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Blowtorch & Full Walrus to Live-Stream in ‘Virtual Reality’ Dec. 6

Press Release by Big Heavy World. Photo by James Lockridge.

New technology available to the community thanks to local collaboration.

A collaboration of two tech-heavy local organizations has brought a new resource to Burlington’s arts community: Live streaming of ‘virtual reality’ video. The technology is used to send a live stream of 360-degree video — a video feed that viewers can view as though they are inside a room, able to rotate and look in every direction.

The equipment was purchased by Burlington Telecom for community use, an acquisition proposed and encouraged by Big Heavy World. “Emerging technologies are an especially useful platform for promoting Vermont-made music,” said James Lockridge, Executive Director of Big Heavy World, “This will bring entirely new audiences to the music of Vermont, and to Burlington as an innovative tech community.”

The equipment used to live-stream 3D video uses an array of several cameras and an attached computer that stitches the images from each camera together, then encodes the stitched content in real-time for streaming. The stream can be sent to popular sites like Facebook or YouTube, and can be viewed on a normal computer screen or with a virtual reality headset.

On Wednesday, December 6, Big Heavy World will host its weekly local music radio show “Rocket Shop’ from the stage of co-presenter Arts Riot on Pine Street in Burlington, featuring the bands Full Walrus and Blowtorch. The free all-ages concert will be streamed in 360-degree video through the Big Heavy World YouTube page, broadcast live on 105.9FM The Radiator, recorded for television broadcast by media partner RETN, streamed with normal video through Facebook, and recorded for a future live album. Doors open at 7:15pm; music and streaming begins at 7:45pm. Arts Riot is located at 400 Pine Street in Burlington and is wheelchair accessible. More information about the concert can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/371417126650087/ and the Big Heavy World Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/bigheavyworld/

 

“Our fiber gigabit infrastructure makes Burlington one of the most connected cities in the country. As a community, we have barely begun to scratch the surface in terms of exploring it’s capabilities.” said Abbie Tykocki, Director of Marketing & PR at Burlington Telecom, “Community partnerships that allow us to showcase both Burlington and the power of ultra-high speed symmetrical broadband work to bring that narrative forward while helping local organizations reach their full potential. Big Heavy World has been a longtime advocate for the potential of the network as a tool for civic engagement. Their work embraces the value of leveraging Vermont artistry to promote Burlington as a vibrant and innovative community.”

 

The event will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of 105.9FM The Radiator, the community radio station co-founded and operated by Big Heavy World. ‘Rocket Shop’ is supported in part by the BCA Community Fund.

About Big Heavy World: Big Heavy World is an independent nonprofit music development office working to archive and promote the original music of Vermont. Its volunteers publish information about Vermont’s music industry, archive thousands of Vermont-made recordings and photographs, and operate 105.9FM, a radio station highlighting the region’s creative community. bigheavyworld.com

About Burlington Telecom: Burlington Telecom’s mission is to provide every customer with an exceptional service experience that you can only expect to receive from a local business, while providing you with access to the benefits of the most advanced fiber optic network in the US. For more information about Burlington Telecom services, visit www.burlingtontelecom.com or call (802) 540-0007.

Contact: James Lockridge, jim@bigheavyworld.com, (802) 865-1140 or Abbie Tykocki, atykocki@burlingtontelecom.com, (802) 540-0948.

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Rocket Shop Live at Arts Riot 12/6: Blowtorch; Full Walrus = 105.9FM The Radiator’s 10th Birthday Party!

Words by Big Heavy World. Blowtorch Photos by James Lockridge.

Big Heavy World is about to get even heavier this December 6, as Blowtorch join Full Walrus on the ArtsRiot stage for the latest installment of Rocket Shop LIVE, made possible with co-presenters Arts Riot and RETN and celebrating the tenth anniversary of 105.9FM The Radiator, Burlington’s community radio station!

Rocket Shop is Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour, featuring weekly live performances and interviews from musicians from around the state. Broadcasting direct from the Big Heavy headquarters inside the SEABA Center on Pine street in Burlington, Rocket Shop airs every Wednesday night from 8-9pm on 105.9FM The Radiator. You can also stream The Radiator 24/7 at bigheavyworld.com or tune in through iTunes’ ‘eclectic’ radio section.

