BHW All Ages Concert Series: Hard Charger; Appalachian Terror Unit 7/2/18
Hard Charger and Appalachian Terror Unit will be performing at Big Heavy World on July 2nd. 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.
Appalachian Terror Unit is an Anarcho Punk band coming all the way from West Virginia. They have put out numerous projects dating all the way back to 2008, and have preformed in many places, especially overseas.
“I was not disappointed. ATU, for short, deliver a powerful, punchy, sociopolitical, thrashy, anarcho, crust-punk attack with duel male and female vocals not unlike that of the legendary and much-missed Nausea from New York.” — Miranda Yardley (Terrorizer)
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Easily the gruffest, most venomous band Canada has had since Kittens,Fredericton’s Hard Charger dispel any myth that the Great White North can’t blast with the best of them on this ferocious eponymous effort.Taking influences from punk rock’n’roll’s expediency, as defined by genre greats such as Zeke and Hookers, yet roughing up the edges even more with the curtness and low-end rumbling exemplified by Venom,Disfear and Discharge, Hard Charger is a relentless hammering of frenzied drums, crackling guitars and guttural vocals that borders on an attack equivalent to Death Breath or Blood Duster.
“Touring the globe with their unique brand of face-melting extreme music – a breakneck combination of hardcore punk and thrash metal – Hard Charger has won respect as a major contender in the underground scene, both at home and abroad.” — Molly B. (Grid City Mag)
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