Apr 19th - Neal Vitulo & the Vipers
Apr
19
to Apr 20

Apr 19th - Neal Vitulo & the Vipers

NEAL & THE VIPERS are a Rhode Island based band who play American Roots Music encompassing blues, rock & roll, rockabilly, and surf, that will get you up out of your chair to dance all night long! When the show is over, you will feel full of energy and looking forward to catching the next show.

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Apr 20th - Askew's First Birthday!!! Tall Teenagers & Low Cards
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Apr 20th - Askew's First Birthday!!! Tall Teenagers & Low Cards

we started with a dream and an idea on how to put it together. its been 365 long days!! we have laughed, cried, been excited, been scared, and all the other emotions in between!
so, here we are, celebrating this monumental occasion with two bands that really helped put us on the map!... literally! both bands have become leaders of our beautiful music scene with their amazing ability to craft songs that continue to blow us away!
their professional approach to their creativity has been recognized by the large amount of fans that turnout everywhere they play. we are all very lucky to have them here in providence and we are honored to be able to enjoy their amazing music on this night! a night so special and meaningful to us at Askew!
we present to you, in celebration of our incredible first year together.. TALL TEENAGERS and THE LOW CARDS!
we hope to have another super band open this for us, we are waiting to hear back. this show will be FREE and of course by now you know. cash for the tip bucket would be greatly appreciated!

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Apr 22nd - Wordsmiths & Storytellers
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Apr 22nd - Wordsmiths & Storytellers

Bobby Forand & Askew are teaming in the newest monthly event for the literary community!!! Bobby is an established columnist & book reviewer for Motif Magazine, as well as a published author himself!

The first hour of this monthly event will feature a writer's workshop, with wordsmiths getting feedback from the featured authors. Interested writers should send their work to chaptersunwritten@yahoo.com by Sunday, January 27, 2019.

The second hour will feature readings from storytellers (published authors). Our April authors are:
Eric Baylies
Eric Paul
Nick Leblanc
Jeff Zurowski

Hors d'oeuvres & pastries will be available!
Specialty drinks for event including Coffee & Wine Bevs!

Ask about the Askew Book Club - find out how attending literary events could earn you points towards free dinner at Askew!

We will be hosting & incorporating literary events that accommodate all genres & tastes.
Stick around after the event for Downcity Comedy Open Mic Night featuring local comics working on their new material!



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April 23rd - Funk Night with the Autocrats
Apr
23
to Apr 24

April 23rd - Funk Night with the Autocrats

The Autocrats (formerly The Funky Autocrats) was founded by trumpeter Eric Bloom (Lettuce) to bring Funk and R&B to the people in the New England area and abroad. The group features a number of talented musicians who have played and toured with some of the music industry's best talent.

Much like RI's Autocrat Premium Coffee Syrup, The Autocrats insist on manufacturing funk of the highest quality. The group's unique brand of horn-driven funk and deep pockets are a favorite of the young and grown alike. 

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Apr 24th - PVD Jam with Greg Sherrod Music Company
Apr
24
to Apr 25

Apr 24th - PVD Jam with Greg Sherrod Music Company

Every Wednesday at Askew - Join us & the talented musicians of the Providence Area. We start the night out at 6:30pm with a music Open Mic hosted by the beautiful Beth Barron. Then at 9pm, Greg Sherrod quarterbacks the house band thru all your favorite hits while bringing up any & all talented musicians that care to jump in!!! Great night of music!!!

No Cover

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Apr 26th - Comedy! - LIVE from NYC - Stand Up Comedy Show
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Apr 26th - Comedy! - LIVE from NYC - Stand Up Comedy Show

LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY:

WHO:
Daniel Louis Vezza (New York Comedy Festival) - @daniellouisvezza
Thiago Macklin (Roastmasters) - @thiagomacks
Santiago Angel (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) - @santiagoisdead

TICKETS:
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-from-ny-stand-up-comedy-rhode-island-tickets-59649853317
$10 online - $15 at the door
21+. This is a mixed seated/standing show. Arrive early to grab a seat.

ABOUT THE COMEDIANS:

DAN VEZZA (NY Comedy Festival) - @daniellouisvezza

Originally from New Jersey, Daniel has performed throughout Germany, The Netherlands, New York, and the UK. He has also been featured on “Fritz Nacht der Talente” and “Melt Festival”.
"His comedy is “well crafted, well written, and laid-back” (Edinburgh Fringe Review). So see him.

THIAGO MACKLIN (Roastmasters) - @thiagomacks

Thiago Macklin is a comedian and writer who was born on the sunny beaches of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, was raised in the frozen metropolis of Chicago, Illinois and currently lives in the luxurious trash heap known as New York City.

