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)

This video series, Song From Scratch, shows the process of collaboration between musicians making their own original tracks and celebrates the spirit of making and performing original music that AS220 fosters.

"You can tell when people are making shit for you to like, and I hate that. That’s why Araab, he got his own sound, like, you could hear a Araab beat and know Araab shit, you know what I’m sayin’? And that’s great! That’s why I crafted my shit about, like, even the way I rap and everything. I want when you hear me rap, you know that’s Danny Brown!" 

-Danny Brown

Bike Month begins tomorrow night (Wed May7) with a FREE speaker series from 6-8pm.
Tomorrow’s topic is Bike Touring 101 led by Sarah Thomas, Dallas Jamme, and Mike Moritz
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In celebration of May bike month, the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition (RI BIKE) invites you to join guests from the New England region as well as local bike advocates in a 3 part series including a wide range of bike-related topics. Learn about bike vacations, local advocacy efforts, bike touring 101, and much more!
May 7th: Bike touring 101 ( Sarah Thomas & Dallas Jamme (nomadiccycling.com) and Matt Moritz (RI Bike President and Adventure Cycling Trained Bike Tour Leader)
May 14th: Post-Car Adventuring ( Justin Eichenlaub – author of “Post Car Adventuring”, he is a founding member of ‘Transport Hartford, and co-founder of  Post-Car Press & Consulting)
May 28th: Livable Streets – Rethinking Urban Transportation (Jonathan Harris, Sierra Club) – RI Chapter Vice Chair & Transportation Working Group Leader)

Bike Month begins tomorrow night (Wed May7) with a FREE speaker series from 6-8pm.

Tomorrow’s topic is Bike Touring 101 led by Sarah Thomas, Dallas Jamme, and Mike Moritz

🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲

In celebration of May bike month, the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition (RI BIKE) invites you to join guests from the New England region as well as local bike advocates in a 3 part series including a wide range of bike-related topics. Learn about bike vacations, local advocacy efforts, bike touring 101, and much more!

May 7th: Bike touring 101 ( Sarah Thomas & Dallas Jamme (nomadiccycling.com) and Matt Moritz (RI Bike President and Adventure Cycling Trained Bike Tour Leader)

May 14th: Post-Car Adventuring ( Justin Eichenlaub – author of “Post Car Adventuring”, he is a founding member of ‘Transport Hartford, and co-founder of  Post-Car Press & Consulting)

May 28th: Livable Streets – Rethinking Urban Transportation (Jonathan Harris, Sierra Club) – RI Chapter Vice Chair & Transportation Working Group Leader)

Clyde Lawrence, musician and songwriter based out of New York City, recognizes and capitalizes on the universal love for the Jackson 5.  The Clyde Lawrence Band, a rotating group of musicians led by Lawrence, have taken on the task of reviving Motown, a genre that Lawrence recognizes, “people hear on the radio and are very into it” but has failed to yield many contemporary offspring. Lawrence’s original soul-infused pop music recreates with a powerful brass section and Lawrence’s raspy vocals the swinging and smooth sounds of Motown. Joining the Clyde Lawrence Band are The Rooks, fellow New York City-based funk/IndieSoul/R & B sextet with whom the CL Band has performed several times. These two Motown-inspired bands, which Lawrence identifies as “kindred spirits” will reunite on May 2nd for The Clyde Lawrence Band’s first weekend show at AS220. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok7JZBZUu_U
RSVP on facebook

Clyde Lawrence, musician and songwriter based out of New York City, recognizes and capitalizes on the universal love for the Jackson 5.  The Clyde Lawrence Band, a rotating group of musicians led by Lawrence, have taken on the task of reviving Motown, a genre that Lawrence recognizes, “people hear on the radio and are very into it” but has failed to yield many contemporary offspring. Lawrence’s original soul-infused pop music recreates with a powerful brass section and Lawrence’s raspy vocals the swinging and smooth sounds of Motown. Joining the Clyde Lawrence Band are The Rooks, fellow New York City-based funk/IndieSoul/R & B sextet with whom the CL Band has performed several times. These two Motown-inspired bands, which Lawrence identifies as “kindred spirits” will reunite on May 2nd for The Clyde Lawrence Band’s first weekend show at AS220. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok7JZBZUu_U

RSVP on facebook

TONIGHT

9pm

$4

#3amblack open mic/cypher and networking, plus performance by Y.B.S., TONIGHT, 4/24/14, 9 PM, at AS220 in Providence, $4.00 to enter. Learn more about the 3 AM is the New Black and #musicmovesreza, and showcase your creativity.

3 AM is the New Black
On Facebook, Twitter & Instagram:
@3amblack

Y.B.S. is a Hip-Hop duo comprised of members Young Bagz & Young Scholar who are both natives of Providence, RI. Growing up with a love for music, the duo began making and recording music in 2008 while attending the University of Rhode Island. Balancing education, their passion of music and alongside the eccentric college life, Y.B.S. is determined to be successful in their craft, growing every day. Y.B.S. is determined to showcase their own interpretation of the revival of Hip Hop through witty and thought provoking lyrics through their music. Their music contents also consist of enjoying their experiences, as well as their perspective of their hometown. They proudly introduced their debut mixtape titled “The Renaissance” in 2011, which opened many eyes. They released their E.P. album “Without Further Ado, which also shocked many audiences because of the growth in the project, compared to the debut mixtape. Y.B.S. gained the respect of many ears as they anticipated for the next mixtape, entitled T.Y.C. Vol. 1 (released in October 2012). Y.B.S. understands that the road to their ultimate success is determine by their drive, their consistency, and their open mind to accept criticism; “It only makes us better”.

Twitter and Instagram: @youngscholar_ @youngbagzybs
Official website: www.YBSNation.com
See their latest video, ‘I Pray’:
TONIGHT APRIL 24, 2014
 6-8pm  > AS220 Youth presents The Will To Adorn
AS220 Youth is partnering with the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to document fashion, style, and adornment in the African American community. The project was inspired by Zora Neal Hurston’s anthropology work in the South in the 1930’s and brings together “culture bearers” who take swag to the level of high art. 
The event will feature 

fashion by Boston designer Judith Bashala
personal style by AS220 Youth and the Central Falls High School Fashionistas
in-house designers Kyle Collins and Fernando Flaquer
barber Boo Hackney
spoken word by Christopher Johnson and Yunus Quddus
New Orlean’s Ashe Cultural Center
video work by AS220 Youth & Central Falls High School
the latest West African beats by DJ Kris Fame
Dance by Nentor Dahn, 2Legit & Project 401
and the incredible ZuKrewe!

We’ll also serve home cooking by Pawtucket’s Iyabo Odewale. 

TONIGHT APRIL 24, 2014

 6-8pm  > AS220 Youth presents The Will To Adorn

AS220 Youth is partnering with the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to document fashion, style, and adornment in the African American community. The project was inspired by Zora Neal Hurston’s anthropology work in the South in the 1930’s and brings together “culture bearers” who take swag to the level of high art. 
The event will feature 
  • fashion by Boston designer Judith Bashala
  • personal style by AS220 Youth and the Central Falls High School Fashionistas
  • in-house designers Kyle Collins and Fernando Flaquer
  • barber Boo Hackney
  • spoken word by Christopher Johnson and Yunus Quddus
  • New Orlean’s Ashe Cultural Center
  • video work by AS220 Youth & Central Falls High School
  • the latest West African beats by DJ Kris Fame
  • Dance by Nentor Dahn, 2Legit & Project 401
  • and the incredible ZuKrewe!
We’ll also serve home cooking by Pawtucket’s Iyabo Odewale. 
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