BHW All Ages Concert Series: Zigtebra; Father Figuer; TBA 7/21/18
Zigtebra, Father Figuer, and more to be announced artists will be performing at Big Heavy World, a substance free venue, on July 21st. 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.
Zigtebra is the Chicago-based lo-fi synth pop duo of Emily Rose and Joe Zeph. The creative partners first met in an LGBTQ underground wonder dance troupe "Pure Magical Love. The pair began making art pop musicals and going on ambitious tours. In 2017 they went on a 120 day tour and made on new song and music video a month. For 2018, they have nine months of touring planned, and the release of a new album in July.
"If you have a chance to see this sparkling indie duo, GO, before the crowds are too deep. The sound of Zigtebra is what you would expect Wednesday Addams to be into, if she were to become a romantic like her parents. Spooky tones, deep synthesizer beats and crystal-clear vocals full of emotion and desire - something trance-like and pure." (Roy Brown, The Voyager)
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