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
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!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Askew Crew!
John (Cyco), Windsong & Steve Donovan present our Annual Free Turkey and Tunes!
Everybody should have family & food for the holidays, so join us for our free Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. Everybody is welcome!
Football will be on the TVs. Board Games for the kids (and adults). Pool table open all day.
Turkey Dinner with all the fixin's! --- Buffet time is TBA
Bar will be open!
In keeping with the tradition, the famous & wonderful Steve Donovan is cooking & performing!! Show starts when he says it starts!!! ;-) Wanna join him on stage to keep the festivities flowing, holla atcha boy (or girl)! Let the good times rock & roll!
Tip jars will be out for food, music & beverages - All staff & entertainers are going to be there on a volunteer basis.
No one is obligated or required to donate to receive free dinner.
Anybody interested in donating food or volunteering or assisting in this event, please free to inbox Windsong...
Intrinsic Events & Steve Donovan started this tradition a few years ago, and we hope to continue to grow the event. NOBODY should be alone for the holidays!
Lovers of flannel and all things November, we're throwing a party just for you! Come decked out in your favorite flannel, listen to the radiant sounds of How's About Charlie, and mingle it up at our monthly womxn's lounge night and queer dance party at Askew Prov. Flannels optional, but we will have prizes for creativity with the theme.
$10.00 goes towards performers and sustaining the event
DJ and drink specials announced soon!
The American Songster, Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer-Songwriter, Historian, Record Collector, Co-Founder of GRAMMY Award Winning Carolina Chocolate Drops
2010 GRAMMY for Best Traditional Folk Album w/ the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Living Blues Most Outstanding Musician (Banjo) 2013, Singin' Sam & Frederica Agins Scholarship 2016, North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2016
tickets $15 in advance, $19 day of show
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Jay Berndt & the Orphans are a Providence based Rock-n-Roll band bringing a little Soul & a little Country to their flavor!! Join us at Askew to celebrate the Release of their newest album!
Joining them in the celebration are two more local greats - Consuelo’s Revenge & Analog Heart
You know you have that fugly sweater sitting around waiting for this event! Don your ugliest sweater on this most joyous occasion! Prize for the best!
We will play 10 rounds of Bingo for a variety of pleasure-product prizes! And will be raffling off a holiday spa basket, and 50/50 cash raffle to benefit the Athena's Cup Campaign! Bring your used bras (with back clasp) to donate, and receive a free gift for each!
DOORS OPEN: 6:30pm
FIRST GAME: 7:00pm
Tickets: $20 Pre-Pay / $25 at the door
Pre-Pay by Tuesday, December 4th and get an extra set of bingo cards!
Prepay a reservation of 4 or more, by Tuesday December 4, get a second extra set of bingo cards! Only prepaid tickets will be considered reserved.
Chris Trapper is a storyteller. With his soulful, honeyed tenor, sly humor and an uncanny knack for melody, Chris has traveled the world over, performing to a dedicated and ever growing fan base with nothing but his guitar and his songs. Raised on Prine and Kristofferson, Trapper's first foray in the music industry was as frontman of the critically acclaimed alt-rock band The Push Stars (Capitol Records). Over the past decade, Chris has become a modern day acoustic troubadour, performing over 150 dates a year as a headliner and sharing the stage with the likes of Colin Hay, Martin Sexton and even John Prine himself.
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.
tickets $15 advanced, $20 day of show
THIS IS A COVER SHOW. THESE ARE NOT THE REAL BANDS.
Check Yourself Presents
Askew (150 Chestnut St)
$10/$15 with raffle tickets
THE FIFTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BENEFIT COVER SHOW (NIGHT 1)
The Pixies as performed by The Brother Kite
X as performed by members of Snowplows, A Troop of Echoes
The Spice Girls as performed by The Goblin Family
Tenacious D as performed by members of Sullest, Little Tomb
~*ALL PROCEEDS GO TO BENEFIT THE RI COMMUNITY FOOD BANK*~
Raffle Prizes from local businesses TBA
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Just in time for the holidays, Askew and Sara Bella Jewelry are teaming up and presenting you with an opportunity to get first grabs at unique bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more. Everything from office to evening, casual and bridal.
And what’s better than that?
Shopping, brunch menu, pitchers of mimosas, and a Bloody Mary Bar all in one place!
The Winter 2019 SWELLTUNE RECORDS Showcase!
with yer pals...
TAMMI SAVOY AND CHRIS CASELLO!
JITTERY JACK AND MISS AMY GRIFFIN!
AND THE SWELLTUNE JAMBOREE TO END THE NIGHT!
All this fun for only $15!
doors at 8pm
Austin Lucas, Indiana born, Austin Lucas is a Country/Folk/Punk with a new album titled “Immortal Americans”. It goes out to the most marginalized and at-risk human beings who live in our country, all the people who live on the outside of mainstream society and have to fight every day for their identities and for their existence – because those are the true immortal Americans.”
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Also playing are local legends Jenn Lombari of Lucky United and Anthony Loffredo of Barn Burning.
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/
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 - $23 day of show
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Cowboy and a Lady features Tyler-James Kelly of the local phenomenon, The Silks. Accompanying him is the beautiful Jess Powers. Together, their stellar voices & stage presence is absolutely captivating!
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.
Connecticut native, Greg Sherrod has been singing his whole life, entertaining audiences throughout New England. 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.
Shake, rattle & rock-n-roll - Chestnut Grove is five best friends: The girl and her mates touring the country in a Rock & Roll Band (Imagine the Cast of “Stranger Things” in their mid 20s)
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
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
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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!
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.