He performed at world famous venues such as Second City, UCB and The Comedy Store as well as at festivals all over the world including recent breakout performances in the New York Comedy Festival and a second place finish in the Devil’s Cup Comedy Festival.

Most recently Thiago had the amazing opportunity to write jokes for none other than Mick Jagger to use on tour with The Rolling Stones. He consistently wows audiences with his hilarious observational, absurdist and improvisational style.

SANTIAGO ANGEL (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) - @santiagoisdead

Santiago Angel is a comedian, writer, musician, and world-renowned sex-icon. Formerly a staple of the Berlin comedy scene, Santiago recently relocated to NYC.

In his trademark, machine-gun style Santiago explores sex, love, work, and everything else that makes human beings miserable.

His comedy has been called incisive and aggressive by dumb people with no spines. He tries to meditate but it's not really working. He performed his show "In Between Nightmares" at the Edinburgh fringe to sold-out crowds and has opened for the likes of Reggie Watts, Kyle Kinane, Hari Kondabolu, and others.

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Apr 26th - SexCoffee - EclecticElectric - Furlong
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Apr 26th - SexCoffee - EclecticElectric - Furlong

SexCoffee is a hard rock band from Providence, RI that is best served live, loud, and hot! The band name was established in 2007 by singer, Ruth Charbonneau and bassist, Sharlene DeNardo, after rising from the ashes of all-girl indie rock band 5FOX4. SexCoffee has evolved over their 10 year span, stretching from garage rock tone to crossover funk rock to hard rock. SexCoffee has opened for Halestorm, Candlebox, Badfish, Company of thieves, Me Talk Pretty, and the Rustic Overtones. They won awards for Best Rock Album and Best Female Vocals at the 2015 Providence Motif Music Awards.

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Apr 28 - Gamer Brunch hosted by Dark Phoenix Events
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Apr 28 - Gamer Brunch hosted by Dark Phoenix Events

Dark Phoenix Events brings Role-Playing to your Sundays!
Come on down and join in the fun, have some great food and game with us!
We're bringing some of our best Game Masters, come experience a thrilling gaming afternoon with us! We'll be running a variety of games from traditional D&D and 5E to Steampunk and Call of Cthulhu!
Let us know you're coming and we'll be sure to save you a seat!

Free Coffee & Pastries for anyone participating in the role playing events

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Apr 28th - Chris Pureka + Lisa Bastoni
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Apr 28th - Chris Pureka + Lisa Bastoni

Chris Pureka’s elegant emotionality as a vocalist, and her flair and immediacy as a lyricist have garnered her favorable comparisons to Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Patty Griffin. She’s earned accolades from such distinguished taste-making outlets as The New York Times, Paste, Magnet, Billboard.com, and The AllMusic Guide. She’s shared the stage with such diverse and esteemed artists as Dar Williams, The Lumineers, The Cowboy Junkies, Gregory Alan Isakov, Martin Sexton, and Ani DiFranco. Along the way, Chris has remained fiercely independent, selling nearly 50,000 albums through her own label, Sad Rabbit Records.

Her latest album, Back in the Ring, is Chris’s first studio full length since 2010’s critically acclaimed How I Learned to See in the Dark. “I’m not interested in releasing songs I can’t get behind or records I don’t love,” she says of the five-year span between albums. The title of her latest playfully suggests something of an artistic comeback, but it also references the album’s themes of relationship conflict and making the decision to fight back against dark inner demons.
Website: https://chrispureka.com/

Lisa Bastoni

Following a ten year break from music, a career change, and two children, Massachusetts songwriter Lisa Bastoni has returned with The Wishing Hour (2017). Recorded mainly in the wee hours of the night in the kids' play room, the album debuted as #1 most played on Boston's WUMB. In the past year, Lisa has been selected to showcase at the New England Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) conference, as well as the Falcon Ridge and New Song Music/LEAF Festivals. Her song "Rabbit Hole" was grand prize winner of the Great American Song Contest. She has opened for artists such as Lori McKenna, The Low Anthem, Regina Spektor and Arlo Guthrie. "Americana of the highest order...along the lines of Gretchen Peters or Patty Griffin" (Maverick-UK).

Lisa is currently working on a follow-up album, to be released in late 2019.

Tickets: $15

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Apr 30th - Funk Night with the Autocrats
Apr
30
to May 1

Apr 30th - Funk Night with the Autocrats

The Autocrats (formerly The Funky Autocrats) was founded by trumpeter Eric Bloom (Lettuce) to bring Funk and R&B to the people in the New England area and abroad. The group features a number of talented musicians who have played and toured with some of the music industry's best talent.

Much like RI's Autocrat Premium Coffee Syrup, The Autocrats insist on manufacturing funk of the highest quality. The group's unique brand of horn-driven funk and deep pockets are a favorite of the young and grown alike. 

