cover $7 or free with donation to Avi's studio project!!
this months special guests
Youth In A Roman Field. CHECK THEM OUT
welcome to THIRD THURSDAYS WITH AVI! this will be a monthly promotion happening ....well, you guessed it! on the third Thursday of every month! besides being your amazing host.. Avi will be performing and selecting a different special guest every month to also perform and possibly collaborate with him. there will be a special VEGAN menu for these events along with a different drink special every month as well!
so to recap, incredible music! an awesome host, and a really cool vegan menu as well as amazing drink specials! sounds like the third Thursday of your month is going to become your favorite really soon!! can't wait to see you all at ASKEW!
cover $7 or free with donation to Avi's studio project!!
Visiting Wine -
Lindsey Sampson, Greg Daigle, and Jim McCann are musicians and songwriters from the Boston area who team up to create the band Visiting Wine. They blend smooth harmonies with Southern stomp and holler for a sound with depth and energy. They perform around the Boston individually and as a band, and released their debut self-titled album in July
Purple Honey is a multi-genre rock group that recently reunited after a 3-year hiatus. With a new guitarist and keyboardist in the mix, we're ready to play classics from the 70's, 80's, and 90's with some of our own tunes tossed in there as well.
Delko's sound has been described as alternative indie-rock with hints of math-rock and progressive tones.
Bible Studies (Steve from the Quahogs) and Driftwood Soldier (mandolin-bass gutter-folk from West Philly) fill Askew with lots of growling, a little crooning, and the occasional heart-wrenching sob. Possibly also included are a few chuckles, an indeterminate number of libations, and various foods on sticks.
FREE to get in, but please bring cash for the tip bucket to help the band!!
(Steve from The Quahogs)
The Dan San Band was formed in 2004 when Dan Sanfilippo and John Tomulonis started writing the songs that would become their debut self titled album. They played shows in a number of venues in the Western Mass area with bassist Chris Kozak as a trio. Guitarists Jim Pagano and Tom Ingram would sit in on occasion until Andy Laughlin joined the band as the full time guitarist. When Chis Kozak left the band in 2005, James Murphy joined on the bass and the band started writing for their second album which mixed in catchy pop-punk anthems to their sound and was entitled "Cockypop".
Their 3rd studio album, “The Cost of Living” featured 12 hard rock songs performed by Dan Sanfilippo, John Tomulonis, James Murphy, Andy Laughlin, Eric Franco, Tom Ingram, and James D’Aloisio. The Dan San Band stopped performing original music in 2011 and the band only reunited for 2 cover song shows between 2011 and 2018 at the Met in Pawtucket, RI, and the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, MA.
During that time, Dan Sanfilippo performed with his company's corporate band at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Dunkin Donuts Center, and the Rhode Island Convention Center, James Murphy went on to perform in Blackout (Sevendust Tribute), Andy Laughlin formed the Western Mass cover band Fuel the Magic, and John Tomulonis performed with the 80s rock tribute, Blaster.
In late 2017, Dan Sanfilippo began writing new music and rehearsing and arranging songs with a new lineup of musicians. On 5/1/2018 The single Unfinished Business was launched.
Drums: Justin Kupperman
Bass/guitar: James D’Aloisio
Guitar: Mike Lichodziejewski
Backup vocals: Emily Bawn
Baritone sax: Jaime Rodrigues
Trombone: Gabe Ausfresser
Tenor sax: Frank Moniz
Trumpets: Ray Poncin
Electric piano/lead vocals: Dan Sanfilippo
Bobby Forand & Askew proudly present the debut of our Readers & Writers Night!!! This is the first of our monthly literary events & the inception of the Askew Book Club. Writer's Workshop from 6:30pm-7:30pm then leads straight into the Book Reading Hour.... featuring super talented local authors!!! Kicking off the literary debut will be...
Heather Rigney, Author (the Merrow Trilogy)
Tabitha Lord Jorgensen
Hors d'oeuvres & pastries will be available!
Specialty drinks for event including Coffee & Wine Bevs!
After the preliminary literary festivities, the fabulous Shannon Marie Reynolds takes over with the Wine & Vision Board Night…. Vision boarding is an entertaining way to envision your life by looking through images and words in things like magazines, quotes from books, etc, to create a collage that is a vision for what you want out of life. Like a scrapbook for your future! You will begin by being led through a relaxing guided meditation & brainstorming for your personal goals. Then, go to town! All materials will be provided for you to find pictures and words that inspire you and help you visualize what you want! No artistic experience is necessary and, of course, there's wine.
Swampbirds are a Providence born folk/alternative band.
Jen Long: vocals, guitar, accordion, banjo
Sue Metro: slide guitar, electronics.
Pedro Weinberg: drums, percussions.
Brian Jablonski: Bass
Bronwen Konecky: vocals, guitar, banjo.
