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      Oct 26, 2007: Bldg 16 – Providence
      We finally play a hometown show! With the West Philly Orchestra, DJ Meridef and DJ George.

      Oct 31, 2007: Firehouse 13, Providence
      Join us for Providence is Haunted! http://myspace.com/certifiedbananas

      Oct 7, 2007: Honk Festival – Cambridge, MA
      12:00pm Parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square 5:00pm We play at the Harvard Square Oktoberfest! http://www.harvardsquare.com/Home/Articles/Oktoberfest-Schedule-Announced.aspx

      Oct 6, 2007: Honk Festival – Somerville, MA
      First day of Honk Performances we appear twice at places around Davis Square: 3:00, Statue Park (in front of JP Lick’s) 6:00, Davis Square Plaza (Starbuck’s courtyard) www.honkfest.org

      Sep 29, 2007: Saturday – Firstworks Festival – Providence, RI
      Catch us outside the PPAC during the Firstworks Festival. http://www.firstworksprov.org

      Sep 15, 2007: Saturday – Cranston, RI – Southside Community Landtrust Hoedown
      The Brigade Rocks the Fourth Annual SCLT Hoedown. Come dance, eat and drink for an awesome cause. Ticket info here: http://www.southsideclt.org/about/events.php

      Sep 8, 2007: Saturday – New York, NY – Mehanata, 113 Ludlow St
      The Brigade Rocks the L.E.S at Mehanata. J,M,Z Essex St.; F,V 2nd Ave.; B,D Grand. Show starts at 9:00.

      Aug 11-12, 2007: Guca Festival – Guca, Serbia

      Aug 8-10, 2007: Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary

      Aug 7, 2007: Nagy West Balkan – Budapest, Hungary

      Aug 4, 2007: White Trash Strandmarkt – Berlin, Germany

      Aug 3, 2007: Bassy Cowboy Club – Berlin, Germany

      Aug 3, 2007: Cafe Zapata at Tacheles – Berlin, Germany

      Aug 2, 2007: Golden Pudel Club – Hamburg, Germany
      St. Pauli Fischmarkt 27 S-Bahn Reeperbahn

      Aug 5, 2007: ACUD Sessionscafe – Berlin, Germany

      Aug 4, 2007: Lovelite – Berlin, Germany

      Jul 4, 2007: Liberty Fest
      The surliest of 4th of July celebrations. On Smith Hill in Providence with plenty of other local funnists.

      Jul 1, 2007: McCarran Park Pool Party – NYC
      We’ll be playing a show inside of North America’s Second Largest Pool! With Dengue Fever, Man Man, and Illinois. We kick off an early show at 2pm. Free! L-Bedford or G-Metropolitan

      Jul 15, 2007: Jake’s Bar and Grille w/Okkervil River
      We’ll be playing a show with our good friends from Austin, Okkervil River. It’ll be kind of like the odd couple, but a show. http://www.jound.com/okkervil/

      Jul 19, 2007: Parade Street Farmers’ Market
      Catch us raising a ruckus while people buy fresh veggies!

      Apr 28, 2007: Hempfest at URI
      Free all day concert to raise awareness about the impacts of the drug war. At the URI Quad. http://www.myspace.com/hempfesturi

      Jun 16, 2007: Firstworks Kids Festival
      2:30pm outdoor performance outside the RISD auditorium by the river. Then at 5pm, we lead the parade of costumed kids from Benefit street to Waterplace park.

      May 3, 2007: David Segal Fundraiser
      8pm sharp at Nick-a-Nees bar . State legislator David Segal was the first Green party member elected in RI, when he was on Providence city council. In November he was elected state legislator, but still has some outstanding bills from the campaign. Party on.

