Newzrag #6

Big Heavy World Newzrag Episode 4, Rag #6 June 22, 2000 - Purple pants and Pretty Balloons Here we are once again, good times, old friends, and beautiful music 'til the end. Oh forget it. I'm not a poet and I do know it. But I'm not afraid to show it. Oh I hope I don't blow it.'s your BHW e-mail newsletter, fresh and ripe for the picking. And remember kiddies e-mail your Vermont music newz to! Written by BHW slave #1: Joe "the deftones album is finally out!" Atherton.

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Stuff Inside: * THIS SATURDAY... The HELLBENDER!!! Don't You Dare Miss It!!!! * Battery Park Concert Series Turns 20, That's Older Than The Mayonnaise In Your Fridge! * Burlington Skatepark Grand Opening * Skatepark Bands on Homebrew June 25 * Big Heavy World Thanx A Lot Of Cool Special People

Label Newz: ~ Chin Ho! Track featured on Japanese "Yahoo!" ~ July 3, 2000: Chainsaws and Children Day by Proclamation of the Mayor ~ Chin Ho! Gee-tarist on Buzz Homebrew June 25 ~ Chainsaws and Children in Hawaiian Surf Video ~ Chainsaws and Children Rock MTV Road Rules! ~ Free Chainsaws and Children Video Download - Release Party at Millennium's Independance Rave ~ Upcoming Chin Ho! Shows ~ Upcoming Chainsaws and Children Shows

For The Music Makers and Dream Weavers: + Take Credit Cards for Your CDs + New Jericho Acoustic Venue: Get Booked at The Village Cup + Get Downloaded at, Where the Aliens Hang Out

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THE HELLBENDER: SIX BANDS RIP IT UP FOR WONDERDRUG'S 10TH BIRTHDAY The cool ass Big Heavy World record label of Burlington, Vermont and the equally cool ass Wonderdrug Records of Boston, Massachusetts team to celebrate Wonderdrug's tenth anniversary by presenting THE HELLBENDER!!!, (Be scared) a hardcore spectacle featuring Boston's finest loudcore bands Tree and Scissorfight, Big Heavy World's industrial hellions Chainsaws and Children, and Burlington heavies Torsion, Evenmind, and Pleasant Tense. Heavy-metal spoken word artist Duncan Wilder Johnson performs, and a special appearance by the bowel-shaking band SHARD brings massive bass and bagpipes to the Higher Ground stage. A B-Side 145 Skate Deck will be raffled to benefit 242 Main and an info-overload of live Quake bloodsport video projections and interactive CG visuals from Sonique will contribute to the mayhem. Oh yeah, we got the hook up. THE HELLBENDER offers an opportunity to discover the issues confronted by Anti Racist Action at an information table organized by local youth activists. For more information about ARA contact super cool Nora Murphy at (802) 893-2444. THE HELLBENDER detonates on Saturday, June 24 at Higher Ground in Winooski, Vermont. So run while you can. Doors open for this early, all-ages show at 5pm. Bands perform 6pm (sharp) until midnight. Tickets are available in advance and at the door for $10. Persons with Big Heavy World tattoos (you know who you are!) get in free. Advance tickets can be purchased at Pure Pop or The Flynn Theatre Box Office in Burlington (and all Flynn outlets), Tones in Johnson, and Peacock Music in Plattsburgh, NY or call 86-FLYNN. THE HELLBENDER is presented by Big Heavy World and Wonderdrug Records. Its made possible by the generous sponsorship of Advance Music (, The B-Side (, WWPV 88.7FM (, 99.9 The Buzz Homebrew Show (, WBVT UPN (, and Sonique ( A concert to scare the bejeezus out of any man, woman or child alive, boy that's great.

THE BATTERY PARK CONCERT SERIES TURNS 20 Burlington City Arts has been presenting the Battery Park Concert Series for 20 years now, and with this year's lineup it looks as awe-inspiring as ever: July 13, those lovely girls in Zola Turn; July 20, the incredibly gifted Greg Douglass; July 27, the wonderful Patrick Fitzsimmons & Minstral Mission; August 3, those pretty people in Chin Ho!; and August 10, the super cool Highland Weavers. All concerts are at the bandshell in Battery Park and are FREE! Bring a picnic, enjoy the insanely beautiful sunsets over the lake. Rain dates are the Tuesday after the postponed show, same time. They let you bring pets if they're on a leash and remember that glass bottles aren't allowed. For more info see or call LisaMarie at BCA, 802-865-7157.

