Archive for the ‘Burlington Music’ Category

This Saturday: WWPV and Turtle Underground present JAPHY RYDER, live at St. Mike’s!

November 13, 2009

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Turtle Underground, the weekly open mic/concert series on North Campus here at St. Michael’s, to put together a rad concert featuring Burlington-based progressive jazz/rock/hip-hop band (and St. Michael’s alumni) Japhy Ryder.  Opening up will be St. Michael’s very own Travel North (formerly the John Howland Band, among other monikers).  It’s taking place at 9:00 p.m. this Saturday, November 14, at Turtle Underground’s usual pad in the Purtill Hall Basement.  Also, it’s totally FREE.  So come on out and get ready to get down!

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Seven Days presents Burlington Bands 101: This Wednesday

September 20, 2009

Burlington Bands 101This Wednesday, Seven Days is putting on the second annual Burlington Bands 101 showcase, taking up both floors at Nectar’s and Club Metronome.  St. Michael’s alums and PV favorites In Memory of Pluto will be playing, along with six more Vermont-based artists.  It’s a nice primer on the vibrant, diverse, and overall kickass Burlington music scene if you’re new to it…and even if you aren’t, it’s a damn lot of great music in one place at one time for a cheap price.  And WWPV will be there, so stop by our table and say what’s up.

Details: It’s this Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m. at Nectar’s and Club Metronome.  The show’s 18+, and there’s a $5 cover charge with all proceeds benefitting our friends in independent, non-commercial community radio, The Radiator.

Click here for more info, including the full lineup.

Hippest Week Ever

September 13, 2009
Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo

This week is shaping up to be an unusually indie week for shows in Burlington…a nice change of pace from the usual concert booking trends around here.  Out with the Birkenstocks and hemp necklaces, in with the berets and skinny jeans?  Who knows.  But hipsters, those too hip to be hipsters, and people who are simply into slightly experimental, outside-the-mainstream music have quite the week ahead of them.

It all starts tonight with Death Vessel and Barbacoa at The Monkey House in Winooski tonight.  This show is being put on by Angioplasty Media, who’ve been booking quite a few nifty little shows of late.

Tuesday is going to be huge, as indie legends Yo La Tengo hit up Higher Ground in support of their newly released 12th album, Popular Songs.  Amazingly, tickets are only $20 (that’s less than a dollar for every year this band’s been in existence).  If there’s only one show you check out this week, make it this one; bands on the level of Yo La Tengo don’t make it up to Vermont very often.

On Thursday night, Here We Go Magic play Club Metronome with support from local artists The Vacant Lots and DJ Disco Phantom.  Here We Go Magic have accrued quite a bit of hype this year, but their self-titled album is worth it–reminds me of Sung Tongs-era Animal Collective, which is a very good thing.

The Decemberists

The Decemberists

Rounding out the week, next Sunday the 20th, The Decemberists play the Flynn Center.  They’ll be playing their new album The Hazards of Love in its entirety, followed by a second set of older material.  Opening act Laura Veirs is the female vocalist in the Decemberists duet “Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then”, so maybe that will make an appearance…?

The indiefication of Burlington’s music scene doesn’t stop this week, thankfully, with Andrew Bird, Matt & Kim, Great Lake Swimmers, Amanda Palmer, and lots more great acts coming to town this fall.