      Mar 30, 2007: Rubulad Party in Brooklyn
      338 Flushing Ave in Brooklyn between Classon & Taaffe – near the Navy Yard. $10, doors at 10pm. $15 after 11pm. The Village Voice describes it as: “Best Insane Brooklyn Weekend Spot to See Bands…when Rubulad puts on a show, they don’t do it in a small way, it usually involves local and out-of-town bands, weird arty decorations all over the place, DJs, slide shows, costumes, quasi-legal beverages, drone-chants, giant-sized puppet shows, circus performers, cookouts…” DIRECTIONS: L train to Bedford Avenue > B61 bus on Driggs to Flushing Ave (10 mins) > left under BQE. ** OR ** J/M/Z to Marcy Ave > walk along Rev. Dr. GE Taylor Blvd > turns into Williamsburg St West at Flushing > left under BQE. ** OR ** G train to Flushing and follow address numbers. ** OR ** driving – BQE to EXIT 31 toward WYTHE AVE/KENT AVE. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto WILLIAMSBURG ST W. Turn LEFT onto FLUSHING AVE.

      Apr 19, 2007: Boston with Debo Band & Balkan Situations
      Early show in Boston! 7-11pm with Debo Band — an amazing Ethiopiques-style 15+ person band — and The Balkan Situtations, a nine-piece traditional Balkan folk group. Door price is $8, and don’t be late!! At the YWCA in Central Square http://www.myspace.com/deboband http://thebalkansituations.wordpress.com/

      May 11, 2007: AS220 w/Slavic Soul Party & Debo Band
      Our European fundraiser show! $8 all ages show at AS220 in Providence, with Slavic Soul Party! — a fantastic 9-piece funky Balkan/American band from NYC — and Debo Band — an amazing Ethiopiques-style 15+ person band from Boston. Raffle ticket drawing at the show to win the band! See the front page of our website for more info on the raffle. http://www.as220.org http://www.slavicsoulparty.com http://www.myspace.com/deboband

      Jul 17, 2007: City Arts Block Party
      City Arts celebrates the rehab of their new building at 891 Broad street in Providence with a big block party.

      May 5, 2007: EFA Soccer Cup
      English for Action annual soccer cup fundraiser at Donigian Park (Amherst and Valley street intersection in Providence). Short halftime set!!

      Jul 21, 2007: Sound Session
      Biggest city-wide music festival culminates tonight with a parade and outdoor performances from tons of bands, including us. Details at http://www.providencesoundsession.com

      Jun 9, 2007: Apeiron RI Sustainable Energy Festival
      In Coventry, RI. Parking at: Western Coventry Elementary School . www.livingfest.org

      Apr 22, 2007: Earth Day at the Zoo
      The Roger Williams Zoo, that is.

      Mar 17, 2007: Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade
      Bringing Bollywood and Balkan to the Irish, with the help of Narragansett Beer.

      Apr 3, 2007: New Your City
      Thats new *your* city, a celebration of urban planning by Providence elementary school students. Fox Point Library FREE

      Apr 1, 2007: Coney Island Opening Day Petting Zoo
      Well in New York City the permit for playing live music on the streets says you can’t run a petting zoo, but we’re encouraging you to blatantly flaunt that law with your own interpretation. Joined by Hungry March Band, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, and perhaps others. All over Coney Island, for FREE, friends. See you there.

      Mar 31, 2007: Mehanata (Bulgarian Bar) in Manhattan
      113 Ludlow Street in NYC. $10 cover. DJ and dancing all night long with DJ Joro Boro spinning Balkanized music and more till late. http://www.mehanata.com Described as a Slavic den of inequity”… the UK Guardian sez: “The music is a seething hotchpotch of deep Balkan house and stomping folk beats while the bar serves up a strong Bulgarian punch and shows experimental eastern European cinema and Saturday night TV comedy straight from Sofia.””