Barn Burning has been described as an inventive Rhode Island band that offers an indie take on alt-country. The resulting tunes are sparse, yet rich with emotion with vocal harmonies and detached melancholy that is anchored to earthly lapsteel, violin and harmonica. From quiet to loud all sometimes within the same song, this is a band too pretty to seem angry, but just loud enough to hurt some feelings.
A Halloween special brought to you by the infamous Dr. Gasp.
Vudu Sister - Keith McCurdy is a Romanichal singer/songwriter from Providence, RI.
The Sister is Keith McCurdy and Diane O'Connor with additionally featured accompaniment by Amato Zinno…Vudu Sister craft songs of death, despair, and insanity through various mediums of gothy, grunge-tinged death-folk.
Slim Jim and the Mad Cows are a Boston based band that takes you on a spin through your big brother’s Judas Priest and Motörhead cassettes via your uncle's collection of Johnny Cash and George Jones 8-tracks. They may be metalheads at heart, but make no mistake: these mad cowboys and cowgirls will have you simultaneously do-si-do-ing and banging your heads at their rousing live show! They call it "country-fried metal"—and Merle Haggard would approve
Dark Phoenix Events brings Role-Playing to your Sundays!
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!
Bloody Mary Bar - $10 --- $5 Pitcher of Mimosa --- Brunch Menu Available --- Board Games & Trivia
All the way from Dublin, Ireland - Seafoam Green. The Psych/Folk outfit fronted by the Dublin born songwriter and produced by Rich Robinson was a result of a chance meeting during studio recordings in Nashville, 2011, and followed by a couple US and European tours, Dave and Rich began writing in California. The pair penned a number of songs together in the hills of Topanga, which naturally came to be the debut Seafoam Green album. Wicklow born Muireann was originally brought in as a session vocalist to demo some ideas on Topanga Mansion but quickly became a force within the ensemble.
Two-time Grammy-winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists... Son of a Preacher & a Teacher, raised in the Carolinas, schooled in Blue Grass, Acoustic Roots Music & the Beatles.
$18 advanced - Ticket Link available soon
$23 day of show
Join Girls Rock! Rhode Island for the Fall 2018 Ladies Rock Camp Final Showcase!
The showcase is only an hour. Every song is a debut. Every band is brave.
Most songs will only be performed once.
Over 3 days, campers ages 18+ learned an instrument (drums, guitar, bass, vocals or keyboards), formed a band, and will debut an original song at this Final Showcase.
Ladies Rock Campers' tuition supports scholarships for our Girls Rock Campers, and by attending the showcase, YOU can too! Admission is $5-20 sliding scale (pay what you can, based on your means). All ages!
Earplugs will be available. It will get loud!
Register for Ladies Rock Camp here: http://girlsrockri.org/register-ladiesrockcamp/
Alexus Lee is an accomplished and versatile vocalist from Providence RI and on Saturday November 17th, Alexus Lee will be our featured performer backed by some of the most talented musicians on the East Coast!
The night is not only a celebration of her 26th birthday but also the first time she will be performing her original music live! You don’t want to miss it!
The second half of the evening 10:30 until the sun comes up, will be an open jam, so musicians bring your gear!!
Vocals- Alexus Lee
Bass- Matt Passeroni
Drums- Erick Cifuentes
Piano - Nick Sanfilippo
We're throwing a spooktacular (I just wanted to use that word) October party! We are so excited to announce that we're taking Womxn's Night to Askew, a fantastic new restaurant, lounge, and music venue in Providence. The owners and staff are just as excited as we are to partner on this event and we're throwing a gay' ol party on October 13th to celebrate. No cover, but donations are encouraged to help us pay our entertainment. Seeing as it's October and the same night as the Zombie Pub Crawl, costumes are optional and totally welcome!
Jodi Jolt and The Volt will be providing the music. The Volt is a New England based ladies rock group playing your favorite covers and upbeat originals (sometimes about cats).
Vivian will be DJing to close out the night with club and dance music.
Event also features a pool table, pop up queer shop, and more hosted by Lulu Locks and Jeana DeLaire.
We're taking this show on the road! Join us for a spook-tactular night of haunting harmonies and 90s nostalgia from some of New England's finest folk acts. In the immortal words of Agent Dale Cooper, "I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange." Costumes highly recommended.
Ava Callery- dreamy/haunted bedroom melodies on electric guitar.
Allysen Callery - Original Folk influenced by the British Isles folk revival played on a finger-picked guitar, billed in Europe as “Ghost Folk,” Allysen has been invited to play the SXSW Festival twice, and tours regularly in Europe. Her music has been on labels Woodland Recordings (DE), the vinyl only labels Jellyfant Records & Cosirecords Schallplatten (DE), Reverbworship (UK) & 75 or Less Records & Mystra Records (USA). Winner of The Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll -Best Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter Act. “Her lilting voice and heartfelt lyrics are eerily close to the work of the late British songstress Sandy Denny, the highest compliment I could hand down to this brilliant artist.”- Paste Magazine
Noble Dust - A motley collection of reformed band geeks, Noble Dust fills festivals and tiny living rooms alike with their dynamic, lyrically-driven progressive folk pop. Their thoughtfully-crafted backdrops, ethereal vocal harmonies, and intricate horn melodies culminate to create a sound that is at the same time otherworldly and familiar. The group released their eponymous debut EP in December of 2015 and has since shared the stage with Dietrich Strause & Zachariah Hickman, Adam Ezra Group, Session Americana, The Appleseed Collective, and Ian Fitzgerald. Noble Dust received a grant from Club Passim's Iguana Music Fund to complete their first full length album, And The Tide Rises released in April 2018.
