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

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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.”

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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

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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.