Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lolita Black CD released


(From the forum post)
Angst ridden,female fronted dark punk and rock sounding like a collision of Rudimentary Peni,Wire, Killing Joke and the PainTeens. Out now at Providences favorite record store "Armageddon" local music!

8 songs 23+ minutes. Includes lyrics. Recorded and mastered by Kris Lapke in April 08. This is our first release.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


From our pal Cheryl:

Networks 2008
Reception: Friday, November 21st 5pm-7pm
Reception free for Newport Art Museum Members, $10 for Non-Members

Griswold House and Cushing Galleries
The Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Avenue,
Newport, RI 02840

115 Empire St.
Providence, RI 02903

NetWorks 2008 is a multi-disciplinary exhibition of selected contemporary RI visual artists curated by Dr. Joseph Chazan & Umberto Crenca, Artistic Director of AS220. Networks 2008 includes fifteen videos that celebrate Rhode Island's incredible community of artists. These videos will begin airing on Rhode Island PBS affiliates beginning Thursday, November 6th.

The NetWorks exhibition is currently on view at The Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, and an opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday, November 21 from 5-7pm. This exhibit highlights the work & achievement of a number of diverse and influential Rhode Island artists. A full color exhibition catalog with DVD produced by Design Providence will be available at the reception. The Newport Art Museum Networks exhibit continues through January 25, 2009.

Other exhibitions and events continue during the winter season. An exhibition at 5Traverse will run December 5th-24th with an opening reception December 5th from 6pm-8pm. Simultaneously, December 5th-28th a NetWorks exhibition will be on view at the AS220 Project Space with an opening reception on December 7th from 4-7pm and a preview Friday December 5th from 5:30-8pm. During the preview there will be a free shuttle service between the AS220 Project Space & NetWorks opening reception at 5Traverse Gallery. Photographic Portraits of the artists by Lucas Foglia and Scott Lapham at the Providence City Hall Gallery at 25 Dorrance Street will follow, running from January 4th to 31st.

Exhibition Artists List:


For more information about Networks 2008 or AS220 Please Contact:
Cheryl Kaminsky
AS220 Communications Director

Monday, November 03, 2008

Dont forget to's where:

Find your local polling place with this here link.

Do it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Made In America

I heard this On Point today and thought it was pretty entertaining. It is focusing on the "Made In America" tag over the past 40 years and what it has meant. it also touches on Clothing, Toys, Musical Instuments, etc and their manufacture.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

WHAT!? Earth is (I guess) not playing tonight

This blows.

What is going on? Why does it seem like Providence can't support the touring bands? I am in packed shows all the time...I don't see why it is so hard to get a good turnout/guarantee for the acts. Here is the roster for Mammoth Booking, the people that could have figured out a way to keep EARTH here in PVD:

SUNN 0)))


I want these bands here in Providence.
I am pissed.

If anyone from Mammoth can hear me...please get in contact. I will help assure that these shows are well publicised and well attended.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Rock Band 2, Downtown on the BIG SCREEN


Indieartsri is projecting the new ROCK BAND 2 downtown starting at sundown this Friday night. It is happening at Grant's Block. There is a give-away for the new game too. Check it out for a while or just pass through on your way to the other cool things going on on Friday. Food, Drinks, Games.

IndieArts/ri & Harmonix Music present Rock Band 2 at Grant's Block!

Come and join us this Friday evening from 5pm - 11pm.

Djs Ted James & Tim O'Keefe of Cozy Music will be djing from 5pm until dark (7-ish). Once the Sun goes down, it is time to play the new Rock Band 2 game on the big outdoor movie screen at Grant's Block.

There will also be a raffle to win your very own Rock Band 2 game bundle!

Food & Drink will be available for purchase from Tazza Caffe.

Grant's Block is located at 250 Westminster Street, next to Tazza Caffe in downtown Providence.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

USA is a Lightning Bolt

good show tonight y'all... Living Room.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Quick catch up...funny style

Have you managed to miss the VP debates? Not seen anything about this Palin character that may someday President? Just hate watching the News and reading the newspapers?

