Ben Bergstein Rik Palieri

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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Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom 3 January 2018 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Kevin Bloom

Photo by James Lockridge/Big Heavy World.

Kevin Bloom, of The Dead Shakers, 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 him at facebook.com/deadshakers/.

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

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Django Soulo

Django Soulo 20 December 2017 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Django Soulo

Photo by James Lockridge/Big Heavy World.

Django Soulo 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 him at facebook.com/djangosoulo.

You have many chances to see Django over the next few weeks. Check out his:
Tour Dates

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Abaddon

Abaddon 13 December 2017 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Abaddon

Photo by James Lockridge/Big Heavy World.

Abaddon 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/abaddon667.

Look for their new EP, ‘None of This Matters’, to be released this Monday, December 19 at Metal Monday at Nectar’s.

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Blowtorch

Blowtorch 6 December 2017 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Blowtorch

Photo by James Lockridge/Big Heavy World.

Blowtorch joined host Tom Proctor on a special edition of ‘Rocket Shop‘, live from Arts Riot.  Rocket Shop is Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Catch up with them at facebook.com/Blowtorch-1133134610118236/.

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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.

Full Walrus

Full Walrus 6 December 2017 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Full Walrus

Photo by James Lockridge/Big Heavy World.

Full Walrus joined host Tom Proctor on a special edition of ‘Rocket Shop‘, live from Arts Riot.  Rocket Shop is Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Catch up with them at facebook.com/FullWalrus/.

See them next on:

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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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Local Musicians: Rocket Shop is Your Radio Show!

Words and poster by Big Heavy World.

Rocket Shop is Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour, every Wednesday 8-9pm on 105.9FM The Radiator. Local musicians come share your big events and perform on the radio! Your music is welcome in the VT Music Archive and in rotation on the station, too. See bigheavyworld.com/rocketshop/ or email info@bigheavyworld.com

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Make Inclusive Radio on 105.9FM The Radiator!

Words and poster by Big Heavy World.

Be a voice for what you care about — music, talk, poetry, current events, and drama are all options on The Radiator. Come own the mic! Be a programmer or help Big Heavy World manage a community radio station; learn what it takes to give the power of broadcast media to the people. All are welcome at all times. Special Wednesday training and radio slot for women and non-binary identifIers to participate with solidarity. All languages welcome. Big Heavy World is located at 404 Pine Street in Burlington and is wheelchair accessible. Contact info@bigheavyworld.com