Breaking from its tradition of radio only broadcasts, Rocket Shop is now teaming up with ArtsRiot and guest host Paddy Reagan to present you Rocket Shop Live, a live concert series held monthly straight from the Arts Riot main stage. This week features performances courtesy of Chittenden county punk rockers Blowtorch and shoegazing art rock outfit Full Walrus

Doors are at 7:15; music at 7:45, and the show is free, handicapped accessible, and open to fans of all-ages.

Big thanks to co-presenter RETN for taping the concert for television and Joe Egan at Egan Media for recording the show! Rocket Shop Live is supported in part by a grant from the Burlington City Arts Community Fund. Be sure to keep up with podcasts of prior Rocket Shop episodes on iTunes or at bigheavyworld.com/rocketshop!

Blowtorch

Blowtorch

In the words of Seven Days’ Dan Bolles, “When attempting to describe Blowtorch’s sound, the pair is slightly more effusive but, ultimately, just as vague. Mullins writes the music and collaborates with Russell on lyrics. But that doesn’t make either terribly eager to try and define it. “I think the music has a more melodious aspect that sort of defies the category of ‘punk,'” suggests Russell. “Although it’s not pop-rock, either.” Pausing for a moment, he quips, “metamorphic rock?” before he quickly rescinds the idea. But it might actually be pretty close to the mark. Russell goes on to lay out the band’s longstanding credo: “No swear words. And no love songs.” And that, too, could be a fairly apt description, in a minimalist, punkish sort of way.” Read Dan’s article and Amelia Devoid’s recent review of the new Blowtorch LP, ‘Justice or Else.’

 

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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! The live performance not only provides a louder and more energetic version of the songs, but also dives deep into improvisation, experimentation, and noise. A man who refers to himself as Forkster has called Full Walrus’ music quote “punchy and etherial”!

 

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Rocket Shop Live at Arts Riot Nov. 15 (Free/All-Ages): Xenia Dunford; Old Sky

Words by Big Heavy World. Photos courtesy the bands.

Join us for a Big Heavy World celebration this November 15 and catch Old Sky and Xenia Dunford perform together at ArtsRiot. Doors are at 7pm, music begins at 7:15pm. The show is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to fans of all-ages!

Rocket Shop is Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour, featuring weekly live performances and interviews from musicians from around the state. Broadcasting direct from the SEABA Center on Pine street in Burlington, Rocket Shop airs every Wednesday night from 8-9pm on 105.9FM The Radiator. You can also stream The Radiator 24/7 at bigheavyworld.com or tune in through iTunes’ ‘eclectic’ radio section.

Breaking from its tradition of radio only broadcasts, Rocket Shop is now teaming up with ArtsRiot and guest host Paddy Reagan to present you Rocket Shop LIVE, a monthly live concert series held straight from the ArtsRiot main stage. This week features back to back performances from local bluegrass duo Old Sky and Burlington-based singer-songwriter Xenia Dunford.

We invite you all to join us for a night of folk music and festivities as we usher in the colder weather with songs sure to keep your feet warm.

Xenia DunfordXenia Dunford

“Xenia Dunford is a BTV based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist whose sound is heavily steeped in jazz & blues but with a style all her own. A thoughtful lyricist, her songs evoke themes of love, lust & disillusionment as she navigates this crazy AF life. DAMN!” (Description from Facebook. Photo from Bandcamp.)

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Old Sky is a Americana outfit located in Burlington, Vermont featuring Andrew Stearns and Shay Gestal. The two met at a local Old Time music session in 2012 and began to develop a sound influenced by their time in the bluegrass band Gold Town and working through Stearns’ repertoire of country and folk tunes. The two create music with a strong emphasis on harmonies and respect for traditional music. (Photo from Facebook.)

 

Special thanks to Arts Riot and Paddy Reagan for giving Rocket Shop Live a home, and co-presenter RETN for taping the concert for television and Joe Egan at Egan Media for recording the show! Rocket Shop Live is supported in part by a grant from the Burlington City Arts Community Fund. Catch up with podcasts of prior Rocket Shop episodes on iTunes or at bigheavyworld.com/rocketshop!

