Heavyfest Poster

Magic Hat Set to Host 7th Annual Heavyfest Music Festival: May 20 with Soule Monde; Hayley Jayne and the Primates; Steady Betty; Evil People; Casio Bastard

Press Release & Poster Art by Magic Hat.

South Burlington, VT – Magic Hat is gearing up for Heavyfest 7, the Vermont brewer’s annual outdoor music festival celebrating local non-profit, Big Heavy World. On Saturday, May 20th, from 1-6pm, world-class bands will clash with world-class beers in a battle for the hearts and palates of revelers from far and wide.

Heavyfest Happenings

For a $5 donation to Big Heavy World, music and beer lovers will gain access to five fabulous hours of live music, an outdoor beer garden and a small army of local food trucks. In between sets or in between beers, Heavyfest attendees can also enjoy free brewer-led tours on the hour from 1-5pm and a live art expo with Jason Tooth.

This year’s Heavyfest lineup features 5 spectacular acts:

  • Soule Monde: The jazz funk duo “your parents warned you about,” featuring Russ Lawton on drums and Russ Paczkowski on the keys.
  • Hayley Jayne and the Primates: A rich, unique genre-bending blend of Americana, soul and rock & roll.
  • Steady Betty: Vermont’s only 8-piece all-female rocksteady reggae band paying homage to the classic late-60s sounds of Jamaica.
  • Evil People: A high energy, folky art rock band whose inspiration range from Neutral Milk Hotel to B.B. King.
  • Casio Bastard: A Vermont staple fusing funk, electro and indie rock all in one.

About Big Heavy World

Big Heavy World is established to preserve the historical record of music originating in Vermont; to create economic opportunity for Vermont’s musicians and the industries vital to them; and to develop community among Vermont musicians and their patrons.

Heavyfest 7 would not be possible without the generous support from its sponsors: Advance Music, Seven Days, Halogen, Avalon Tent, 99.9 The Buzz and 106.7 WIZN.

The Edd

The Edd 3 May 2017 on Rocket Shop

The Edd

Photo by James Lockridge/Big Heavy World.

The Edd joined host Tom Proctor for an chin-wag on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Grab some of their music at archive.org.

Listen to a replay here or via Rocket Shop Radio Hour on iTunes or Google Play

The Mangroves

The Mangroves 17 April 2017 on Rocket Shop North

Photo by Greg Plourde/Big Heavy World.

The Mangroves joined hosts Lucas Tabshey and Patrick Boccio for ‘Rocket Shop North‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 91.5FM The Impulse. Catch up with them on Facebook.

Listen to a replay here or via Rocket Shop Radio Hour on iTunes or Google Play

Copouts

Copouts 26 April 2017 on Rocket Shop

Copouts

Photo by Bob Colquhoun/Big Heavy World.

Copouts joined host Tom Proctor for an chin-wag on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Catch up with him at facebook.com/copoutsmusic.

Listen to a replay here or via Rocket Shop Radio Hour on iTunes or Google Play

Dave Lawrence

Dave Lawrence Interviewed for 242 Main Documentary

Photos by James Lockridge.

Dave Lawrence was interviewed by filmmaker Bill Simmon at VCAM for the 242 Main documentary today. Find more about the film at https://www.bigheavyworld.com/blog/2016/10/17/242-main-documentary/

Bill Simmon & Dave Lawrence

Carbon Based

Carbon Based 21 April 2017 on Rocket Shop North

Photo by Lucas Tabshey/Big Heavy World.

Carbon Based joined hosts Lucas Tabshey and Patrick Boccio for ‘Rocket Shop North‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 91.5FM The Impulse. Catch up with them on Facebook. Check out their new EP here!

Listen to a replay here or via Rocket Shop Radio Hour on iTunes or Google Play

Tom Proctor

Tom Proctor Welcomed As New Rocket Shop Host

Photo by James Lockridge.

After two years, our beloved program host Brent Hallenbeck is surrendering this role with Rocket Shop, Big Heavy World’s weekly local music radio hour, to take on growing assignments at the Burlington Free Press where he’s an arts and entertainment writer. Stepping into the magma-like flare of the Rocket Shop captain’s chair is Tom Proctor, with a distinct accent and pneumatic drill curiosity.

Tom is a raconteur enthusiast, keen to pull on a good yarn and appreciates a tale well spun. With Rocket Shop he hopes to have more opportunities to unearth the juicy details of Vermont’s up and coming musical artists and to put the people behind the music in the forefront of the picture. Tune in to 105.9FM Wednesdays at 8pm to find out just what he is on about.

(VT bands and solo artists: Contact info@bigheavyworld.com if you’d like to be our guest on Rocket Shop, and explore bigheavyworld.com/rocketshop to learn more!)

Cancer Conspiracy

Video: Cancer Conspiracy Perform 1/21/2017 to Honor 242 Main

Video edited by Mike Gatti.