It's ok! SNL has brought back Tina Fey and made 3 shorts to catch you up. Seriously...I watched all of the debates and the true news that these are based on and it is shockingly similar. There is almost no need to even pun.



Curic Interview:

Palin and Clinton:

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Secret Dirt Palace Kitchen

Saturday, October 4th
14 Olneyville Sq., Providence

Octopus breakfast jello, tie-dye pancakes, kombucha mimosas, squash heads! DJs Davey L. and Bochay Drum! A raffle with your chance to win a photograph of yourself with Connor the cat (pictured above) and much much more mon ami- let us serve you.

Brunch is on a sliding scale of $5-$10 + cash bar


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Last weekend in Sept is upon us.

There is a long list of cool shit going on this weekend so look the listings page...but some of the things I have my eye on:


White Mice
Tinsel Teeth
Special Guest DJ: Dan St. Jacques

AS220 Print Lottery Grand Finale


AS220 Gallery/Performance Space 115 Empire Street Providence, RI 02903 September 27th, 2008 7 pm The AS220 printshop is approaching its 1 year anniversary as Rhode Island’s only public Community Printshop. To commemorate this milestone, we are introducing our first biennial Print Lottery! The goal of this fundraising event is to [...]

OH! I almost forgot. My new game came out last weekend...ROCK BAND 2! Remember that there is a boat load of Providence peoples that helped make this game so go check it out. Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals. The 360 software came out this past weekend as did the new drumset and guitar. Check It.

Oh...and I am putting this up too because it is too awesome. Some folks found our old drums too loud for their apartments, etc (which is now fixed on version 2) and some people came up with really funny "fixes". This is my fave:

Friday, September 19, 2008

Providence Morons at Roller Derby

Happening right now. Old Money Honeys vs Mob Squad.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

none more blacker...and more

Lots of stuff going on tonight it seems. There is the Black Velvet art show in the Bucket complete with metal bands like the Body. There is also a cool Armageddon shop show and the Ho Down. I don't care where you go...but go to one of 'em!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Arab On Radar

(EDIT: The date is the 26th...not the 25th as originally posted)
There is an Arab On Radar documentary DVD coming out this month and a release party is slated for the 26th of September. The release party will feature Daughters, White Mice, Tinsel Teeth and DJ Dan St Jacques!

I have not seen the docu yet, but having had the pleasure of touring a bit with AOR back in the day (when I was in Laurels) and seeing these guys all the way back when Umbrella existed and AOR was future-tense...I am psyched to check it out. Here is a little preview-o-rama:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Even if I weren't playing this show...I would be at this show. F'ing Black Cobra!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008


The 2008 AS220 Fools Ball!

June 28th

A panoply of profusely provocative performances from plentiful perspectives!

Including a Foolish Cabaret of Chaos comprised of many mysterious and masterful minds of known and questionable origin, including but not limited to: Broad Street Studios, Providence Poetry Slam, Richard Goulis, Fallen Kings, Post Logic Collective, Linda King, Chris Paddock and Friends, Chloe Paisley, The Ergot Players, Rich Porter, and many many more!!!

Short acoustic performances by Exiles, Bradford Krieger, Nick Hurley, Ben Pilgrim and the Free Union Band, The Devil My Pocket, and Alex!

The theatrix will be hosted by the clever and clairvoyant Matthew Derby and Keith Munslow of the Empire Revue!

Beats to make your beastly buns bump and bounce in your bustled gowns and prance in your pin striped pants provided with priceless precision and enthusiasm by:

the What Cheer? Brigade! (

And, appearing at AS220 for the first time, Providence bands and filmmakers come together through the electronic world! We hope to elicit excitement by bringing you our own version of DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION, the interactive video game which teaches and tortures you! You can practice your dance moves with the help of many un-relentless undulating rhythms and visual cues! Flaunt your frocked façade, and feast upon fantastical festivities, at our foolish fundraiser: The Fool’s Ball! BUY TICKETS ON THE ASS220 WEBSITE!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cafe Lila Saturday

After a night at the Pell on Friday, check out Kafe Lila's 1 year Birthday partay
on Saturday. All day fun at your favorite Pawtucketeer cafe.