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May 1 - PVD Jam with the Greg Sherrod Music Company + Open Mic
May
1
to May 2

May 1 - PVD Jam with the Greg Sherrod Music Company + Open Mic

Open Mic Night with Beth Baron starts at 6:30pm …. All instruments & talents welcome!

8:30pm - Greg Sherrod Music Company kicks off the nostalgic PVD Jam Session, which originated in this very room when it was Century Lounge many moons ago…. Greg invites many talented, renowned artists to join him in this prestigious Jam Night.

GREG SHERROD -has been singing his whole life, entertaining audiences throughout New England. Greg spent many years in musical theater, starring in productions like Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas) and Nunsence (Sister Hubert), and being involved in Dandelion Children's Theater. Greg has taken the stage with bands like The Clarke Brothers, Powerhouse, Sugar Daddy, and The Highrollers. Greg has also supported and played with acts like Tower of Power, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, King's X, Deep Banana Blackout, E.C. Scott, K.D. Bell, and James Montgomery. And Greg has led the house band at The Newport Blues Cafe.
In 2007, Greg competed live on national television as part of Michael Bolton’s New Haven Choir on NBC's "Clash of The Choirs." "Clash of The Choirs" was a special reality competition show where five recording artists hand-selected twenty singers from their hometown communities and turned them into choirs. This experience allowed Greg the opportunity to share the stage with Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Blake Shelton, and Kelly Rowland. While working on "Clash of The Choirs," Greg sang back-up for Michael Bolton's performance of "When a Man Loves a Woman" and was part of a sight-reading and fast-study group hand-picked from each choir for a live performance on NBC's "The Today Show" featuring Gloria Estefan. 
Greg has performed at The Fairfield Theater Co in Fairfield, Connecticut as part of the Band Together Charity Concert series. Greg has been the featured singer in the popular wedding/function band, Mass Conn Fusion, as well as a regular performer at both The Mohegan Sun Casino and Foxwoods Resort Casino. 

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May 3 - Chris Trapper with Cassidy Catanzaro (Antigone Rising)
May
3
to May 6

May 3 - Chris Trapper with Cassidy Catanzaro (Antigone Rising)

CHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late-90’s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.
As a modern day singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his song This Time, the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures).

A prolific songwriter, Chris can boast high profile film placements including There's Something About Mary (Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz), The Devil Wears Prada (Meryl Streep), Say It Isn’t So (Heather Graham) and Gun Shy (Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson) as well as significant television placements including All My Children, Women's Murder Club, Malcolm In The Middle, a coveted placement in George Clooney's final episode of ER, the theme song for WB Networks dramedy Pepper Dennis and a cameo on-screen appearance with the show's star, Rebecca Romjin.

CASSIDY CATANZARO - For eight years, Cassidy was the frontwoman and primary songwriter in Antigone Rising. After releasing four independent albums, the all-female rock band was signed to Lava/Atlantic Records, and its 2005 major label debut 'From the Ground Up' sold almost 1,000,000 copies. Celebrated for the excitement of its live performances, the group toured with the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Dave Mathews, and Rob Thomas.

$15 COVER - 8PM Doors - 9PM Show

For Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chris-trapper-of-the-push-stars-cassidy-catanzaroantigone-rising-tickets-59676341544?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR25bs5-fYt4x1zNmR37CBToddxZoweW7i7RNlx1Ip-rHZ7M3wdHcL0Z7HU

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May 4 - Mark Culter & Men of Great Courage with Bob Kendall Band
May
4
to May 5

May 4 - Mark Culter & Men of Great Courage with Bob Kendall Band

Mark Cutler has been underrated for years. He is a rock survivor who keeps making great albums that connoisseurs will love and that deserve wider play. If you love melodic rockers like Mark Knopfler, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, then you'll love Cutler's new disc, "Sweet Pain." Whether he's busting out of suffocating circumstances in "Dirty Town," chasing demons in "Bottom of the Bottle," meditating on romance or pondering the future ("I ain't got no reservation on a salvation cruise,'' he belts), it's all real, all searingly honest, and all darned good.

cover $10

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May 8 - PVD Jam with the Greg Sherrod Music Company + Open Mic
May
8
to May 9

May 8 - PVD Jam with the Greg Sherrod Music Company + Open Mic

Open Mic Night with Beth Baron starts at 6:30pm …. All instruments & talents welcome!

8:30pm - Greg Sherrod Music Company kicks off the nostalgic PVD Jam Session, which originated in this very room when it was Century Lounge many moons ago…. Greg invites many talented, renowned artists to join him in this prestigious Jam Night.

