Calendar

Feb
22
Thu
OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM, EKBOMBS, SNUBNOSE (ex-RATSTAB/IMPLOSION CRUSADE), CYTTORAK (ex-RATSTAB/ALPHA OWL – FIRST SHOW) @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 1:00 am

February 22

OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM
EKBOMBS
SNUBNOSE (ex-RATSTAB/IMPLOSION CRUSADE)
CYTTORAK (ex-RATSTAB/ALPHA OWL – FIRST SHOW)

$5 – All Ages

Feb
23
Fri
Providence Children’s Film Festival: Just Charlie + Bizarro Screenings @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Film: Just Charlie / East Coast Premiere

Football is Charlie’s joy. When he has the ball at his feet, he can make magic happen – a gift that many teenage boys only dream of. Now the opportunity for Charlie to play professionally has come along. It looks like Charlie will be able to succeed where his father could not. But Charlie has a secret, a secret locked in his heart. Now, with his future seemingly mapped out, the secret cannot stay hidden any longer. Charlie’s decision to reveal the truth tears his once united family apart and puts his friends in turmoil. No one is quite sure of themselves or each other anymore and the road back to harmony is paved with obstacles, prejudices and confusion.

Suggested Ages 13+ (coarse language, underage drinking, act of harsh violence, suicide attempt) / United Kingdom / 2017 / In English / Dir. Rebekah Fortune / 99 min

Friday Feb 23, 6:30 PM – AS220 Main Stage, 115 Empire St, Providence

Edinburgh International Film Festival “Audience Choice Award” 2017
Zlin Film Festival “Best Feature Film For Youth” 2017

Shorts Program: Bizarro

There are some films you finish watching and your only response is, “What was THAT?! Let’s watch it again!” Those films are BIZARRO.

Suggested Ages 13+ (one violent scene, threatening situations) / Multi-national / 2016-17 / In English or w/English subtitles / 82 min

Friday Feb 23, 9:00 PM – AS220 Main Stage, 115 Empire St, Providence

Feb
24
Sat
ENSEMBLE / PARALLAX: CONTEMPORARY MUSIC AND MULTIMEDIA CONSORT @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 1:00 am
ENSEMBLE / PARALLAX
 
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC AND MULTIMEDIA CONSORT

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018, 8 pm

AS220 Main Stage

Luigi Dallapiccola: Piccola musica notturna

John McDonald: Braced

Salvatore Sciarrino: Lo spazio inverso

Georg Friedrich Haas: Nach-Ruf … ent-gleitend …  

Peyman Farzinpour:  Soffi Notturni 

Jessica Richmond, Video Art

Marta Azparren, Video Art

Peyman Farzinpour, Conductor

 

Feb
27
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 27 @ 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!

Acid Dad, Julep (ft. mem Gymshorts + Midriffs), Harvey Garbage + The Flowers, and Albert Demuth @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 27 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 1:00 am

ACID DAD
http://www.aciddad.com/
Acid Dad first appeared in the New York scene at the outset of 2015. After spending the year self-releasing demos recorded at their studio in upstate New York, the band garnered local praise from the likes of Oh My Rockness, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound and Stereogum. After releasing their debut EP “Let’s Plan a Robbery” in February of 2016, followed by their first sold out show at Baby’s All Right, Acid Dad embarked upon a two month tour of the United States. Fresh off their first tour, which included numerous SXSW performances as well as appearances on Daytrotter, Audiotree and Jam in the Van, the band headed straight back to work in their upstate New York recording studio. While recording, Acid Dad continued to play one-offs alongside their contemporaries including Thee Oh Sees, Diarrhea Planet and Night Beats. At the outset of 2017 the band began writing, demoing and recording with the intention of creating their debut full length. Now part of the Greenway Records family, the album is slated for a Spring 2018 released followed by a world-wide tour.