If you have never been...shame shame. Go get some Sage Lime-ade and some vegan treats....maybe buy some art or a vintage thingamabob.

Google Map

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We'll do it LIVE.


An Audio/Video Performance To Benefit


Treanor Animation, HDADD™, Meat Water and ARC studios are pleased to present “Do It Live”, an audio/video performance to benefit the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, on Friday, June 13th from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am at the Pell-Chafee Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence.

The evening will feature some of the world’s top audio/video artists, including Aerostatic, Benton-C Bainbridge, Brian Kane, David Lublin, Duncan Laurie, Jeswa, Nalepa, Ooah, Peter Kirn, Richard Devine, RNDM and Robotkid, Synesthete and Unkle Thirsty.

The performance is being held to benefit the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. Proceeds will go toward fulfilling the mission of the WRWC, which is to encourage, support, and promote the restoration and preservation of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed.

Over the past two summers, many of the artists featured in “We’ll Do It Live” have convened for an informal salon at the Jamestown studio of sound artist and radionics expert Duncan Laurie. Last year Laurie staged a performance at Fort Adams called Water Music Remix during tall ships weekend.

Tickets for the all-ages performance are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show. There will be a cash bar. Tickets may be purchased at ArtTix,

For more information, email Nick Bauta at, or call

Featured artists include:

AEROSTATIC (Native State Records)

Aerostatic is Terry Golob and Michele Darling, based in Brooklyn, NY. They compose and perform a hybrid style of electronic music that is atmospheric, ambient, microbeat and downtempo with breakcore/grindcore sensibilities. Aerostatic utilize artifacts of sound generated by digital and analog processes in conjunction with a variety of interactive technologies, to compose and design audio environments for performance, film, and installations. Their work has been featured in shows and festivals in the U.S., U.K., Italy, and Australia. Aerostatic perform regularly throughout New York City and Brooklyn. They have also played in Italy, Vienna, Argentina, Rhode Island, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Their piece "Continuous" was included on the ambient compilation CD, Beneath The Surface on Native State Records. Aerostatic also composed the soundtrack for the Hub Culture Retrospective: Antarctica DVD by Hub Culture, UK. Their Digital EP 'Code' has recently been put out by Native State Records. Aerostatic did a remix for the forthcoming CD 'Water Music Remixed', a beautiful compilation by several cutting edge electronic artists who reinterpreted parts of Handel's Water Music.


Brian Kane is the Karl Rove of the Art World.


Benton-C Bainbridge is a Bronx artist who has made video as a painterly and performable medium for 25 years. Using custom digital, analog and optical systems, Benton-C's movies contribute to a dialog in an emerging global language. Benton-C has shown his work on 5 continents in venues and events including SFMoMA (San Francisco), Hayden Planetarium (NYC), Lincoln Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), Teatro Colón CETC (Buenos Aires), EMPAC (Troy, NY), Sonic Light (Amsterdam), Dallas Video Festival, Madison Square Garden, Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, Museum of Modern Art, Eyebeam (NYC), CELCIT (Managua) and LUX2006 (Sevilla). Currently, Benton-C Bainbridge is making video paintings, installations and performances with systems co-designed with fellow artists/technologists Kanye West, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Destiny’s Child, among many others.


David Lublin of Vidvox and lmnopf is not professional enough to have anything to say about himself artistically, but nonetheless his act is still worth checking out.


Duncan Laurie is a sculptor and audio artist that has been exploring and writing about semiotics and the relationship of subtle energy technology (psychotronic and radionic) to art; devising sonic plant and mineral communication experiments for artistic presentation. He has been featured in Make magazine and the Sound issue of Visionaire, which featured the likes of David Byrne, Yoko Ono, U2, and Michael Stipe. Using brainwave monitors, he has been coaxing small voltages out of plants and rocks to drive Ableton Live.

