Is 2017 getting to you? Has the state of the political world got you flustered? Do you suffer from symptoms of fatigue, loss of interest in things you once enjoyed, decreased libido, or a lack of motivation? Do you feel like you need to wind yourself up just to get out of bed everyday, only to keep needing to be wound up throughout the day? Ask your doctor about the month of February at the AS220 Main Stage. In completely unproven non-clinical trials with absolutely no empirical data to offer as support, attending performances at the Main Stage was shown to greatly improve the mood and morale of 17 Polynesian Guinea Pigs that were acquired from the dark web. If it worked for them it can work for you. Side effects might include: loss of hearing, increased appetite due to the wafting aromas at foo(d), loss of inhibitions, increased sociality, and potential mania. *As always, this is an incomplete listing of events for the complete AS220 calendar visit AS220.org.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd:
IS THIS JAZZ? 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – “HANGING WITH THE LOCALS”
While for the past 5 years Is this Jazz? has done a splendid job setting up concerts that dive of the cliff of musical convention, we still have not answered the core question of it’s jazz or not. Maybe this special occasion will finally be the night.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4th:
NEW-ISH WORKS FESTIVAL
We shall bludgeon you kindly with 4 hours of new works of music, poetry, miscellaneous debris, and celebratory pomp from a slew of New England artists.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5th:
EMPIRE REVUE “PRESENTS THE NEW AND IMPROVED SHOW”
Now with 20% more comedy! New Look! New Recipe! You didn’t even know this show needed to be fixed. You didn’t even know that YOU needed to be fixed. A new year. A new you.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th:
It’s BACK. It’s going HARD. Are you ready to knit? Craft? Jewelry-make? Solder? Weave? Puppetplay? Cookie munch? Weave? Wait, I said weave… WELD? Are you ready to WELD? A free night of hanging and making. Oh! You can make a valentine for someone you love or hate.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th:
BEVERLY TENDER, ALYSSA KAI, LADY QUEEN PARADISE
The names alone are telling: “tender” / “paradise.” A tender paradise where someone will have a birthday. Somewhere in the world a child is a born. Lightning crashes…
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10st
THE DAILY NOTE 401
I’ve been told that the fountain of youth has been found and that it only appears at these events. I’m told that whatever ails you can be cured at this fountain. I am told that the fountain has a name. I am told it is “The Daily Note.”
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th:
LOVERS ENTREDA – VALENTINES DAY POP UP HOSTED BY NU. VILLAGE Yup. It’s Valentines day. “Come enjoy a variety of poets and soulful artists paying homage to the day of love” OOH LA LA! Maybe before or after your celebratory spiritual worship of Eros and Dionysus you can come through the shindig.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th:
BROWN GIRLS – SCREENING, W/ SURPRISE MUSICAL GUESTS
Brown Girls’ is an intimate story of the lives of two young women of color. Leila is a South Asian-American writer just now owning her queerness. Patricia is a sex-positive Black-American musician who is struggling to commit to anything: job, art and relationships. While the two women come from completely different backgrounds, their friendship is ultimately what they lean on to get through the messiness of their mid-twenties.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th:
THE GET DOWN: JAKE WHITE X ZANE, DJ BEBA
The first “get down” got so down that multiple people in attendance reported getting the bends and other health complications that result from submerging to very deep altitudes. We’ve taken every precaution to ensure that this go-round people get down, but not down and out.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th:
SNOWPLOWS, MAX JUPITER, MARTYRS, + PUBLIC POLICY
Finally! Providence and Boston are working together and getting along after years of cultural war! Hometown beloved musical spiced staples will at long lost find a juicy 617 protein to create a balanced meal that 95% of nutritionists agree is acceptable to eat.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th (EARLY) + FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th (EARLY):
PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL: SONITA
A film about Sonita, an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. Her family (in contrast to her own plans) seeks to make her a bride and sell her to a new family.
WEDNESDAY, FEB 22nd:
BLACK WAMPUM, LORD SCUM, FURANIMAL, FIST INC, + PONDERING
Black Wampum is a band that writes songs about clams. I know this sounds like the set up to a joke but it is not. It’s really serious. This is a serious band.
THURSDAY, FEB 23rd:
DEEP SOUND: BAD JAZZ, LAURIE AMAT, ALAN SONDHEIM, + LIMIT-AZURE CARTER & LUKE DAMROSCH
Sound to ponder, contemplate, take with you to the realms of sleep, dream about for 8.5 hours, wake up the next day, stretch to, wipe your eyes of sand, and then say “YES” to.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th:
KID MOUNTAIN, THE DEADLY DESERT, ALOUD + THE ADJUNCTS
This bill has got a lot of topography—loudly yelling from a mountain in a desert… you are… uh… an adjunct professor?
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th:
ENDUSER, SHITMAT, STATE VECTOR COLLAPSE, KURT SNELL, + DERRYL HELL
Breakcore pioneers, projections, industrial, turntabilism—we shall open on a Sunday for a special night in this oh so short month.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27th:
FREE MONDAYS: TALL TALL TREES w/ Z-BOYS & NOVA
Starting February 27th the Main Stage will be open on MONDAYS every week! Better yet, every Monday show will be FREEE!!!!