The Providence Y2K International Live Looping Festival is coming to AS220’s Main Space and the Black Box! 2 nights, 2 days, 30 local, national and international musicians of so many genres, bringing a sound experience for all audiences and all ages! We’ve got a strong local presence and this is a great chance to experience looping in all its forms, and with all its surprises.
The Y2K Festival Network has been celebrating music for 16 years, in over 36 cities in 12 countries. Providence is the first East Coast Festival city. The local talent alone is reason to check it out, and we’re happy to have players from as far away as Europe and Asia, who come just for the love of the music. We’re also thrilled to have performers from Brown University’s MEME, RISD, AS220 Youth, and so much more.
Saturday Night – Oct. 1
9:00pm to 1:00am AS220 Main Stage
Cindy Sawprano (CA)
Lucid Brain Integrative Process (FR) (Tentative)
Sylvain Poitras (CAN)
MANDOMAN-Hideki Nakanishi (JP)
Zukrewe production team
WD-41 / Willie Oteri & Dave Lazcko (TX)
Come celebrate 125 years of weird, in the heart of Lovecraft’s Providence – OUTDOORS!
Lovecraft’s 125th Birthday concert features renowned local act Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores (who gave a legendary performance at 2013’s Eldritch Ball), musical monstrosities the Big Nazo Intergalactic Band, a Frank Difficult music/video/mashup with a live noise ensemble, and a special 10th-anniversary screening of HPLHS’s Call of Cthulhu film, as well as some secret short film screenings- all happening outdoors in the Facade Lot, 35 Weybosset St.
There will be a 21+ beer garden, featuring Narragansett Beers (including the very last of the Lovecraft Honey Ale, and plenty of the Olde Innsmouth Ale), and a very fitting “Festival” themed fire roast to feed your cultist belly.
The facade is directly adjacent to the Providence Arcade, home of the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences store! New Harvest Coffee & Spirits, our neighbor, will also be serving delicious coffees, cocktails, and treats.
The celebration is free to all, as part of NecronomiCon Providence !
Thursday, August 20th
7pm – Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores
7:50pm – secret film shorts
8:10pm – Alec K. Redfearn, set two
9pm – CALL OF CTHULHU 10th anniversary screening!
9:50 – BIG NAZO Intergalactic Band
11 – Frank Difficult closer / video mashup
NecronomiCon Providence and Frank Difficult Presents The Dunwich Horror Picture Show, a screening of the 1970 film “The Dunwich Horror” starring Dean Stockwell featuring a psychedelic remix of the original soundtrack with a live rock band performing the music of Les Baxter. Plus experience live performers and creatures as the action spills out from the screen into the historic Columbus Theatre for an unique immersive Lovecraftian experience. Come dressed as a cultist and help us bring the Old Ones back.
The Dunwich Horror Picture Show
Sunday, August 23rd, 9pm
Frank Difficult Presents: Multimedia madness with live soundtracks and sets by Vomit Arsonist, CYST, and LVMMVX.
A live performance by Gyna Bootleg filmed before your very eyes.
Victory Pearl will showcase locally made adult entertainment fresh from their screenings at the NYC Porn Film Fest.
Plus found footage fun and new work by Johnny Ray.
Live w/ Mark Hosler of Negativland along with Houseboy, Lucy Lie, Kara Stokowski and Black Iron Prison (aka Mark Cetilia). May 15 2014 at 95 Empire Black Box.