JOSHUA KAY aka JESWA (Soul Oddity, Phoenecia, Schematic Records)

Joshua Kay aka Jeswa is the founder of Schematic Records and one half of the pioneering electronic groups Phoenecia and Soul Oddity. As Soul Oddity, they were hometown champions of electronic music, pioneering Miami’s rave scene with a sound that combined Detroit electro with Miami bass funk creating something undeniably powerful for the dancefloor. As Phoenecia, the quirky duo (Joshua Kay and Romulo del Castillo) spearheaded the Intelligent Dance Music (IDM) movement with their inventive, chirpy, blip-and-bass antics. Josh set aside recording to run their label, Schematic Music, and to manage other artists. But lately they’ve been performing out again, including a Soul Oddity tribute concert in the Design District that drew hundreds of old-school fans clamoring for the once-hot tune "DJ Tokyo." Phoenecia puts art -- abstract collages of synthesized sound -- before pandering to fans. The future-is-now approach leads many to consider them legends ahead of their time. Schematic Artists include Delarosa & Asora, Richard Devine, Din-ST, Dino Felipe, Finesse And Runway, Nick Forté, Hearts Of Darknesses, Jeswa, Kiyo, o9, Otto Von Schirach, Phoenecia, Takeshi Muto, Secret Frequency Crew and Shapeshifter

NALEPA (Native State Records)

LA-based electronic musician, multimedia artist and mad scientist collector Steve Nalepa combines deep dub bass, glitchy breaks, bioacoustic atmospheres and beautiful sinewave melodies to create his patented brand of ambient glitch dub. Nalepa has produced tracks with such legends as Bill Laswell and Pharoah Sanders, worked with the LA Philharmonic, shared a bill with Amon Tobin and DJ Spooky at Walt Disney Concert Hall, rocked Flavorpill's Friday's Off the 405 Series at the Getty Museum and performed on The Do Lab Stage at Coachella 2007. Nalepa is one of the artists featured in Visionaire 53 SOUND which includes 100 original sound pieces by David Byrne, U2, Danger Mouse, Dan The Automator, Yoko Ono and more. When he's not in the lab or rocking dancefloors together with Tokyo-based MattB as Bass Science, Nalepa can be found teaching Ableton Live, ProTools and Reason to the students in his Principles of Music Technology classes at Chapman University Conservatory of Music.

OOAH (The Glitch Mob, Alpha Pup)

In the heart of the deep south, New Orleans, Louisiana a sound was born. That sound was comprised from threads of punk, jazz, and of course, hip hop. That sound is Ooah. From the age of 16 when he started playing house parties, Josh Mayer knew he wanted to make music and so took that desire straight to the west coast to pull from and add a unique flavor to the electronic movement that has been steadily growing there for years. As a result, Josh started his career as a hip hop battle DJ, and has never left his dirty south roots behind though his path has taken him from the south to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Burning Man, New York and abroad. Currently Ooah spends his time composing as a solo artist and for The Glitch Mob. The Mob is comprised of Ooah, edIT, Kraddy, and Boreta. The four artists together on stage are like nothing that exists elsewhere. Their sound is a fusion of hip-hop and subsonic electronic music recently described as “Futuristic Crunk” or “Laser Bass” in The New Yorker. To watch The Mob is a unique experience every time as each set is entirely new depending on the composition and mixing by each of its members. In a word, freestyle. As a solo artist, Ooah’s music is comprised of hip-hop, dubstep, IDM, and more. His unmistakable style can be found in the company of such artists as Flying Lotus, Noisia, The Grouch and Eligh, Megasoid, Mala, Deru, and Matisyahu. Ooah is presently recording both a solo album and an album with The Glitch Mob.

PETER KIRN (CreateDigitalMusic)

Peter Kirn is a composer/musician, media artist, technologist, writer, and the editor-in-chief of Create Digital Music. His work has been presented around the world and televised on CBC-TV Canada and TV-5 Europe, and he regularly performs as a laptop musician and keyboardist. As a regular contributor to Keyboard and Macworld magazines, he has written about music technology and musicians; his book Real World Digital Audio came out in December 2005 on Peachpit Press. He has also presented lectures, workshops, and master classes at conferences, universities, and schools, both on his own work and music and media technology. He has studied at Sarah Lawrence College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, where he is finishing his Ph.D. in music composition.