      Jun 1, 2007: Dream Night at Roger Williams Park Zoo
      Every year Roger Williams Park Zoo joins with zoos around the world in a free evening opening exclusively for chronically ill and disabled children and their families. For the second year in a row, What Cheer? is there too! http://www.dreamnightatthezoo.nl

      Apr 14, 2007: International Institute Spring Carnival Ball
      Once again, What Cheer? will be on hand to wish IIRI a happy birthday. At the Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet Ballroom. For ticket info, go to http://www.iiri.org/springcarnivalball/eventfaq.html

      Feb 25, 2007: Claudia Benefit! – Columbus Theater
      The Brigade plays a benefit for a dear friend at the Columbus Theater. w/Mahi Mahi and many others. $10 for a lot of music and a great cause.

      Dec 31, 2006: AS220
      The Brigade rings in the new year at AS220. Afterward, we just might play somewhere else!

      Dec 31, 2006: Bright Night 2007
      New Years Eve kicks off! The Brigade will march around Downtown Providence as part of the Bright Night 2007 festivities. www.brightnight.org

      Oct 31, 2006: Halloween Brendon Decatur Benefit
      Benefit for Brendon Ryan, who was hit by a car on his bicycle and has massive hospital bills. Americorps has terrible insurance!! At the Decatur Lounge,

      Oct 29, 2006: Spooky Zoo Sunday
      Roger Williams Park Zoo

      Oct 28, 2006: Olneyville Fall Festival
      The Annual Olneyville Fall Festival: kids, games, prizes, a well-intentioned-but-hypocritical-toy-gun-crushing robot and other fun contradictions. @ Donigian park on Valley St. in Olneyville

      Oct 9, 2006: Jammin on the Two! Party at the Black Rep
      The Providence Black Repertory Company www.blackrep.org) and the Rhode Island Right to Vote Campaign host a party for everyone who’s been working hard to pass Question 2 on the Rhode Island ballot this November 7. Free for campaign volunteers. $5 donation from others. www.blackrep.org www.restorethevote.org

      Oct 8, 2006: Honk Festival Day 2

      Nov 7, 2006: Vote Yes on 2 !

      Oct 28, 2006: Steelyard Iron Pour
      Metalworking performance with soundtrack provided by your What Cheer? Brigade. Located at The Steelyard – 27 Sims Ave in Providence. www.ironguild.net www.thesteelyard.org

      Sep 9, 2006: Southside Land Trust Hoedown
      Southside Community Land Trust “Harvest Hoedown” at the Urban Edge Farm, 35 Pippin Orchard Road in Cranston, RI. Celebrating 25 years of SCLT!

      Aug 15, 2006: BACK ON! Madness in Boston with Extra Action and The Secret Hippies!
      It’s really happening folks! At Encuentro 5, in Boston’s Chinatown. 33 Harrison Ave. 5th Floor. Show starts at 9:00

      Jul 4, 2006: Liberty Fest at Smith Hill
      Informal street festival full of all kinds of neighbors and schemers and dreamers. At the futuristic district” – corner of Duke and Orms streets in Providence.”

      Aug 14, 2006: Extra Action AS220 Show
      We open up the show for the phenomenal Extra Action Marching Band, from Oakland CA ( http://www.extra-action.com ). AS220 is at 115 Empire St in Providence.

      Sep 15, 2006: Providence Wunderground Opening
      This will be an amazing opening at the RISD Museum. It is a celebration of 10 years of Providence’s beautiful screenprinted poster art, and What Cheer will be on hand to make it rock. http://www.risd.edu/museum_exhibitions.cfm?type=upcoming&onview=museum_onview_92.cfm

      Sep 9, 2006: Jake’s Grandmother’s Birthday
      What Cheer? will play a brief birthday set at Jake’s.

      Aug 12, 2006: Wakefield Parade
      It’s got puppets, it’ll be insance, that’s all we know at this point!

      Jul 29, 2006: The Decatur’s Fifth Anniversary
      We love the Decatur and the Decatur loves us; you can bet we’ll be celebrating.

      Jul 22, 2006: Providence SoundSession 06 – Closing Night
      Providence’s biggest summer music festival. We will parade with the Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans and the Hungry March Band from Brooklyn, then play a follow-up show with the same, plus Lightning Bolt. http://providencesoundsession.com/

      May 23, 2006: It’s What Cheer?’s first birthday. Who knows what could happen?

