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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Keep Your Pants On: Beloved ’90s BTV Band Enters the Digital Age

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 11:57 AM

The Pants; L to R: Paul Jaffe, Neil Cleary, Tom Lawson, Eric Hutchins - COURTESY OF THE PANTS
  • Courtesy of the Pants
  • The Pants; L to R: Paul Jaffe, Neil Cleary, Tom Lawson, Eric Hutchins
Defunct for nearly two decades, the Pants may eventually be relegated to the clothes hamper of local rock history. But for now, precious few Burlington bands from the 1990s still garner as much adulation and acclaim as Tommy Law, Pistol Stamen, Hutch and Tad Cautious — aka Tom Lawson, Paul Jaffe, Eric Hutchins and Neil Cleary.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

On the Move: Local Folkies Rally to Preserve Utah Phillips' 'Caboose'

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Utah' Phillips' flanger car - DAN BOLLES
  • Dan Bolles
  • Utah' Phillips' flanger car
North Ferrisburgh residents might hear a folky ruckus emanating from Covered Bridge Road this Saturday, June 17, the likes of which hasn't been heard ’round those parts in many a year.

That's because an all-star collection of folk musicians of both local and national renown are gathering on the former site of Philo Records. They'll be paying tribute to one of the most famous songwriters — and certainly the most famous hobo — ever to (occasionally) call Vermont home: Utah Phillips.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Swale Debut New Single, "Release Your Records!"

Posted By on Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 7:06 AM

Swale, There's No One Here - COURTESY OF SWALE
  • Courtesy of Swale
  • Swale, There's No One Here
It's been about two-and-a-half years since Burlington-based rock quartet Swale dropped their second full-length album, The Next Instead. This past spring, they launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their forthcoming double-album, There's No One Here. The band has just released the double LP's debut single, which was initially shared as a reward for those who contributed to their Kickstarter.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Backspace Gallery's Last Hurrah

Posted By on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 1:03 PM

The entrance to S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in the Soda Plant - PAMELA POLSTON
  • Pamela Polston
  • The entrance to S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in the Soda Plant
After seven years of operation, the Backspace Gallery, which is part of the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, is closing up shop.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

It's Official: Nectar's Is for Sale

Posted By on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Nectar's - MATT THORSEN
  • Matt Thorsen
  • Nectar's
Pssst. Wanna buy a nightclub?  A pretty famous one in Burlington has just hit the market: Nectar's.

Last week, Seven Days reported that the building at 188 Main St., which houses both Nectar's and Club Metronome, was for sale. Unclear at the time was whether the nightclubs were also on the table. In a recent phone call, representatives from Nectar's Entertainment Group, which owns the building and both clubs, confirmed that the business is also for sale.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Building That Houses Nectar's Is for Sale

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Nectar's - FILE PHOTO: MATTHEW THORSEN
  • File photo: Matthew Thorsen
  • Nectar's
The building that houses iconic Burlington nightclub Nectar's is up for sale. In a conference call Tuesday morning, representatives from Nectar's Entertainment Group confirmed that its three-story building at 188 Main Street, which also houses Club Metronome, is on the market. NEG, which also owns the Nectar's brand, has owned the building since 2012.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

8084 Release Tribute to Jennifer Foxx, "When Angels Slip Away"

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 2:58 PM

8084 - COURTESY OF 8084
  • Courtesy of 8084
  • 8084
Sometimes, the only way to say goodbye is through song.  In the tradition of memorial anthems like Michael Jackson's "Gone Too Soon" or Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," Vermont's 8084 recently released "When Angels Slip Away," a tribute to their longtime friend and supporter, Jennifer McClintock. Listen below.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Trey Anastasio Band, Grace Potter Highlight 2017 Grand Point North Lineup

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:37 PM

Grace Potter - BEN HUDSON
  • Ben Hudson
  • Grace Potter
Yesterday, Higher Ground Presents and Grace Potter announced the lineup for the seventh annual Grand Point North music festival in September. The news likely has many Phish-heads and jam fans "bouncing 'round the room."

Traditionally, Potter headlines both nights of the end-of-summer blowout at Burlington's Waterfront Park — that's a perk of hosting your own music festival. This year, Potter still plays both nights, but Sunday's headlining slot goes to the Trey Anastasio Band. Supporting the Phish front man are vocalist/trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick,  keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, drummer Russ Lawton and bassist Tony Markellis.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Signals Experimental Music Series Returns with Koen Holtkamp

Posted By on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Koen Holtkamp - KHO WONG
  • Kho Wong
  • Koen Holtkamp
Since October 2016, experimental and avant-garde musicians from all over North America have presented their work as part of the bimonthly music series Signals. Local sonic innovator Greg Davis curates and hosts the series in conjunction with local creative audio software company Soundtoys. Brooklyn-based composer Koen Holtkamp is next on the docket and performs this Saturday, April 15, at Soundtoys' Hood Plant location in Burlington.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Orange Julians Announces New Album, Shares Track, "All Nite | Long Gone"

Posted By on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Orange Julians - COURTESY OF ORANGE JULIANS
  • Courtesy of Orange Julians
  • Orange Julians
Winooski-based electro-pop artist Orange Julians recently announced a new album, Option, to be released in April. OJ dropped his first album, Object, last October. The first track offered from the new record is "All Nite | Long Gone."

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