The Midday Social Goes Down TONIGHT!

Midday RecordsTonight! (Thursday, August 28) Come meet local music industry reps from all across New England! FREE / ALL GENRES / ALL AGES

Final details on tonight’s The Midday Social!

Due to this event being reschedule to tonight from a previous date Joe Graham of The New England Music Awards and Amy Nachbar are unable to join our industry panel. They will be on the panel at our next event. In their place we have:

Marc Clarkin – Music journalist for Motif Magazine
Phil Fleming – Local music DJ at WMFO 91.5FM (The Dweezil Show)
Tony Pacitti – Music journalist for Providence Monthly

John Laurenti of Boston’s Classic Rock, 100.7 WZLX will be moderating.

The Studio Cellar podcast will be set up on location for interviews again. They’ll be on the backside of the bar. Ask for Jim Schultz, Tom Ribeiro, or Jax Adele.

Also, Scarpetti of 94HJY-The Home of Rock and Roll (host of Soundcheckand The Metal Zone) and DAve Crespo of Boston’s WEMF Radio and co-host of Bay State Rock on WAAF are unable to join us due to prior commitments. They have both asked that Midday Records collect CD’s from the artists in attendance tonight for airtime consideration on their programs. So if you’re in a band make sure you turn in two separate CDs with your material to me. I will be hand delivering these to both stations.

This will be the first time Scarpetti has not been available for this event. We are honored that both he and Crespo are still providing the same opportunities for the artists that attend as if they were here. Scarpetti has played MANY of the artists that turn in material at this event. Crespo also gives artists a spin and helps promote when the bands have upcoming shows in the Boston area. Again, this is a great opportunity to get these stations, and others, your material so don’t miss out on this tonight.

I’d also like to remind bands to bring plenty of CDs to give to other stations, promoters, and the music journalists tonight. And don’t forget to turn one in to our DJ by 8:00 the latest if you want us to spin your songs at tonight’s event.

Our sponsor MusicTown (Seeking Local Musicians) and Circle-Jam Productions will still be setting up gear in the back room for impromptu jam sessions. On our main stage we have:

Tracy and Shawn of VulGarrity
Mardi Garcia of Mardi and The Astral Seekers
Jenn Lombari Jenn-Kitten of Lucky United
Mike Baker of Sgt. Baker & The Clones

And closing out the night will be a full live set by The Skinny Millionaires.

Lastly, Providence Night Out (Providence Nightout) have been good enough to bring out Elwood’s Dog House food truck for us all tonight!

We start PROMPTLY at 7:00 at Platforms in Providence, RI (industry reps should be there by 6:00 to set up). ALL AGES / ALL GENRES / FREE


TONIGHT! “Perform at The Midday Social” Contest at Fatt Squirrel in PVD!

Midday RecordsTONIGHT! Get over to the Fatt Squirrel in Providence, RI for the “Perform at The Midday Social” competition presented by Midday Records and featuring The Dust Ruffles | Brother Ghost | The Skinny Millionaires | Tomorrow and Tomorrow! Our judges include DAve Crespo of WAAFFull Scene Ahead, and WEMF Radio; George Nasser of Providence Night Out; and Ashley Goldberg of AAG Booking and formerly of 90.7 WXIN.

This event is also doubling as Jessica Prouty Band‘s Rhode Island CD release! They’ll be headlining the night before we announce the winners of the event!

The winner will perform at the next Midday Social on Thursday, August 28 at Platforms in Providence, RI. Don’t miss this!

GoLocalProv has listed this event as a music must for tonight!

And Providence Phoenix just did a big piece on Midday and listed tonight’s event!

Thanks to Nate Grist who will be on hand photographing the evening and to Pat Keister of PALS who will be manning the door. And Mark Charron of Midday and Satellites Fall will (most likely) be our host. (Tonight is also Mike O’Donnell of Skinny Millionaires birthday!)

DOORS at 8:00 | 10 BUCKS | 18 PLUS! ‪#‎celebratelocalmusic‬


TONIGHT! Thursday, February 27th THE MIDDAY SOCIAL!

The Midday Social goes down TONIGHT!

If you’re in a band or a musician in the New England area get down to Platforms at 165 Poe Street Providence, RI for the areas fastest growing music related networking event! The areas top radio stations, promoters and venues all in one room for a night networking and it’s FREE!

Just look at the list of reps in this event page!


