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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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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.

 

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Big Heavy World to Host All-Ages Concert Series

Press release by Big Heavy World.

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, beginning January 12. 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 1,700 signatures and a documentary film is in production.

The first show of the series is being presented with co-hosts Jim’s Basement on January 12 with artists Elephant Jake, Sleepy Freak, and two TBA local acts. The third show of the series is presented with co-hosts Friends+Family on January 22, featuring NNA Tapes recording artist Wren Kitz, Ouzkxqlzn, and Wry One.

Doors open at 6:30, with music from 7pm until 10pm. The venue is substance-free and wheelchair accessible. Big Heavy World is located at the SEABA Center, 404 Pine Street, in the heart of Burlington’s South End Arts District. A $5 donation is suggested to continue efforts to host DIY events and foster our local artists and musicians. 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. Mentorship with a digital recording studio will begin soon. For more info about teen programs at Big Heavy World, contact Caleb Humphrey, outreach@bigheavyworld.com

January 12 – Elephant Jake, Sleepy Freak and two local acts (co-hosted with Jim’s Basement)
January 20 – Daisybones, Oldsoul and two local acts (co-hosted with Jim’s Basement)
January 22 – Wren Kitz, Ouzkxqlzn, and Wry One (co-hosted with Friends+Family)
January 26 – Gestalt, Bonzo and Sleeping In (co-hosted with Jim’s Basement)
February 8 – The Dead Shakers, The Mountain Carol, and Echoer (co-hosted with Friends+Family)

About the January 12 artists:

Elephant Jake is an indie-punk band from Orange County New York, https://elephantjake.bandcamp.com/

 

Sleepy Freak, from Philadelphia, is Kate Lord and Greg Mendez. “Guided by acoustic strums, Mendez’s tranquil, melodic narratives blanket one in steady, harmonic reassurance.” — The Deli, https://sleepyfreak.bandcamp.com/

 

About the January 22 artists:

Wren Kitz: Burlington’s own eccentric performer. Half soulful songwriter, half mad scientist. His subtle melodies and ethereal guitar provides a fitting soundtrack for the chilly winter months. https://wrenkitz.bandcamp.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCrrjoNOA4c

 

Ouzkxqlzn: Introspective and experimental, Ouzkxqlzn creates beautiful soundscapes through the use of cello, guitar, voice and electronic loops. https://ouzkxqlzn.bandcamp.com/

 

Wry One: Burlington’s Dark Ambient Lord, an otherworldly being who crafts music from foreign dimensions. Come and listen as we journey with him through the astral plane. https://soundcloud.com/wryone

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 info, visit bigheavyworld.com

Friends+Family is a local booking collective that aspires to create connections through music, DIY events and the promotion of new and emerging artists. facebook.com/friendsandfamilyvt/

Jim’s Basement is an inclusive underground performance cooperative based in Burlington. Contact Brian LaClair, brianlaclair@gmail.com

For more information, contact Caleb Humphrey at Big Heavy World, outreach@bigheavyworld.com, (802) 865-1140.

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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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Blowtorch

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.)

https://www.facebook.com/xeniadunford
https://xeniadunford.bandcamp.com/

 

Old Sky, 2014Old Sky

https://oldskyvt.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/oldskyvt/

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.

 

Bad History MonthBad History Month

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.

 

GestaltGestalt

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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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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