John Faraone - John Faraone is a singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He is currently at work on his first full-length album slated for release in spring of 2018. Providence Monthly writes that John has “a reputation for his musicianship and powerful, personal lyrics,” and that his music is “transformative.”
The What Cheer DJs https://www.facebook.com/WhatCheerDJs/ will be spinning tracks from all the Twin Peaks seasons in between sets, & MCing the evening!
Americana Roots Music - Nathan Kalish is a touring singer-songwriter and band leader from the American Midwest, currently calling Nashville home after having spent most of the last decade on the road. His latest album 'I Want to Believe' was produced by David Beeman (notably of Pokey LaFarge’s most recent) and is an independently released country-Americana record with a tip of the hat to psychedelic, folk and rock ‘n roll. The songs vary from wistful introspect to knee-slapping social commentary while managing to keep a cohesive familiarity. You can catch NK+the Lastcallers playing songs from his past 4 studio albums coast to coast while he is also promoting his latest album.
Pete International Airport is the brain child of Peter G. Holmström. It's name is borrowed from a song title by his other band, The Dandy Warhols. Pete International Airport's new album, Safer With The Wolves..., is a meticulously crafted psyche rock journey into the dark heart of electronica.
So it's October - and there is ALOT going on!!!!!
Halloween is coming, Thanksgiving, Christmas...
The Scurvy Dog Parking Lot Mega Show IV !!!!
So this Sunday, during our Askew Brunch - Candyce O'Brien & Windsong Hadley are hosting a lil crafting party before Scurvy festivities. Bring your craft supplies and ideas & join us for some mimosas while we work... making bloody candles, halloween food ideas, decorations for all upcoming holidays... we are going to O.D. on Pintrest!
We will also be decorating Askew for the upcoming month of haunted festivities :-) So anyone not crafting their own stuff that just wants to play with mine.... the more the merrier!!!!!
Afterwords... We will all be heading down to the Scurve to continue our festivities!!! Support local venues & events, join our party train!!!
Happy October Everybody!
The Silks are a true grit rock and roll band out of Providence, Rhode Island. You could say The Silks are the rock and roll band from Providence. With two consecutive Boston Music Awards for “Blues Artist of the Year” 2016 and 2017 The Silks are well on their way to achieving a rightful place in rock n roll history, or at least folklore.
- 2016 Boston Music Awards "Blues artist of year"
- 2017 Boston Music Awards "Blues artist of year"
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! These veteran musicians won't disappoint, amazing guitar playing, mix of covers & originals
Providence based saxophonist, Leland Baker, brings an all star band of jazz musicians to Askew to celebrate the music of jazz legend, Wayne Shorter. They will perform tunes off one of Wayne Shorter's iconic albums, Night Dreamer. A show not to be missed! 1st set at 9pm. 2nd set at 10:30pm.
Leland Baker- Tenor sax
Pasha Karchevsky- Trumpet
Matthew Marcus- Keys
Mikey Migliore- Bass
Mike Camacho- Drums
A folk & country singer songwriter from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee emerged on the Nashville folk music scene with his 2013 release of, Horse or Truck or Train, demonstrating undeniable talent as a fresh singer-songwriter.
Inspired by a bike ride across the continental U.S. Horse or Truck or Train is a winding journey, rich with imagery and stories of hard work and heartbreak.
Zach’s music has a profound ability to pay homage to the longstanding tradition of folk music while breathing new-life into American sound.
His songs are as classic as his sound – drawing you in with a timeless quality – spinning a story you could swear was your own.
Jazz night debuting some new compositions and vocal pieces that Sam has been sitting on for the past few years, with a couple old goodies and arrangements. And with the help of two amazing musicians.
Sam Kurzontkowski - Bass and Vocals
Matthew Marcus - Piano
James Nordhill - Drums
75 or Less is always ahead of the curve on producing & promoting great bands. Sept 21st they deliver to Askew veteran local rockers Coma Coma with the accomplished musicians of the Really Heavy
FREE SHOW - NO COVER
Jeffrey D. is a Rhode Island guitarist & composer who's style is a mix of funk, rock, jazz, & blues
Callin' all Weekend Warriors! It's the Weekend Wind Down! Join us for Brunch featuring the Bloody Mary BUFFET for only $10 -- $5 Pitchers of Mimosa -- Delicious Brunch menu featuring our Cajun Chicken over Bacon-Cheddar Waffles -- Board Games -- Trivia Cards -- Free Pool