BURLINGTON SKATEPARK GRAND OPENING CONCERT After ten years of political and fiscal struggle the Burlington Skatepark will celebrate its triumphant Grand Opening on July 3, 2000. The Waterfront Park venue is set to explode with free afternoon performances by five of Burlingtons hottest bands: tech-core masters of ear brutality Chainsaws and Children and alt-pop anatomically correct action heroes Chin Ho! appear courtesy the Big Heavy World record label; perennial alternative faves Zola Turn slam down their chick-rock power pop; Dysfunkshun will get everyones groove-thing shaking to their irresistible crossover hiphop stylings (but don't shake it too much); and The Halogens bring Americanized Brit-pop to the stage. The opening ceremony and concert take place from noon through 5 p.m. on Monday, July 3 at the Skatepark site on Waterfront Park (next to the Coast Guard building) in Burlington, Vermont. Its an outdoor event, free for all ages, so even grandma can come rock out. The Skirack will host company reps from K2, Rollerblade, Rocs, Salomon, and Tecnica with raffle prizes and demo skates for everyone to try. The Skirack Aggressive Skate Team will also be there to show off their death-defying moves. The Skatepark will be open to the public. The Skatepark Grand Opening Celebration and Concert event is presented by Burlington Parks and Recreation and the Big Heavy World record label. Its made possible by the generous support of the awesome sponsors who have contributed time, energy, exposure and financial support to the Grand Opening Celebration: Burton Snowboards (, 106.7 WIZN The Wizard (, WBVT UPN (, 99.9 The Buzz (, Skirack (, Advance Music (, B-Side (, Small Dog Electronics ( and Jager Di Paola Kemp ( For information about the bands, including streaming and downloadable audio, see

SKATEPARK BANDS ON HOMEBREW SUNDAY JUNE 25 Sunday June 25 between 9 and 10pm tune to 99.9FM The Buzz to catch members of all the bands performing at the Burlington Skatepark Grand Opening: the roster will include Alice from Zola Turn, Mark from Chin Ho!, Richard from Dysfunkshun, Jason from the Halogens, and a mystery member (heh heh, he said "member") from Chainsaws and Children. Maybe you'll want to call them or Homebrew DJ Kevin Murrihy live on the air at 802-658-4999... Email Kevin before the show at (with the subject: "To Kevin").

242 MAIN SHOWS, UPCOMING 242 delivers a slew of new shows this month, one right after another. And the next one is on June 27th. Come visit with Drowningman, Darkest Hour, Poison in the Well, 12 Tribes, Killswitch, and Engage, 7pm, $6.

BIG HEAVY WORLD THANX OUR FRIENDS This issue we've got to shout out to Steve Parizo at Royal Scribe for hauling ass to print our Hellbender and Skatepark posters. Steve is one of the hardest working people we know and when we grow up we want to be just like him. Joe Peila from JDK did the amazing Skatepark poster art as a member of the Vega$ team at Jager Di Paola Kemp - you'll see that freaky awesome poster everywhere (if they don't all get collected first...). Joe Beaulieu makes his way to Colorado this week, leaving a legacy of KICKING ASS at the Big Heavy World office. Thanx to Joe, Chainsaws and Children have gigs in Reno, NV and Phoenix, AZ next month (and the tour is getting bigger all the time!). Thanx to the lovely and enchanting Cherie & Yolanda for hosting Torsion and premiering the Chainsaws and Children video last episode. Thanx too to Kevin Murrihy for risking life, limb, hair, eyebrows and 3rd degree burns in the Buzz studio with Chainsaws and Children last Homebrew Show. We hope the winners dig the .daca. CDs. And we know they will.

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CHIN HO! FEATURED ON NIFTY.COM, "JAPAN'S YAHOO!" The Chin Ho! track that just won't give up, the funky "Girl" single makes it's way to Japan as one of a select party of tunes set to be there for the grand opening of's new music section, all thanks to the Ho! fans and friends at How do you say "Low Flying Planes" in Japanese?

JULY 3, 2000: CHAINSAWS AND CHILDREN DAY IN BURLINGTON, VT We know it sounds to good to be true, but it's not. No lie, this is a very, very special day in the City of Burlington, Vermont... by proclamation of the world's hardest-rocking civic authority Mayor Peter Clavelle we will now and forever recognize July 3, 2000 as "CHAINSAWS AND CHILDREN DAY" in this part of the world. The proclamation is a generous recognition of the band's work and the music-biz opportunities the band's given a high school posse working with supervision to book and promote the kiddies across the states. We all know that the Mayor could have choked on the name of the band... but he was far, far too cool for that. Hats off to the Mayor that Rocks our fair city... and the world! Wanna see? Send your browser to:

CHIN HO! GEE-TAR PLAYER ON BUZZ HOMEBREW JUNE 25 Mark Byland, Chin Ho!'s most recent addition to the family, will be a guest of DJ Kevin Murrihy on next Sunday's Buzz Homebrew Show, 9-10pm on 99.9FM. So call in and congratulate him and give Kevin some love for being the coolest radio DJ in this neck of the woods.

CHAINSAWS GET WET Two tracks from the blistering debut CD by Chainsaws and Children, .daca., are ending up in a Hawaiian Island Creations surf video - "Newthead" and "excessive.loss.of.control" will be used in a pipeline competition vid by Tripp'n Everywhere Productions. And you thought that fire and water couldn't get along.

