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  • Looking for ways to extend your weekend? Can’t find anything to do because F+F is on an end-of-summer hiatus? Well, look no further, this Monday, yes, I said THIS MONDAY, as in the 18th of August, New City Galerie and our framily member, Harvey Bigman, has teamed up to bring you: LAK WRIGHT DUO SUMMER SIZZLE. (It’ll heat up the rest of your summer, cuz it’s pretty crummy and cold right now…)

Doors at 9, Music starts right at 9:30. $2-4 suggested donation but all are welcome!Come out and peruse this fine selection of experimental music in one of Burlington’s up-and-coming art spaces. You will not want to miss this show!Lak Wright Duo: [Lowell MA]Stephanie Lak - audio paraphernaliaWalter Wright - electronics, drumswithAl Margolis - clarinet, violin, contact mics, stuffCheck out their music here: http://lakwrightduo.bandcamp.com/Amelia Devoid: http://ameliadevoid.com/sound/Jovian’s Witness: http://jovianswitness.bandcamp.com/Bad Smell:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6VgbutsqyMCheck them on F-Book: https://www.facebook.com/wesmellbad

    Looking for ways to extend your weekend? Can’t find anything to do because F+F is on an end-of-summer hiatus? Well, look no further, this Monday, yes, I said THIS MONDAY, as in the 18th of August, New City Galerie and our framily member, Harvey Bigman, has teamed up to bring you: LAK WRIGHT DUO SUMMER SIZZLE. (It’ll heat up the rest of your summer, cuz it’s pretty crummy and cold right now…)

    Doors at 9, Music starts right at 9:30. $2-4 suggested donation but all are welcome!

    Come out and peruse this fine selection of experimental music in one of Burlington’s up-and-coming art spaces. You will not want to miss this show!

    Lak Wright Duo: [Lowell MA]
    Stephanie Lak - audio paraphernalia
    Walter Wright - electronics, drums
    with
    Al Margolis - clarinet, violin, contact mics, stuff

    Check out their music here: http://lakwrightduo.bandcamp.com/

    Amelia Devoid: http://ameliadevoid.com/sound/

    Jovian’s Witness: http://jovianswitness.bandcamp.com/

    Bad Smell:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6VgbutsqyM

    Check them on F-Book: https://www.facebook.com/wesmellbad

  • Do you love sweet shows, awesome community engagement, and loud sounds? Read on…

Hello! If you are receiving this message you are likely familiar with us as individuals, as friends or as family, but most likely as Friends+Family. As we have grown and matured these last few years, we are now looking for enthusiastic and committed new members to our little collective.

These are our Mission Statements/Goals/What Moves Us to the Music:
-DIY or Die
-Working directly with bands, not through agents or middlemen
- Offering opportunities to bring “non-commercially viable” music and performance to the eyes and ears of the greater Burlington community
-The weirder, the better: if a band sounds like they could easily get a show at an established venue in town we are less likely to book a show for them
-Seeking out and encouraging grrrl, Queer, PoC - fronted/involved bands as much as possible
-Seeking out and encouraging the local Burlington and greater Burlington area weirdos to come play!
- Curating creative events rather than simply having shows or parties
- Creating safer, (ideally) all ages shows (when possible) that are FUN and MEMORABLE with or without responsible substance consumption
- Keeping shows affordable for attendees and financially viable for performers
~~Members will be a committed group of volunteers -proving with your time and energy that you believe in the local underground music scene- who actively organize and promote events because we’re excited about them~~
Does that make sense? If you answered “hell yeah!” to any of those non-questions, here are the steps we’d love you to take if you’re ready to take the polar plunge into “local cool kids” status (Dan Bolles’ words, not ours…):
1) Active participation in our weekly meetings (Tuesday evenings) for at least three consecutive weeks
2) Active facilitation of at least one show - set up/break down of space before/after, door duty, outdoor crowd control, letting bands sleep at your house/offering recommendations for fun Burlington things, etc.
3) Active participation in show organizing - making posters and facebook events, flyering around town, communication with bands, confirming with show space, etc.