GREG SHERROD -has been singing his whole life, entertaining audiences throughout New England. Greg spent many years in musical theater, starring in productions like Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas) and Nunsence (Sister Hubert), and being involved in Dandelion Children's Theater. Greg has taken the stage with bands like The Clarke Brothers, Powerhouse, Sugar Daddy, and The Highrollers. Greg has also supported and played with acts like Tower of Power, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, King's X, Deep Banana Blackout, E.C. Scott, K.D. Bell, and James Montgomery. And Greg has led the house band at The Newport Blues Cafe.
In 2007, Greg competed live on national television as part of Michael Bolton’s New Haven Choir on NBC's "Clash of The Choirs." "Clash of The Choirs" was a special reality competition show where five recording artists hand-selected twenty singers from their hometown communities and turned them into choirs. This experience allowed Greg the opportunity to share the stage with Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Blake Shelton, and Kelly Rowland. While working on "Clash of The Choirs," Greg sang back-up for Michael Bolton's performance of "When a Man Loves a Woman" and was part of a sight-reading and fast-study group hand-picked from each choir for a live performance on NBC's "The Today Show" featuring Gloria Estefan. 
Greg has performed at The Fairfield Theater Co in Fairfield, Connecticut as part of the Band Together Charity Concert series. Greg has been the featured singer in the popular wedding/function band, Mass Conn Fusion, as well as a regular performer at both The Mohegan Sun Casino and Foxwoods Resort Casino. 

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May 9 - Sweet Little Variety Show
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

May 9 - Sweet Little Variety Show

Sweet Little Variety Shows are held on the second Thursday of each month.
Askew Bistro, 150 Chestnut Street, Providence.
$7 to pay the artists
18+ unless accompanied by an adult
Food and drink available.

Since January 2010, the Sweet Little Variety Show has supported local musicians, poets, magicians, comedians, dancers, actors, filmmakers, and many more, as a monthly feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, and body-positive cabaret. Email us at sweetlittleemail@gmail.com to find out how to perform on the Sweet Little stage.

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May 11 - Sam Morrow with Charlie Marie - Early Show
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

May 11 - Sam Morrow with Charlie Marie - Early Show

we have a special showcase, two amazing artist, performing their hearts out! stop in for a bite, a stiff drink, and some great music!! this will be FREE but please bring some cash for the tip bucket! Sam is supporting a new record. here is a little about that!
Concrete and Mud is a confident career-defining album, rooted in Texas twang, southern stomp, and old-school funky-tonk. At 27 years old, Morrow's found his footing as an artist and appears poised to join the ranks of West Coast heavyweights like Sam Outlaw, Jade Jackson, and Morrow's friend and label mate, Jaime Wyatt, whose vocals can be heard on three songs here. The first single, "Quick Fix" is an infectious hook laden stew of syncopated beats with bubbling clavinet, slinky guitars and doubled vocals. There's also an undercurrent of classic country running throughout the mix

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May 14th- Blasters with the Teledynes
May
14
to May 15

May 14th- Blasters with the Teledynes

The Blasters exemplify the best traditions of American Music, performing with passion and honesty that for over three decades has won the hearts and souls of fans worldwide. Composed of founding members vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman and bassist John Bazz with Keith Wyatt on guitar, they carry on a hard-won legacy as one of the most recognizable and credible bands in American Music. Their influences range from the likes of George Jones and Carl Perkins to Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, James Brown and Big Joe Turner, all blending into a sound that ignores the lines between Rock & Roll, Country, Blues and Rockabilly. "Fun On Saturday Night" (Rip Cat Records) is the Blasters' sixth and latest studio album, featuring twelve tracks that extend the band’s legacy of classic recordings. Fronted by Phil Alvin's powerful vocals, the band follows through with spontaneity, power and grit that make their live performances into experiences not to be missed.

tickets $15 advanced, $19 day of show

For tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blasters-the-teledynes-tickets-55185614659?fbclid=IwAR2BuNNKRiGF8vcRWI7tdPY1umraFQ36Qq3LlwhAnlGUso5AYc3GCyXlpwY

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May 17 - Copacetics - The Pandemics - El Grande
May
17
to May 18

May 17 - Copacetics - The Pandemics - El Grande

On the Jamaican music scene for almost 10 years now, The Copacetics are an 8 piece Reggae/Ska band that bring authentic Jamaican rhythms to set the best mood for your event! From their catchy original songs, to the traditional tunes dating back to the birth of the Jamaican groove, The Copacetics will have you dancing, drinking and enjoying the Summer life!  

With fans across the country and overseas, they've shared the stage with such legends as Steel Pulse, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Yellowman, Third World, The Mighty Mystic, The Skatalites, The Slackers, Fishbone, The Toasters, The Green, Bim Skala Bim, King Hammond, The English Beat, The Pietasters, Roddy Radiation & Adam Birch from The Specials, The Scofflaws, King Django, Ryan from Catch 22, The Agents, Don Minott, and many more! 

