Calendar

May
1
Fri
Nilserver/Natura Hospitium/Putrid Parrot/Sponji/F.Howler @ AS220 Main Stage
May 1 @ 9:00 pm – May 2 @ 1:00 am

AS220 9PM $7 ALL AGES. FIRE GIG. FLYER BY JACK WILLIAMS

NILSERVER, A NOISE IMPROV COLLECTIVE OF ROTATING HEADS. THE MUSIC IS ETHEREAL LIKE SUN RA’S AKRESTRA BUT AT A BREAKNECK CAPACITY. IMPROVISATION REACHES A PART OF THE SOUL THAT IS OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE, WATCH THESE MASTERS AT WORK TO UNDERSTAND
https://nilserver.bandcamp.com/

NATURA HOSPITIUM, A DUO COMPRISE OF MACKENZIE KOURIE AND ALBY PEARSON, THEIR SOAKED IN PEROXIDE DROWNED OUT IMPROVISATIONS FEEL FAMILIAR BUT TOO FAR AWAY TO PLACE A FINGER ON. MAGIC AT WORK
https://naturahospitium.bandcamp.com/

SPONJI, A SOLO PLAYER OF TAPES, LOOPS, AND MANGLED GUITAR WORK. UTILITARIAN IN ARSENAL BUT READY TO BLOW SOME EARZ OUT
https://sponji.bandcamp.com/

PUTRID PARROT, WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT A PARROT WOULD BE CAPABLE OF SUCH INTENSE GRINDAGE? PUTRID PARROT IS A ONE MAN GRIND ACT WHO KEEPS THE TORCH BURNING AND WAVING. WE LOVE US SOME GRIND.
https://putridparrot.bandcamp.com/

F.HOWLER, A SONGWRITER AND AUDIO RANGLER OF HEAVENLY PROPORTION. THE MUSIC IS A TRIP AND A HALF. MAYBE THREE.
https://fhowlermusic.bandcamp.com/

May
3
Sun
The Empire Revue @ AS220 Main Stage
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rhode Island’s longest-running sketch-comedy showcase, the Empire Revue picks apart a new theme each month with original sketches and songs darting hilariously between pithy and poignant, lofty and low-brow, satirical and generous, warm and idiotic. Amplified by a live house band and palate-cleansed by a handful of guest artists (comedians, musicians, dancers, and whatevers), each show’s inviting energy builds to a curated explosion of performance.

 

 

May
6
Wed
Mike Tedesco, How’s About Charlie, Belle-Skinner @ AS220 Main Stage
May 6 @ 9:00 pm – May 7 @ 1:00 am

Belle-Skinner and Mike Tedesco, two NYC-based singer-songwriters, have embarked on a tour together and are excited to be performing for the first time at AS220. They’ll be performing alongside Providence’s own How’s About Charlie.

Belle-Skinner is a dark nostalgic singer-songwriter based in upstate New York and Brooklyn. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads – nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres – from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock – her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, Angel Olsen, and Lana Del Rey.
A Brooklyn-based pianist/singer-songwriter, Mike Tedesco brings high-energy paired with sincere and eclectic music to every live performance. Tedesco has drawn inspiration from a variety of musicians, from Billy Joel to Freddie MercuryPaul Simon to Ray Charles, and Jeff Buckley to Radiohead. Tedesco has toured all over the country – down the East Coast to Florida, through the Midwest to Chicago – and plays year-round throughout New York and New England. Tedesco was awarded Honorable mention for his song, “Ghost,” in the 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition. He is a member of the legendary New York Songwriters Circle, and has composed music for both the theatre and podcasts.
Tedesco has most recently teamed up with local multi-instrumentalist/producer Justin Goldner (Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman) and drummer Jamie Eblen (Dear Evan Hansen) to create his 4-song EP, Hardly Recognizable, released on 4/5/19, through LA-based label Sound Revolver Records and is available on all streaming platforms.
A unique folk group from Providence RI, noted for tight three-part harmonies, thoughtful lyrics, soothing acoustics and percussion that gently grooves.
May
7
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
May 7 @ 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

 

May
13
Wed
Haunt The House, Andrew Victor, and Russ Connors @ AS220 Main Stage
May 13 @ 9:00 pm – May 14 @ 12:00 am
Andrew Victor has shared bills with Sharon Van EttenDamien JuradoAlela Diane, and Marissa Nadler throughout the United States and Europe. A significant part of local scenes in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Seattle, he has been releasing records (over a dozen albums) and touring for over 15 years. He is based in Westerly, Rhode Island.

