Calendar

Sep
21
Fri
Express Your Psych Open Mic @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

39941088_238375226859382_4074862028945096704_oARMS -Art To Reduce the Mental Health Stigma is having a fun event showcasing different forms of art expressing mental health! This will be an open-mic where anyone in the Rhode Island community can come together to fight the stigma associated with mental illness. Any and all art forms are invited.

ARMAGEDDON SHOP PRESENTS: Bob Otis Benefit Vol 2. – Providence Declares War @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 1:00 am

Dropdead

 

Providence Declares War Presents:
A Benefit Show for the Bob Otis Recovery Fund

WHORE PAINT
https://www.facebook.com/wppvd/

BETA MOTEL
https://www.facebook.com/BetaMotel/

HAMMER PARTY
https://www.facebook.com/thehammerparty/

ANCIENT FILTH
https://ancientfilth.bandcamp.com 

ESCUELA
https://www.facebook.com/escuelagrind/ 

Sep
22
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session! @ AS220 Foo(d) and Bar
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!

Every Saturday (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 4-7pm at the bar at AS220!

No cover charge!

A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!

Planning for Burial, Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Rectrix, and Consumer @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 1:00 am

Planning For Burial (PA)
It’s heavy, it’s pretty, it will blow the eardrums outta yr skull
https://planningforburial.bandcamp.com/

Elizabeth Colour Wheel (Boston)
Blackened shoegaze, ECW is a force to be reckoned and put on a wild live show
https://elizabethcolourwheel.bandcamp.com/

Rectrix
Local legend and noise monster Pippi opening the gates of hell for your eardrums
http://www.pippizornoza.com/

Consumer (members of Have A Nice Life)

This is going to be a loud one, bring ear plugs!

Sep
25
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 25 @ 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!

Bummer Club RI. #4 @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 25 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 1:00 am

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Meeting #4
An open mic for refreshingly depressing rants, sad stories and poems.
Hosted by Joe-Lou from Squarepop.com

Come out and vent with us. Got a story you couldn’t tell because you didn’t wanna crush the mood? Now’s your chance. Maybe your poems are a bit too drab for yer local coffee shop? Bring them here.

Rants are welcome! No preperation is nessisary.
Bummer club is not always fun- but it is engaging and cathartic.

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Doors at 9:00
Sign up at 9:15
Speaking start at 9:30

Each person gets a 5min time slot.
(more time may be available depending on turnout)
$5 donation at the door. All proceeds after venue cost will be donated to the Sojourner house
http://www.sojournerri.org/
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*Note:
1.This event is not intended as a support group. None of us are experts. We are just sharing stories.

2. This event is not “Emo” or “Gothic”. We are not trying to make fun of any culture. This event is not satire. Comedy IS welcome, but not at the expense of anyone participating.

3. While this is a gloomy event, please be mindful of everyone within the space.

Sep
26
Wed
Liz Moniz Comedy Presents: Ray Harrington @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 26 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 12:00 am

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“Ray Harrington is one of the best ‘under the radar’ comics in the country. No two of his shows are the same.” – Motif Magazine
Ray’s documentary BE A MAN won the LA Comedy Festival and was featured as ‘New and Noteworthy’ Internationally on iTunes before premiering exclusively on Hulu. His first album from Stand Up! Records, The Worst Is Over, debuted at the top of the comedy charts on Amazon and iTunes. His latest album, Overwhelmed, debuted at Number 1 on Amazon and at the top of the Billboard Comedy Charts.
Sep
27
Thu
Porn in Public: Aural Sex Season 2 Release Party @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
41089019_10217385715259101_2229281038159314944_oJoin Aural Sex, a queer sex podcast, as we celebrate the launch of our second season! Interactive events include: recording, listening, drawing, writing, feeling, touching, thinking, dancing. Doors open at 6, Mister Sister-sponsored sex toy raffle at 7:30!
Free with a suggested donation– proceeds go to COYOTE RI and the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health.