NO COVER - But we do pass the tip jar here at Askew, all goes to the bands!!

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May 19th - Gamer Brunch hosted by Dark Phoenix Events
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

May 19th - Gamer Brunch hosted by Dark Phoenix Events

Dark Phoenix Events brings Role-Playing to your Sundays!
Come on down and join in the fun, have some great food and game with us!
We're bringing some of our best Game Masters, come experience a thrilling gaming afternoon with us! We'll be running a variety of games from traditional D&D and 5E to Steampunk and Call of Cthulhu!
Let us know you're coming and we'll be sure to save you a seat!

Free Coffee & Pastries for anyone participating in the role playing events

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May 19 - Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys w/ Ariana Gillis
May
19
to May 20

May 19 - Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys w/ Ariana Gillis

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. With their new album Pickup Cowboy (2018), they have brought a bold new set of working-class anthems to Americana fans, and a spirit-raising show to back it up. “...a folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band.” — K. Oliver, Free Times

Ariana Gillis made an immediate impact on the Niagara music scene, winning Songwriter of the Year at the 2009 Niagara Music Awards, followed by Female Vocalist and Album of the Year in 2010. She networked at music conferences, which led to a quick, two-song performance for Dave Marsh in a stairwell in Memphis, following the release of her second album, Forget Me Not. Marsh then played Gillis on his Sirius XM radio show, which caught the attention of Elton John;s songwriting partner.

Cover $8

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May 30 - They Were Robots
May
30
to Jun 1

May 30 - They Were Robots

Based out of Providence, RI, They Were Robots! is a newly formed experimental alternative rock band consisting of keyboardist Chris Mitchell, guitarist/thereminist Mike Cirino, bassist Matt Smith, trombonist Keith Harriman, drummer Tim Eskey, and French hornist/trumpeter Alex Colburn. The band rose from the ashes of several short-lived projects involving Cirino, Mitchell, and Smith as well as their active involvement in the Providence based traditional ska and reggae band The Copacetics. After meeting Harriman and Eskey in a chance series of Craigslist based auditions that took place between winter 2016 and fall 2017; the band slowly took on an entity of its own as a musical oddity within the Providence music scene. The line-up was then completed by the addition of Harriman’s good friend Alex Colburn in spring 2018; granting them a proper wind section. With unmistakable hooks, distinctive vocals and harmonies, poetic and humorous lyrics, bizarre instrumentation, and unusual song structures; They Were Robots! are on a sonic mission to intrigue the fellow musician; without detracting from the natural energy and rhythm of the dance floor.

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Jun 2 - PVD Laughs with Jennie McNulty
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Jun 2 - PVD Laughs with Jennie McNulty

PVD Laughs proudly presents:
Jennie McNulty

6-8pm Doors 5:30pm
table reservations are a must.
$10 General Admin

John Kelley (host)
Featuring:
Karen O'Donnell
Headliner:
Jennie McNulty

Jennie McNulty is “One of the premiere comedians in the country” as proclaimed by The New England Blade. The Examiner called her an, “infectiously energetic, remarkably deft comic with a warm disarming style and some of the best improv skills in the business.” And Curve magazine rates her amongst the “Top 10 lesbian comics.” Her playfully sarcastic style is sure to win you over and most definitely make you laugh.

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Apr 18th - Quitters/Stereoflower/AdapterAdapter/Soft Screams(ct)
Apr
18
to Apr 19
Apr 17th - PVD Jam Session with Greg Sherrod Music Company
Apr
17
to Apr 18

Apr 17th - PVD Jam Session with Greg Sherrod Music Company

Every Wednesday at Askew - Join us & the talented musicians of the Providence Area. We start the night out at 6:30pm with a music Open Mic hosted by the beautiful Beth Barron. Then at 9pm, Greg Sherrod quarterbacks the house band thru all your favorite hits while bringing up any & all talented musicians that care to jump in!!! Great night of music!!!

No Cover

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Apr 16th - Funk Night with the Autocrats
Apr
16
to Apr 17

Apr 16th - Funk Night with the Autocrats

The Autocrats (formerly The Funky Autocrats) was founded by trumpeter Eric Bloom (Lettuce) to bring Funk and R&B to the people in the New England area and abroad. The group features a number of talented musicians who have played and toured with some of the music industry's best talent.

Much like RI's Autocrat Premium Coffee Syrup, The Autocrats insist on manufacturing funk of the highest quality. The group's unique brand of horn-driven funk and deep pockets are a favorite of the young and grown alike. 