We are also seeking:
Folks who would like to host a show in their basement or living room - make sure it’s okay with your neighbors and we’ll provide the respect patrol!
Folks who are in weirdo bands in Burlington to offer their musicalings for our shows! Send us your demo tape or myspace page or Sears portrait and we can find a fitting show for you to perform at!

Do you have an idea for a show you’d like to put on and don’t know how to do it? Come consult us! We also own a PA thanks to the generous donors to our super-hip crowdfunding campaign and want to share it with you for your next event!

++IF you’ve made it this far and are still reading, send us an email! we’d love hear from you. Please write us a little brag about yourself, how you’d like to be involved, your most formidable live music experience, your current favorite band, and which Vermonter (past or present) you’d like to take on a date to Pizza Putt.++ friendsandfamilyvt@gmail.com

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    Do you love sweet shows, awesome community engagement, and loud sounds? Read on…

    Hello! If you are receiving this message you are likely familiar with us as individuals, as friends or as family, but most likely as Friends+Family. As we have grown and matured these last few years, we are now looking for enthusiastic and committed new members to our little collective.

    These are our Mission Statements/Goals/What Moves Us to the Music:

    -DIY or Die

    -Working directly with bands, not through agents or middlemen

    - Offering opportunities to bring “non-commercially viable” music and performance to the eyes and ears of the greater Burlington community

    -The weirder, the better: if a band sounds like they could easily get a show at an established venue in town we are less likely to book a show for them

    -Seeking out and encouraging grrrl, Queer, PoC - fronted/involved bands as much as possible

    -Seeking out and encouraging the local Burlington and greater Burlington area weirdos to come play!

    - Curating creative events rather than simply having shows or parties

    - Creating safer, (ideally) all ages shows (when possible) that are FUN and MEMORABLE with or without responsible substance consumption

    - Keeping shows affordable for attendees and financially viable for performers

    ~~Members will be a committed group of volunteers -proving with your time and energy that you believe in the local underground music scene- who actively organize and promote events because we’re excited about them~~

    Does that make sense? If you answered “hell yeah!” to any of those non-questions, here are the steps we’d love you to take if you’re ready to take the polar plunge into “local cool kids” status (Dan Bolles’ words, not ours…):

    1) Active participation in our weekly meetings (Tuesday evenings) for at least three consecutive weeks

    2) Active facilitation of at least one show - set up/break down of space before/after, door duty, outdoor crowd control, letting bands sleep at your house/offering recommendations for fun Burlington things, etc.

    3) Active participation in show organizing - making posters and facebook events, flyering around town, communication with bands, confirming with show space, etc.

    We are also seeking:

    Folks who would like to host a show in their basement or living room - make sure it’s okay with your neighbors and we’ll provide the respect patrol!

    Folks who are in weirdo bands in Burlington to offer their musicalings for our shows! Send us your demo tape or myspace page or Sears portrait and we can find a fitting show for you to perform at!

    Do you have an idea for a show you’d like to put on and don’t know how to do it? Come consult us! We also own a PA thanks to the generous donors to our super-hip crowdfunding campaign and want to share it with you for your next event!

    ++IF you’ve made it this far and are still reading, send us an email! we’d love hear from you. Please write us a little brag about yourself, how you’d like to be involved, your most formidable live music experience, your current favorite band, and which Vermonter (past or present) you’d like to take on a date to Pizza Putt.++ friendsandfamilyvt@gmail.com

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  • GOTCHYA! Were you looking for something incredible to do on Friday, August eighth? Well, you&#8217;re outta luck, because THiS amazing show is actually on SATURDAY, AUGUST 9th. Which is a good thing because my &#8220;eight&#8221; key is broken. This is a corrected digi-flier, but you might see the ones hanging around town with the incorrect date&#8230;Nevertheless, check out this beautiful lineup of talented solo musicians bestowing their gifts Saturday evening!
Caring Babies (White River Junction!)- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caring-Babies/190493484295284
Wax Mice (Burlington-&gt;Nashville-&gt;BUFFALO) - http://leopardshepherdrecords.bandcamp.com/album/stony-lonesome-2
Lifemusik Mit Andre (BTV) - http://andrewelks.blogspot.com/Harvey Bigman (Burlyman!) - http://harveybigman.bandcamp.com/
At the incomparable PSYCHEDELiCATESSEN, on the corner of North Winooski and North. Donations for touring bands encouraged, plus being cash for dumplings.
SEE YOU THERE!