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Changing the World Without Having a Clue: Greg Bennick (Trial) Speaks in Burlington Dec. 2

Words by Spencer Crispe. Photos courtesy Greg Bennick.

Greg Bennick will be in Vermont for two speaking engagements in early December both themed to the idea of “Changing the World Without Having a Clue”.

Over the past thirty years, highly acclaimed speaker Greg Bennick, has spoken worldwide at events ranging from international conferences to Nobel Tribute banquets. Greg’s main focus and specialty is speaking in a relaxed and approachable way to everyday audiences, and the subject matter will apply to anyone with a social conscience.

Greg will speak about how he went from touring the world with his punk/hardcore band (TRIAL) to founding a very small but highly effective human rights non-profit, and how having a solid plan was never part of the plan. Even without a clue, you too can change the world.

In a time of a frightening political climate, these evenings are sure to inspire and empower audiences to start changing the world. Find out more at www.wordsasweapons.com

Brattleboro Show Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/329152504199392/

Burlington Show Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1618266438245017/

Greg Bennick, performing.

Longface

Musicians and Fans Invited to Potluck & Concert During Winter Music Summit 11/7, with Longface, Bad History Month, Gestalt, & Mugo Pine

Press Release by Big Heavy World. Photos courtesy the bands.

Public Invited to Share Supper with Vermont’s Music Community

BURLINGTON October 14, 2017 — The public and music community of Vermont, including artists and their friends and fans are invited to join the volunteers of Big Heavy World and Friends+Family for a community potluck and concert on Tuesday, November 7, 6-10pm at Big Heavy World, 404 Pine Street, Burlington, inside the SEABA Center located at the heart of the South End Arts District. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Bring food or non-alcoholic beverages to share and a small label to go with each dish (our vegan friends and those who watch for gluten will be thankful). Sign-up to bring a dish at http://bit.ly/winterpotluck and join us for the music whether dining or not! Special thanks to McKenzie Country Classics and Rhino Foods for supporting this event!

The Friends+Family booking collective presents live music from 7-10pm, with performances by Longface (from Illinois), Bad History Month (from Massachusetts), Gestalt, and Mugo Pine. A $5 donation is suggested. Friends+Family hosts DIY events, promotes new and emerging artists and fosters the local underground music scene. https://www.facebook.com/friendsandfamilyvt/

This event is part of a week-long Winter Music Summit which features documentary film, musician panels, live music showcases and special events like a free VT Music Yearbook Photo session by photographer Monika Rivard. The Summit is made possible by collaborators Arts Riot and Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center with support from Advance Music, the Burlington City Arts Community Fund, and the Vermont Women’s Fund. More information about the Winter Music Summit can be found at bigheavyworld.com. The Summit is a Vermont Arts 2017 event.

Big Heavy World is an independent, volunteer-run music office that promotes and archives the music of Vermont, building community among musicians and reflecting Vermont’s diverse musical talent to the world.

For more information contact James Lockridge, Big Heavy World, jim@bigheavyworld.com, (802) 865-1140.

Longface

(Photo at top) Noteworthy for creating an unhinged musical satire around its namesake character, Chicago’s Longface employs clever guitars and elegant vocals to form a unique blend of twang, discord, and pop.

 

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Two ex-bodybuilders from Hollywood moved to Boston to strike it rich in the music biz. Failure songs ensued. Life is hard but the glutes on these galoots are even harder. Ready to rumble and never to be humbled, these old men will teach you the true meaning of F***ing Despair.

 

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Gestalt: ɡəˈSHtält: the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Hard-hitting, melodic, anti-slacker, anti-apathetic, syncopated, unsyncopated, independent, independent, alternative rock lover trio from Burlington.

Mugo Pine

Mugo Pine

Experimental improvised music from Burlington. An exploration into the unknown. Three musicians probe into the limitless possibilities of sound as individuals within a collective force.

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‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ Documentary to Screen in Burlington November 6, Free & All-Ages During Winter Music Summit

Press Release by Big Heavy World and Abramorama. Photos by Murray Bowles courtesy Abramorama.

