BIG HEAVY WORLD NEWZRAG #17 The massive Hop 3 & 4 Double CD Release Party, 242πs upcoming Monsterfest, an ultra-heavy BHW benefit show at Millennium and daily madness at Web Site Central have us jonesing for oxygen this time around! Got Vermont music news? Get it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Big Heavy World is YOUR Burlington, Vermont urban scene Web site!
STUFF INSIDE: SUICIDE SPRING WINS 2001 ADVANCE MUSIC HOMEBREW BAND CONTEST FRICTION PRODUCTIONSπ BHW BENEFIT SHOW @ MILLENIUM 6/12 ≥BAIL OUT≤ AT METRONOME 5/29 RACHEL BISSEX ON THE ROAD RADIO FREE BURLINGTON UPCOMING 242 MAIN SHOWS
BIG HEAVY WORLD RECORD LABEL NEWS: HOP 3 AND 4 RELEASE PARTY DRAWS NEAR
FOR THE MUSIC MAKERS AND THE DREAM WEAVERS: DJ FROSTEE REMIXES BURLINGTON (TWICE!!!) WANNA BE IN A ROCK AND ROLL BAND? NEW ARRIVALS AT VERMONTMUSICSHOP.COM
VERMONT MUSIC NEWS:
SUICIDE SPRING WINS HOMEBREW PLAYOFF!!! Yet again, we would like to congratulate SUICIDE SPRING from Charlotte, this yearπs winner of 99.9 The Buzzπs Advance Music Homebrew High School Band Playoffs!!! Suicide Spring won prizes from Advance Music, Big Heavy World, and West Street Digital Recordings. Suicide Spring also won a limo ride to New York City, a gig at CBGBπs, and a night at the Chelsea Hotel courtesy of Red Bull. We at Big Heavy World would like to thank The Buzz, the sponsors of the event, all of the bands that competed and all the devoted music fans that showed up to cheer these groups on!
FRICTION PRODUCTIONS ≥SUMMER SKOOL≤ BHW BENEFIT SHOW 6/12 Tuesday, June 12: ≥SUMMER SKOOL≤ at Millennium will feature the bone-crushing mayhem of TORSION, S.T.M.P., 11TH HOUR, SUFFER THE MASSES and maybe a couple more. Tix are $8. Doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm. ≥SUMMER SKOOL≤ is the work of FRICTION PRODUCTIONS (Jakeπs the MAN!) and will help BHW slap an $800 electricity bill down to size. Millennium is at 165 Pearl Street in Burlington. For info or if your band wants to perform too, contact email@example.com.
BAIL OUT AT CLUB METRONOME The Vermont Mobilization for Global Justice is presenting ≥BAIL OUT,≤ a benefit for the Quebec City Legal Defense at Club Metronome in Burlington, Vermont on Tuesday, May 29. QDLC expects to spend over $100,000 (Canadian) this year in supporting their northern brothers and sisters, and are looking to spread awareness of the cause. The show is ALL AGES until 9pm. Tix are a $5 donation. There will be a live auction at 6pm, speakers on the FTAA, and a short documentary on the Quebec City FTAA protests. Bands involved are DIRTY BLONDES, VORCZA TRIO, and DJs DARCIE and TOSH (with MC DELL). Plus, it looks like the bands will be broadcast live at http://www.bigheavyworld.com/streamery.html! More info is available from Jason Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org.
RACHEL BISSEX TOUR NEWS In the next couple of months Rachel Bissex will be performing at folk festivals all across the country. May 19-20 she was performing at the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Richardson, Texas, where she is a finalist in the performing songwriter contest. May 25-29, sheπll again be in Texas for the Kerrville Folk Festival, where she is a finalist in the new folk competition. On June 2, sheπll be at Eddieπs Attic in Decatur, Georgia, where sheπll be competing as a finalist in the ≥shoot out.≤ Finally, out west again at the Telluride Folk Festival, in Telluride, Colorado, where she is yet again a finalist, this time in the Troubador competition. We wish Rachel the best of luck in all of her performances and are glad to see Vermont being represented so well at all of these festivals. More information can be found at Rachelπs Web site: http://www.rachelbissex.com/.
RADIO BEAN CONCERTS AND BIG HEAVY WORLD WEBCASTS Big Heavy Worldπs live acoustic series at the Radio Bean are continuing into June. Coming up:: 6/4 Cactus Highway; 6/11 The Andrew Smith Transmission; 6/18 JEN TOBEY; and 6/25 ANDY LUGO. All shows begin at 8pm, all are FREE and all-ages, and all are broadcast live at http://www.bigheavyworld.com/streamery.html. Radio Bean is located at 8 North Winooski Ave, in Burlington, Vermont.
