Another SUCCESSFUL Midday Social networking event!

Thank you for yet another SUCCESSFUL The Midday Social!

Midday Social

(Left to right) John Laurenti from 100.7 WZLX, Steve Scarpetti from 94 HJY, Stephanie Rose from UNregular Radio.

We’d like to thank our industry rep panel which started off with John Laurenti from Boston’s Classic Rock, 100.7 WZLX. We hope you were all listening to him. If not, we got video. John, was one of the most honest presenters I have ever seen. It was refreshing. He even had some great suggestions on how we could improve the event for next time. And Scarpetti from 94 HJY was just as insightful. These guys are in the industry and know how commercial radio works so watch the video and take notes! Stephanie from UNregular RadioAlternative Rock Radio &Rose Rundown rounded off the first panel perfectly. She not only gave tips on radio but spoke about her music blog, as well.

The second panel shifted gears from radio and brought fresh new topics to the social. Jessica from Limelight Magazine gave actionable tips that I hope every band implements. Our entertainment attorney, Tony, from the Law Office of A. B. Timpano II had a serious impact on the crowd when he spoke about not waiting to find an attorney when it’s too late and the damage had been done. Helping bands get out of bad contracts is a messy thing! Sit down with him before you reach that level and make sure you’re protected. Lastly, Darcie, from & EVO Audio Group, tied it all together discussing her roll in helping artists navigate the business side of their careers.

The Midday SocialThank you to all our presenters!

We’d also like to thank all our performing artists. Especially the mighty Chris Masson who not only brought his gear and ran sound in the back room for the entire night, but sacrificed some of his stage time to let other artists perform. I sincerely hope you all caught his performance.

Thanks to Rob from 6 Foot Sunday, Kris from Viking Jesus – Kris Hansen Andrew Spatz LiveSilhouette RisingValencourtJosh Beetler Guitar Player & Nick Deluca Music. You all payed fantastic sets!

There were also some great unscheduled performances in the back room. For the next Social the back room will be solely for impromptu “jam” sessions while the main stage will have the scheduled performers. We will only have about three scheduled performances next time as we’d like to have enough time to play all the music submissions from the bands in attendance.

Finally, we’d like to thank everyone who helped out and made the event possible. Couldn’t have done it without the heavy lifting from Pat of PALS, Bryan, David & Marcus of the Satellites Fall/Midday Records family. (Bryan also plays in 51 Shortfalls). Thanks to Joe and Platforms Dance Club for hosting us. Brian and his crew at EVO Audio Group for running sound in the main room. Chris Masson for running sound in the back room. Wicked Famous Productions & CrashBoomBang Media for videoing and photographing the night. The lovely bar tenders. And all the great industry reps for making themselves available!

Most importantly, thank you to all the local musicians, artists and bands for coming out. Proof that we have a THRIVING music scene!

The Midday Social: A New England Music Networking Event

Thursday, May 23rd | Platforms Nightclub | Doors at 7:00 PM | FREE
165 Poe Street – Providence, RI

We’re excited to bring you the SECOND “Midday Social”!

This will be an opportunity for musicians and industry professionals to make new connections. Bands/artists are encouraged to bring press kits. This event is open to all genres across New England. It will be a great opportunity to network both within your own backyard and across state lines. We’ve putting tother a fantastic panel of industry professionals.

There will be raffles with a mix of swag from various bands, vendors, and media. There is also a full bar. Drink Special: 3 dollar Narragansett Beer and 1 dollar off first mixed drink.

There will be Cheeseburgers, hamburgers & hotdogs, as well as homemade pasta marinara and cold Italian pasts salad at this event. A 3 dollar food bracelet will get you all the food you want.

IMPORTANT INFO: If your a musician or band that wants your music played over the house system during the event you need to hand in a CD to the DJ by 8:00 PM the latest. We cannot accept submissions after that time.

If you would like to raffle off artwork, photography, Band swag, such as T-shirts & CDs, please find the raffle table and speak with Nina. This is a 50/50 raffle where you the artist will receive half of the proceeds and half goes to help cover costs of the event.


Steve Scarpetti – Radio Personality/DJ on 94 HJY – Host of The Metal Zone & Soundcheck

Jessica A. Botelho – Editor-In-Chief at Limelight Magazine

Stephanie Rose – Music Director of UNRegular Radio/Host of Alternative Rock Radio/Editor-In-Chief of Rose Rundown

Tony Timpano – Entertainment Attorney – Law Office of A. B. Timpano II

More TBA


Music In Pictures – Lisa & Ken Cote (Photographer, Videographer, Music Blog)

Limelight Magazine – Jessica Botelho (Music Publication)

UNregular Radio / Alternative Rock Radio – Stephanie Rose (Internet Radio)

The Boston Local Music Show – Jonny Katz (Radio)

94 HJY – Scarpetti (Commercial Radio) – Host of The Metal Zone, Soundcheck, as well as part of the stations daytime programming.

