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Oct
19
Sat
Riotous Outburst Fall-Fest 6 @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 20 @ 1:00 am

The 6th annual Riotous Outburst Records Fall-Fest!

NERVESHATTER —
NYC noisey hardcore

Drainage —
Long Beach, CA doomed-out HC

Street Feet —
Binghamton, NY grindcore champs

Slashers —
NYC skate thrash, members of Ramming Speed and Prostitution

The Hate Street Dialogue —
local RI harsh-as-fuck hip hop maniacs

Flapjack Attack —
CT/RI party thrash/hardcore-punk

Red Mantis —
RI rock’n’roll motherfuckers

Litter —
brand new PVD fastcore with members of DxCx/Caves/Moisturizer

ALL AGES

doors 5:30/bands 6:30

$10

Oct
22
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 22 @ 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!

TITUS ANDRONICUS w/ Mal Blum @ AS220 Main Stage @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 1:00 am

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An Obelisk is the sixth album from Titus Andronicus, which finds the noted rock band under the stewardship of producer and legendary rocker Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar, et al.). This trans-generational meeting of the minds has yielded the most immediate, intense, and unadorned Titus Andronicus record to date. Clocking in at a brisk 38 minutes and change, it is also the shortest. Recorded over six breathless days at Steve Albini’s world-renowned Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, An Obelisk presents the sound of Titus Andronicus, rock band, at its most irreducible, as monolithic as the album’s titular monument.

Curious listeners old and new can take their first careful steps into the shadow of An Obelisk today with the newly unleashed lyric video for lead single “(I Blame) Society.” Directed by longtime collaborator Ray Concepcion, this video brings to life some of the most unsparing verses yet to drip from the poison pen of singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles, leaving just enough room to showcase the majesty of two of America’s most notable obelisks, Cleopatra’s Needle in New York City and the District of Columbia’s Washington Monument.

An Obelisk functions as a kind of companion piece to last year’s A Productive Cough. Taken together, these two records present a panoramic view of Titus Andronicus’ musical interests. If A Productive Cough left listeners wondering what happened to all the fast songs, An Obelisk offers an answer—they are here. Whereas A Productive Cough was slathered with every available bell and whistle, very much a product of the studio and a demonstration of its capacity for “magic,” An Obelisk is built for the stage, the most faithful and true reflection of the Titus Andronicus live sound yet put to tape.

Thusly, An Obelisk has all the trappings of a classic punk album, though, to hear Stickles tell it, it is moreso an album about punk. “The ideology of ‘punk’ supports the elevation of our own interior authority and the degradation of exterior authority, which we recognize to be arbitrary, a tool by which the many are subjugated under the few,” Stickles explains, growing noticeably short of breath. “While the common ‘punk rocker’ will take this as license to piss on the street and generally pursue a lifestyle of nihilistic hedonism, the true ‘punk’ will recognize the price of this freedom. An Obelisk tells the story of one particular individual, someone maybe a lot like you but certainly a lot like me, scouring linty pockets, trying to pay that bill.”

MAL BLUM
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Oct
23
Wed
Mic Madness (Youth Open Mic) @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Broly Kenpachi and The Hazeman, Wonton Mari, Frio Babi, Soldier X Love and Lil Fux @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 12:30 am
Oct
24
Thu
TOR, DJ Løst, Cult, DreRaw401, Lunchbagg @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Oct
25
Fri
Pharmakon + Rectrix + Craow @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:00 am

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PHARMAKON
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH 9:00 PM
AS220 MAIN STAGE – 115 EMPIRE STREET
$10 ADVANCE / $12 NIGHT OF

Support from Rectrix + Craow

Devour marks the fourth full-length record from New York City based artist Margaret Chardiet’s project Pharmakon and the most intense output of her 12 plus years creating industrial noise. Like her previous albums, Devour comes with a strong concept that is exorcised throughout the five demolishing tracks on the album, using imagery and language of self-cannibalism as allegory for the self-destructive nature of humans. Each of the five songs echoes a stage of grief associated with this cyclical chamber of self-destruction and the chaos surrounding us that leads us to devour ourselves in an attempt to balance the agony.

