TOMORRA (AS IN THURSDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2014), we’re kicking off the actual summer (since solstice has passed) with a show at the Psychedelicatessen. Get there at 9pm, and you’ll get to hear acoustic sad-boy pop by our literal neighbors, CLARK KENT. Debuting his solo project, Burlington’s one and only cookie dough-slinging, cosmic-blinging, karaoke-singing, studly-bringing, HARVEY BIGMAN will serenade you with his sweet, sweet experimental-noise-synth music. And lastly, NIGHTMOM, self-proclaimed “rattlesnake rock” duo (hailing from Providence, RI) will getchu up and dancin’ SO DON’T FORGET TO PRE-STRETCH!!!!
$3-5 suggested. Bring mo’ fr merch and PDeli yum yums!
156 N. Winooski Ave ~ Psychedelicatessen
Doors/dinner 830ish or earlier ~ show 9pm! ~ RSVP
More posts on future shows soon. Keep in touch! <3
PS Our friends from upstairs, ATTIC RAT, were v. sad to cancel this show, but you should listen to them anyway.
SIKE, here’s one more musical act!!!!!
Now-Boston is the new Lost-Generation-Paris, except that everyone is okay with talking about their butts (s/o to Henry Miller for being 80 years ahead of the curve on this one). Once again the American Dream™ has been co-opted, this time not by war or materialism, but by our own fractured pathetic selves. Krill is our Bellow, and bellowith Krill: “If you want to feel like a failure, that’s your right” — though it would be really unfair to boil their band thesis down to that — I think the Great American Pedantic Judith Butler puts it well: listening to Krill is “a loss which is suspended and provisionally resolved through a melancholic incorporation of some ‘Other’ … the disruption of the Other is at the heart of the self” — woah — Krill is the “permanent failure of expression” incarnate, but that’s written into their constitution, and they’re also the best band on the planet i dont know go see them.
And preview them here.
FERAL JENNY (Boston)
Feral Jenny is a 200% talented, one-person Boston-to-Burlington-to-Bostonagain musician. This feral chicka is crushing the world with her pure surf rock riffs and vocals. The tunes she’s rockin out to could be said to be Habibi-like, and the prominent music critic Hana Aronowitz said it “makes them feel like they’re drinking a Sunny D while watching the sun set over Lake Champlain when they are wearing their fav jorts (Jean Shorts), and their most smelly T.” Another well known big-man in the business Zach Hirsch once said it “makes [me] want to smoke three cigarettes and bite down on the filters and then eat them too. know what i mean? in other words: well done.” After listening to the album Bedroom five times in a row, this girlfriend can only recommend that everyone who has ever existed will come down to the Winooski to see this art happen live.
Preview her stuff HEREREREERR OK?
Check back tomorrow for some two hand (DONT TOUCH ME) football.
ERMINE COAT (Perth, Australia via Burlington)
The story of how Alex Griffin, stage name Ermine Coat, ended up in Burlington (let alone our Waking Windows stage) is one of Fate, the Cosmos, and Drunk Decisions to Study Abroad. Feel free to ask him how this all came about. The uncomfortably charming lo-fi act out of Western Australia waxes poetic on topics ranging from near-death experiences to Hillary Rodham Clinton, but don’t expect to hear any love songs. Backed by his new American droogies EC spills into familiar New England weirdo-pop territory with their live set. Be sure to catch them for this limited engagement before Alex heads back to the opposite side of the world!
RIYL: Happy Jawbone Family Band, collaging with old National Geographics, Australian accents, obscure pop culture references
Check back tomorrow for a wild child.