Kristen Kohler – Promotions at Fete & Firehouse 13

Chris Johnson – Audio/Sound Engineer at Q Division Studios

88.3 WQRI FM (College Radio)

Sterlingtology Radio – Sterling Golden – (Internet Radio)

Rock Karma Promotions – Mike & Lisa – (Promoter @ Simons & KCs Tap)

Inner Child Studios – April Stelzmann – (Photographer)

13 Folds Magazine – Dave Sorgman (Publication) – Pal & crew – (Internet Radio)

Rambudikon Booking & Promotions (Promoter @ Simon’s, Fete & Firehouse 13)

Sixx String Promotions – Mike Spaziano (Promoter)

GoLocalProv – Rob Duguay – (Publication)

Tony Jones – WARL 1320 AM – The Tony Jones Show (Radio)

100.7 WZLX – John Laurenti (Commercial Radio)

Paul Sennott – Entertainment Attorney – Stern, Shapiro, Weissberg & Garin, LLP

Midday Records – Davey & Mark (Label/Promoter)

Brian Poillucci (Producer)

The Rock Junction & 1150 Oak Bar & Grill – Kenny Marks – (Venues)

BB Entertainment – Nina McCarthy (Promoter)

Brian Bardsley Photographer – (Photographer)

Joe Manfredi – Manfredi Productions / Platforms Nightclub owner (Venue)

Boston Live – (Record Label)

Mutiny on the Microphone – Adam Blye (Podcast)

The Steve Katsos Show – Mick Greenwood (TV Show)

The Franchise with Ferro – Joe Ferro – (Internet Radio)

General Assembly – Denny Rochefort (Promoter at Firehouse 13, Fete, Great Scott, Machines with Magnets, Dusk, Middle East, Local 121)

90.7 WXIN – Nate Grist – (College Radio)

All About Records – Russell Orcutt (Radio/Promoter/Label)

The Dweezil Show – 91.5 FM WMFO – Phil Fleming (College Radio)

Tony Timpano – Entertainment Attorney

Providence Night Out – George Nasser (Online Service)

Galilee Productions – George Dussault (Grammy Nominated Producer)

Ghost Town Entertainment – (Promoter)

The Roi – Pal (Venue/Promoter)

McNeils Tavern – Chad – (Venue)

Fat Cats Events & Marketing – Chris Coderre (Manager/Promoter)

The Spot Underground – Derek Wood (Venue)

GKH Pics – (Photographer)

24 Hour Music Project – Kimberly Ann

Metal Cage – Rick Craige (Publication)

Get Punched Clothing (Apparel)

South Shore Music Hall – Martin Newell (Venue)

Tim Batty – Artist



Chris Masson

Kris Hansen

Maria Earabino

Andrew Spatz

Josh Beetler

Silhouette Rising

Nick Deluca


Event organizer/man behind the curtain: Davey Moore of Midday Records & Satellites Fall

Your MC: Mark Charron of Midday Records & Satellites Fall

Door: Bryan Yebba
Bryan has donated his time to work the door and hand out the name badges. Bryan is a local musician playing drums in Satellites Fall & 51 Shortfalls.

Raffle Station: Nina McCarthy
Nina runs BB Entertainment and books shows in RI.

Extra hands: Patricio Keister
Pat plays in the band Pals.

DJ: Nick Angelo

Event Photographer: Mike Benoit of Wicked Famous Productions

Event Videographer: Jeff of CrashBandBoom Media

Sound Engineer: Brian Poillucci of Evo Audio Group

Bartenders: Michele Moore & Tina

WHAT’S NEW?: We plan to have color coded name badges so you will know with one glance who is in a band, works for a radio station, a publication, etc… We will have food available. We will have food bracelets available for 3 bucks that will allow you to eat as much as you’d like. We’ll have a more organized 50/50 raffle section, more table for bands and vendors to set up swag, and we are working on a segment where we’ll allow folks to quickly introduce themselves and explain who they are and who they are looking to network with. If you have other ideas on how we can improve this event please email [email protected]

If you are a music blogger, radio personality, talent buyer, promoter, photographer, web designer, graphic designer, recording studio, journalist, apparel company, etc. we’d love to have you in attendance, Please contact [email protected] to discuss your involvement.

BANDS/MUSICIANS do NOT need to “apply”. Just show up!

Midday Records Invades 990WBOB’s Mondays On Blast

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Fly Kite Canvas (Formerly Scarlet)
2012 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt Semi-Finalists
2013 90.7 WXIN Rock Hunt Semi-Finalists
Recent winners a The Rhode Show contest. They’ll have a track appearing in a Cardi’s Furniture commercial.

Closer Than We Appear
2013 Limelight Magazine Award for Album/EP of the Year
Finalists in NAMM’s School-Jam USA NATIONAL Battle of the Bands and performed at the 2012 NAMM Convention in Downtown Disney – Cali

Here We Just Dream
2013 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt Semi-Finalists

The Rare Occasions
2013 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt Semi-Finalists
Winners of the Tufts University Battle of the Bands
Opened for Guster

The Anchors
2012 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt Semi-Finalists
Fresh off opening for James McCarthy (The son of a G*dd*mn Beatle!)