The Midday Social

The Midday Social

We’re excited to bring you the next Midday Social New England musician networking event! RSVP:

When: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Where: Platforms Nightclub | 165 Poe Street Providence, RI | 7:00 PM
This is a FREE event open to ALL genres.


Starts promptly at 7:00 PM | FREE | All Ages – All Genres!

The Midday Social is one of New England’s fastest growing music related networking events. These events have hundreds of attendees and representatives from the areas best radio stations, venues, magazines & publications, promoters, etc. including 94 HJY, 100.7 WZLX, 90.7 WXIN, 91.5 WMFO, 88.3 WQRI FM, 990WBOB, 95.5 WBRU, Unregular Radio, Limelight Magazine, Providence Phoenix, Motif Magazine, 13 Folds Magazine, Go Local Prov, Rock Karma Promotions, WARL 1320, The Steve Katsos Show, General Assembly, Firehouse 13/Fete, and many more.

This is an opportunity for musicians and industry professionals to make new connections and strengthen old ones. Bands/artists are encouraged to bring press kits and CDs. This event is open to ALL genres across New England.

ANNOUNCEMENT: 13 Folds Magazine will be releasing Volume 2 Issue 1 at this event!

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.

The event will start promptly at 7:00. Industry reps are encouraged to be there earlier in order to set up their tables.

Food: TBA
Drinks: Full bar with 4 dollar Narragansett Tallboys.


Throughout the night we play a mix of music by bands in attendance and have a few acoustic performances. Closing out the night we have two live acts performing.

There will also be gear set up in the back room for folks who’d like to perform or just jam. The back room is open to anyone who would like to rock out!

Also, The Studio Cellar will be set up to do record a their upcoming Podcast and interview bands/artists.


The panel will be moderated by John Laurenti of Boston’s Classic Rock, 100.7 WZLX.


Joe Graham – The New England Music Awards (Awards Show)

The goal of NEMA is to celebrate and recognize some of the areas best musical achievements. Every year NEMA will nominate over 100 artists and/or bands spanning a number of categories and genres of popular music in New England, including the coveted individual state awards which will select one band/act from each of the six states as its Best In State.

Chris Conti – Providence Phoenix (Publication)

Chris is The Providence Phoenix’s music journalist. In addition to his work for the Phoenix, Chris is very active in the local music community. He also often serves as a judge for 95.5 WBRU’s annual Rock Hunt.

Ashley Ann Goldberg – 90.7 WXIN & AAG Booking (College Radio)

Ashley is a DJ on Rhode Island College’s radio station, 90.7 WXIN. She also handles booking for the station and books events and shows on campus through her company AAG Booking.



100.7 WZLX – John Laurenti (Boston Commercial Radio)

94 HJY – Steve Scarpetti (Commercial Radio) – Host of The Metal Zone & SoundCheck

95.5 WBRU – Brian Manfredi (Providence Commercial Radio) – Pal & Crew (Internet Radio)

90.7 WXIN FM – Nate Grist (Rhode Island College Radio)

Citywide Blackout – Max Bowen (Internet Radio)

The Dweezil Show – Phil Fleming (Radio)

91.5 WMFO FM – Phil Fleming (MA College Radio)

The Steve Katsos Show – Mick Greenwood (TV Show)

Dig Boston Radio – Max Bowen (Internet Radio)

The Studio Cellar – Jim Shultz & Tom Ribeiro (Podcast)

Sully’s Cafe – Daniel Sullivan (Podcast)

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

RI FREE Radio – Tony Jones (Internet Radio)

The Franchise with Ferro – Joe Ferro (Internet Radio)


GoLocalProv – Rob Duguay (Publication)

Motif Magazine – Marc Clarkin (Publication)

Providence Phoenix – Chris Conti (Publication)

Adam Parshall – Freelance Journalist

13 Folds Magazine – Dave Sorgman (Publication)


DUSK – Rick Sunderland (RI Venue)

Manchester 65 – Jay Palmeri (RI Venue)

The Parlour – Greg Rourke (RI Venue)

The Red Room – Arianna Soto (Boston Venue)

The Spot Underground – Nick Cardi & Tim Davis (Talent Buyers/Venue)

182 Productions – Mitch Candiano (Promoter)
Books Gemstones & Blue-Shamrock (Lowell, MA), and others)

Simons 677 – Simon Sarkisian (RI Venue)

Justin Sane – (Promoter)
Books Simons (Providence, RI), Fete, and others

OTW Live – James Mclaughlin (Promoter)

Ghost Town Entrainment – Matt Melia & Jarred Difazio (Promoter)