 

Echo Rider, Your Are My Only Friend, and Heartsick Satellite @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 27 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 1:00 am
Sep
28
Fri
Se Aculilló? | la sutura tierna @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oroboro, Tundrastomper, Rong and Objects in Mirror @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 1:00 am

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Oroboro and Tundrastomper are touring from the distant lands of Western Massachusetts. Come check out a night full of great music and support the touring bands by checking out their new albums and merch :)

Oroboro (You know them. You love them. Your dad loves them)
https://0robor0.bandcamp.com/album/laughing-death

Tundrastomper (indie dreamy rock you can get groovy to)
https://tundrastomper.bandcamp.com/album/clean-it-up

Rong ( excellent new-ish Boston freakout punk)
https://midnightwerewolfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/rong-landowner-split

Objects in Mirror (new pvd dark dream pop project ft. members of XR Tabs)

9PM
$8
All Ages

Sep
29
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session! @ AS220 Foo(d) and Bar
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!

Every Saturday (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 4-7pm at the bar at AS220!

No cover charge!

A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!

NEGATIVLAND’s Mark Hosler + Minibeast @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
NEGATIVLAND’s Mark Hosler w/ Minibeast (mem. Mission of Burma), Laurie Amat and Snowbeasts @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 12:00 am

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Mark Hosler (Negativland) 
MiniBeast (ft Peter Prescott of Mission of Burma, Volcano Suns)

also ft performances from:
Laurie Amat 

Snowbeasts

Declared heroic by their peers for refashioning culture into what the group considers to be more honest statements, Negativland suggests that refusing to be original, in the traditional sense, is the only way to make art that has any depth within commodity capitalism…
– NEW YORK TIMES

Negativland isn’t just some group of merry pranksters; its art is about tearing apart and reassembling found images to create new ones, in an attempt to make social, political and artistic statements. Hilarious and chilling.
– THE ONION

A provocation and a punk-inspired commentary on our mercenary culture…eloquent and impassioned spokesmen for ideas like a “creative commons”…it’s salutary to see these smart and influential guys get a gallery show.
– ART IN AMERICA

Negativland, longtime advocates of fair use allowances for pop media collage, are perhaps America’s most skilled plunderers from the detritus of 20th century commercial culture…the band’s latest project is razor sharp, microscopically focused, terribly fun and a bit psychotic.
– WIRED MAGAZINE

Negativland is arguably the preeminent audio collage collective of our time.
– HI FRUCTOSE

Mark Hosler is a founding member of the American audio visual collage group Negativland. Since 1980 Negativland have been creating records, video, visual art works, radio, and live performance, using appropriated sound, image and text. Taken mostly from corporately owned mass culture, Negativland re-arranges these found bits and pieces to make them say and suggest things that they never intended to. In doing this kind of cultural archaeology and “culture jamming” (a term they coined way back in 1984), Negativland have been sued twice for copyright infringement.

Mark takes a break from his Negativland duties to perform live and solo using a performance set-up built around various homemade one-of-a-kind electronic noise making devices (including two of Negativland’s original “Boopers”). In these performances Mark creates an engaging and musical soundscape performance with devices that are intentionally unstable analog feedback boxes. Sometimes sounding like insane, alien, electronic insects fighting each other, the Boopers create a non-linear dynamic “living” system of sound for Mark to interact with that ends up being a performance dynamic where the musician is a fellow collaborator with the devices, encouraged to converse instead of merely transmit. The Boopers used in this show go way back to 1975, when Negativland founding member David Wills created the first one, adding multiple transistors to a simple FM radio receiver, and sending its output back into its input. Various knobs control the amount of signal through the transistors, but the sound that emerges remains wildly variable, and incredibly fun to listen to. Using multiple Boopers (all based on Wills’s original design) and other homemade electronics as primary sound sources, Mark manipulates and augments the raw sound sources into a choral rainforest of pure electronic ear candy, erasing any easy distinction between the machine and the human. He might also rock out a little bit, too.

More info:

In addition to live shows, CDs, radio shows, books, DVDs and visual art shows both solo and with Negativland, Mark has given over 100 lectures at various places like MIT, Yale, Princeton, Duke University, New York University, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley UCLA, Seattle University School of Law, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Universities of Arizona, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and at various venues in Washington D.C, New York City, London, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, Lisbon, Bologna, Lausanne, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Toronto, Vancouver, Honolulu, Sydney and Melbourne Australia. He has also given talks at the Regional Conference to End Corporate Dominance, the Consumer Electronics Show, the Conference On The Public Domain, World Fair Use day, and, as a citizen lobbyist, given presentations about art and copyright law to the offices and staff of various Senators and Congressmen on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.

