On the Next Rocket Shop Live at Arts Riot: Gestalt; Hannah Hoffman, October 4
Words by Big Heavy World. Photos courtesy the bands.
Join the studio audience for a free old school live radio show on October 4, as Gestalt and Hannah Hoffman perform at Arts Riot. 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 guest host Paddy Reagan 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 broadcast!
Special thanks to RETN for taping the concert for television and to Joe Egan at Egan Media for recording the show! Catch up with podcasts of prior episodes in iTunes or at bigheavyworld.com/
Gestalt (ɡəˈSHtält): The whole is greater than the sum of it's parts. Hard-hitting, melodic, anti-slacker, anti-apathetic, syncopated, unsyncopated, independent, alternative rock lover trio from Burlington, Vermont. Debut LP currently in the works. https://www.facebook.com/gestaltsounds/
Currently in the process of writing her second album, Vermont wood-dweller Hannah Hoffman finds herself consistently inspired by the drastically changing political climate, the continued fight for women's rights, the metallic and ethereal, and the darker side of human nature.
Raised on her parent's extensive collection of music, Hannah was fascinated with everything from Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell, to 80's and 90's music icons like The Cure, Tori Amos and Kate Bush. By age 15, Hoffman was writing her own songs and dreaming of bigger and better things. Hoffman started her own band in 2010 with musicians from the What Doth Life collective, and performed her soft, melodically-driven, melodramatic songs with rock instruments. Her experience in a rock band setting inspired her to branch out from her singer/songwriter roots to start writing heavier music that could easily accommodate the sounds of drums or electric guitar.
Hoffman's debut album "Blur" was released in August of 2015, consisting of a collection of songs written from 2008-2014. Featuring guitar and bass played by her boyfriend, Graham Brooks (Barishi). The album was recorded by Brian Westbrook of PDP Productions (now Sonic Titan Studios) in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Hoffman has shared the stage with national touring acts Kat Wright, Antje Duvekot, Seth Glier & Hayley Reardon. https://hannahhoffmanmusic.com/