The album was recorded by Ben Greenberg (Uniform) and is the first Pharmakon album recorded live in studio. The A and B sides were each recorded as a continuous take with vocals from start to finish, marking a totally new process for the artist that allows the ferocity and immediacy of her live performance to resonate throughout. Devour also explores new sonic territory, with denser electronics, groovier hooks, and moments of her most unhinged vocal deliveries to date. As one of the premiere vanguards of modern industrial and power electronics, Chardiet continuously pushes the genres and everyone involved in them, and with the release of Devour, she has once again changed the game.

Oct
26
Sat
I Heart Noise Fest: Petridisch • MV / EE • Brian Chase • Solilians • Skyjelly • Guiding Light @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 1:00 am
Oct
29
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 29 @ 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!

Myrtle / Noa Mori @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 1:00 am

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Myrtle (nyc)
https://youtu.be/qYzDc0g5t9Y

Noa Mori (pvd)
https://noamori.bandcamp.com/album/twin-bed

$7 ~ doors 9 pm, show 9:30!

Oct
30
Wed
SOLD OUT– Alaina & Ash from Morbid: A True Crime Podcast for a Spooky Halloween Eve Live Show @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Morbid: A True Crime Podcast presents an evening of spooky storytelling on the second creepiest night of the year, Halloween Eve. Join hosts Alaina Urquhart & Ash Kelley for a comedic and sometimes terrifying journey through the origins of Halloween along with some of the morbid ways its been celebrated around the world. Come hang with your favorite podcast hosts for a night of Halloween fun.

Nov
1
Fri
Live Bait! Special Extended Halloween Show @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Special Extended Halloween Show: “Trick or Treat”

…with Leftover Candy!

We at Live Bait have never gotten enough Halloween, so we have taken it upon ourselves to extend the holiday to November 1st. Does this mean more scares, more thrills, and more chills? Perhaps, depending on the stories… Does this mean more candy? Absolutely!

You provide the Trick and/or the Treat stories, and we’ll provide leftover candy. Whatever we didn’t hand out or eat at home, we’re bringing in (forget about the Reese’s; there’s never leftover Reese’s). Don’t worry, though, there will be plenty for everyone.

So bring your true “Trick or Treat” stories to Live Bait on Friday, November 1st. Put your name in the fishbowl and, when called, come up and tell your story. Remember, please: no notes, no rants, no aimless ramblings, no stand-up routines, and there is a six-minute time limit. Of course, you are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen (and eat leftover candy).

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

Nov
2
Sat
Triangle Forest, The Quitters, and The Grizzlies @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 2 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 1:00 am
Nov
3
Sun
The Empire Revue presents the Feel Good Show @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Yes yes yes, The Sparkling Beatniks are here to make you feel good with their sketch-based antics. Your amiable anchor, Keith Munslow, will be your host for the evening as the Beatniks savor the substance of satisfaction. The Empire Revue House Band will be presenting their pleasurable brand of sizzling hot tunes all night long!

Nov
5
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 5 @ 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!

Traveling Empire, JD Holiday and the Jetplanes and The Electric Dugans @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 5 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 1:00 am

TRAVELING EMPIRE

The latest incarnation of Rev. Bastien’s musical conquest finds him full circle. A return to playing the music that got him playing music in the first place. A healthy blend of 1970’s NYC/UK punk with 90’s grunge. Frenchy DeSilva returns to bring the bass rumble. Mike D slides back to the throne of Chronos. Scott steps in with the tasty licks. February 2019.

JD HOLIDAY AND THE JETPLANES

JD Holiday and the Jetplanes are the newest pop sensation. With hits like ‘Gorgeous’ and ‘Jackie’, they’re sure to get you moving. Inspired by 60s pop, R&B, and soul, the Jetplanes join front man JD Holiday for retro inspired performances that can’t be missed.

THE ELECTRIC DUGANS

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The Electric Dugans are a two-piece eletro punk band from Providence, RI who have sold out to play songs about corporations, money and Starbucks.

Nov
6
Wed
The Daily Note @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 12:00 am
Nov
7
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 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

Nov
8
Fri
Deep Learning With Merrill Grambell @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 12:00 am
Nov
9
Sat
NOVA ONE, LOOKERS, FINE. and SO OVER IT (Jacqui’s Bottom Surgery Benefit!) @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 9 @ 8:30 pm – Nov 10 @ 1:00 am

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FINE.
You know you love this band so come to the show!

NOVA ONE
You know this band is the best so what are you doing not already going to the show?

Lookers
I mean for reals look at this line up! What are you doing?

So Over It
Like, you know you want to go!