242 MAIN SCHEDULE: All ages club, youth center and home of jaw-breaking rock and roll, 242 MAIN is still busy dragging hardcore, ska and punk into downtown Burlington. May 26 features DEADLOCKED, LAYTON AVENUE, and DAY OF RECKONING. $5, 8pm. May 31 is the MONSTERFEST pre-party, with THE DAY THEY LEARN, S.T.M.P., HEMLOCK VERDICT, and guests. $5, 7pm. And June 1-3 features the massive MONSTERFEST rock showcase, with three dozen bands rocking the roof off during the three day festival. You can hunt down more information for MONSTERFEST at http://www/monsterfestvt.com/.
BIG HEAVY WORLD RECORD LABEL NEWS:
HOP 3 AND 4 RELEASE PARTY GETTING NEARER: Producer Kyle ≥Fattie Bumbalattie≤ Thompson is teaming with us to release the HOP 3 and 4 compilations of urban/hip-hop/house beats. The big release party is happening at Higher Ground in Winooski, Vermont on June 15th. Hop 3 has 14 tracks: A downbeat/chillout compilation of tunes for the end of the night comedown. Hop 3 artists: MICHELLE WEEKS, UPTOWN KID featuring DJ ANTON, STATIK, LARRY, TED JAHN, EYE OH YOU, ORANGE FACTORY, KADIATOU SIBI, JSK, SWERVIN MERVIN, SHAUNA ANTONIUC, ROB LUV, and G-DUBBS. HOP 4 is fat with uptempo house and club beats to get the house rocking wherever you may be. Hop 4 artists: DREAM PARTY, DJ FROSTEE, MIKE M., DJ HEDFONZ, LAROW featuring CRAIG MITCHELL, BELIZBEHA, and RASCAL. The discs will be available to the public for the first time at the HOP 3 & 4 DOUBLE CD RELEASE PARTY, June 15th at Higher Ground. Live at the release party: CRAIG MITCHELL, (back from NYC), MOONFLOWER (hard house), EYE OH YOU (live hip hop with Fattie B., Konflik, A-Dog), DJ HEDFONZ (breaks), DJ FROSTEE (house), and DJ SWILL (vocal grooves). Giveaways from the sponsors and video projections by woofnet.com for Digital Evolution will lift this event into the party stratosphere. The show is ALL AGES, tix are $7 <21, $5 21+ Generous CD and party sponsors include: Higher Ground, Gravis, btownsound.com, Magic Hat, Red Square, Joyryde, Ecco, Kountry Kart Deli, and brendanburke. And if all of this isnπt enough to get you out to Higher Ground for the party, $2 from the sale of each CD goes to the Make A Wish Foundation. For more information, contact Kyle Thompson, (802) 864-8282, or email us here at email@example.com. Higher Ground is located at One Main Street, Winooski, Vermont (the Champlain Mill Complex), phone (802) 654-8888.
FOR THE MUSIC MAKERS AND THE DREAM WEAVERS:
DJ FROSTEE TO REMIX BURLINGTON ARTISTS: DJ FROSTEE is assembling a CD of LOCAL remixes. Frostee plans to produce two remixes of each track: One, uptempo, and the second a chill-out, downtempo version. Artists already on the disc are: CHIN HO!, DYSFUNKSHUN, BELIZBEHA, CRAIG MITCHELL, RW LARROW, JENN KARSON AND BAD JU JU, and TORSION. If youπre a local artist and want to be involved, email Frostee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WANNA BE A ROCK STAR (AND PLAY WEDDINGS?): Local group THE NATURALS is looking for a skilled guitarist. Any interested musicians should be skilled in playing rock, swing, jazz and ballads. While the ability to rock is a must, interested axe-swingers must also be able to turn down the volume and play to mellow crowds. Any interested musicians should contact Kevin Agosti at (802) 863-8358 or email@example.com.
NEW TITLES AVALIABLE AT VERMONTMUSICSHOP.COM: Big Heavyπs music store has new arrivals by Vermont artists avaliable online: PATRICK FITZSIMMONS, SEAN ALTRUI, THE GRIPPO FUNK BAND, LAMBSBREAD, THE WARRENS, KATHERINE QUINN, JENNINGS AND PONDER, JOSH BROOKS, ANIMA, BLUE FOX AND THE ROCKINπ DADDYS, WILL PATTON, and CURRENTLY NAMELESS all have titles avaliable now. If you are a Vermont musician and want your CD sold at Big Heavy Worldπs online music shop, contact manager Dave Donegan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
.......................... ABOUT US: BHW is Vermont's tech-heavy music cheerleader, promoting local artists through emerging technologies and publishing http://www.bigheavyworld.com, the comprehensive online guide to regional music known as "Burlington's Urban Scene Web Site". We also run an expanding record label with 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, email@example.com or P.O. Box 428 Burlington VT 05402. The Big Heavy World Web site is made possible by our generous annual sponsors: WBVT UPN (wbvt.com), Magic Hat Brewing Company (magichat.net), Chek.com, SoVerNet (www.sover.net), Scully Interactive (www.scullyinteractive.com), and Small Dog Electronics (smalldog.com). ..........................
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