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Apr 14th - Desmond Jones + Austin Bullock
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Apr 14th - Desmond Jones + Austin Bullock

In 2012 Dirty Mike and the Boys were hired for beer to play at what would be the most epic end-of-the-year party in recent Michigan State University history. A few parties, Craigslist ads, and rehearsals in Bota’s basement later, Desmond Jones was formed and has been playing around the country and eating at the finest diners in the Midwest ever since.

cover $8

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Apr 13th - Jazz Night w/ Leland Baker Quartet
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Apr 13th - Jazz Night w/ Leland Baker Quartet

We will be live at Askew Prov April 13th. Come join us as we perform songs off one of our favorite albums, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. For the second set we will be playing originals and debuting some new ones! We hope you can join us. $5 cover. 2 sets

Leland Baker- Saxophones
Andrew Wilcox- Keys
Brayden Beason- Bass
Maxx Meether- Drums

Photo cred: Erin Smithers

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April 12th - Evening with David Tessier & Friends
Apr
12
to Apr 13

April 12th - Evening with David Tessier & Friends

75orless and Askew Bistro present a unique night of music and merriment as David Tessier goes solo with musical theater, Shakespeare, originals, and covers. Musical pals Christian Caldarone, Ava Callery and The Matt Fraza Band will be on hand to keep it all under control.
No cover!!
Christian Caldarone - 8
Ava Callery - 8:45
David Tessier Solo - 9:30
Matt Fraza Band - 10:30

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Apr 11th - Sweet Little Variety Show
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Apr 11th - Sweet Little Variety Show

Since 2010, the Sweet Little Variety Show has supported local musicians, poets, magicians, comedians, dancers, actors, filmmakers, and many others as a monthly feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, and body-positive cabaret.

APRIL 11th's lineup features:
- Jodi Jolt & the Volt (music)
- Christopher Johnson (poet)
- Sandra (belly dance)
- Julie Killian (comedy)
- Eva Destruction (host)
- and more TBA!

SLVS is performed monthly on 2nd Thursdays at Askew in Providence, RI. www.sweetlittlevarietyshow.com

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Apr 10th - PVD Jam with Greg Sherrod Music Company
Apr
10
to Apr 11

Apr 10th - PVD Jam with Greg Sherrod Music Company

Every Wednesday at Askew - Join us & the talented musicians of the Providence Area. We start the night out at 6:30pm with a music Open Mic hosted by the beautiful Beth Barron. Then at 9pm, Greg Sherrod quarterbacks the house band thru all your favorite hits while bringing up any & all talented musicians that care to jump in!!! Great night of music!!!

No Cover

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Apr 9th - Funk Night with the Autocrats
Apr
9
to Apr 10

Apr 9th - Funk Night with the Autocrats

The Autocrats (formerly The Funky Autocrats) was founded by trumpeter Eric Bloom (Lettuce) to bring Funk and R&B to the people in the New England area and abroad. The group features a number of talented musicians who have played and toured with some of the music industry's best talent.

Much like RI's Autocrat Premium Coffee Syrup, The Autocrats insist on manufacturing funk of the highest quality. The group's unique brand of horn-driven funk and deep pockets are a favorite of the young and grown alike. 

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Apr 7th - Made in RI - A Drag King Recital
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Apr 7th - Made in RI - A Drag King Recital

Welcome to the House of Randy! Randy Andy's Kingmaker Workshop series is thrilled to present you six sizzling and sensational new kings! They've studied, they've developed, and they've honed their own unique takes on the fine art of kinging and genderfuckery! Joined by the original Randy Andy prodigies Bobby Fre$h and Tonie-With-a-Why & hosted by your very own coffee-milk swilling prodigal son, this madly hot group is here to take kinging to the next level! Proudly made here in Lil Rhody, we are excited to introduce you to the next generation of kings!

$10 in advance, $15 @ the door
https://madeinri.eventbrite.com

*Show at 7, Doors open at 6* - Askew is an awesome place to hang with food and drinks so come on in and settle early for the best seats.

*We've provided limited advance ticket sales that guarantee you a seat so we highly recommend buying in advance. You are most welcome to come night of and take your chances, but PVD you're hot and demanding and Randy Andy productions have been selling out. Why not reserve your place today?
Tickets:
https://madeinri.eventbrite.com

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Apr 6 - Afternoon Show - Sweet Tooth Tapes presents...
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Apr 6 - Afternoon Show - Sweet Tooth Tapes presents...

A large daytime minifest occasion for you all! A grand day of 7 wonderful acts!

Spencer Radcliffe, Skirts, and Wished Bone are all on tour and gracing us with a beautifully lined up matinee show. We are also very lucky to have beloved locals in Beverly Tender, Lookers, Boring, and Rence Boat giving it their all for the occasion! Enjoy yourselves and support these lovely folk.

