Calendar

Jun
3
Sat
JUNE GALLERY RECEPTION! @ AS220
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

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opening reception | Saturday June 3rd, 5-7 p.m.

AS220 Project Space @ 93 Mathewson St.
La isla fantastic or Fantasy Island Church- Shey Rivera

Reading Room
Heart Stories -Assemblages by Julie DeRosa

AS220 Main Gallery @ 115 Empire St.
Ocean Treasures -Katrina Cathcart
Memory Speak -Laura Weil

Open Window
Find Life’s Surprises-William K Daby

AS220 Resident Gallery @ 131 Washington Street
ChiaroscuroAS220 Print Shop Members Show

Jun
23
Fri
Littleboybigheadonbike (Album Release / Full Band), Jillian Kay, and Cat Has Claws @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 1:00 am

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LITTLEBOYBIGHEADONBIKE (full band) ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
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Littleboybigheadonbike, the project of songwriter Will Orchard, sprung into the music scene of Providence, Rhode Island in 2014. his music is characterized by distinctly magical and childish lyrics, blanketed by an intricate guitar workings and eccentric mixes. Through only complete prolific lunacy, he released 78 EPs and albums from December 2014-October 2016.
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CAT HAS CLAWS
https://thatcathasclaws.bandcamp.com/
The band is co-fronted by Julie Bozek on Guitar/Vocals and Matt Hebert on Keyboards/Vocals. CAT HAS CLAWS have built a unique style that is diverse yet unified. Stylistic influences range from indie/alt rock, to hip-hop, to electronic/synthpop. Their live shows focus on a minimal setup with a big sound, combined with an energetic and entertaining performance.
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JILLIAN KAY
https://jilliankay.bandcamp.com/
lofi lullabies and fight songs for cry babies

$6
9 PM
Friday, June 23rd
AS220, Providence RI

Jun
24
Sat
An Evening With Melissa Ferrick @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 24 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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MELISSA FERRICK

“Ferrick released one of the year’s most singular albums…Ferrick’s self-titled latest is worth finding if you missed it. “Melissa Ferrick” is an unfussy record built around her prowess on guitar, with her voice expressive and closely miked.”

-James Reed: Boston Globe

 

“Melissa has simply delivered an eloquent and honest acoustic album with an undeniable level of maturity.”
-Charlotte Robinson: Huffington Post

 

“Ferrick land the #2o spot in the Top 50 Women in indie Music” -nonhollywood.com

Jun
27
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $7
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

We are always looking for new models, please inquire at: lifedrawing@as220.org

The Hemlocks, Prime Radiant and Primo @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 27 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 28 @ 1:00 am

Primo:

“PRIMO is like the affair you don’t want to admit you’re having…quick, intense, heavy, and guarantees orgasm”

Jun
28
Wed
Ryan Kowal’s Night of Improv featuring the Smith/Nicomedou/Morris Trio and the Kowal/Goldman/Mazza Trio @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 1:00 am

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Ryan Kowal’s Night of Improv featuring the Smith/Nicomedou/Morris Trio and the Kowal/Goldman/Mazza Trio.
This special event features two trios of some of the most in demand musicians in the area. Ryan Kowal, Phil Mazza, and Max Goldman (vibraphone, guitar, and drums respectively) will mix composition and improvisation in their unique style to present a set that won’t be forgotten. Damon Smith, Joe Morris, and Andria Nicomedou (double bass, guitar, and vibraphone) are all leaders in the free improvisation scene and will be putting on a set that you won’t want to miss.
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Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 1:00 am
Jun
29
Thu
Breaking the cycle: Short films about the 9 Yards program @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 29 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

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Breaking the Cycle: Short films about men in the 9 Yards program transforming their lives after release from prison.

9 Yards is an innovative reentry program that provides intensive, long term support. For more information about 9 Yards go to opendoorsri.org/9yards

AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence

Even will be followed by a Q&A with film subjects, filmaker, and experts

THE DAILY NOTE 401 @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Daily Note Presents a Night at AS220 @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 12:30 am
Jun
30
Fri
The Whole Facade, Michel, and Familiar Spaces @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 12:45 am
Jul
1
Sat
CancerSeason: Ft. Jay Rich, Retro Ray, McCoy Price, Trav Black, Monee, Noop @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 1:00 am
Jul
2
Sun
The Empire Revue @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 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!
The Empire Revue Presents: The 11th Anniversary Show! @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:15 pm
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We can’t believe it either — the Empire Revue is celebrating ELEVEN YEARS of bringing Providence the best in sketch and variety performance at the venerable AS220!

