Stay Inside, Good Looking Friends, Days on End, and Call Shotgun will be performing at Big Heavy World, a substance free venue, on May 18th. 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 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.

Stay InsideStay Inside

Stay Inside is a Post-Hardcore group from Brooklyn New York. This four piece has been touring the North East in support of their newest release, The Sea Engulfs Us and the Light Goes Out, which released through Old Press Records in February of 2018. The new album offers ripping tracks and ethereal production that highlights the skills that each of these individuals bring. This is the second EP from Stay Inside following 2017’s As You Were, which featured strong vocal performances and precise rhythms layered with complex guitar parts, which totaled for a powerfully dense production. With a dynamic range of ability and style, Stay Inside are an act you won’t want to miss.

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Good Looking Friends

Good Looking Friends

Good Looking Friends stops in at BHW amongst a wild week full of shows that span the coast from Montreal to Brooklyn. With an eclectic combination of inspirations and instrumentation, Good Looking Friends blends post-rock and indie flavors to create something uniquely dynamic, where thunderous guitars are tastefully paired with delicate piano lines. Their well-calculated guitar lines and heavenly violin make their new album Settle In, Decay an exciting ride that crashes to a close with an explosive final track, “Cassini”, which you can check out below.

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Days On EndDays on End

Days on End offers pulse pounding alt-punk music that makes swift twists and turns under melodic lines delivered by a pair of strong vocalists. These Vermont Natives craft emotionally charged lyrics that shine on their string of 2017 self-releases. Melding pop punk with more traditional gritty punk flavors, Days on End's rich tones and heavy drums will be sure to ring out down the street.

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Call Shotgun

Hailing from Plattsburgh, New York, Call Shotgun serves up their unique breed of punk rock with beautifully complex drum rhythms and string-breaking guitar lines. They’ve been laying low and recording with BluVudu Productions since releasing a pair of tracks in the summer of last year. Check one of em out below.

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