A Potentially Massive Win for Small Victories

by John Downey '23 on April 22, 2022
A&E Co-Editor

Arts & Entertainment

A Potentially Massive Win for Small Victories

An Interview with Alex Norocea

By Jack Downey ’23

In two weeks, Small Victories, a Providence-based booking agency, is hosting their biggest event of the year, Small Victories Spring Week, or SVSW. It is sure to be one of the most legendary musical events the Rhode Island area has ever seen, so ahead of this exciting time, Alex Norocea, the man behind Small Victories and SVSW, agreed to sit down and talk about it.

What is SVSW?

“SVSW is Small Victories Spring Week, a three-day collection of concerts and panels that piggyback from Brown University Spring Weekend and aim to bridge College Hill with the rest of Providence, particularly Providence College.”

When is it happening?

“The events will happen from Tuesday [April] 26th through Friday [April] 29th.”

What is the highlight of this week?

“The anchor event is Friday the 29th, Spring Weekend After Dark, a huge takeover of The Strand with agency-booked talent. Big Golf Party energy. This year, we’ve booked CID & Young Bombs, who are two great electronic music acts.
“Thursday, we have both rooms at Fete for a full live act takeover with Chance Emerson and a show that features over six other bands. The official name of this event is Made in Providence.

“On Wednesday, we’re throwing an Afrobeat, Hip-Hop & R&B party at Fete. The headliners are all Providence-based with heritages from Nigeria, Liberia and Cape Verde.” 

Who else is affiliated with the week?

“The Thursday show would never have been possible without Kiwi. For Wednesday, it was the belief in the high quality partners I had in NYRU and Chachi Carlvahlo.”    

Why should Providence College students be interested in this event?

“This is an epic, large-scale party opportunity taking place between Fete, The Strand, and Andreas on Thayer. The anchor is music, but the week still serves to facilitate other opportunities. The goal is to take inspiration from SXSW and crush the whole week. We are bringing Golf Party energy to the Friday concert.”

SVSW Schedule 

Tuesday, April 26: Philanthropy opportunity 

Wednesday, April 27

  • Andreas 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Entrepreneurship Panel + Networking Drinks 
  • Fete 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.: “Afrocentric” feat NYRU, ISRAEL WUSU & CHACHI CARVALHO 

Thursday, April 28 

  • Andreas 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Entrepreneurship Panel + Networking Drinks 
  • Fete 7:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.: MADE IN PROVIDENCE

Friday, April 29

  • The Strand 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.: AFTER DARK FEAT CID & YOUNG BOMBS