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Midriffs

Harvey Garbage + The Flowers

Albert Demuth

 

Tuesday, February 27th
9pm
$10
AS220 Main Stage

Feb
28
Wed
Youth Open Mic @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alex Walsh, Sam Mayer, James Paternostro, and Cory Broad @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 28 @ 8:30 pm – Mar 1 @ 12:00 am
Mar
1
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Welcome to the Providence Poetry Slam! Our shows are at AS220 (115 Empire St.) on the first and third Thursday of every month (except August). Sign-up at 7:15, show starts at 8pm sharp! Don’t be late!
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FIRST THURSDAYS: All-ages slam, feature, and open mic. $5 admission.
THIRD THURSDAYS: Youth slam (Sept—May), feature, and open mic. $5 admission. ($1 for 19 and under)

FREE YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOPS!
First and third Thursdays at 6pm at New Urban Arts (705 Westminster)
(Oct-May)
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CONTACT: muggs@provslam.org or charlotte@provslam.org

Mar
2
Fri
Live Bait! Brainstorm @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Brainstorm

Live Bait is pleased to be included in this year’s Brain Week RI, a week (or more) of events focused on the wonders of the brain and the wealth of brain related science and activity in RI. Activities include school visits, symposiums, concerts and storytelling (as in Live Bait) from experts and anyone else with a true story to tell.

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

Brain Week Rhode Island was conceived and is organized by Cure Alliance for Mental Illness, a national advocacy organization promoting increased research on mental illnesses. Brain Week RI is part of international Brain Awareness Week, which takes place each March to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

For more information, please visit www.brainweekri.org

 

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

7:00pm Friday, March 2, 2018

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

AS220 Main Stage,

115 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

Consuelo’s Revenge, The Dust Ruffles, How’s About Charlie? @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 2 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 3 @ 1:00 am

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A trio of femme led bands that are sure to make your Friday swell!

How’s About Charlie
How’s About Charlie (formerly “The Fates) is an acoustic vocal trio from Providence, Rhode Island. Uniquely characterized by tight harmonies and easy acoustic instrumentals, this band has been enrapturing listeners since its formation in 2015.

The Dust Ruffles
The Dust Ruffles are an original pop-rock band from Providence, Rhode Island. The band is made up of Tammy Laforest, Alvaro Diaz, and Sharlene DeNardo. You can hear the Dust Ruffles throughout New England.

Consuelo’s Revenge
Consuelo is the invisible cog in the machine, the water in the well, the last one left after the lights have gone out and the first one to see the sunrise. And these are her songs.

Mar
3
Sat
Everything is Terrible: T H E G R E A T S A T A N @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 3 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 4 @ 1:00 am

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EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE

Since the dawn of time, man has searched for answers… and failed. But the fog of existence has finally cleared thanks to the eternal fruits of your favorite found footage collective, Everything Is Terrible! Over the last 10 years, EIT! has reinterpreted our shared memory into 3,000+ daily web videos, collected 15,000 Jerry Maguire VHS tapes, and forever altered the collective consciousness. Now, with their longtime collaborator Lucifer, Everything Is Terrible! has ingested over 2,000 satanic panic, religious kook, and D-horror VHS tapes. They have recontextualized them and created a narrative feature that reminds us all who we are, why we are here, and what we should be doing with our paltry time on this dumb planet. And now they invite you to be an initiate of the psychedelic devotion of EIT! As you take your blood oath, your journey will brim with evangelical ducks, goopy ghouls, and sad white men who believe that Dungeons & Dragons summon actual horned demons. Join your bedazzled Dadgods for an all-new live show, featuring never before seen puppets and costumes, as EIT! presents their newest feature, T H E G R E A T S A T A N. But be warned… If you really want to see your mind, you’ve got to be ready to rip your skull open…

Please bring your offerings of Jerry Maguire VHS tapes to the altar when EIT! comes to your town!

AS220 Main Stage
Saturday, March 3rd
9:30pm sharp
$10 advance / $12 night of
Tickets on sale at: http://bit.ly/2nPThhn

Mar
4
Sun
The Empire Revue Presents: Benny’s the Musical @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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The Empire Revue is proud to bring you another original musical, conceived, written, and produced in just a few short weeks: A heartfelt celebration of one of the Ocean State’s most hallowed institutions, Benny’s.*

“Benny’s: The Musical” tells the tale of your local Benny’s store, the neighbors who shopped there and loved it, and, most importantly, the people who worked there and made it the beloved local destination that it was. With more than a dozen original new songs and a cast of characters you’re likely to recognize from your own life here in Rhode Island, you’ll be sure to come away remembering just why Benny’s was “More than a Store.”

Showing for an unprecedented (in Revue history) TWO nights! Sunday March 4 and Sunday March 11!

*This is a parody. Not associated with or endorsed by the business formerly known as Benny’s. We love you Benny’s!!