Saturday April 6th // Doors at 1 // Music at 1:30 // $10 suggested

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Apr 5 - Hayley Thompson-King + The Quahogs
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Apr 5 - Hayley Thompson-King + The Quahogs

Hayley Thompson-King-
"fiery rock and roll queen..." -Glide Magazine
...Mezzo-soprano, composer, and multi-instrumentalist known for her complexly charismatic voice and haunting songwriting, which defiantly incorporate art music with rock and roll and Americana. Paste Magazine calls her 2017 debut solo album Psychotic Melancholia "a positively jaw-dropping exposition that celebrates the entire canon of rock ‘n’ roll’s energy, and should be considered an upping of the ante on the gritty sonic real estate of garage, punk, country, and Americana, into some amalgam altogether more apt of Thompson-King’s wondrous artistic aptitudes.”
Thompson-King has toured throughout the United States and Europe and, in addition to her solo project, has been featured on albums by Major Stars (Decibels of Gratitude, Important Records; Motion Set, Drag City), The Upper Crust (Delusions of Grandeur, UCL), and Banditas (Save The Rats, Hard To Kill Records). Her music has been heard in film and television, including ABC’s Betrayal and Marielle Heller’s film Diary of a Teenage Girl starring Kristen Wiig.
Psychotic Melancholia is available on for streaming and download on all your desired platforms...vinyl LP’s can be purchased live-and-in-person or directly from hayleythompsonking.com/merch https://www.hayleythompsonking.com/

The Quahogs-
Equal parts tender and heavy rock, singer/songwriter Steve DelMonico’s lyrics are witty, wise, and delivered with a mentholated authority. Steve Donovan’s lead guitar meanders from gently weeping to chainsaw shredding, oftentimes in the same song. Amato and Nick on bass and drums round out the sound by hanging in the back pocket like a full wallet. Their most recent release, an 11 song LP titled Sunny Waste, was recorded at the revered Columbus Theatre in Providence. It highlights their eclectic vision of rock-and-roll - think of Townes Van Zandt shaking hands with The Meat Puppets and 70s era Rolling Stones. They are becoming well-known for their high-energy live performances, but are equally comfortable in a stripped-down environment.

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April 4th - Sasquatch Returns!!! w/ Jamie Craighead Duo & Matt York
Apr
4
to Apr 5

April 4th - Sasquatch Returns!!! w/ Jamie Craighead Duo & Matt York

thats right folks!! after a long hiatus from the Providence music scene... (he is busy running The awesome Galactic Theater In Warren.. check it out!!) SASQUATCH makes his triumphant return!! don't miss this rare occasion! along with him are Jamie Craighead and Matt York!! both fantastic artists as well! it will be a night to remember!!

Cover $8

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Apr 3rd - PVD Jam with Greg Sherrod Music Company
Apr
3
to Apr 4

Apr 3rd - PVD Jam with Greg Sherrod Music Company

Every Wednesday at Askew - Join us & the talented musicians of the Providence Area. We start the night out at 6:30pm with a music Open Mic hosted by the beautiful Beth Barron. Then at 9pm, Greg Sherrod quarterbacks the house band thru all your favorite hits while bringing up any & all talented musicians that care to jump in!!! Great night of music!!!

No Cover

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Mar 31st -Funky Brunch with Dan San Band
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

Mar 31st -Funky Brunch with Dan San Band

The Dan San Band is back for another fun Sunday Funky Brunch show! Expect some new originals, surprising covers, some instrument swapping, and special guests Strange Fire (an Indigo Girls Tribute) and original music by James D’Aloisio! There's no better way to spend a lazy Sunday than with great food, drinks, and music!

All Ages
No Cover but tips appreciated

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Mar 30th - Heather Rose in Clover Album Release
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Mar 30th - Heather Rose in Clover Album Release

PVDlive Proudly Presents

Providence's own Heather Rose In Clover is celebrating the release of their DEBUT album "Canyons" with super-talented superpals Weakened Friends (Don Giovanni Records), DREAM JOB, and Breachway at Askew Prov! This is a party you will not want to miss!

Weakened Friends:
Indie noise junk band from Boston MA and Portland ME. Fresh from SXSW 2019!

DREAM JOB:
Four wage slave punks from New Bedford, MA.

Breachway:
Noah Barreto (formerly of Public Alley). Singer/songwriter from Providence, indie folk/alternative rock.

All ages and NO cover!