Film About San Francisco Punk Scene and Legendary 924 Gilman Street Venue Shows Roots of Collective, Substance-Free, All-Ages Subculture

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/121758658536970/

TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK explores Northern California’s pivotal role in evolution of punk rock – the loud, intense and anti-authoritarian philosophy of music and politics that arose in the late 1970s. Early San Francisco Bay Area punk pioneers like Dead Kennedys, Avengers and Flipper as well as the Maximum Rocknroll fanzine helped take the punk underground global.

Green Day at Gilman St., 1992

Green Day at 924 Gilman Street, 1992. Photo by Murray Bowles.

As the once-vibrant local scene became wrought with violence, corruption and racism, punks over the bridge in the East Bay responded by creating a fun and inclusive style of punk that also carried on the region’s tradition of radical thought. Banding together around Berkeley’s all- volunteer 924 Gilman Club, this diverse collective of misfits created a do-it-yourself, no-spectators’ petri dish for art & music that changed the Bay Area punk scene… and the world at large.

Today, we know about some of the bands who emerged from this scene, like Green Day and Rancid, but their success is just the tip of the iceberg; the roots of this inspiring story go deep into the underground. Narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by Green Day, TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK is told by the people who were there.  The story of East Bay punk rock unfolds from its unlikely beginnings, continues through its struggles, and triumphs with its raucous power continuing to be influential today.

Jawbreaker at Gilman St., 1991

Jawbreaker at 924 Gilman Street, 1991. Photo by Murray Bowles.

The film features interviews with more than 100 artists and musicians from California’s East Bay punk rock music scene including members of Green Day, Rancid, Metallica, Dead Kennedys, Jawbreaker, AFI, 7 Seconds, Primus, and many more. Turn It Around is narrated by Iggy Pop; executive produced by Green Day; produced and directed by Corbett Redford; with cinematography by Greg Schneider and theatrical distribution by Abramorama. Its run time is 158 minutes.

Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and The Julie Ruin said, “Punk rock isn’t a sound. It’s this idea of doing something that you’re totally afraid of doing in front of other people… and inspiring other people to do stuff they’re afraid of doing…to take risks with each other.”

Operation Ivy at Gilman St., 1988

Operation Ivy at 924 Gilman Street, 1988. Photo by Murray Bowles.

Big Heavy World brings ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ to Burlington in collaboration with Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center and national film distributor Abramorama as part of a week-long Winter Music Summit. ‘Turn It Around’ shows at 7pm on Monday, November 6, at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center Film House, 60 Main Street, Burlington. The Film House features state of the art DCP digital projection, Dolby Atmos surround sound, and a 25-foot screen. The screening is FREE and ALL AGES. Information about the film can be found at https://eastbaypunk.com. Press materials including images can be found at http://bit.ly/2y4ByEk.

Michael Franti of Spearhead said, “So many people that I know who were at Gilman went on to become very successful inventors, creators, artists, entrepreneurs, civic leaders… people who were there, through the DIY movement, had a sense of wings.”

Big Heavy World is an independent, volunteer-run music office that promotes and archives the music of Vermont, building community among musicians and reflecting Vermont’s diverse musical talent to the world. James Lockridge, Executive Director, said, “Vermont faces the crisis of losing a legendary all-ages music hall with the threatened permanent closing of 242 Main in Burlington, the nation’s longest-running all-ages punk rock venue. Generations of youth learned to have confidence in their opinions and to be fearlessly creative there, in a safe space surrounded by peers. ‘Turn It Around’ gives Burlington a larger coast-to-coast context for this experience: The defiantly positive, participatory East Bay subculture was the same that made so many Burlington youth stronger and better contributors to society.”

The Winter Music Summit features this documentary film, musician panels, live music showcases and special events like a free VT Music Yearbook Photo session by photographer Monika Rivard at Big Heavy World’s South End Arts District headquarters. The Summit is made possible by collaborators Arts Riot and Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center with support from Advance Music, the Burlington City Arts Community Fund, and the Vermont Women’s Fund. More information about the Winter Music Summit can be found at bigheavyworld.com.