Burlington, VT’s foremost post-prog trio, The Cancer Conspiracy, reunite to help celebrate 242 Main, a one-of-a-kind local music venue on January 21, 2017 at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A.

242 Main, Burlington’s teen center and longest-running all-ages punk rock venue in the U.S., was honored that night by reunions from Burlington legends Rocketsled, Cancer Conspiracy, Jesus Nut, The Hemlock Verdict, and From the Ground Up.

Edited by Mike Gatti. Videography by Ryan Canaday, Brian Dewey, Mike Gatti, Jasper Minson, and Steve Murray. Cameras provided by Mike Gatti and Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM). The first TV showing of the videos is on VCAM.

Special thanks to the VCAM and Higher Ground staffs who helped a ton, especially Bill Simmon, Kyle Rose, and Chris Friday.

Please sign the petition to save 242 Main at tinyurl.com/save242main

About 242 Main:

City-funded, musician-run, and an institution 30 years strong, 242 was forced to close its doors December 3, 2016 due to structural issues with its home, Memorial Auditorium. 242 continues to present shows in and around the Burlington area while its community works together to open it again. Tons more info below:

https://www.facebook.com/242main/

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/burlington-punk-club-242-main-at-30/Content?oid=2511201

View story at Medium.com

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/how-bernie-sanders-242-main-street-shaped-the-northeast-punk-scene-515

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/burlington-all-ages-punk-space-242-main-closed-its-doors/

Farewell to 242 MAIN

Documenting 242 Main

James Lockridge: Saving 242 Main

Learn more about Vermont-made music at bigheavyworld.com

Jesus Nut

Video: Jesus Nut Perform 1/21/2017 to Honor 242 Main

VIDEO EDITED BY MIKE GATTI.

Burlington VT pop/alterna/metal-punks, Jesus Nut, reunite on January 21, 2017 at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A. to help celebrate 242 Main, the one-of-a-kind local music venue that birthed them.

242 Main, Burlington’s teen center and longest-running all-ages punk rock venue in the U.S., was honored that night by reunions from Burlington legends Rocketsled, Cancer Conspiracy, Jesus Nut, The Hemlock Verdict, and From the Ground Up.

Edited by Mike Gatti. Videography by Ryan Canaday, Brian Dewey, Mike Gatti, Jasper Minson, and Steve Murray. Cameras provided by Mike Gatti and Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM). The first TV showing of the videos is on VCAM.

Special thanks to the VCAM and Higher Ground staffs who helped a ton, especially Bill Simmon, Kyle Rose, and Chris Friday.

Please sign the petition to save 242 Main at tinyurl.com/save242main

About 242 Main:

City-funded, musician-run, and an institution 30 years strong, 242 was forced to close its doors December 3, 2016 due to structural issues with its home, Memorial Auditorium. 242 continues to present shows in and around the Burlington area while its community works together to open it again. Tons more info below:

https://www.facebook.com/242main/

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/burlington-punk-club-242-main-at-30/Content?oid=2511201

View story at Medium.com

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/how-bernie-sanders-242-main-street-shaped-the-northeast-punk-scene-515

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/burlington-all-ages-punk-space-242-main-closed-its-doors/

Farewell to 242 MAIN

Documenting 242 Main

James Lockridge: Saving 242 Main

Learn more about Vermont-made music at bigheavyworld.com

From The Ground Up

Video: From The Ground Up Perform 1/21/2017 to Honor 242 Main

VIDEO EDITED BY MIKE GATTI.

Burlington, VT youth crew stalwarts, From The Ground Up, reunite to help celebrate 242 Main, a one-of-a-kind local music venue on January 21, 2017 at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A.

242 Main, Burlington’s teen center and longest-running all-ages punk rock venue in the U.S., was honored that night by reunions from Burlington legends Rocketsled, Cancer Conspiracy, Jesus Nut, The Hemlock Verdict, and From the Ground Up.

Edited by Mike Gatti. Videography by Ryan Canaday, Brian Dewey, Mike Gatti, Jasper Minson, and Steve Murray. Cameras provided by Mike Gatti and Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM). The first TV showing of the videos is on VCAM.

Special thanks to the VCAM and Higher Ground staffs who helped a ton, especially Bill Simmon, Kyle Rose, and Chris Friday.

Please sign the petition to save 242 Main at tinyurl.com/save242main

About 242 Main:

City-funded, musician-run, and an institution 30 years strong, 242 was forced to close its doors December 3, 2016 due to structural issues with its home, Memorial Auditorium. 242 continues to present shows in and around the Burlington area while its community works together to open it again. Tons more info below:

https://www.facebook.com/242main/

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/burlington-punk-club-242-main-at-30/Content?oid=2511201

View story at Medium.com

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/how-bernie-sanders-242-main-street-shaped-the-northeast-punk-scene-515

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/burlington-all-ages-punk-space-242-main-closed-its-doors/

Farewell to 242 MAIN

Documenting 242 Main

James Lockridge: Saving 242 Main

Learn more about Vermont-made music at bigheavyworld.com