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Mar 29th - 6th Annual Rock & Roll Show
Mar
29
to Mar 30

Mar 29th - 6th Annual Rock & Roll Show

Wolfman Chuck presents …. 6th Annual Rock & Roll Show

It's that time of year again and this time it's FREE!!!
6th ANNUAL ROCK & ROLL SHOW, 6 YEARS STRONG!!!
4 bands

Wolfie and the Pups
(aka Wolfman and the Brimstone Boys w/o blood 'n Gore)
https://www.facebook.com/Wolfmanandthebrimstoneboys

RHODE KILL
https://www.facebook.com/RHODEKILL666

the frenzy of tongs
https://www.facebook.com/frenzyoftongs

Vague Perception
https://www.facebook.com/FreezerJimmy


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Mar 28th - Resources for Artist Development presents....Surreal Spring
Mar
28
to Mar 29

Mar 28th - Resources for Artist Development presents....Surreal Spring

Askew Prov and Resources for Artist Development Or R.A.D. Providence Presents:

>>Ariel Moore (Viral Sound)
https://viralsound.bandcamp.com/

>>Harry James (FonFon Ru of Portland, Maine)
https://fonfonru.bandcamp.com/releases

>>Collective Times Gone There

Plus an interactive art installation and art sale by Callie Griffiths.
Bring the fam by for a one-of-kind dinner, art and music performance.

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Mar 27th - PVD Jam with Greg Sherrod Music Company
Mar
27
to Mar 28

Mar 27th - PVD Jam with Greg Sherrod Music Company

Every Wednesday at Askew - Join us & the talented musicians of the Providence Area. We start the night out at 6:30pm with a music Open Mic hosted by the beautiful Beth Barron. Then at 9pm, Greg Sherrod quarterbacks the house band thru all your favorite hits while bringing up any & all talented musicians that care to jump in!!! Great night of music!!!

No Cover

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March 26th - DBUK Slim Cessna's Auto Club & Norman Westberg of Swans!
Mar
26
to Mar 27

March 26th - DBUK Slim Cessna's Auto Club & Norman Westberg of Swans!

DBUK is an acoustic project by Slim Cessna, of Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, a band that’s held its own onstage with everybody from Johnny Cash to the Dresden Dolls. They’ve been making music for over twenty years - Gospel music for a blasted world. . And the songs, Jesus. Songs about Colorado Indian hater John Chivington, alien abductions, patricide, a man born without a spine. This is the wild, bloody and weird America of Harry Crews, the only America worth a damn. It’s what Flannery O’Connor was trying to say when she wrote of dark romances and the grotesque. If you’ve got a heart, these songs’ll break it, and if you’ve got any laughter left in you, they’ll beat it out of you until you cry. 

I probably can’t improve on what Jello Biafra said about Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, that they’re “the country band that plays the bar at the end of the world.”

Accompanying Slim is Norman Westberg, original member of SWANS! an experimental rock band formed in 1982. Initially part of the no wave scene, Swans have, through various iterations, contributed to the development of noise rock, post-punk, industrial, post-rock. Mr Westberg will also be doing an acoustic set tonight! 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dbukslim-cessnas-auto-club-norman-westbergswans-tickets-55184396014?fbclid=IwAR2H1WQQVcCIy1rp8bNjPQw1aS3o4zqyQVbIeunei5YCt-9qans_8UtX9Ak

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Mar 24th - Gamer Brunch hosted by Dark Phoenix
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Mar 24th - Gamer Brunch hosted by Dark Phoenix


Dark Phoenix Events brings Role-Playing to your Sundays!
Come on down and join in the fun, have some great food and game with us!
We're bringing some of our best Game Masters, come experience a thrilling gaming afternoon with us! We'll be running a variety of games from traditional D&D and 5E to Steampunk and Call of Cthulhu!
Let us know you're coming and we'll be sure to save you a seat!

Free Coffee & Pastries for anyone participating in the role playing events






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March 19th - Autocrats - Funk Night Tuesdays
Mar
19
to Mar 20

March 19th - Autocrats - Funk Night Tuesdays

The Autocrats (formerly The Funky Autocrats) was founded by trumpeter Eric Bloom (Lettuce) to bring Funk and R&B to the people in the New England area and abroad. The group features a number of talented musicians who have played and toured with some of the music industry's best talent.

The Autocrats insist on manufacturing funk of the highest quality. The group's unique brand of horn-driven funk and deep pockets are a favorite of the young and grown alike.  The group's current powerhouse lineup features two vocalists, a three piece horn section, keys, guitar, bass, percussion and drums.

SPECIALS -

$2 TATERS - $3 CORONAS - $5 MARTINIS - $5 COVER

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Mar 15th -  Treats - Queen Anne's Revenge - Eclectic Electric
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Mar 15th - Treats - Queen Anne's Revenge - Eclectic Electric

NO COVER!!

Celebrate St. Patty's Day early with the serene sounds of Treats, followed by the powerhouse Queen Anne's Revenge, and hosted by EclecticElectric to close out the night.

Treats: https://www.facebook.com/iwanttreats/

QAR: https://www.facebook.com/qannesrevenge/

EE: https://www.facebook.com/eclecticelectricri/

Askew: https://www.facebook.com/Askewprov/

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