    GOTCHYA! Were you looking for something incredible to do on Friday, August eighth? Well, you’re outta luck, because THiS amazing show is actually on SATURDAY, AUGUST 9th. Which is a good thing because my “eight” key is broken. This is a corrected digi-flier, but you might see the ones hanging around town with the incorrect date…Nevertheless, check out this beautiful lineup of talented solo musicians bestowing their gifts Saturday evening!

    Caring Babies (White River Junction!)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caring-Babies/190493484295284

    Wax Mice (Burlington->Nashville->BUFFALO) - http://leopardshepherdrecords.bandcamp.com/album/stony-lonesome-2


    Lifemusik Mit Andre (BTV) - http://andrewelks.blogspot.com/

    Harvey Bigman (Burlyman!) - http://harveybigman.bandcamp.com/

    At the incomparable PSYCHEDELiCATESSEN, on the corner of North Winooski and North. Donations for touring bands encouraged, plus being cash for dumplings.

    SEE YOU THERE!

  • stickshiftrecordings:

Stickshift Fest is in just three days! We have loads to do to get everything ready, but we can’t wait for this to happen - it’s going to be SO AWESOME.
We will have THREE different compilation CDs available at the fest FOR FREE (but we will take donations) featuring more than 30 amazing bands and almost 50 songs! One of these is a fresh re-pressing of our first comp, and one of them is a BRAND NEW UNRELEASED COMP that we’ve put together for the fest!
We’ll also have super cool Stickshift Recordings patches printed by our friends at Remote Screen Printing in Fayston, VT for $1.
And of course, we’ll have ALL of this at an 8 HOUR show with 10 BANDS!
It all goes down on Saturday at The Monkey House! Happy Birthday to us :)

WOO! Happy Birthday Stickshift! This fest is going to be amazing, we know there&#8217;s lots of stuff happening this weekend but put Stickshift Fest on the top of your list tonight!

    stickshiftrecordings:

    Stickshift Fest is in just three days! We have loads to do to get everything ready, but we can’t wait for this to happen - it’s going to be SO AWESOME.

    We will have THREE different compilation CDs available at the fest FOR FREE (but we will take donations) featuring more than 30 amazing bands and almost 50 songs! One of these is a fresh re-pressing of our first comp, and one of them is a BRAND NEW UNRELEASED COMP that we’ve put together for the fest!

    We’ll also have super cool Stickshift Recordings patches printed by our friends at Remote Screen Printing in Fayston, VT for $1.

    And of course, we’ll have ALL of this at an 8 HOUR show with 10 BANDS!

    It all goes down on Saturday at The Monkey House! Happy Birthday to us :)

    WOO! Happy Birthday Stickshift! This fest is going to be amazing, we know there’s lots of stuff happening this weekend but put Stickshift Fest on the top of your list tonight!

    (Source: stickshiftrecordings)

