Burlington Battle of the Bands, Dec. 9th: Gneiss, LizRd Women, Loose at the Root, The Edd, The No-Nothings, and Townsend Revenue

Higher Ground presents Burlington Battle of the Bands, December 9th, 2015 at Higher Ground. The lineup features Gneiss, LizRd Women, Loose at the Root, The Edd, Melon, The Canteens, The No-Nothings, Double Happiness, and Townsend Revenue. All ages in the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, 1214 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT. Doors open at 7:00pm; show begins at 7:30pm. Advance tix $5/$5 at the door. Tickets available at highergroundmusic.com or call toll free (877) 987-6487. Listen for the winner Wednesday, December 16 on 105.9FM The Radiator and streaming at bigheavyworld.com, as host Brent Hallenbeck interviews them on 'Rocket Shop,' Big Heavy World's local music radio hour!

Gneiss, http://gneissmusic.com/ LizRd Women, https://www.facebook.com/LizRdWomen/ Loose at the Root, http://www.looseattheroot.com/ The Edd, https://www.reverbnation.com/theedd Melon The Canteens The No-Nothings, https://www.facebook.com/thenonothingsmusic/info/?tab=page_info Double Happiness Townsend Revenue, https://townsendrevenue.bandcamp.com/


Gneiss is composed of four working professionals transcending the daily grind through the sounds of funk, blues and classic rock. Lead vocalist and guitarist Johnny Meli, pianist Naomi Galimidi, bassist Jesse Cowan, and drummer Jake Blodgett have been making music together in northern Vermont since late 2008. Through lyrically blended mixed vocal leads, and verses that are iconic and identifiable, Gneiss has developed a familiar yet unique sound that’s as textured as the rock for which it’s named.

LizRd Women

A year ago, LizRd Women was a musical comedy duo with a lot of the same appeal as a pug; its near-objective ugliness was endearing, cute, and difficult to understand. Buzzfeed ran articles titled, "Watch LizRd Women Try to Climb Stairs," "This Little Boy and LizRd Women are the cutest best friends," and "8 Harmless Ways to Spook LizRd Women." Since then, the group has become a full-fledged four-piece "slacker emo" band based out of Champlain College. They play real songs, and almost all of them are about Satan. They made no money busking in Nashville.

Loose at the Root

Loose at the Root was started in a dimly lit basement in the cold winter months in Burlington VT. What started as unguided jamming quickly turned into structured songs written to make people dance. The band comes from all over the north east with influences ranging from The Red Hot Chili Peppers to LCD Soundsystem. Their energetic shows are full of psychedelic riffs and mesmerizing bass grooves to get the crowd moving.

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The Edd

The Edd is a group of four musicians based out of Burlington, VT. Over the past five years they have been sharing their “progressive space rock” with the east coast, playing shows with acts such as Papadosio, Dopapod, and Consider the Source. Their music is a combination of highly improvised sections, exploration of sound and extremely tight, often complexly structured original songs. They demonstrate mastery of unusual sounds, scales and time signatures, giving them a distinct sound in the "jamband" scene. The result is nothing short of spectacular weird music that captures and moves audiences of all preferences. Live Shows are always high energy, a guaranteed good time and the best way to truly experience The Edd!


A torrent of music energy, Melon delivers an array of multifaceted cover songs arranged with original and improvisational jams. While Melon, a group of UVM students, cannot be placed within a single genre, the seven-piece band intertwines funk, hip-hop, rock, reggae, and metal influences into their repertoire. Melon has been slinging grooves to the Burlington underground party scene since the fall of 2015.

The Canteens

The Canteens blend classical strings with soulful vocals and thumping rhythms to make a sound that is powerful, unique, and honest.

The No-Nothings

Pop-punk fromBurlington, VT.

Double Happiness

Growing up together outside of Boston, Owens and Waggener were friends throughout high school, and met Henry when they moved to Burlington VT. The band works as a collaborative as well as covering the music of Waggener's solo albums. The group founded Fake Sinatra Records, an organization helping musicians make tapes and release music for as inexpensive as possible for the artists.

Townsend Revenue

Townsend revenue is a for your entertainment and our entertainment band from Essex, Vermont. Townsend has been playing together for about 4 years and do it for the music! As they say, "We are music, yes!"

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