Calendar

May
29
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
May 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!

The Duende Project, Fellows of Feeding Wolves, and Cross Rhode Blues @ AS220 Main Stage
May 29 @ 9:00 pm – May 30 @ 1:00 am

The Duende Project

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Together, these four blend poetry, rock, funk, jazz, reggae, folk, and whatever else works into something much more than the sum of the parts, live or on record.
While they’ve opened for Laurie Anderson, they’ve been quite comfortable on various bills ranging from hip-hop, and jazz, to punk rock and spoken word. They have sets ranging from 20 minutes long up to 3 hours as required by the gig.

 

Fellows of Feeding Wolves

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Cross Rhode Blues

Cross Rhode Blues is a Modern Blues duo consisting of seasoned Blues harmonica veteran Kevin Baker and young talent Ben Boisclair! There repertoire is eclectic and musically complex for a blues duo. Ben is a multi instrumental singer song writer with a big booming voice that is a one man show by himself! Together they are one of Rhode Islands up and coming bands that will recording there second release of all original songs this year! It’s the Blues Baby!

May
30
Wed
Geek Dinner! @ AS220 Main Stage
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

March 21st’s storm was disruptive. Come join us on May 30th at AS220 and explore how we can together…disrupt disruptions.
Dawn Edmondson and DJ Johnson, professors from New England Institute of Technology, and co-designers of a new breakaway Master’s program will lead us in an ideation and networking activity. They’ll also share how Applied Design can amp up technology and engineering specialists into creative problem-solvers for people, planet, and profit.

The Master of Applied Design program is designed for promising innovators in any industry that faces challenges by new technologies, automation or evolving consumer preference.  It offers students the practical skills and advanced knowledge required to assess and implement breakthrough ideas, create and manage new ventures and develop supportive environments to produce solutions to complex problems. Through innovative online courses and week-long on-campus residencies that occur twice a year, students have the opportunity to stay connected with online tools, methods and social networks.

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 min 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, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not to say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great).

Salami Rose, Joe Louis, Chefleee, Ugly Ghost, and TBA @ AS220 Main Stage
May 30 @ 9:00 pm – May 31 @ 1:00 am

A night of cool low-fi beats and warm melodies

Salami Rose Joe Louis (CA)
Low-fi Pop perfecton
https://salamirosejoelouismusic.bandcamp.com/

Chefleee (CA)
Dream like beats
https://soundcloud.com/chefleee/morninperson

Ugly Ghost (PVD)
FIRST EVER SHOW!
https://uglyghost.bandcamp.com/album/pentimento-or-the-pros-and-cons-of-being-ceaselessly-self-aware

More details TBA + Flyer coming soon
$8 for touring acts

More cool shows at Squarepop.com
Or see EVERY SHOW at RIshows.com

May
31
Thu
Red Hare (DC, Discord Records) GIVE (DC), Sweet Jesus (Final Show), Holy Hands, and Silver Screams @ AS220 Main Stage
May 31 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 1:00 am
Jun
1
Fri
Live Bait! Bad Blood @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bad Blood

Got a feud going? Somebody do you wrong? Maybe you did somebody wrong? Are grudges being held? Come to Live Bait on June 1st and tell us all about it. You might not want to mention any names – it’s a small state.

If you have a true story that in any way, shape or form fits June’s theme, BAD BLOOD, 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.

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

 

Is This Jazz? Leland Baker Group, Louis Apollon @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 1 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 1:00 am
Jun
2
Sat
Liz Moniz Presents Summertime Sillies @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 1:00 am

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Jessica Leigh
Chuck Stanton
Brad Rohrer
Nichole Auclair

Double headliners!
Dennis Mello
Marie Forster

Cost: $8

Jun
3
Sun
The Empire Revue presents The Casual Show @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
32186828_2134419970125852_3806755159418077184_nAs we dive into summer, the devil-may-care Sparkling Beatniks are keeping it super chill with the Casual Show! Come hang with us as we explore all the ways people try too hard to keep it low-key. Your easygoing emcee Keith Munslow leads the way, while the Superchief Trio will mount their mellowest melodies.
Tickets on sale now at casual-show.brownpapertickets.com.