“Victor’s latest folk masterpiece.” SSG Music
“lonely-but-lovely” The Day
May
20
Wed
Geek Dinner! @ AS220 Main Stage
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Providence Geeks aims to help Rhode Island’s digital innovators connect, collaborate, and ultimately make the City-State and its geeks info-technology leaders. Once a month (with the exception of August) we get together for an informal meetup, short presentation, and food and drinks.

The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant. Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 15-minute presentation/Q&A around 6:30. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking. It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whomever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional.
May
27
Wed
Mic Madness (Youth Open Mic) @ AS220 Main Stage
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
29
Fri
The Gallows Instance, Obliviation, Quarintined, and Surge of Extinction @ AS220 Main Stage
May 29 @ 8:30 pm – May 30 @ 12:30 am

The Gallows Instance:

Formed in 2012, The Gallows Instance refers to the execution of the innocent of the Salem witch trials and beyond. Their specialty is witchcraft, executions, murders, paganism, and all things wicked.

Obliviation:

Obliviation is a 5 piece metal band from the Boston area. Its current lineup formed at the beginning of 2019. They released their first single, Rex Nihilo, in August of the same year, with their second single, Apathetic, releasing in January 2020.

Quarantined:

Formed in 2019, Quarantined is a 4 piece hardcore band from Connecticut.

Surge Of Extinction:

Formed in 2019, Surge Of Extinction is a heavy metal from Rhode Island.

The Gallows Instance, Oblivition, Quarintined, and Surge of Extinction @ AS220 Main Stage
May 29 @ 8:30 pm – May 30 @ 12:00 am
Jun
4
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 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

 

Jun
7
Sun
The Empire Revue @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rhode Island’s longest-running sketch-comedy showcase, the Empire Revue picks apart a new theme each month with original sketches and songs darting hilariously between pithy and poignant, lofty and low-brow, satirical and generous, warm and idiotic. Amplified by a live house band and palate-cleansed by a handful of guest artists (comedians, musicians, dancers, and whatevers), each show’s inviting energy builds to a curated explosion of performance.

 

 

Jun
17
Wed
Geek Dinner! @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Providence Geeks aims to help Rhode Island’s digital innovators connect, collaborate, and ultimately make the City-State and its geeks info-technology leaders. Once a month (with the exception of August) we get together for an informal meetup, short presentation, and food and drinks.

The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant. Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 15-minute presentation/Q&A around 6:30. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking. It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whomever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional.
Jun
23
Tue
Truth Bypassed, G.I.R.L, Jorge Soto, and Rather Nice @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 1:00 am
Jun
24
Wed
Mic Madness (Youth Open Mic) @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
2
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 2 @ 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

 

Jul
5
Sun
The Empire Revue @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rhode Island’s longest-running sketch-comedy showcase, the Empire Revue picks apart a new theme each month with original sketches and songs darting hilariously between pithy and poignant, lofty and low-brow, satirical and generous, warm and idiotic. Amplified by a live house band and palate-cleansed by a handful of guest artists (comedians, musicians, dancers, and whatevers), each show’s inviting energy builds to a curated explosion of performance.

 

 

Jul
15
Wed
Geek Dinner! @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Providence Geeks aims to help Rhode Island’s digital innovators connect, collaborate, and ultimately make the City-State and its geeks info-technology leaders. Once a month (with the exception of August) we get together for an informal meetup, short presentation, and food and drinks.

The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant. Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 15-minute presentation/Q&A around 6:30. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking. It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whomever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional.
Jul
22
Wed
Mic Madness (Youth Open Mic) @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
2
Sun
The Empire Revue @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rhode Island’s longest-running sketch-comedy showcase, the Empire Revue picks apart a new theme each month with original sketches and songs darting hilariously between pithy and poignant, lofty and low-brow, satirical and generous, warm and idiotic. Amplified by a live house band and palate-cleansed by a handful of guest artists (comedians, musicians, dancers, and whatevers), each show’s inviting energy builds to a curated explosion of performance.

 

 

Aug
6
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 6 @ 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