Fusion Bar & Nightclub – James McLaughlin (MA Venue)

Firehouse 13 – Kristen Kohler (RI Venue)

Fete – Kristen Kohler (RI Venue)

Handsome Factory Entertainment – Martin Newell (Promoter)

Presidents Rock Club – Martin Newell (Venue – Quincy MA)

The Sad Cafe – Eric (NH Venue)

Rambudikon Booking & Productions – Mike Carp (Promoter)

Full Scene Ahead (Promoter)

BB Entertainment – Nina McCarthy (RI Promoter)

P.E. Entertainment – Psycho Eddie (Promoter)

Ashley Goldberg – Booking for Rhode Island College shows

Fat Cats Events & Marketing – Christopher Coderre (Promoters)

Degenerate Booking – Lauren Peter Theroux (Promoter)

Platforms Nightclub – Davey Moore (Venue)

Mardi Gras MulitClub – Davey Moore (RI Venue)


Do617 – Adam Parshall (Web Service)

ArtistBomb – Mitch Candiano (Web Service)

Full Stream – KC Hoye (Multi-Media)

Get Punched Clothing – Matt Beauchemin (Apparel)

Honor Roll Management – Marcus Ohanesian (Artist Development)

Perfect Evolution – Marcus Ohanesian (WebDesign)

EVO Audio Group – Brian Poillucci (Recording Studio)

Turbulent Studios – Jim Shultz (Recording Studio)

Providence Night Out – George Nasser (Online Site)

Nate Grist – Photographer

Midday Records – Davey & Mark (Label/Promoter)

Tony Timpano – Entertainment Attorney

24 Hour Music Project – Kimberly Ann

Tim Batty – (Artist)

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


Get Punched Clothing (Bundle)



Organizers: Davey Moore & Mark Charron of Midday Records/Satellites Fall
Sound: David Begin of Satellites Fall
Door: Kait Clavette
Raffle Station: Nina McCarthy of BB Entertainment
Extra Hands: Bryan Yebba & Ken Parker of Satellites Fall, Pat Keister of PALS

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!

The first Midday Social was a smashing success!

The Midday Social The first Midday Social, a music related networking event, was held at Platforms Nightclub in Providence, RI on Thursday March 14, 2013. We are proud to announce it was a HUGE success. We’d like to thank Scarpetti from 94 HJY, Pal from, and Brian Poillucci of Evo Audio Group for speaking at the event. We’d also like to thank the mighty Chris Masson for his talents and for performing.

The place was packed and we had folks from all across New England in attendance. We had musicians of all genres. We had commercial, college, and Internet radio stations and personalities, music journalists and bloggers, promoters and talent buyers photographers, graphic designers, entertainment attorneys and artist managers, indie record labels, recording studios, and many more!

We are already planning our next event. We have many new ideas on how to make the next one bigger and better! We’d like to have more radio personalities, record labels, entertainment attorneys, and even festival coordinators, etc… If you are anyway related to the music industry please email [email protected] to learn how to get involved.

Some updates and changes we are working on for the next event include having color coordinated name badges that look like backstage passes. The system will be simple. For example, we may have a blue pass indicate a radio personality, red a promoter, green a journalist, yellow a musician/band, etc… This will make it easier for folks to network. For example, if you’re an artist looking to put your CD in the hands of radio stations you’ll simply look across the crowd to see all the blue backstage passes.

We’ll also have a segment where we’ll allow folks to get on the mic with the following format: “Hi, my name is____. I’m with ____. And I’m looking to meet ____. Come talk to me.”

We’re going to open up the back of the venue and put more tables to allow you folks (bands included) to set up merch and swag. Promoters can even set up a table with their calendars and book bands right on the spot.

We’ll have food at the next event. Possibly a cookout style hamburger and hotdog set up. We’ll have a food bracelet you’ll be able to purchase for a small price and eat as much as you’d like for the night.

We’ll also have a separate raffle section. You’ll will be able to enter into specific, individuals raffles. The raffles will be 50/50. 50 percent will go to help support the artist who donated the item and 50 percent will go to help cover costs of the event.

And we’ll have Narragansett beer this time along with other drink specials.

These are just some of the ideas we have to improve the event. We’ll continue to play music over the house system from the artists in attendance (Though, we’ll have a dedicated DJ for this.) And we’ll have more talented acoustic musicians performing. And, of course, this will remain a FREE event.

Be sure to like our facebook pages for future updates. The Midday Social and Midday Records.