* WEDNESDAY * OCTOBER 1st *
It’s time again for another LULZ! Comedy Night hosted by Randy Bush
Emily RuskowskiChristopher SwansonGreg McKillopCraig Boudriaand a video by Felipe Di Poi
RSVP on facebook
poster by Sara Tyler
jingle provided by Ocean State Jingle Lot
https://soundcloud.com/oceanstatejinglelot/lulz-comedy-night

* WEDNESDAY * OCTOBER 1st *

It’s time again for another LULZ! Comedy Night hosted by Randy Bush


Emily Ruskowski
Christopher Swanson
Greg McKillop
Craig Boudria

and a video by Felipe Di Poi

RSVP on facebook

poster by Sara Tyler

jingle provided by Ocean State Jingle Lot

https://soundcloud.com/oceanstatejinglelot/lulz-comedy-night

We’re excited too, Larissa & Ccool Ddogg.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 17th is the 8th Annual NOT ABOUT THE BUILDINGS Spelling Bee

Spell words and win prizes! Don’t spell words and still win prizes! Watch the crowning of the spelling bee champion or, who knows, maybe even get crowned yourself! Bet on your favorite spellers, support your favorite local literary events organization, and this year you don’t even have to worry about it being a school night!

Friday, October 17th
$7 to spell, free to watch
Signups at 8pm, Spelling at 9pm

Fabulous prize announcements forthcoming

Hosted by Matthew Lawrence, judged by JP Reader and Kath Connolly, gambling operations organized by Jason Tranchida

 

Not About The Buildings is a literary events organization founded in Providence, RI in 2006. Theywould like to remind you that books are fun and free access to information is very, very important. 

Not About The Buildings holds literary events to keep you excited about reading, and reminds you to love your local library branches. Why? Here’s a couple of reasons.

1. Libraries make information free. That means, in this depressed and depressing economic times, that you can check out a book or a movie and get a whole night’s entertainment for free. It also means that parents can get books to read to their kids without spending a fortune, the elderly can keep themselves entertained on a fixed income, and everyone can get information they need without having to pay for it.

2. Libraries are important neighborhoods centers, and pretty much no matter where you live, your neighborhood could use your help. Really. And isn’t it nice to have community meetings/tutoring sessions/hanging-out-with-your-friends time in spaces that are (relatively) free of noise and advertising?

3. Books are awesome

rsvp on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/761354177261405/

K Records recording artists, Mecca Normal, return to Providence on Friday Sept 26th with Mother TongueThalia Zedek Band (Thrill Jockey), and NY based 75 Dollar Bill will open the show. Admission is $7, doors open at 9pm and the show will begin promptly at 9:30pm. AS220’s shows are all ages all the time, but you must have 21+ ID to drink a the bar.

Mecca Normal is known as a fore-runner and inspiration to the riot grrrl movement in the 90s. At that time, Mecca Normal co-founded the Black Wedge – anti-authoritarian poets and minimalist musicians “setting wild hearts free, spreading the damn difficult word of how to combine poetry with activist resistance culture”.

Singer and guitarist Thalia Zedek  has actively performed since the early 1980s and been a member of several notable alternative rock groups, including Live Skull and Come

Both bands will receive local support from Providence 2 piece powerhouse Mother Tongue. Expect heavy head nodding to their riffs and pummeling songs all while humming the melodies to yourself long after the set.

Brooklyn duo 75 Dollar Bill will open the show promptly at 9:30pm with their unique blend of Moorish influenced guitar cycles and blended rhythms thumped out on a variety of boxes and toms. 

COMING UP! AUGUST 1st - Is This Jazz?
"We triumphantly return on August 1st for another round of great original jazz at AS220. This time around we’ll be featuring two artists we’ve seen before making their returns to our stage. First on the night is The Leland Baker Quartet , a dynamic group of diverse players hail from all over new England. Lead by Providence local Leland Baker, each musician brings their own unique voice packing power, elegance, and emotion into meaningful melodies and rhythms. Headlining our August 1st show we are delighted to once again have The Greg Dudzienski Trio. Greg has played all over the world with a number of great ensembles and even bigger names. Take it from sax master Jerry Bergonzi who describes Dudzienski as having “a great warm sound and his melodic way of playing is all heart”. Seven musicians, two groups, one stage, and yet another killer night of jazz in the capitol.”
Don’t miss it!

COMING UP! AUGUST 1st - Is This Jazz?

"We triumphantly return on August 1st for another round of great original jazz at AS220. This time around we’ll be featuring two artists we’ve seen before making their returns to our stage. First on the night is The Leland Baker Quartet , a dynamic group of diverse players hail from all over new England. Lead by Providence local Leland Baker, each musician brings their own unique voice packing power, elegance, and emotion into meaningful melodies and rhythms. Headlining our August 1st show we are delighted to once again have The Greg Dudzienski Trio. Greg has played all over the world with a number of great ensembles and even bigger names. Take it from sax master Jerry Bergonzi who describes Dudzienski as having “a great warm sound and his melodic way of playing is all heart”. Seven musicians, two groups, one stage, and yet another killer night of jazz in the capitol.”

Don’t miss it!

POWER MASTERS - FOO FEST 2014

" I met Gerry for the first time when I saw him in the pit. He put his cigarette out on his forehead for this band Suffering Bastard. Like, right on his forehead. He looked and everyone in the crowd and just did it. We were like, wow that’s brutal." - Chris Veader

I think this is a memory of Power Masters front man, Gerry (standing in back, center), that many people share and won’t soon forget (including myself!). Read the rest of the interview with the band here: 

http://foofest.as220.org/power/

Check out bios, mp3’s and interviews with Foo Fest 2014 performers http://foofest.as220.org/lineup/

To purchase ticket to Foo Fest click here:

Buy Foo Fest tickets online now!

If you do not buy pre-sale tickets, Foo Fest 2014 costs $10 at the door on the day of the event. Still quite a bargain!

As always, kids 10 and under receive free admission to Foo Fest.

Want to get in for free? Foo Fest volunteers who sign up for a 3-hour shift receive free admission, a free beer (or soda), and a free one-month pass to AS220′s Performance Space. Sign up to volunteer online!

FREE CULTURE 2014 EVENTS

On Friday, August 8th, AS220 presents a community forum and discussion “Free Culture: A Conversation with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge” at 115 Empire Street. 8pm, $8. *Special event, no free passes/volunteer passes will be accepted at the door*

Buy Conversation tickets online now!

Want to get even more up close and personal? Join Genesis and other fine folks for pre-discussion cocktails, food, and company!  Admission also gets you a free ticket to the following conversation event and TWO free Foo Fest tickets! *Special event, no free passes/volunteer passes will be accepted at the door*

Buy Cocktail tickets online now!


The May Geek Dinner hits tonight, and will feature one of the Providence startup scene’s best kept secrets: Utilidata.
Having recently raised $20M from some world’s sharpest energy investors, Utilidata is ramping up its quest to drive electric energy efficiency through info tech.Read more and RSVP at Facebook
Wednesday, May 21, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RIFREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)


The May Geek Dinner hits tonight, and will feature one of the Providence startup scene’s best kept secrets: Utilidata.

Having recently raised $20M from some world’s sharpest energy investors, Utilidata is ramping up its quest to drive electric energy efficiency through info tech.

Read more and RSVP at Facebook

Wednesday, May 21, 5:30 – 8pm

AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)

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