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Jun
22
Tue
John Phelps – AS220 Streaming Session
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
John Phelps is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist and producer from the Providence, Rhode Island. Combining influences of Alternative-Pop, Electronic Dance Music and Rap, the Rhode Island native’s debut EP “John” offers 8 songs that span between introspective and infectious and truly define the artist’s intentions moving forward. The records are big, yet vulnerable and transparent with melodies that are both iconic and unique. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered all by the artist during 2020 while in quarantine, the album is both raw and meticulous with no sparing of attention to detail and vibe.

Like poetry throughout history, this one could be an interesting snapshot of time – and that’s exactly what John set out to do. …” – Angelina Singer (Motif Magazine)

The production is spectacular, point blank.” – Million Ex Girlfriends podcast

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org.

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate.

Jun
24
Thu
Molly Maguires – AS220 Streaming Session
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Molly Maguires is an indie rock & roll band from New England … In the summer of 2009, founding member JJ Sorensen began conceptualizing and writing music for Molly Maguires. In 2010, while attending Framingham State University, Sorensen met vocalist Meghan Earle, and the pair would eventually launch a failed attempt to start Molly Maguires in 2014 with other musicians they had met at FSU. After this near-immediate disbandment, Earle went on to front the popular Boston-area cover band The Road Dawgs while Sorensen mostly abandoned music, occasionally working as a live guitarist for lifelong friend and pop/R&B artist Laura Dowding in their native Westerly, Rhode Island.
In late 2018, Sorensen was encouraged by then-coworker and entertainment industry veteran Kent Jordan to attempt another start at forming Molly Maguires. Earle, who had begun looking for original projects, agreed to join. After the duo recorded an acoustic demo in Earle’s apartment in early 2019, Sorensen began assembling a band. Jordan would go on to serve as Production Manager for the group’s debut album Public Enemies, which was recorded in November and December of 2019 and released on April 7th, 2020. The 8-track concept album was produced by Sorensen and Bradford Krieger and released to widespread acclaim, with singles “October Sky” and “For A Few $ More” receiving frequent airplay on college and indie radio.
After the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Molly Maguires from touring to support their debut album, the group instead began writing and production for their second full-length LP That’s My Story, which is tabbed for release on June 25th, 2021. The first single “Soul Searching” was released on February 12th, 2021 and climbed the college radio charts, reaching the top-200 (unweighted) and peaking at 202 in the weighted category. The second single off That’s My Story, “Hey Boyo,” was released on March 19th, 2021 and received a glowing review from Glide Magazine, who premiered the track on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, 2021.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org.
The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate.
Jun
28
Mon
RECTRIX – AS220 Streaming Session
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RECTRIX is the solo sound performance project of interdisciplinary artist Pippi Zornoza. Zornoza works with themes of horror and loss using samples, triggers, voice, constructed instruments and built environments that transform a grieving body into weaponized sound. She is a co-founder of the Dirt Palace feminist art space in Providence Rhode Island. Formed in 2000, the Dirt Palace has since embodied the oxymoron of “Underground Institution”. Zornoza has performed in the musical projects Harpy, VVLTVRE, Bonedust, Worms in Women and Cattle, Master of Pussy, Sawzall, and Wold.
Photo credit: Omari Spears

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Facebook: @as22O

Instagram: @as220providence

YouTube: @TV220

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org.

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate.

Jun
29
Tue
Prateek – AS220 Streaming Session
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Prateek (pruh – TEEK) has been described as “Not just any guy with a guitar…” by The Boston Globe and perhaps that’s the best introduction to his music besides actually listening to it. The Boston-based artist recorded his debut EP, “Walking in My Sleep,” with only his guitar and two microphones in an attempt to emulate Bob Dylan’s early work. Since then, Prateek’s music has evolved to incorporate gritty electric guitars, silvery backing vocals, and lush strings, all draped around his own soulful, powerful voice. Prateek has been a Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist and has been nominated for Singer-Songwriter of the Year at both the New England Music Awards and the Boston Music Awards. His music has been played on radio stations including Sirius XM, 98.9 WERS, and 92.5 The River. His debut album, “The Band’s All Gone,” is available wherever digital music is sold or streamed.

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Facebook: @as22O

Instagram: @as220providence

YouTube: @TV220

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org.

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate.

 

 

Jul
1
Thu
Droplets – AS220 Streaming Session
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The formation of Droplets dates to early 2020, when longtime friends ⭐️Cayce!⭐️ (vocals) and Coco (bass) began writing a set of funk tunes with their robot friend, Robot (inhuman beatbox). However, due to its struggles with substance abuse and sex addiction, it soon became apparent that Robot was not up to the task, and they were quickly replaced by Din (synths) – a hot-headed cyborg who represents a significant technical (if somewhat volatile) upgrade over his predecessor.

Coalescing around this new lineup, the band began fleshing out a series of vignettes programmed and sequenced by Din – these sketches are generally underpinned by dreamy, psych-tinged melodies punctuated with random outbursts of feedback and noise. ⭐️Cayce!⭐️’s lyrics and soulful singing bring a pop sensibility to the proceedings, and Coco rounds out the equation with his sinewy bass lines.

Barring a major meltdown of Din’s CPU, Droplets hope to release their debut album in late ‘21.