      Jun 1, 2006: Does brass float?

      Jun 5, 2006: Recess! (For 2nd Graders in Central Falls Only)

      May 12, 2006: David Segal Fundraiser
      Providence’s champion of progressive politics, City Councilman David Segal, has tapped us to play his fundraiser, downstairs at Trinity Brewhouse . Come support one of the only politicians in this city that supports you; come prepared to make a donation. http://www.votesegal.com

      Oct 7, 2006: HONK Festival Day 1, Somerville
      An awesome brass fest in Somerville and Cambridge on Saturday and Sunday! http://honkfest.org/

      Jun 9, 2006: New Urban Arts
      This awesome Youth Arts Organization has tapped What Cheer? for an important event. Plus, it’s our State House debut. http://www.newurbanarts.org/

      May 1, 2006: March to Support Immigrants’ Rights!
      Members of What Cheer? will be marching and playing in solidarity with immigrants seeking a just and sane immigration policy for the U.S. March begins at Central High School and proceeds to the State House.

      May 9, 2006: Recess?
      Learning Community Charter School in Central Falls. Contingent on weather.

      Jul 4, 2006: Ancients & Horribles Parade
      In Chepachet, RI (a village in the town of Glocester), this parade is all about the real spirit of America: satire, booze and rowdiness. http://www.glocesterri.org/parade.htm

      Jun 17, 2006: Firstworks Rising Stars Festival
      downtown providence at market square ; parade to waterplace park at 5pm. For more info on this, check out http://www.firstworksprov.org

      Jun 11, 2006: lupo’s w/bindlestiff family circus
      What Cheer? opens for the insane grown-up circus antics of the Bindlestiff Family Circus at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel at . Show will be kind of early. http://www.lupos.com http://www.bindlestiff.org

      May 12, 2006: Tiny Hawks Tour Sendoff
      Tiny Hawks has invited us to ruin their 2006 spring tour sendoff. Building 16, Providence. Also playing: The Good Good (Brooklyn) http://www.collectalltheleaches.com/; Api Uiz (France); French In Action (Providence/Worcester); http://www.myspace.com/tinyhawks

      Apr 30, 2006: May Day Party
      Come celebrate May Day with What Cheer? and some other great bands at Cemetery Street in Providence. . Also performing: The Lazy Magnet Orchestra, Samantha Hawk Pierce, Exile & Lockey, and others.

      Jul 15, 2006: AS220’s Annual Street Festival
      This pillar of the RI arts community has invited us to help them celebrate their 21st birthday. http://www.as220.org

      Jun 17, 2006: Collective A-Go-Go Party
      Check out this rad anniversary part for an even radder place in Providence’s unofficial sister city, ¡Worcester!

      May 6, 2006: EFA Soccer Cup
      Come play soccer for an awesome cause! Plus listen to What Cheer? and maybe even watch some of us try to play a little fútbol. It’s all going down at Donigian Park on Valley St. in Olneyville. Check out English for Action at http://www.englishforaction.org

      Mar 22, 2006: Immigration March gig
      YMCA on Broad St

      Apr 1, 2006: April Fools Fort Greene Park and Lillies

      Apr 22, 2006: Int’l Institute Ball
      arrive by 6pm in FULL COSTUME – get crazy!

      Apr 8, 2006: Crash Lupo’s Gig w/ Wolf Parade

      Mar 28, 2006: Fox Point Library Gig

      Mar 25, 2006: Robin Amer Birthday Party Gig
      chinatown loft, plus march around chinatown

      Apr 29, 2006: Steel Yard Spring Gala
      Fundraiser for The Steel Yard http://www.thesteelyard.org . Tickets are expensive, but you can also volunteer. Email [email protected] for info.

      Mar 30, 2006: Jake’s

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