Come celebrate with us! The man who started it all, Mister Keith Munslow, will lead the way, and the Sparkling Beatniks will be in their most festive moods. The Superchief Trio will of course be pulling out all the stops for maximum musical mayhem!

The show will feature some of our best buddies and some of our favorite sketches mixed in with some new! As well as – we’re sure – a bunch of surprises!

 

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

Jul
7
Fri
Zoink Zulag and the Galactic Shag, Left Hand Does, Beta Days, and The Shadow Banks @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 8 @ 1:00 am

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Beta Days (Providence)
The Shadow Banks (Fall River)
Left Hand Does (Boston)

and special guests:

Zoink Zulag and The Galactic Shag!!

Friday 7/7/17
9 PM
$7 cover

Jul
8
Sat
Womanimation Festival 2017 @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Womanimation! 2017 at AS220 Main Stage – One Day Only

Womanimation!, the premiere showcase in the United States of international women’s animated short films, returns to Rhode Island for a special one-day only engagement at AS220 in Providence on Saturday, July 8th.

Exhibiting a select program of twelve short films from Europe and Asia, the festival blends styles such as traditional 2-d hand drawing, stop motion, and computer animation.

With several US premieres, and all New England premieres, the festival offers a rare chance for local audiences to sample the world of women’s animation.

Though all of the films clock in at less than twelve minutes, they present compelling narratives with distinctive viewpoints within that short time.

Themes run the gamut from confronting one’s inner demons in the dream world to exploring the wonders of the natural world, from dealing with loss of loved ones to forging new human connections.

The festival program will screen at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm, with a reception following the final screening featuring DJ Madame B creating international soundscapes. Tickets are available online and at the door for $10.

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.mergingarts.org .

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Jul
9
Sun
The Night Flea! @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Next AS220 night flea is upon us! July 9th come for art! Beer! Fun! Crafts! Good old AND new made by local artisans! Starts at 5pm!

Interested Vendors please Email Mikeheimall@gmail.com! Space is limited and the last filled up quick! Talk to you soon!

Jul
11
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $7
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

We are always looking for new models, please inquire at: lifedrawing@as220.org

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts, Divided Self, and SoxSux! @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 11 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 12 @ 12:30 pm

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“Weird? Very… but also downright inspiring” (four of five stars) – Rolling Stone

“One of our cleverest, hardest-working, most underrated songwriters” – Magnet

“Ideas burst from Jeffrey Lewis… ramshackle fuzzbomb jams… inspirational.” (four of five stars) – The Guardian

“Hands down my favorite contemporary songwriter” – Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)

“[Jeffrey Lewis is] The best lyricist working in the US today.” – Jarvis Cocker (Pulp)

“Ramshackle and beautiful noise… Lou Reed’s natural successor as punk poet of the New York streets” – Louder Than War

“Jeffrey is the only artist I’ve sent fan mail to.” – Jens Lekman

“Really great and impressive and inspiring and exciting… There’s not a lot of people that can tell a story and use language like that in music.” – Will Oldham

JEFFREY LEWIS & Los Bolts:

Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis is a comic book artist and indie-rock musician, treading in the musical realms of Yo La Tengo/Jonathan Richman/Velvet Underground.  Beginning with homemade cassettes in the late 90s, and moving on to touring the world and releasing “proper” albums on Rough Trade Records since 2001, Jeffrey’s career has included sharing bills and tours with the likes of The Vaselines, The Fall, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Roky Erickson, The Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Devo, Pulp and many other luminaries.  In between his contemplative folk narratives and garage indie-punk songs Jeffrey is known for including illustrated songs in concert, sometimes covering historical topics (like “The History of Cuba”), or strange flights of fancy (like “The Creeping Brain”).  Current band incarnation Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts features Mem Pahl on bass and Brent Cole on drums.  Rough Trade Records (label of The Smiths, The Strokes, etc.) has released the seventh Jeffrey Lewis album, “Manhattan,” mixed by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., War on Drugs), widely acclaimed as the best Jeffrey Lewis album to date; Jeffrey has self-published twelve issues of his comic book series Fuff, and Jeffrey’s writing, illustrations, comic books and music have been featured by The New York Times, NPR and The History Channel (among other places).