Friday, June 29, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


jay showed me this great post at brooklyn vegan about a fucking fantastic concert the boredoms are putting on saturday 7/7/07 in nyc- boadrum 77 is a 77 minute piece of music performed by 77 drummers and yamantaka eye. its a free show but you have to rsvp in order to get in and i bet its full by now. i would love to see or be a part of something this big someday!

friday at the monkey

tick tick presents micah blue smaldone, anna pardenik, dynasty, & brown bird. one of the great, local alternatives to the big time show going on at shelburne museum. read about more local shows this friday night here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

thanks ben!

the uvm lane series presents 'hooray for hollywood!"

a FREE outdoor Film + Music series at UVM - priced just right for starving artists and families!

On Saturdays in July, we transform the UVM PineGrove (just east of the Music Building) into something like Drive-in meets Music Festival. Picnicking starts at 6, Band at 7 and Film at 9. If you forget the potato salad, we also have Kettle Korn and other forms of sugar.

Saturday, July 7
Band: Anaïs Mitchell
Film : Singin’ in the Rain

Saturday, July 14
Band: The Will Patton Band
Film: The Purple Rose of Cairo

Saturday, July 21
Band: The Duhks
Film: State and Main

Saturday, July 28
Band : GrooveLily
Film : Sunset Boulevard

The films are kid-friendly and always worth the trip. Bring a blanket and your bugspray, and your favorite sweater. The sunset is spectacular up there.

Riding bicycles is encouraged. Parking is available in the Gutterson Parking Garage off of Spear Street. You can follow the signs from there.

More info (including directions) on our website.

Monday, June 25, 2007

hamid drake, xu fengxia, wilbert de joode

Short excerpt from a thrilling concert at the Bimhuis Amsterdam featuring Xu Fengxia on guzheng, Wilbert de Joode on bass and Hamid Drake on drums

wild bore

ex-burlingtonian, current-arkansasian, and all around nice guy ryan power & his wild bore tour 2007 roll through town this summer to bless us with a few killer shows. the first is a free after the fireworks extravaganza july 3rd at speaking volumes (great record/antique store on pine st. next to myers bagels) with dynasty, oak, & the cripples.

on july 28th, come celebrate the release of the cripples debut cd at higher ground with ryan & the cush.
tickets are 6 bucks and can be purchased from andy or aaron when you see them at 3 needs or the op or helping old ladies cross the street.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

the nightbirds, township & the new siberians

saturday night at nectars, come celebrate the release of the new new siberians cd. its an early show, t.n.s get on at 9pm sharp. with township & the nightbirds.

the lake champlain bluegrass festival august 10th 11th & 12th

held every year since 2001 (i think) in my home town of alburgh, vt- this festival was voted one of vermont's top ten events of 2006 by the vermont chamber of commerce. this years event is sure to entertain with bands such as doyle lawson & quick silver, rhonda vincent & the rage & the gibson brothers. more info here

Sunday, June 17, 2007

black artists group

"People keep looking rearward for the tradition. The tradition in this music is forward, forward! Not what you did last week, but this week."

the black artists group was a multidisciplinary arts collective that existed in St. Louis, Missouri from 1968 to 1972- featuring the wonderful saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist oliver lake, whom i saw a couple of years ago at the flynn space with mary redhouse and pheeroan akLaff. church number nine- a great free-jazz/experimental music blog- posted an album by b.a.g for your downloading & listening pleasure! go to the blog and scroll down a bit. i'd post the link here myself- but i'm not sure if thats a breech of blogger etiquette. this album was even listed on thurston moores top ten free jazz album list. now thats street cred yo.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

i love iceland & electric guitars

kira kira was beautiful. started out the set playing mbira mic'd & attached to a box that rumbled when shaken. she would bow deeply after each song. toy xylophone & jump rope & some homemade looking instrument with knobs that she sang & breathed into & kissed. then switched to electric guitar & sang a lovely song in icelandic about two music geeks who fall in love talking about pedals & guitars & strings.

charalambides was electric guitar & vocals. very melancholy. the guitarist did some interesting things with feedback & pedals etc., but the vocals were too much for me.

