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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What's Good?

Posted By on Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:43 PM

Yo yo, Solid State! What's good?

I'll tell you what's good. What's Good, that's what. Have you seen it yet? It's our handy-dandy new college guide and it features just about anything you'd ever need to know about life in Burlington as an incoming college-type person. Actually, I haven't been in college for, like, ten years now and I still found it pretty interesting. Then again, I wrote a lot of it and I'm rather fond of myself, as you've likely gathered. Ahem.

Anyway, to celebrate Seven Days' new foray into the realm of higher education, we're throwing a big, badass  bash at Nectar's and Metronome on September 18th. The show is a benefit for The Radiator/Big Heavy World, and will feature a bunch of giveaways and prizes from the likes of Burton and Sugarbush. And — drum roll, please! — we have a veritable shit load of local bands on the bill. Here's the handbill —and yes, the gummy worms kinda look
like talking penises. We know.

As of this posting we have eight confirmed acts from a pretty wide cross-section of genres, with one or two slots yet to fill. I'll be posting updates as they're warranted. In the meantime, here's what we've got so far:

Swale, Japhy Ryder, The Aztext, The Vanderpolls (formerly The Jazz Guys), In Memory of Pluto, Husbands AKA, Cannon Fodder and Lowell Thompson . . . whew! That's a mouthful.

Ultimately, we're shooting for ten bands total. With a cover charge of a mere $5 — all door proceeds going to The Radiator/BHW — that's something in the neighborhood of 50 cents per band. Like I said, it's been a while since I've been in school and my math is a little rusty.

In any event, it should be a pretty rockin' affair and I, for one, am really looking forward to seeing so many of my favorite local bands under one roof. And for a great cause no less!

If you're so inclined, you can also friend us on Facebook. How delightfully modern!

And, if you're unable to make the show, a full podcast will be available from both floors on the 7D and Radiator websites.

And that's what's good.

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Dan Bolles

Dan Bolles

Bio:
Dan Bolles is Seven Days' assistant arts editor and also edits What's Good, the annual city guide to Burlington. He has received numerous state, regional and national awards for his coverage of the arts, music, sports and culture. He loves dogs, dark beer and the Boston Red Sox... more

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