CHAINSAWS AND CHILDREN ROCK MTV'S ROAD RULES! Road Rules' season premier last Monday night featured music from our own masters of mayhem! When Msaada, Theo, Holly, James, Laterrian, and Kathryn had to walk across a plank from one hot air baloon to another it was "cannibal:burn" from .daca. you heard. Big Heavy thanx the MTV Road Rules production crew for digging our homies, and thanx to Andrew Smith for the Good Citizen connection that got the kiddies the hook up!

FREE LIVE CHAINSAWS VIDEO DOWNLOAD - VIDEO RELEASE PARTY/RAVE AT MILLENNIUM Grab the QuickTime vid of Chainsaws and Children live at Higher Ground December 10, 1999. It's the .daca. CD Release Party and you've never seen this much noise, nipple biting, and distorted frenzy in one 4-minute show before... Keep your eyes open for special on-stage guest Nate Meunier from Ninja Death Squad and Crackwhore. The videography is by Michael Farley and Bill Kinzie of 2Much Media, fellow Burlington rockers with an smokin' digital video/multimedia operation. The video was directed and edited by the amazing Michael Farley, our new Hollywood hero. Grab the vid at The vid is of cannibal:burn, the third track on Chainsaws and Children's debut full-length CD .daca.. It's in QuickTime format, encoded at CDRom quality, 25MB. The cannibal:burn video release party is July 3 at Club Millennium, 165 Church Street in Burlington, where the Children will be hanging with DJ Robbie J. (Techno, House, Breaks), DJ Frostee (Vocal House, Hard House), DJ Spin (Vocal House, Progressive House), and DJ Irie (Progressive House, Tribal House), as they spin until 4am. While the Kiddie clan is slamming down the tech-core on the big screen the DJs will be hosting Millennium's Madd House Rave Event sponsored by Liquid Energy Cafe, Sonique (, and Big Heavy World. Big Heavy will be giving away .daca. CDs, too. Starts at 9pm (after the Burlington city fireworks) $5 21+, $8 18-21. Contact

UPCOMING CHIN HO! SHOWS Our favorite Alt-pop super heroes Chin Ho! will be playing July 3 at the BURLINGTON SKATEPARK GRAND OPENING to Celebrate the opening of Burlington's Skatepark with Chainsaws and Children, Zola Turn, Dysfunkshun, and The Halogens. Waterfront Park, Noon to 5pm. Fireworks, the skatepark and Chin Ho!, life doesn't get much better than this. (See above!). CHARLOTTE, NC Fat City Deli July 14 with Fuzzy Sprouts. BURLINGTON, VT BATTERY PARK CONCERT SERIES August 3, 7pm Battery Park, acoustic and free! NAG'S HEAD, NC, Cannon Club at the Carolinian Hotel w/Agents of Good Roots. That's so much Chin Ho! in such a short amount of time! We hope you can handle it.

UPCOMING CHAINSAWS AND CHILDREN SHOWS THE HELLBENDER at Higher Ground on June 24th but you already knew that, right. And again at the Opening of the Burlington Skate park with Chin Ho!, Zola Turn, Dysfunkshun, and the Halogens and you knew that one too. Again in RENO, NV Chaos, July 26. And finally DEFCON, LAS VEGAS, NV at the Alexis Park Resort, July 28. So hop on a plane or jump into a van and go see your favorite digital demons in other time zones. Burn!

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WANT TO TAKE CREDIT CARDS TO SELL YOUR MUSIC? Big Heavy World is psyched to announce a new relationship with Electronic Merchant Systems, the cool people that hook you up with a merchant account that lets you accept credit cards for the sale of your CDs and swag. Get the details at

NEW JERICHO ACOUSTIC VENUE: THE VILLAGE CUP The newest music venue in Jericho is called The Village Cup. And all of the wonderful people there are inviting acoustic-y artists to get in touch with them about booking. If you're local, "folkish" or mellow, this is your place! They've got shows every Friday and Saturday night from 8-9:30. Talk to Stephanie Clark about booking, 802-899-2537 or email her at

GET DOWNLOADED AT SONIQUE.COM Big Heavy buddies Sonique ( invite you to get your music to them to maybe get it featured on the Sonique Music site! Sonique is the world's coolest MP3 player, "made by aliens" (since you asked). So far Big Heavy World recording artists Chin Ho! and Chainsaws and Children have been downloaded more than 6,200 times - and we don't intend to stop there. Go ahead, break the record! Contact Ian at Sonique: for info about how to get your CD to them.


ABOUT US: BHW is Vermont's tech-heavy music cheerleader, Promoting local artists through emerging technologies and publishing, the comprehensive online guide to regional music known as "Burlington's Urban Scene Web Site". We also run an expanding record label with recent releases from Burlington's alt-rock kiddies Chin Ho! And the techno-core harbingers of doom Chainsaws and Children. Contact us at 800-303-1590, or P.O. Box 428 Burlington VT 05402. The Big Heavy World Web site is made possible by our generous annual sponsors: WBVT UPN (, Magic Hat Brewing Company (, Seven Days Newspaper (,, SoVerNet ( and Small Dog Electronics ( ..........................

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