Mar
6
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 6 @ 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!

HAUNT THE HOUSE, ERIC GEORGE, and DAN BLAKESLEE @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 6 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 7 @ 1:00 am

HAUNT THE HOUSE

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“…This is the kind of music that the genre tag of Americana was custom-made for.”–Robert Ham, Paste Magazine 

ERIC GEORGE

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Writing with the lyrical conviction of an early Dylan and singing with the graceful twang of an Appalachian balladeer, Eric George is a Vermont-based songwriter immersed in American folk music. His albums are held in songbooks – each one printed, cut, and sewed by hand. With melodies and lyrics that stray off the beaten path, every song, album, and book is evidence of diligent practice rooted in tradition.
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With a suitcase of songs, Maine folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee ventured into the subways of Boston in 1995 to practice his craft. His songs of true life adventures combine the essence of early folk music with a dose of country grit. He has toured the U.S. and performed with Josh Ritter, The Low Anthem, David Wax Museum, Lydia Loveless, The Lumineers, Old 97’s, Brown Bird, Ballroom Thieves, Death Vessel, Liam Finn and Kimya Dawson among others. In 2015 his dream of playing Newport Folk Festival became a reality, the location where Bob Dylan went electric 50 years earlier. Blakeslee is unafraid to bare his very soul on stage, emptying a loaded cache of emotion and passion onto the stage for all to witness, explore and devour.
AS220 Main Stage
$6
Mar
7
Wed
The Daily Note 401: Poetry @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Mar
8
Thu
Test Tube, Mad Passenger, Benji’s Revenge, and Nymphidels @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 8 @ 8:30 pm – Mar 9 @ 12:30 am

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A night of danceable, high-energy rock brought to you by four local Providence Bands. Come warm up with the Nymphidels, Benji’s Revenge, Mad Passenger, and Test Tube

Nymphidels – https://www.facebook.com/Nymphidels/ (http://www.nymphidels.com/)

Benji’s Revenge – https://www.facebook.com/benjisrevenge/

Benji’s Revenge is a grunge pop outfit that got its start playing around the indie/punk scene on the east side of Los Angeles in 2014. With a hook-laden power pop sound consisting of Philip Geronimo on guitars and Maryssa Morse on vocals/synth bass, they gained attention by having several of their early recordings featured in the Haley Bennett film Lost In The White City and continued with the release of the genre-defining ep1 in 2015. After relocating to Providence in 2016, they recruited former Riverdales drummer Adam Cargin and have since been garnering a buzz for their high-energy live shows.”

Mad Passenger – https://www.facebook.com/madpassenger/ 

Test Tube – https://www.facebook.com/testtubeband/

Mar
9
Fri
TITUS ANDRONICUS w/ Rick from PILE @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 9 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 1:00 am

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Since debuting in 2008, Titus Andronicus [hereafter +@] has been conditioning faithful listeners to always expect only the unexpected, consistently zigging where others would zag and maintaining a steadfast dedication to fearless ambition. With the March 2 release of the new studio album A Productive Cough on Merge Records, +@ has executed the most shocking departure yet—but only if, as ever mercurial singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles insists, “you haven’t been paying attention.”

In a move that may infuriate the black-denim-and-PBR set, A Productive Cough finds +@ setting aside the leadfooted punk anthems of yesteryear in favor of a subtler, more spacious approach that pushes Stickles’ soul-baring songwriting to the fore, creating a conversational intimacy between artist and audience with which previous +@ efforts had only flirted.

“[+@] records have always had their fair share of ballads,” Stickles explains, “but they were always buried amidst a lot of screaming. Now, they are the cornerstones. Punk rock is nice, but it is but one tool in the toolbox from which I pull to achieve my artistic purpose, and that purpose has always been communication and validation. This time, perhaps I can more effectively talk to the people if I am not so busy yelling at them.”

The mission of A Productive Cough is made apparent from the first bars of opening track “Number One (In New York).” As a twinkling tableau of piano and dulcet horns unfolds, Stickles unleashes a breathless and unceasing 64-bar verse with subject matter as sprawling as the kitchen-sink arrangement, which grows to include sparkling guitars, twinkling bells, and uplifting choral vocals as Stickles searches desperately for the strength to carry on through an increasingly violent and frightening world.

