
Antisolar Point focuses on creating a musical dialogue, through improvisation, beautiful melodies and infectious grooves. Hailing from NYC, Boston, and Providence, they are quickly becoming a ‘must see’ in the Providence music scene.
Brendan Carniaux- Tenor Sax
John Mckenna- Tenor Sax
Evan Carley- Bass
Max Goldman- Drums
An accomplished writer and vocalist, Vélez sings through six strings. A Connecticut native and staple on the New England scene, Vélez moves and shakes with a presence that is “light as a feather yet soulful and sincere”, weaving sounds within a texture of jazz harmony and blues sensibilities. Influenced by a wide swath of textures and timbres, he paints with harmony that is neither predictable nor pretentious. The most enduring impression is etched by his “raspy, romantic style of singing”, and the adventurous spirit with which he improvises. Vélez transmutes pain and passion into poetry, accompanied by his guitar and the secrets they share.
After a winter of writing and arranging, Vélez is traveling with his band, promoting his 2019 Unveiled Tour and new body of work. Drawing upon many muses, these songs lay at the intersection of Story and Soul. Their thoughtful lyricism is amplified by an expansive vocal range and dynamic presence. There is a story being UNVEILED here. Gather round and hear it
May
31
Fri
Tu Live: J-Hi, Thirst, Kope, Dey Dizz, and Ace @ AS220 Main Stage
May 31 @ 8:30 pm – Jun 1 @ 1:00 am

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J-Hi: @jhigh_society

Thirst: @warhol_thirst

Kope: @kopeiam

Dey Dizz: @deydizz

Ave: @ace.860

 

Jun
1
Sat
Rule Them All, Soldier of God, Vantage Point,+ more @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

56589725_10205760141078904_7109029078065217536_oRule Them All- Long Island bad boys
https://rulethemallhc.bandcamp.com/

Soldier of God- New demo out now!
https://soldierofgodhc.bandcamp.com/releases

Vantage Point- Boston’s sweethearts
https://vantage-point.bandcamp.com/

Boiling Point- Providence punx
Demo out soon!

+1 TBA

AS220
8pm Doors
$10

Jun
2
Sun
The Empire Revue @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Check our Facebook page  to see which special guests will be joining us this month and for pre-sale tickets!
Jun
4
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!

Bible Studies, Charlie Marie, Cowboy and Lady, John Faraone @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 4 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 5 @ 1:00 am
Jun
5
Wed
The Daily Note @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 12:00 am