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Facebook: @as22O

Instagram: @as220providence

YouTube: @TV220

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate. 

 

Jul
6
Tue
Nova One – AS220 Streaming Session
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On lovable, the full-length debut of Roz Raskin’s NOVA ONE, the solo performer examines queerness, femininity, and gender through a gorgeously moody ‘60s-inspired pop lens. Following the release of secret princess, a six-track EP released through Community Records, the Providence-based artist returns, unveiling a collection of musical gems that practically sparkle, thanks in large part to a spirit of constant sincerity and a tender boldness.

Recorded over six months, lovable, released April 24, 2020 on Community Records, is an ode to the processes and trials of life that make us human. Featuring delicate instrumentals often swathed in a hazy fuzz and Raskin’s lush soprano, the album explores the necessity of honoring the slowness of healing. lovable examines the importance of self-acceptance, and the process of seeing and understanding one’s sexuality and gender presentation. For the record, Raskin was joined on instrumentals by drummer Casey Belisle, and engineers and producers Bradford Krieger and Chaimes Parker of Big Nice Studio .

Such important topics are handled with utter grace, and the performer’s presentation of dreamy pop feels as if you’ve been entrusted with holding impassioned, heartfelt secrets. On tracks “feeling ugly” and “somebody,” Raskin explores queerness and celebrates the continued desire to truly love and accept one’s body. Raskin further expands on this narrative for live performances, and is joined by a rotating cast of musicians that perform in femme drag as a homage to the strength of femminity displayed by girl groups past and present.

Elsewhere on the album, NOVA ONE explores the many facets of romance. “lovable” and “let’s party” take a devastatingly beautiful glance at the complicated nature of loving someone that’s struggling with alcoholism, while “light years” and “down” consider the act of falling for someone that eventually comes to let you down.

In life, it can often feel as if you’re a singular person experiencing a struggle or transition that no one could possibly understand. However, lovable is the sweetest amount of strength that celebrates the beauty of growing pains and the act of carrying on. For those instances when you feel alone, when you’re unsure of your own identity or you’re wishing for someone to share the deepest desires of your heart with, NOVA ONE offers this record as an answer. lovable is a hand to hold in the darkness, a sincere friend that for one, all too brief, moment wholly understands what you’re going through.

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Instagram: @as220providence

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org.

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate.

Jul
8
Thu
Vudu Sister – AS220 Streaming Session
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vudu Sister is the brainchild of Keith J.G McCurdy, Rhode Island singer/songwriter, and poet with strong French, Sicilian, and Romanichal gypsy roots. Keith has been writing and performing for over twenty years and has been a Providence resident at AS220 for nearly a decade. The Sister has been an entity since April 2011 with a rotating cast of characters over the years.

Vudu Sister released Her debut Bastard Children in 2012 quickly followed by Household Items in 2013. In 2016, She released Mortis Nervosa, a collection of songs inspired by “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” by Alvin Schwarz in addition to folklore and fairy tales.

Burnt Offerings, a collection of original compositions written entirely in Latin and Ancient Greek-inspired by tragic heroines and goddesses from the myths of Classical antiquity is ready for consumption on May 4th, 2021.

The Sister’s influences include grunge, classical music, European and American folk music, and blues. Literary influences include the poetry of Classical Antiquity, Old English poetry, Romantic literature, fairy tales, and weird fiction.

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This stark, acoustic performance is a retrospective culmination of ten years of songwriting, poetry, artistic growth, and the development of a single artist enduring over the years and continuing with a particular vision even as the grace of various, featured accompaniment has come and gone.

The work of the Sister is intimate, gothic, sometimes personal accounts of harrowing human horrors and sorrows. There are flavors of sincerity, grotesque witchcraft, macabre irony, and bratty, impish antagonism. There is an initial punk-rock ethic that shapes a certain sense of something to prove that eventually gives way to a desire for elegance, subtlety in the efforts of a spiritual, artistic communion.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org.

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate.

Jul
13
Tue
Rather Nice – AS220 Streaming Session
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rather Nice is a Rhode Island based indie band makin’ home grown tunes! With their (unfortunately timed) first release at the tail end of 2019, they’re playing their first ever real show at the AS220 and couldn’t be more excited. You can find them on any major streaming platform, or just use their website RatherNiceBand.com

If you wanna support this group, you can purchase merchandise from their online shop via bit.ly/rn-merch

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Facebook: @as22O

Instagram: @as220providence

YouTube: @TV220

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate. 

Aug
5
Thu
Tom White Trio – AS220 Sessions
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 am
The Tom White Trio is a modern jazz trio consisting of Tom White on piano, Tom Casale on bass, and Jim Nordhill on drums. The trio plays mostly compositions and arrangements by White, along with some compositions and arrangements by Casale. Although all three members of the trio have been active participants in RI’s jazz scene for more than a decade, this particular group has been a working unit for around three years. In that time the group has amassed a large library of material, and takes great pleasure pushing their boundaries as individual musicians at the same time that they push the boundaries of the group’s musical dynamic.
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Facebook: @as22O
Instagram: @as220providence
YouTube: @TV220
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being canceled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high-quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed, or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts, offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event canceled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org.
The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate.