Blowtorch at Arts Riot on RETN

Blowtorch and Full Walrus: Full Video of Rocket Shop Appearance Now on TV

Video by RETN.

Video of Blowtorch and Full Walrus appearing December 6, 2017 on the Arts Riot stage for live performances during Big Heavy World’s Rocket Shop local music radio hour are now being broadcast. Thanks to our media production partners at RETN, the full interviews and performances will premiere on RETN Channel 16 on Saturday, January 20th at 10:00pm. And on BTVHD Channel 216 on Friday, January 19th at 10:00pm. Additional air times will be posted online as they are scheduled. RETN is also distributing this show over the Vermont Media Exchange for statewide cable TV distribution.

Watch the video online, too:

Here: https://www.retn.org/show/rocket-shop-live-arts-riot-1
and
Here: https://vimeo.com/250126200

Shorts of each band’s set are available online…
Here for Full Walrus: https://www.retn.org/show/full-walrus
Here for Blowtorch: https://www.retn.org/show/blowtorch

Rocket Shop Live at Arts Riot is made possible by our partners Arts Riot and RETN, with support from the BCA Community Fund.

Rocket Shop Live at ArtsRiot is a monthly concert series made possible with support from ArtsRiot, Big Heavy World, and RETN. The concerts are presented live on one Wednesday each month at ArtsRiot and broadcast live through Big Heavy World’s website. This month features the Burlington-based Blowtorch and the experimental sounds of Full Walrus and hosted by Tom Proctor. ‘Rocket Shop’ is Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour, every Wednesday night at 8 pm on 105.9FM The Radiator. Rocket Shop has hosted hundreds of Vermont musician guests in its many years on-air. This event is made possible with support from the BCA Community Fund and is a Vermont Arts 2017 performance. Catch up with podcasts of prior episodes in iTunes or at bigheavyworld.com/rocketshop!

About the Bands:

Blowtorch is the creation of musician Bill Mullins (guitar, vocal harmonies) and artist Clark Russell (lead vocals). Justice Or Else features Mullins (from Pittsburgh and D.C.) playing all instruments, includes recorded samples by Russell (St. Louis). Burlington-based Blowtorch, a four-piece set, is fortified by (Philadelphia-area) brothers Justin Crowther (drums) and Noah Crowther (bass).

Full Walrus‘ music combines elements from a variety of strong influences such as Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Animal Collective, My Bloody Valentine and a number of other bands that are good!

TV Premier: Shay Gestal; Xenia Dunford Rocket Shop Live Performances, December 15, RETN Ch. 16

Video by RETN.

Shay Gestal and Xenia Dunford performed November 15 on the Arts Riot stage for a live radio and streaming broadcast of Big Heavy World’s ‘Rocket Shop’ local music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. The RETN production crew was there: The television premier of the show is December 15, 9:00pm on RETN Channel 16 and on BTVHD Channel 216 at 9:30 PM.

The video is also available online at https://www.retn.org/show/rocket-shop-live-arts-riot-shay-gestal-xenia-dunford and https://vimeo.com/246176989. Short videos of each artist’s set as well as each individual song are also available. Access all the videos in the series here: https://www.retn.org/rocket-shop-live-arts-riot and https://vimeo.com/album/4833061

RETN is also distributing the show over the Vermont Media Exchange for statewide cable TV distribution — request your local public, educational, or government cable television station to broadcast it in your area!

Rocket Shop Live is a special version of the weekly Rocket Shop radio program — once each month the artist guests appear on the Arts Riot stage for extended free, all ages public performances. The concerts are made possible by co-hosts Big Heavy World and Arts Riot and media sponsor RETN, with support from the BCA Community Fund.

Gestalt & Hannah Hoffman: Rocket Shop Live at Arts Riot Broadcasts on TV

Video by RETN.

Big Heavy World sends special thanks out to the crew of RETN for bringing Rocket Shop Live at Arts Riot to their local television audience and making the video available to public, educational, and government cable TV stations across the state!