RICHARD DEVINE (Schematic/Warp/Sublight/Asphodel/Detroit Underground)

During the past three years, Richard Devine has remixed top Warp artists like Aphex Twin and Mike Patton (Faith No More). He has released 4 full-length albums on Schematic, Warp, Asphodel, and Sublight records and has performed his own ear-tearing music mayhem worldwide. Based from Atlanta, Georgia he has done film score work for Touchstone Pictures (with John Hues & Kyle Cooper). He has also collaborated with BT (Brian Transeau on movie "Surveillance" Directed by Adam Rifkin, Wieden & Kennedy, AKQA Inc., and have done sound mangling/programming for Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, composed and designed commercials for the Nike Shoe Company and worked with various companies doing sound design for Audi, BMW, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Scion, Coke, LandRover, Lexus, Peugeot, Dodge, HBO, Nestle, Nike Japan, McDonald's, Sprite, Sony, Spike Television network and XBOX (Halo2 and 3 for Microsoft Gamming Division He has also worked with Konami gaming division for the Dance-Dance Revolution game. And currently now for Sony Play station PS3 (Infected) for Dawn of the Dead. He has also recently completed all the sound design for the new xbox360., and "Gears of War, Forza, and Massive Effects websites. In conjunction with TV and film work Richard also has done programming and sound design work with major audio companies. His work has been featured on new software and hardware titles from many innovative companies such as Native Instruments, Izotope, WayOutware, Eventide Effects Company, GRM tools, Korg, Clavia Nord, Alesis, Akai, Ableton Live, Apple Computers, Access Virus, DigiDesign, Openlabs, Universal Audio, Hartmann Neuron synthesizers, Stanton Magnetics DJ Company, Roland, Propellerheads, Yamaha and M-Audio Division.


RNDM & ROBOTKID represent the next stage of audio/visual live performance. Using turntable-controlled video playback systems, the DJ/VJ duo sample from their extensive knowledge of pop culture and eclectic music to create audio-visual remixes live on stage. dj RNDM, a Boston native, is one of the city's hottest up and coming DJs. An avid turntablist, RNDM brings a unique flair to his performances by combining different styles and techniques, from mixing and scratching to juggling and blending. ROBOTKID makes musical games (Rock Band) by day and video art for bands/DJ's by night. Robotkid has been performing in Boston-area clubs for over 10 years. You can see some of his work online at


VJ Synesthete (Todd Thille), an Istanbul based multi-media artist, has VJed with top audio artists in the US and Europe, the likes of Sven Vath, Talvin Singh, DJ Spooky, The Orb and Transglobal Underground. He won the first (and so far only) Maker Faire VJ Battle. Besting a pool of 8 talented artists. He has been building custom hardware and software for his live performances, working with Rhode Island based artist Duncan Laurie recently to incorporate Nature signals.


Simply put, Unkle Thirsty make cups. Since completing his MFA at RISD in 2003, he’s been moonlighting as a psychogeographer with PIPS, an artist collective he co-founded. He has a strong background in craft and has recently rejoined his ceramic roots by making utilitarian pottery. His goal is to stimulate conversation about contemporary social issues while sharing a "cup" of coffee or tea.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Listings down for a bit

While the listings page is being fixed, please use the FORUMS to post show that you have coming up this week. I am unsure as to how long it will take to get the page back up...probably a few days.
I know...the listings are down. My Host auto-upgraded some software and now it broke
my RAILS database. Erg.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Seems like the right time

With the weather warming up, and the plants popping out of the ground...seems like a good time to repost this article from last year. A bunch of us were talking about this and I remembered that I scanned the whole things last summer:


There is a rad article on punk-inspired, urban Women Farmer's in Providence in BUST this month, written by Providence's own Vikki Warner.
I scanned the HERE to read the pages:

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More images from the Narwal Arms show

Thanks to Chris Annunziato for these images. Keep em coming!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Images of Tinsel Teeth and HOWL from the other night

I know these are super grainy...they are from my camera phone...but I am starting to like it. Maybe someone will send me some nicer shots from a better cam? c' it. I was too far back to get decent shots of D & S but was closer to the other bands.

The show was really fun. Messy.