Big Heavy World Director Shares 242 Main Background on CCTV Channel 17

Video by Margaret Harrington and Tessa Tallagnon.

Big Heavy World’s founder, James Lockridge, got to share some of the current events affecting 242 Main, Burlington’s historic all-ages venue, thanks to Margaret Harrington and Tessa Tallagnon and their television program ‘A Talk With’ on Channel 17 Town Meeting Television.

YThe program aired on Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television, on Comcast Cable and Burlington Telecom at these times:

  • Thursday August 24, 6:40 PM
  • Friday August 25, 6:10 AM
  • Friday August 25, 12:10 PM
  • Sunday August 27, 11:40 PM
  • Monday August 28, 4:40 AM
  • Monday August 28, 10:40 AM

And it can be seen on the web any time at https://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/242-main-memorial-hall

Andy Chess

Andy Chess Joins BHW Engineering Crew

Words by Andy Chess. Photo by Alice Koeninger.

“I come from a land down under… the Mason-Dixon line: Richmond, Virginia. I’m a Music Tech major at UVM, specializing in song production and live sound. I enjoy writing and playing music, attending shows, backpacking, and pole vaulting on the UVM track team. I look forward to getting to know you all.”

Mr. Burns and The Truth

Mr. Burns and The Truth 23 August 2017 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Mr. Burns and The Truth

Photo by Alice Koeninger/Big Heavy World.

Mr. Burns and The Truth, two Friends for A. Dog chatted with host Tom Proctor on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Find the huge schedule of events for A. Dog Day on Saturday August 26 at the A Dog Day Facebook page with the day kicking off at 1pm at the Andy Williams Skate Park in Burlington. Find out more at facebook.com/FriendsForADog.

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

Alice Koeninger

Alice Koeninger Joins BHW Crew

Words by Alice Koeninger. Photo by James Lockridge.

“I’m a liberal arts student passionate about music and art and how both can affect the community in positive ways. Since my family just moved to Burlington a year ago, I’m excited to be able to get involved with local organizations that have the same values as  I do. Big Heavy World is an awesome organization that offers great opportunities to work with the music and arts community in Burlington and I am excited to explore all they have to offer.”

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

https://facebook.com/betterthingsband
https://betterthings.bandcamp.com/

 

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.

Julia Caesar

Rocket Shop LIVE from Arts Riot, 9/6: Julia Caesar

PhotoS courtesy Julia Caesar.

Join the studio audience for a free old school live radio show on September 6, as Julia Caesar performs and introduce the new Tuned In music collective. 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 door 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.

Julia Caesar

Julia Caesar, photo by Luke Awtry.

Julia Caesar

Growing from radical roots, Julia Caesar aims to reflect the light and the dark of the world around them. Weaving harmonies through gentle wandering melodies, heavy abstraction and explosive optimism, they stir up what might be trying to hide. Combining the talents of Liz Stafford (guitar and vocals), Katy Hellman (bass and vocals), Megan Rice (guitar and vocals) and Steven Lebel (drums and synthesizer), Julia Caesar is sure to make the mind bend and the body move.

This event is a collaboration of Big Heavy World and Arts Riot, and is made possible with support from the BCA Community Fund. This is a Vermont Arts 2017 performance.

Julia Caesar

Julia Caesar, photo by Luke Awtry.

Anneliese McCarthy

Anneliese McCarthy 16 August 2017 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Anneliese McCarthy & Henry Ellison

Photo by Alice Koeninger/Big Heavy World.

Anneliese McCarthy along with Henry Ellison joined guest host PJ Braine on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Catch up with them at facebook.com/anneliesemccarthymusic and facebook.com/HankPainter/

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

Don Sheldon

Valley Stage Productions 9 August 2017 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Don Sheldon

Photo by Daniel O’Brien/Big Heavy World.

Don Sheldon of Valley Stage Productions joined host Tom Proctor for a chin-wag about music and film on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Find out about their upcoming events at facebook.com/ValleyStage

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

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

My Mother's Moustache

My Mother’s Moustache 2 August 2017 on Rocket Shop Radio Hour

My Mother’s Moustache

Photo by Daniel O’Brien/Big Heavy World.

My Mother’s Moustache joined host Tom Proctor for a chin-wag on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Catch up with them at facebook.com/MyMothersMoustache

See them live on:

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