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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)

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
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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

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