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Feb 24: Paper Castles; Erin Cassels-Brown: Free & All Ages at Arts Riot for Rocket Shop Live

Join the studio audience for a free live radio show on February 24, as Paper Castles and Erin Cassels-Brown perform and get interviewed. Rocket Shop is Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour, broadcasting every Wednesday from 8-9pm on 105.9FM The Radiator, streaming at bigheavyworld.com and in the iTunes ‘eclectic’ radio section. The show usually broadcasts from Big Heavy World/Radiator headquarters in the SEABA Center next to Arts Riot, but this time around host Tom Proctor and our guest musicians will share the Arts Riot stage next door at 400 Pine Street (Burlington) and everyone is invited to join the audience of this old-time broadcasting experience! Catch up with podcasts of prior episodes in iTunes or at bigheavyworld.com/rocketshop! The show is free, handicapped accessible and all-ages. Doors at 7pm, music at 7:45pm.

Rocket Shop Live at Arts Riot is made possible with support from the BCA Community Fund.

Paper Castles

Paper Castles is a band from Burlington VT that plays pop songs on guitars with a drummer and sometimes a keyboarder.

Erin Cassels-Brown

Erin Cassels-Brown is a songwriter and musician from Burlington, Vermont. He writes celestial country music that walks the line between the milky way and a county fair. After working as a carpenter, solar panel installer, and occasional Teddy Bear Factory warehouse worker while playing in local bands and reading rock and roll biographies, he released his debut solo EP Northern Lights Vol. 1. These days he goes running in the mornings, plays in bars at night, and thinks in sad rhymes during the day.

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A2VT

A2VT 24 January 2018 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

A2VT

Photo by James Lockridge

Jilib, MG Man, and David of A2VT joined guest host Caleb Humphrey on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s weekly local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Catch up with them at facebook.com/A2VTmusic.

You can find their music on Bandcamp

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

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Tim Lewis and Ryan Cohen

Tim Lewis and Ryan Cohen 24 January 2018 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Tim Lewis and Ryan Cohen

Photo by James Lockridge

Tim Lewis and Ryan Cohen joined guest host Caleb Humphrey on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s weekly local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Listen to the first release of their collaboration recording live music at Robot Dog Studio at livefromrobotdog.bandcamp.com/album/volume-one-2017.

Looking for more?

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

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Feb. 7 Is International Clash Day, and 105.9FM The Radiator is Celebrating with YOU at the Mic!

February 7, 2018 is International Clash Day — a holiday that’s anti-racist, anti-fear. A holiday that’s pro-solidarity, pro-unity, pro-inclusion. All day long, all across the globe, we’re celebrating music as a tool for social consciousness, and a band that made it sound so good. On February 7, play some Clash and think hard about your own community — about how it could do better to include more people and continue the work of tearing down the barriers between us.

The ClashJoin Big Heavy World and 105.9FM the Radiator in celebrating International Clash Day — We’re opening up the mic on Feb. 7 to anyone who wants to bring pro-inclusion messages, conversations about racism, or music that unifies us to the airwaves of 105.9FM The Radiator during International Clash Day, a worldwide pro-inclusion holiday. Email info@bigheavyworld.com to get involved. You don’t have to be a DJ; we’ll make it fun (and you’ll come out of it with DJ skills if you didn’t have them already). Learn more about ICD at http://internationalclashday.com. Big Heavy World and The Radiator are located inside the SEABA Center at 404 Pine Street in Burlington, between Arts Riot and Speeder & Earl’s. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

“In fact, punk rock means exemplary manners to your fellow human being.” — Joe Strummer

International Clash Day (ICD) is not about our radio station or even simply celebrating The Clash’s music itself. ICD is about the band’s message, which was anti-hate, anti-fear, and pro-multi-culturalism, unity, and tolerance, and how that resonates to listeners and fans to this day.

“The way you get a better world is, you don’t put up with substandard anything.” – Joe Strummer, Rude International (March 1999) with Earl Chalmers

This upcoming year will be the 7th annual International Clash Day. It’s our belief that the enduring power of the Clash and Joe Strummer’s music can be tied directly to the strength of the messages in that music. Again and again, Strummer and The Clash used music to bring awareness to important issues, and highlight the ways that music can bring people together to affect positive change. International Clash Day is about more than just celebrating an awesome band. It’s about celebrating the power of music.

 

Vermont Music Yearbook Photos: Session #1 with Photographer Monika Rivard!

Photos by Monika Rivard

Photographer Monika Rivard shot photos at Big Heavy World during the Fall Music Summit, starting a Vermont music yearbook project that continues this April. Look for an event announcement soon and we’ll be welcoming everyone! The photo sessions are free and help us show off Vermont music and get some beautiful photos into the hands of bands and performers for their own promotion.

 

Wry OneRik PalieriAnthony GlossonGiovane GlossonCricket BlueCharlie Messing

Rosina Cannizzaro and Benjamin Klemme

Vermont Youth Orchestra 17 January 2018 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Vermont Youth Orchestra

Photo by James Lockridge

Benjamin Klemme and Rosina Cannizzaro of the Vermont Youth Orchestra joined host Tom Proctor on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s weekly local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Catch up with them at facebook.com/VYOAorg.

Come see their next concert,

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

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Zeus Springsteen

Zeus Springsteen 17 January 2018 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Zeus Springsteen

Photo by James Lockridge

Zeus Springsteen joined host Tom Proctor on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s weekly local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Catch up with them at facebook.com/zeusspringsteenband/.

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

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Sophie Bokelman

UVM Senior Sophie Bokelman Joins BHW Crew; Youth Programs Expand

Words by Sophie Bokelman. Photo by James Lockridge.

“I’m a senior at UVM studying environmental science and music tech. I’m passionate about live music, and the ability music has to break down boundaries and bring people together. I’m super excited to be joining the Big Heavy World crew to work with youth programs at BHW, with a special interest in working to empower girls to get involved in music. In my free time you can find me playing guitar and hanging with my lizard, Rutabaga.”

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Rik Palieri 10 January 2018 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Ben Bergstein and Rik Palieri

Photo by James Lockridge

Rik Palieri and Ben Bergstein joined host Tom Proctor on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s weekly local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Catch up with Rik at facebook.com/rik.palieri.

The Vermont Barn Dance takes place Sunday, January 14 from 1-2pm EST at the Hinesburg Town Hall. For more details and to watch live visit the Event Page. Join host Rik Palieri, Chris Kleeman, the Green Mountain Volunteers Dancers , author Bill Schubart , singer/songwriters Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette with Mitch Barron, blues harp player Mark Lavoie and special guests for an hour of old fashion Vermont fun.

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

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