For more information about the Burlington screening, contact James Lockridge, Big Heavy World, jim@bigheavyworld.com, (802) 865-1140.

Publicity Contact: Film PR, Falco Ink, Shannon Treusch, shannontreusch@falcoink.com.

Green Day PR: BB Gun Press, Brian Bumbery, brian@bbgunpress.com.

 

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Monika Rivard: Photo Booth!

Attn: Musicians! VT Music Yearbook Photos Taken Sat. Nov. 11 (Free/All Ages) During Winter Music Summit

Press Release by Big Heavy World. Photos by Monika Rivard.

Photographer Monika Rivard Shoots at Big Heavy World HQ during Winter Music Summit

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/250731412117669/

BURLINGTON October 10, 2017 — A free drop-in photo portrait opportunity is available to Vermont-based musicians and friends of VT-made music on Saturday, November 11, 7pm-10pm at Big Heavy World headquarters, 404 Pine Street, Burlington, inside the SEABA Center. Artists of all ages are welcome and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Photographer Monika Rivard will be shooting bands, solo musicians, and fans against a black backdrop, gathering a collection of fun — or serious — photos for social media as a 2017 ‘yearbook’ of Vermont’s music community. Bands who could use an update or alternative to their official promotional portraits can use the opportunity to grab one! Monika’s work can be found at https://www.monikarivard.com.

The yearbook photo session is part of the Winter Music Summit, a program of film, musician panels, live music showcases and special events that bring Vermont’s musicians together to strengthen their community and build resources that support their success as artists. Other programming presented inside Big Heavy World headquarters during the photo session include a virtual reality experience of live concert footage from the ‘final’ show at 242 Main, viewed in  360-degrees with an HTC VIVE VR headset; volunteer crew members will be recording station IDs with musicians for 105.9FM The Radiator; and crew will be helping artists be sure they’re in Big Heavy World’s online artist directory and Vermont Music Archive collection of recordings.

The Summit is made possible by collaborators Arts Riot and Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center with support from Advance Music, the Burlington City Arts Community Fund, and the Vermont Women’s Fund. More information about the Winter Music Summit can be found at bigheavyworld.com.

Big Heavy World is an independent, volunteer-run music office that promotes and archives the music of Vermont, building community among musicians and reflecting Vermont’s diverse musical talent to the world.

For more information contact James Lockridge, Big Heavy World, jim@bigheavyworld.com, (802) 865-1140.

 

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Experience the ‘Final’ 242 Main Concert in Virtual Reality on Sat. 11/11 at Big Heavy World During Winter Music Summit

Press Release by Big Heavy World. Photo by James Lockridge.

360-Degree Concert Footage Shared with HTC VIVE VR Headset at Winter Music Summit

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/306155723123582/

BURLINGTON, October 10 —On December 3, 2016 a tribute concert was held at legendary teen center 242 Main as it was shuttered by the City of Burlington. 242 Main is the longest-running all-ages punk rock venue in the nation and was a safe community space for generations of local youth.

The ‘final’ concert featured 22 bands and portions of some sets were recorded as 360-degree video for Big Heavy World by VR cinematographer Don Bateman of Mean Cat Entertainment. This video will be shared with the public at Big Heavy World’s headquarters with an HTC VIVE virtual reality headset on Saturday, November 11, 7-10pm. The headset allows viewers to look around the entire 242 Main concert environment, in every direction, during the playback of the 360-degree video. The HTC VIVE was made available for this event by Kip Steele, an ambassador of emerging technology who has hosted many community events to introduce virtual reality to Burlington citizens.

Big Heavy World is an independent, volunteer-run music office that promotes and archives the music of Vermont, building community among musicians and reflecting Vermont’s diverse musical talent to the world. It’s headquarters is located at 404 Pine Street, inside the SEABA Center in the South End Arts District, and is wheelchair accessible. Viewing the 360-degree concert footage is free and all ages; the event is part of the week-long Winter Music Summit.