This new restraint sacrifices none of +@’s singular intensity, from the merciless lyrical onslaught of “Number One (In New York)” to the blistering guitar solos which accompany the swaggering (Crazy) Horseplay of rock band workouts “Real Talk” and “Home Alone” to the disarmingly passionate commuter hymn “Mass Transit Madness (Goin’ Loco’).” Even the surprisingly groovy “Above the Bodega (Local Business)” hides, beneath its loose and spontaneous facade of zesty brass and propulsive congas, a pained admission of secret shame, despairing the challenge of keeping the dark side concealed before the ever-judgmental eye of the big city.

Across the record’s seven tracks, +@ remains as audacious as ever, a fact demonstrated with particular defiance by “(I’m) Like a Rolling Stone,” which, through some considerate flipping of pronouns, reimagines Bob Dylan’s evergreen anthem as a self-eviscerating confessional, a chilling reminder that when you point the finger, three more fingers point back at you.

A Productive Cough was recorded by longtime +@ producer Kevin McMahon at Marcata Recording in New Paltz, NY, with an enviable cast of 21 elite musicians whose diverse backgrounds and skill sets allow +@ to incorporate far-reaching musical styles from country to rap to soul to jazz. Even amongst such luminaries as veteran pianist Rick Steph (Cat Power, Lucero, Hank Williams Jr.) and esteemed cellist Jane Scarpantoni (R.E.M., Bob Mould, Lou Reed), listeners may be most struck by what is sure to be a star-making turn on lead vocals from Brooklyn singer Megg Farrell for the aging-punk’s lament “Crass Tattoo,” as the perennially raspy Stickles humbly steps away from the microphone to enable what may be +@’s most unapologetically gorgeous track yet.

Throughout, Stickles and McMahon weave a dense, luscious tapestry of sound that will generously reward dedicated listeners, revealing new layers with each successive spin. For the first time, the orchestral flourishes and glistening details that have always colored +@ records are unobscured by walls of distortion, beckoning the listener further and further inward, until they are fully ensconced in a warm cocoon of sonic healing.

“The last record [2015’s rock opera The Most Lamentable Tragedy] was very much a culmination of all that had come before—closing, or really slamming, a lot of doors,” Stickles explains, “and to move forward, I had to look for a new door to walk through, only to find a window which had been cracked open all along. [A Productive Cough] is the gentle breeze which had been wafting through, which I can breathe in fully at last.”

Suddenly, Stickles grows serious: “We are a world at war,” he proclaims, clearing his long-suffering throat, “and if I know not the way to end or to win this way, perhaps I can comfort and nurture those who suffer through it. Perhaps I am not a good soldier, but I will strive to be a good nurse.”

TITUS ANDRONICUS w/ Rick from Pile

Friday, March 9th

9:00 PM

AS220 Main Stage

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1581859351850974/

Mar
10
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session! @ AS220 Foo(d) and Bar
Mar 10 @ 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!

Carinae, Motherhood (Canada), Leiko (solo) + TBA @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 10 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 1:00 am
We’re stoked to bring one of the most rad bands from Western Mass back to Providence- Carinae. Joining them for a run of shows all the way from Canada is Motherhood, an energetic avant-rock trio.Gimme Noise presents ~

Carinae (Hadley, MA)
https://carinaeband.bandcamp.com/album/zephyr-window

Motherhood (New Brunswick, Canada)
https://motherhoodmusic.bandcamp.com/album/baby-teeth

TBA

$7 Cover
Doors 8PM
All Ages

 

Mar
11
Sun
The Empire Revue Presents: Benny’s the Musical @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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The Empire Revue is proud to bring you another original musical, conceived, written, and produced in just a few short weeks: A heartfelt celebration of one of the Ocean State’s most hallowed institutions, Benny’s.*

“Benny’s: The Musical” tells the tale of your local Benny’s store, the neighbors who shopped there and loved it, and, most importantly, the people who worked there and made it the beloved local destination that it was. With more than a dozen original new songs and a cast of characters you’re likely to recognize from your own life here in Rhode Island, you’ll be sure to come away remembering just why Benny’s was “More than a Store.”

Showing for an unprecedented (in Revue history) TWO nights! Sunday March 4 and Sunday March 11!

*This is a parody. Not associated with or endorsed by the business formerly known as Benny’s. We love you Benny’s!!