BHW All Ages Concert Series: At The Heart of It; Cemetery Show; Doom Service; and Paper Boats 3/24/18
Cemetery Show, At The Heart of It, Doom Service, and Paper Boats will be performing at Big Heavy World, a substance free venue, on March 24th 2018. Burlington lost a historic all-ages music venue when 242 Main was closed in December, 2016. It was located inside Memorial Auditorium, which was shut down pending long term structural repairs. Big Heavy World — the independent Vermont music office staffed by volunteers — is making an effort to fill that gap in local culture until 242 Main is reinstated. The nonprofit organization is hosting a substance-free, all ages concert series at their headquarters inside the SEABA Center. Big Heavy World is a vocal advocate for reigniting 242 Main as Memorial Auditorium is redeveloped; a petition supporting this cause at save242main.com has gathered more than 1,700 signatures and a documentary film is in production.
Big Heavy World is substance-free and wheelchair accessible, located at the SEABA Center, 404 Pine Street, in the heart of Burlington’s South End Arts District. A $5 donation is suggested to support the artists. The concert series is made possible in part with generous support from AARP. Big Heavy World maintains an environment of safety, dignity and mutual respect for people of any ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or ability.
The concert series provides an opportunity for teens to participate in event production and promotion as volunteers, to learn skills and support the local music community. Big Heavy World also hosts a weekly drop-in program, ‘Band House,’ that makes a full backline available to teen musicians to practice on, jam, or explore different instruments.
The Uncanny Doom Service is a punk band based out of Burlington, Vermont. Drawing most of their influences from the 1990’s, they write songs about the most pressing problems in the world including the opening of a portal to Hell in Sunnydale, California, Earth-616 being overrun by robots, and the risks of DeLorean-based time travel.
“Doom Service forcibly smash together various strains of heavy music. Instrumentally, they retain 10KVG's melodic bent and knack for intricate yet punishing and dynamic changes.” — Dan Bolles (Seven Days)
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At The Heart Of It is an emotionally driven, post-hardcore, band originally from New Hampshire. They have been on tour, and have done a ton of shows at locations all over the United States. With heavy hearts and open minds, this band is a very unique one.
“This band is not afraid to take an emo skeleton and cover it with a nasty racket.This music is definitely heart-on-the-sleeve, but it is noooot gentle.” — PunkNews.org
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Founded a little over a year ago, the next band performing is called Cemetery Show. They are a punk/alternative rock/emo band based out of Burlington.Taking pride in their three-piece ‘basement’ band, Cemetery Show will definitely be one to see.
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