 

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

Cartoon Justice (CA) Soundtrack for Film without Camera @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 5 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 1:00 am

28619676_2246850955330373_1023331670536457472_oCalifornia art collective Cartoon Justice is in town! Bringing a full multi media experience, with local openers Alan Sondheim and Azure doing experimental music.

Highly colorful sonic-landscape. by the collective ensemble Cartoon Justice and their guest(s) . Work performed as soundtrack for kinetic generative videos and/or the listeners own internal mental imagery…

Cartoon Justice is a collective improvisation ensemble blending a diverse set of musical ideas into a fresh and unique sonic art. The have been called Shamanic Noise Jazz,.. Po litical Instrumental… SciFi Noir, …punk harmolodic jazz.An Organic mix of european electroacoustic (Mika studied with Valdemir Ussachevsky in University) and free improvisation with a healthy dose of rootsy indigenous folk elements.Their recent CD collaboration with longtime Ornette Coleman Drummer G Calvin Weston exemplified their diverse sonic palette. As a reviewer of this CD sad: “Pontecorvo, Weston and Cartoon Justice sure put out a mighty  hot jazz rock (as in fusion done up right!) that keeps my attention going.”….”what I would have hoped Sonny Sharrock woulda been up to had he lasted this long down the music line. Frantic and cluttered, yet with a clear musical vision that sure sounded good back in the seventies when you were young and upstarting, yet it sounds even better in the here and now giving us all a bright glimpse of musical hope!”


CD collaboration of G Calvin Weston and Cartoon Justice

Jun
6
Wed
The Daily Note @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 12:00 am
Jun
8
Fri
Beta Motel, SpectraMotiv, and Triangle Forest @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 8 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 9 @ 1:30 am

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+Beta Motel+
https://betamotel.bandcamp.com/

Spectramotiv (Boston)+
Spectramotiv.com
https://spectramotiv.bandcamp.com/

+Triangle Forest+
https://triangleforest.bandcamp.com/

Not an official part of PVDFest… but happening simultaneously!

All Ages show.
$3

Jun
9
Sat
United American Peace Flag @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Traditional Irish Music Session! @ AS220 Foo(d) and Bar
Jun 9 @ 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!

Armageddon Shop + AS220 Present a FREE PVD Fest Show: VIOLET / FINE / SULLEST / HUMOUR @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 3:00 am

Armageddon Shop & AS220 Present
A FREE show, open to the public, all ages welcome.

More to be announced…

VIOLET
PVD metal sludge

FINE
alternative basement rock garage queercore two-piece ala PVD

SULLEST
PVD stoner jams (think Torche+Hum)

HUMOUR
PVD Killing Joke punk noise

Again, this show is FREE to attend…

Jun
12
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 12 @ 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!

Mountainess, Jillian Kay, FBGM and Morgan Johnston @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 12 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 13 @ 1:00 am
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Local songwriters Jillian Kay, Morgan Johnston and Mountainess are joined by FBGM (Boston) for a whimsical evening of heartfelt music, featuring projections and other visual magic by artist Hope Anderson.
Mountainess (mountainessmusic.com)
Jun
13
Wed
Songwriters in the Round @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

RISA presents Songwriters in the Round at AS220

4 Songwriters ~ 4 Rounds ~ All Acoustic ~ All Original

 

Be a part of the audience, hear some great original music AND help select the theme for next month’s players….

AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

$5 admission

7:00 p.m. ’til 8:30 p.m.

Jun
14
Thu
Timothy-Anne, Haunt the House, Ben Shaw, Troll 2 @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 14 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 15 @ 1:00 am

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Haunt the House
Haunt the House is Will Houlihan, his interests include God, Ghosts, Sod, and Hosts.

Timothy-Anne
“Timothy-Anne is a restless pile of dreads and owner of eighteen army green jackets. Their music can be described as sweet wandering chords befriending existential-crisis lyricism. They’re literally just trying to tell you why they’ve had a headache for 10 years.”

Troll 2
“we play folk music very loud and then someone falls down.”

Ben Shaw
“Ben Shaw is a Rhode Island based composer and multi-instrumentalist who, as a singer/songwriter, digs into the uniqueness of American music and seeks to blend all its facets together for a rich experience where the sounds of old folk ballads and raging second line rhythms can be heard alongside lush harmonies and contemporary styles, all with the craft of a honed musician.”