In 1995 Negativland’s released a 270 page book with 72 minute CD entitled “FAIR USE: The Story of the Letter U and the Numeral 2″. This book documents their 4-year legal battle over their release of a single entitled “U2″. San Francisco filmmaker Craig Baldwin produced a feature length documentary about Negativland, their “U2″ single, culture jammers and other appropriation artists entitled “Sonic Outlaws” and Mark has appeared at many showings of this film to lecture, speak, debate, and answer the many questions that are raised whenever that film is shown. Negativland also created the soundtrack and sound design for Harold Boihem’s documentary “The Ad and the Ego,” an in-depth look into the hidden agendas of the corporate ad world that goes deeply into the gross and subtle ways that we are adversely affected by advertising.

The group continues to perform and tour, broadcast their weekly radio show ‘”Over The Edge,” and more recent work includes “Our Favorite Things” (a feature length DVD collection of their many years of collaborative film work), various retrospective art shows in New York City, Seattle, Minneapolis, Houston, and Los Angeles of their visual collage work, and “It’s All In Your Head” finds the group tackling their biggest subject ever: why humans believe in God. This ambitious and densely-crafted double CD is packaged inside an actual King James Holy Bible which has been appropriately repurposed into a “found” art object. Negativland mixes found music, found sound, found dialogue, guest personalities and original electronic noises into a compelling and thoughtful musical essay on monotheism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, neuroscience, suicide bombers, 9/11, colas, war, shaved chimps, and the all-important role played by the human brain in our beliefs.

www.negativland.com
www.facebook.com/Negativlandland

Oct
2
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 2 @ 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!

James Paternostro, Tessa Sacramone, Kate Whiton, and Graham and Noah @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 2 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 1:00 am

James Paternostro is a dood. But not only is he a dood, he’s also a guy. A guy, who makes muzics. James is originally from Essex,CT and recently moved to Providence. Music is his one true passion in life. He’s been writing and performing his original works for 7 years. James has a vast array of musical tastes which span everything from Joni Mitchell to The Wutang Clan. His two major influences however are Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews. With an emphasis on poetic, lyric driven material James’ style is one that harkens back to a time when what people had to say wasn’t merely a construct of their record label designed to get people to throw dollars at them.

Tessa Sacramone is a freelance violinist, vocalist, songwriter, and music educator living in Providence. Trained in the classical tradition, she flirts the line between old music and new, currently songwriting in the acoustic folk tradition. She has worked with composers and artists in studio settings such as Grammy Award winner Steve Lillywhite and has performed with Glenn Frey of the Eagles in NYC’s Town Hall.

Kate Whiton is a singer-songwriter from Providence, RI. Originally hailing from folk duo-turned-indie band One Step Forward, Kate is stretching her musical legs again after a 7 year hiatus. The co-founder of OSF, Kate is taking her songwriting background and pairing it with her newfound skill on the ukelele.

Inspired by motherhood, marriage, and feminism, Kate returns bringing a fresh take on Americana indie music. She’s really excited that she’s found her musical voice again as she embarks on this new creative experiment.

Graham and Noah team up after various bands and jamming arrangements to present you with touching, bare bones songs.

Oct
3
Wed
The Daily Note @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 12:00 am
Oct
4
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

10380005_2034433896511_5825485343033422930_oProvidence Poetry Slam. Welcome to all poets, writers, rappers, musicians, and fans. www.provslam.org / @providenceslam

7:30–doors open/ sign-up sheet is posted
8pm–open mic
9pm–slam

$5
$1 for age 19 and under
Free with Brown/RISD ID

Oct
5
Fri
Live Bait Presents: Chicken @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Is there a Story You are Too Chicken to Tell?

Live Bait Presents: Chicken

“Live Bait: True Stories from Real People” kicks off its eleventh season with an all-new, never-before-used theme: Chicken. Have you played chicken? Eaten chicken? Raised chickens? Chickened out? What are you afraid of?

If you have a true story that in any way, shape or form fits October’s theme, come to Live Bait, put your name in the fishbowl and, when your name is called, come up and tell it. Remember, please: no notes, rants, pointless ramblings, or stand-up routines, and there is a six-minute time limit. Of course, all are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen.

(Bwak Bwak Bwaaak!)

Live Bait is hosted by Phil Goldman, with banter, musical accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Professor” Gregoire.

  

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

7:00pm Friday, October 5, 2018

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

AS220 Main Stage

115 Empire St, Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

Oct
6
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session! @ AS220 Foo(d) and Bar
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!

Every Saturday (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 4-7pm at the bar at AS220!

No cover charge!

A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!