some bad news- i may have sustained a little hearing damage from the dinosaur jr. show last week- my left ear hurt like hell as soon as the guitar got loud- never had any problem before.

red square only bled into the firehouse a little-
thanks for all the shows, greg!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

the le duo des chats

this is what came up when i searched for 'the le duo' on youtube. kinda pretty in a weird, french way

surprise show tonight!

the smittens are playing a free show tonight 6/14 at the monkey bar in winooski 9pm-12am. be there.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

return of the sparkle...

magic sparkle will return to the stage this thursday at club metronome with montrealers manymental mistakes & locals nosebleed island. a free experimental/pop/indie/post-punk show should not be missed.

nosebleed island: pterodactyl

magic sparkle: the barn

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


this is my first time trying to offer mp3's to download from my site. i'm using a free program called rapidshare- if anyone has any problems please let me know. here goes...

dynasty 'lay low' recorded last saturday at the greendoor studio.

dynasty is a local band made up of ben todd brian & mike (formerly of nest material/blades of grass/air guitar magazine/buster builder). rock like it was meant to sound- raw pure unadulterated loud skanky & authentic. watch for them around town this summer before they all scatter, like friday june 29th at the monkey bar...

dance this sunday

Flynn Center N.A.S.A. Grant
Work-in-Progress Presentation Selene Colburn
"The History of the Future Suite"
Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 7 pm
Donations accepted at the door; FlynnSpace

Dancer and movement artist Selene Colburn presents her new improvisational dance based on the popular management/planning History of the Future exercise, which asks participants to describe how an organization arrives at a future scenario and what happens when the end is just the beginning. This work-in-progress showing will lead to future site-specific works incorporating a large and somewhat rotating cast of visiting artists and possible multimedia components.

saturday night at the firehouse gallery

greg davis & burlington sounds presents charalambides & kira kira at the firehouse gallery in burlington, vt. sat. 6/16 8pm $7


The Liberate Music & Arts Festival that I wrote about a few posts ago has been canceled. Another case of shortsightedness by local selectboard members. Kinda like what happened in highgate/swanton in the mid 90's after the grateful dead shows...perfect place for concerts + uptight selectmen = everyone loses.

but then i heard it may be re-scheduled- perhaps at higher ground- so i'll keep ya updated y'all

Monday, June 11, 2007

oak, snake, whale, bean

Oak, a Snake in the Garden, & Whale Tape this friday June 15th at the radio bean. kickoff/warmup show for Oak + Snake's 'Enchanted Forest' New England Summer Tour! not sure of the time- probably 9 or ten- will update when I find out...




Saturday, June 16, from 3:30 to 4pm
along Saint-Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mount-Royal

HMMM is a spectacular audio event that takes place on Saturday, June 16 from 3:30 to 4 pm along St-Laurent Boulevard from Sherbrooke to Mont-Royal. It is intended to unite Montrealers through vocal expression and to beautify this already magical street.

We definitely do not intend to create a disturbance, but rather to heighten all citizens' awareness of their sonic environment.

Because of the soothing effect of HMMM, you will be able to hear your surroundings even better than before. It is an opportunity to avoid words for a short while, and to swim in a sea of vocal sound with your friends and neighbours, through humming.

On Saturday, June 16, from 3:30-4pm, CKUT (Radio McGill) 90.3 FM will be broadcasting the humming soundtrack. There are over 50 volunteers that will be carrying radios with the sound, and subtly asking citizens to hum along.

You can help spread the HMMM by tuning any available radios to the same station. And of course you will want to hum along! Any note is fine, any melody is okay - as long as you raise your voice!

The idea comes from the discipline of acoustic ecology, the study of our sonic environment. For more information about this important research, go to the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology.

KATHY KENNEDY is a Montreal-based sound artist who teaches sound art at Concordia University, and has also been a vocal instructor for over 20 years. She is the artistic director of the innovative women's choir Choeur Maha. Her large-scale choral pieces have been performed on the esplanade of Place des Arts in 1992 as part of le Festival International de la Voix, and for the inauguration of the Vancouver New Public Library in 1995.

