The Good Neighbors, Sleeping In, The Pyros, and Father Figuer will be performing at Big Heavy World, a substance free venue, on June 8th.

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.

The Good Neighbors

Hailing from the city of Buffalo, The Good Neighbors are a three piece power-house that are making their rounds through the Northeast this weekend. Blending popular indie styles with brutal guitar tones and beefy basslines, these three have a got a sound that will entertain any lover of rock music. They're newest EP, "Not Feelin' This" is a well-balanced run of three strong tunes that vary greatly, while sticking to their unique flavor. Check the link below to their song 'My Plate', a great summer jam which was featured on Substream Magazine's "Monthly Music Mashup" this May.

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Sleeping inSleeping In

Sleeping In is a hometown favorite here in Burlington, and they've been rocking the local basement scene for almost four years now. With crushing guitar tones and driving drums, I wish you luck sleeping through this one. The drums and washed out guitars tantalize, then give way to an all out sonic blast of warm cozy fuzz, just to bring you back to relaxation with hairpin turns and a jump on a stompbox. Closing out the night with the final set, Sleeping In are sure to send us all home with a smile (or at least a pair of protective earplugs).

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The Pyros

Coming off a stellar opening act for one of Bison's final shows a week prior, The Pyros will bring their explosive sound next door to Big Heavy World this Friday. The laidback bandmates effortlessly deliver exceptional riffage and explicit stories throughout their engaging live performances. With snappy drums, thumping bass, and loose flavorful guitar, this trio fits together like a puzzle. Steve, Jon, and Evan are definitely going to bring the heat, so be sure to lather up with that SPF 100.

Father FiguerFather Figuer

"happy humans celebrating the ubiquity of sadness"

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