Rocket Shop Live at ArtsRiot is a monthly concert series made possible with support from ArtsRiot, Big Heavy World, and RETN. The concerts are presented live on one Wednesday each month at ArtsRiot and broadcast live through Big Heavy World’s website and online at bigheavyworld.com. This month features alternative rock lover trio, Gestalt and Vermont wood-dweller, Hannah Hoffman. ‘Rocket Shop’ is Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour, every Wednesday night at 8 pm on 105.9FM The Radiator. Rocket Shop has hosted hundreds of Vermont musician guests in its many years on-air. This event is made possible with support from the BCA Community Fund and is a Vermont Arts 2017 performance. Catch up with podcasts of prior episodes in iTunes or at bigheavyworld.com/rocketshop!

About the Bands:

Gestalt (ɡəˈSHtält): the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Hard-hitting, melodic, anti-slacker, anti-apathetic, syncopated, unsyncopated, independent, alternative rock lover trio from Burlington, Vermont. Debut LP currently in the works. https://www.facebook.com/gestaltsounds/

Hannah Hoffman: Vermont wood-dweller Hannah Hoffman finds inspiration in observing human behavior, and exploring the concepts of light and darkness within oneself. Currently, in the process of writing her second album, Hoffman finds comfort in the uncomfortable exploration of what it means to be vulnerable, and how to expose and communicate the deep, dark parts of oneself through music. Hoffman’s freshman release, “Blur” (2015) consists of a collection of songs written during her formative years of leaving teenage-land and entering adulthood, and all of the heartbreak, experimenting with substances and relationships, and attempts at establishing oneself independently that come with it. Raised on her parent’s extensive collection of music, Hoffman was fascinated with everything from Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell, to The Cure, Tori Amos and Kate Bush, which is reflected in her songwriting style with elements of rock, folk, and a new wave edge. hannahhoffmanmusic.com/

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VT Arts 2017

Tom Visser presenting.

‘How To Kill A City’ Video Posted: History of Memorial Auditorium + ‘Gentrification’ Author Talk

Video by RETN. Photos by Dan O’Brien.

Video of the ‘How To Kill A City’ event is now available at RETN and on Burlington Telecom cable TV Channel 16 and BTVHD Channel 216. It features the history of Memorial Auditorium, presented by UVM professor Thomas D. Visser, and an author talk by Peter Moskowitz about how downtown development should be balanced by social policies that prevent displacement. Learn more about the event here.
The video will premiere on RETN Channel 16 on Thursday, July 20th at 8:00 PM. And on BTVHD Channel 216 on Wednesday, July 26th at 8:00 PM. Additional air times will be posted online as they are scheduled. It’s also being delivered over the Vermont Media Exchange for statewide cable tv distribution.
Shay Totten hosts Professor Thomas D. Visser and author Peter Moskowitz.
Heavyfest: Hayley Jane with BHW crew and friends!

Thank You, Magic Hat & Everyone Who Came to Heavyfest 7!!!

Photo by James Lockridge. Video by Jim Brayton / Magic Hat.

Thank you Magic Hat and everyone who made Heavyfest 7 real or came to enjoy it and support Big Heavy World! With special thanks to the Magic Hat crew; van artist Tooth; bands Soule Monde, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Evil People, Steady Betty, and Casio Bastard; sponsors Advance Music, Seven Days, Halogen, Avalon’s Weddings, Tents & Events, 99.9 The Buzz, and 106.7 WIZN! And SUPER special thanks to Katie DeWitt at Magic Hat, the wizard behind it all, and Justin Hoy of Halogen, for all the music magic!

If you couldn’t make it out, we hope you caught the Facebook Live stream produced by Big Heavy World engineers Brian Dewey with help from Ryan Canaday and Bob Colquhoun!

(Photos coming soon!)

 

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

The Hemlock Verdict

Video: The Hemlock Verdict Perform 1/21/2017 to Honor 242 Main

VIDEO EDITED BY MIKE GATTI.

The Hemlock Verdict, a staple of the Burlington, VT punk and hardcore scene, 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