L.Dora, Immune Friction, and Heavy Gaze will be performing at Big Heavy World, a substance free venue, on July 7th.
Burlington lost a historic all-ages music venue when 242 Main was closed in December, 2016. It was located inside Memorial Auditorium, which was shut down pending long term structural repairs. Big Heavy World — the independent Vermont music office staffed by volunteers — is making an effort to fill that gap in local culture until 242 Main is reinstated. The nonprofit organization is hosting a substance-free, all ages concert series at their headquarters inside the SEABA Center. Big Heavy World is a vocal advocate for reigniting 242 Main as Memorial Auditorium is redeveloped; a petition supporting this cause at save242main.com has gathered more than 1,700 signatures and a documentary film is in production.
Big Heavy World is substance-free and wheelchair accessible, located at the SEABA Center, 404 Pine Street, in the heart of Burlington’s South End Arts District. A $5 donation is suggested to support the artists. The concert series is made possible in part with generous support from AARP. Big Heavy World maintains an environment of safety, dignity and mutual respect for people of any ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or ability.
The concert series provides an opportunity for teens to participate in event production and promotion as volunteers, to learn skills and support the local music community. Big Heavy World also hosts a weekly drop-in program, ‘Band House’, that makes a full backline available to teen musicians to practice on, jam, or explore different instruments.
Immune Friction is a surf grunge duo born out of Southern Vermont that combines blistering yet euphonious guitar work, spirited percussion, and thoughtful lyrics. At times raucous but always magnetic, their live shows are dynamic and not to be missed. This show will feature special guest Nathan Meunier filling in on drums.
Heavy Gaze is the gloomy indie solo project of former late 90s era Burlington scene regular Nathan Meunier (Ninja Death Squad, CrackWhore, etc). Melancholy and fierce, Nathan’s dark indie/grunge-inspired acoustic set walks the line between quiet introspection and fuzzed-out thunderous catharsis. Haunting sounds from a haunted mind. (He’ll be performing full electric with a drum machine for this show).
If the bands Heart and The Offspring had a redheaded stepchild, that child would be Burlington own L.Dora. Back on the scene with a new line-up, these rockers are primed to drop some electric knowledge into your earholes.
Kids Luv Cops
Self described as “heaviest band on yr indie bill & the lightest on yr metal bill”, Kids Luv Cops straddles the line between multiple genres, and the product is an earnest and original work of art. Hailing from Carlisle MA and touring th North-East all summer, their stop at Big Heavy World will be one that you do not want to miss.