BHW All Ages Concert Series: Bat House; The Most; Entrance To Trains; and Gestalt 4/28/18
Bat House, Entrance to Trains, Gestalt, and The Most will be performing at Big Heavy World, a substance free venue, on April 28th 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.
Take one look at the song titles on Bat House's (2017) self-titled release and you get an instant feel for the loose, playful way the Bo9ston quartet approaches their music. This is not a reason to throw away the chaotic, meticulously crafted tunes; rather, it's more of an incentive to invest in their "space and time" informed worldview. They're ridiculously skilled performers who use winding, cyclical guitar patterns and spiraling percussive blasts to find and rock out each tune's central groove.
"Bat House isn’t just another psych rock band with trippy material. They’re one of our city’s most invigorating listens, and it all stems from how they work themselves to the bone to create it.” — digboston
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The most is an eclectic math rock band from Southington, Connecticut. Their sporadic style utilizes genre blending changes and innovative grooves to take listeners on a melodic journey. Their goal is to bring orchestration and technicality back to rock and roll in a new and refreshing way, while keeping in touch with the rawness of unbridled passion that lives at the heart of their punk rock roots.
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Entrance to Trains are an Indie/Ambient rock band from Burlington, VT. With washed ambient guitar tones and driving rhythms, they have been compared to bands such as The War on Drugs, Explosions in the Sky, and Local Natives. They continue to perform in and around the northeast in support of their latest album "Splitting the Loaf", which was released in December of 2014.
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Gestalt is a three-piece indie rock band from Burlington. Although they do not have much recorded music out there, they are ready to play at any venue at any time, and will definitely show out.