HMMM has been performed in Vancouver, Toronto, Kingston, Kitchener and in Lima, Peru.
More information is available at:

Sunday, June 10, 2007

venue change

So it turns out the evens wont be playing at kriya studio. the message I got says..."It seems that Kriya is too small a venue for The Evens, as they have decided to move their show to a place that will accommodate a larger amount of people for a larger amount of money."
It's kind of ambiguous but I think it means they will still play in the area...but I'm not sure. The Evens website still says kriya studio...I guess we'll have to wait and see...

Saturday, June 09, 2007

the 'ol switcheroo

The Dead Unicorn & We Vs. the Shark show tomorrow (sunday) is now being hosted at kriya studio instead of the second floor. Good.

the dynasty show tonight was:
basic, bloody, callow, coarse, crude, fibrous, fresh, green, hard, immature, impure, native, natural, organic, rough, roughhewn, rude, unbaked, uncooked, undercooked, underdone, undressed, unfashioned, unformed, unfried, ungraded, unpasteurized, unprepared, unprocessed, unrefined, unripe, unsorted, unstained, untreated, virgin & alarming, astonishing, awe-inspiring, awful, beautiful, breathtaking, daunting, dreadful, exalted, far out, fearful, fearsome, formidable, frantic, frightening, grand, hairy, horrible, horrifying, imposing, impressive, intimidating, magnificent, majestic, mind-blowing, moving, nervous, overwhelming, shocking, striking, stunning, stupefying, terrible, terrifying, wonderful, wondrous, zero cool

Thursday, June 07, 2007



The time is ripe: Eclectic Music Productions proudly presents Liberate Music and Arts Festival! A green and cutting edge festival dedicated to presenting good music, good vibes, environmental awareness, and a rockin' good time. We also offer organic food and the healing arts. Picture a tent city at the Bondville Fairgrounds in beautiful southern Vermont. The trees are full, the river is babbling, the stars shine clear in mountain sky. Now meet us here August 3rd and 4th, 2007! Throughout two days and nights, we offer live music by:

Soulive, DJ Harry, Gordon Stone Band, Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover, The Breakfast, Craig Mitchell (RISE Boston), DJ Le Spam and the Spam All-Stars, DJ Monaco, Alpha Omega Project, Jah Red, The Turkey Bouillon Mafia w/ Christina Durfee of the Trey Anastasio Band, The Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler (w/ very special guests), CHUCH, John Brown's Body and more!

We offer yoga and visionary healing arts in our Allard Engineered dome.

Music, Arts, Healing Arts and Camping??? All included in my ticket price? YES!

For those interested, hotel rooms/condos are available at nearby Stratton Mountain Resort

(with free Shuttle service day and night). Our festival is green, so Bring Your Own Bottle for water, be prepared to compost your food scraps and to recycle. It's easier than you think and contributes to a better world. Join us in celebration! Join us in invocation! Join us in collaboration! Come LIBERATE! Buy your EARLY BIRD tickets now and save $30! Tickets on sale at: Visit: PEACE! Please contact EMP to get involved.

Pass the word... it's "LIBERATE"

Idris Muhammad

Idris Muhammad doing what he does. He comes on slow & steady- at first you think 'ah whats the big deal?' but by the end you realize that what you just saw was a master player blowing your mind slow-like. Saw him with Ahmad Jamal at last years jazz fest & loved it.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

home items & dynasty saturday

home items: sassier & sluttier at volga river trading company, 294 n. winooski ave in burlington. come hear the girls rock your world. fat is where the flavor is. only catch is, line forms at 5.45- doors open from 5.55 to 6.00- come late and you're out of luck.

at ten o'clock- after the diorama-o-rama at the green door studio, Dynasty- local eccentric rock superstars- play their first show with full band. prepare to have whats left of your mind blown and then re-assembled and then blown again.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

tick tick presents something-core at second floor

'melodic noise prog-punk' dead unicorn & 'indie experimental gothic' we versus the shark at the second floor, sunday june 10th.

Monday, June 04, 2007

metronome thursday

this thursday at club metronome, greg davis & tick tick present akron/family & the lexie mountain boys with greg davis.

also, dont forget tonights improv show at the euro gourmet.