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It&#8217;s that time of year for barbecues+friends+beer+explosives+sunshine! 
We have all of that PLUS a crazy lineup this coming SATURDAY! It&#8217;s the ★☆OFFICIAL☆★ afterparty of The Fourth, even though Burlingtonians celebrate on The Third. Reminds me of how we also don&#8217;t celebrate Columbus Day because, man, that guy was a jerk. Burlington&#8217;s like, IDGAF about national holidays, Man! I wonder if it&#8217;s like a political statement against nationalism or something&#8230;or it&#8217;s probably just because we like to extend our holidays to the sandwiching days! Partytown! To quote Dan Bolles: &#8220;true freedom means you can celebrate freedom whenever the hell you want to.&#8221; (Thanks for the 7Days shoutout!)
Anyhow I digress.
What we have set up for you is a celebration of SUMMER (no mater how much you love America, we don&#8217;t discriminate.) First up on the grill is Super Bonheur, energetic, delicious, locally raised meat. Yum! Then we&#8217;re dousing the fire with (Uncle) Sam Gas Can, hypnotic lo-fi poppers from Northampton, MA. In the smoker, we&#8217;ve got a SURPRISE GUEST. Hint: You already know these homeslices, or if you don&#8217;t I guess it&#8217;s not really worth the hype&#8230;Whatever they&#8217;re a piece of crap band anyway. Golly gee&#8212;Buffalo chicken wangz and Tennessee BBQ are making an appearance as the electro-pop duet, Spacemen Saturday Night!!! (Wait, this is also on a Saturday Night, wooOooOOoaAahh what a crazy celestial event!) For dessert, we&#8217;ve prepared our sweet, sweet summer Secret Lover, a 60&#8217;s pop rock piece from Wo0stah, MA. And to top it off, NANCY, your favorite All-American rock &#8216;n&#8217; roll, famous NYC Weiners are bound to burn the house down! (But not really, no worries, Norbert.)

BYO sparklers + bevs, but please sparkle outdoors only, and use a solo cup. This is America. Be classy.
Find all of these firepoppers at Speaking Volumes on Saturday, July 5, 2014 ~ 8:30PM SHARP. We&#8217;re tryna party all night, and maybe karaoke later! It&#8217;s ONLY $5 USD TO GET ALL THIS. RSVP
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Thanks to Norbert, the bands, Burlingfriends, The People of Nacirema, and all the F+F&#8217;ers for their voluntary devotion to the cause of RAD MUSIC. 

Happy Merkin,
Dana via F+F


    It’s that time of year for barbecues+friends+beer+explosives+sunshine! 

    We have all of that PLUS a crazy lineup this coming SATURDAY! It’s the OFFICIAL afterparty of The Fourth, even though Burlingtonians celebrate on The Third. Reminds me of how we also don’t celebrate Columbus Day because, man, that guy was a jerk. Burlington’s like, IDGAF about national holidays, Man! I wonder if it’s like a political statement against nationalism or something…or it’s probably just because we like to extend our holidays to the sandwiching days! Partytown! To quote Dan Bolles: “true freedom means you can celebrate freedom whenever the hell you want to.” (Thanks for the 7Days shoutout!)

    Anyhow I digress.

    What we have set up for you is a celebration of SUMMER (no mater how much you love America, we don’t discriminate.) First up on the grill is Super Bonheur, energetic, delicious, locally raised meat. Yum! Then we’re dousing the fire with (Uncle) Sam Gas Can, hypnotic lo-fi poppers from Northampton, MA. In the smoker, we’ve got a SURPRISE GUEST. Hint: You already know these homeslices, or if you don’t I guess it’s not really worth the hype…Whatever they’re a piece of crap band anyway. Golly gee—Buffalo chicken wangz and Tennessee BBQ are making an appearance as the electro-pop duet, Spacemen Saturday Night!!! (Wait, this is also on a Saturday Night, wooOooOOoaAahh what a crazy celestial event!) For dessert, we’ve prepared our sweet, sweet summer Secret Lover, a 60’s pop rock piece from Wo0stah, MA. And to top it off, NANCY, your favorite All-American rock ‘n’ roll, famous NYC Weiners are bound to burn the house down! (But not really, no worries, Norbert.)

    BYO sparklers + bevs, but please sparkle outdoors only, and use a solo cup. This is America. Be classy.

    Find all of these firepoppers at Speaking Volumes on Saturday, July 5, 2014 ~ 8:30PM SHARP. We’re tryna party all night, and maybe karaoke later! It’s ONLY $5 USD TO GET ALL THIS. RSVP


    Thanks to Norbert, the bands, Burlingfriends, The People of Nacirema, and all the F+F’ers for their voluntary devotion to the cause of RAD MUSIC. 

    Happy Merkin,

    Dana via F+F