The Winter Music Summit features documentary film, musician panels, live music showcases and special events like a free VT Music Yearbook Photo session by photographer Monika Rivard at Big Heavy World.The Summit is made possible by collaborators Arts Riot and Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center with support from Advance Music, the Burlington City Arts Community Fund, and the Vermont Women’s Fund. More information about the Winter Music Summit can be found at bigheavyworld.com.

The future of 242 Main is uncertain but the community of Burlington is fighting to save it — see and sign the petition at http://www.save242main.com — and it could come back strong when its distressed building is eventually repaired.

For more information about the Burlington screening, contact James Lockridge, Big Heavy World, jim@bigheavyworld.com, (802) 865-1140.

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The Path; Better Things: South End Art Hop Concert to Save 242 Main

The Path, Better Things, and young musicians from Vermont Local Arts and Music (VLAM) will perform on Friday, September 8, sharing their sounds and the message to save 242 Main, Burlington’s beloved and historic all-ages live music venue.

The concert is a South End Art Hop event, behind the headquarters of Big Heavy World at 404 Pine Street, which is also the HQ for SEABA, the Art Hop hosts! The show is from 7-10pm and is free, all-ages and handicapped accessible. The South End Art Hop fills the South End of Burlington for three days with 30,000+ visitors to the studios of hundreds of local artists, featuring exhibits, sculpture, fashion shows, music, live demos, artist markets, juried show, the Kids Hop and more. See http://seaba.com/art-hop/

More than 1,100 community members have signed a petition to save 242 Main. Add your signature at save242main.com!

The Path

The Path“Uncompromising and unrelenting. The Path channel their brutality in short, fast and loud songs. Lyrically complex writing about topics from desperation and despair to preparation for the impending collapse of capitalism. Vehemently anti-fascist. Napalm Death meets Black Flag.”

Better Things

Better Things is a alternative rock band from Burlington, Vermont. Angsty and unapologetic. “Better Things have used music as fuel to just tell it how it is, and that’s what makes this record a stunning listen; if it doesn’t make you feel all-sorts of emotions, then you’re probably listening to it wrong. — Spotlight Report “[Better Things] unabashedly espouses a love for catchy, anthemic hooks — and distortion pedals. But beneath the pop-punk ear candy — hell, it’s practically a whole candy store — something more sustainable and healthier is at work.” — Seven Days

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Young artists from Vermont Local Arts and Music (VLAM) will launch the show. VLAM provides youth with opportunities to showcase their talents in venues around Vermont, and helps them learn the ins and outs of music theory and recording.

Tour Big Heavy World, Vermont’s independent, volunteer-run music office located just inside the door next to the stage, where you can see photographer Matthew Thorsen’s amazing 115-photo exhibit of band portraits taken in the 1990s.

Documentary Film Screening: “The Shopkeeper” Friday @ BCA Center

“Everybody can make a record. Nobody can make a living. Now what?”

Valley Stage Productions, in cooperation with Burlington City Arts, Big Heavy World, and Higher Ground are pleased to present Rain Perry’s documentary film The Shopkeeper.””The Shopkeeper” screening will take place on Friday, Aug. 11 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Burlington City Arts on Church Street.

“Everybody is talking about Spotify and the pros and cons of “free.” Musician and first-time filmmaker Rain Perry confronts a big issue by telling a small story – of the longest continuously operating recording studio in Austin, TX and the shopkeeper who runs it, Mark Hallman. After recording Carole King, Ani DiFranco and many great Austin artists, Mark is struggling to keep the studio open in the era of streaming. Funny, sweet and insightful, with great music and interviews with Ani DiFranco, Iain Matthews, Eliza Gilkyson and more, The Shopkeeper captures the resolute spirit and frustration of musicians today.”

Tickets are $10 at the door

The film features the music of Alison Acton, Belle Sounds, Donna Lynn Caskey, Castlinaire, Ani DiFranco, Trent Gentry & Stephanie Daulong, Charlie Faye, Colin Gilmore, Eliza Gilkyson, Johnny Goudie, Douglas Greer, Mark Hallman, Hamilton Pool, Noelle Hampton, Andrew Hardin, Sara Hickman, Iain Matthews, Navarro, Rain Perry, Tom Russell, Will Sexton & Touchstone

For more info visit http://www.shopkeepermovie.com