***CANCELED***: BHW All Ages Concert Series: Fred Cracklin; Grease Face; Wishbone Zoë 4/14/18
Update 4/14: Our new friends in Fred Cracklin can't make it to the show tonight — we're all bummed but hope to have them in when they're back in Burlington. The show at Big Heavy is CANCELED — check out all the other all ages concerts on the schedule and aim for the next one!
Fred Cracklin, Grease Face, and Wishbone Zoë will be performing at Big Heavy World, a substance free venue, on April 14th.
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.
Grease Face is a three-piece band that currently resides in Burlington, Vermont. The three gentleman became acquainted in elementary school in sunny Hinesburg, Vermont. Skipping class and honing their punk rock chops while developing a taste for loud noises in their parent's garage. Grease Face has indefinitely characterized themselves as garage-punk-rock. With or without the hyphens. Grease Face is wild. Grease Face is GREASY.
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Fred Cracklin is the mind-melding of Adam Bosse (23 Ensemble) and Max Goldstein (Tundrastomper, Vishnu Basement). Beginning only as an improvised experiment between local guitar figure Bosse and recent Western Mass-transplant Goldstein, the duo gradually distilled song forms from hours of frenetic improvisations and recorded performances until they serendipitously compiled an LP’s worth of material. Their music takes equal inspiration from famed improv-guitar records by Thurston Moore and Sonny Sharrock as well as noisy and mathy staples like Hella and Lightning Bolt. Their debut LP “Looming Spook” is a relentless assault of gnarly riffs and vicious shredding recorded over five days by Skyler Lloyd in Northampton MA and released by Cuchabata Records in April 2018.
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Wishbone Zoe is the auditory/visual experimental art project conceptualized and actualized by songwriter and composer Saera K. She co-produced and released her first album and companion graphic libretto “All of These Oddities” in 2014 and self-produced a sophomore full length "Fossil's Dream" in 2016. These days she's exploring further experiments with sound and learning to animate, works as a sound engineer and producer, a freelance writer and visual artist, and booker in Western Massachusetts, where the trees grow spiny and in dense syrupy knots.
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