About Time's original music merges syncopated rhythms and a combination of funk, jazz, blues and rock. Over five years of writing, revising and playing out, they have created their own unique blend of those styles. Their first album, "I Don't Think I Belong Here," represents the culmination of that process.
Representing Somalia, Tanzania and Burundi and currently living in Burlington, Vermont, A2VT synthesizes their native African musical and dance roots with Western pop and Hip Hop sensibilities. Their songs, performed in up to eight unique languages, reflect their journey from Africa to America, and celebrate the musical collision of two continents and the party that ensues!
Morrisville, Vermont screenwriter, John Fusco, known for Young Guns, Thunderheart, Hidalgo, Forbidden Kingdom, the Netflix Marco Polo series, and the recent Kevin Costner-Woody Harrelson starrer, The Highwaymen, has been a storyteller for the greater part of his life. He’s now returning to songwriting, an integral part of his storytelling arsenal, leading to a masterful dominance of the Hammond B-3 and naturally segueing to his raw, gutsy, bluesy vocals. The mission of Fusco’s new endeavor, John Fusco and the X-Road Riders (say it: “crossroad riders”), is the passing of the passion to the next gen, where he’s squarely aiming the spotlight. Composed of twelve musicians, with the majority under the age of twenty-seven and as young as nineteen, the band will be rolling out the jams at gigs in northern Vermont this summer and into the fall.
"From all different corners of the United States comes the multi talented and upcoming artists formally known as Klan. Ode tha Prophet, clef the god, $lim AKA o2mil$ & Saint Swank , Make up this highly potent group of originals that bring you sounds from 80's retro hip hop to a form of classical rap. The group's various sounds make it hard to define but a joy to listen. Euphoric sounds and trap beats culminate at The KLAN temple. You truly never know what this group is capable of with it's diverse line up of artist and talent."
Tufa and The Pride Andrew Myers, Casey Little, Chris Mroczkowski,Jake Patkin and Ian Roulat) are a powerhouse group of originals and some of your favorite covers. With the combination of their full bodied and healthy acoustic sound, multi-vocal harmonies, and interactive stage presence, together will have you riding on emotional roller coaster.
When Ezra Oklan (Nicole Atkins, Ambulance Ltd, Dwight & Nicole) began writing songs almost a decade ago, he simply felt a calling to pay homage to the lost art of eighties synth-pop; shining a light on an era of music that he, and many others, had built careers upon, yet had fallen by the wayside in an age of electronic ease.
Over the years, as Oklan tried to pinpoint the location of the intersection where desire meets demand, the faint whisper inside of him that sounds reminiscent of Springsteen accented with pangs of Morrissey slowly gained voice enough to reach the point of persuasion.
It was at that point that Matthew Mercury was born. As new members with storied pasts of their own -- the likes of Steve Hadeka, Christopher Hawthorne, Jeremy Mendicino and Dan Bishop -- joined arms with Ezra, the sound quickly evolved with inspiration borrowed everywhere from Bowie to the Pixies, Joy Division to Television, and Interpol to the Strokes with a little bit of Pulp.
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival brings together young string musicians from around the U.S. and several other countries with professional string teachers from many conservatories and universities, to work together for a month in the beautiful setting of Burlington, Vermont.
Highly introspective, members of the Jesse Taylor Band pour their hearts into songs like “Someone Get Me A Brown Paper Bag” and “80 Degrees in October”. Originals by Jesse Taylor, lead vocals/rhythm guitar, are brought to life with help from Matt Sicard on drums, Gabby Hall on bass, and Nick Treis on lead guitar. Based in Burlington, the group collaborates to create an energy-filled show, drawing inspiration from long days at the bakery and life with anxiety. Lyrically driven, JTB shares stories of everyday life and deeper quandaries. Taking notes from artists like Courtney Barnett, Regina Spektor, and Liza Anne, Jesse writes songs that mirror their passionate vocals and unapologetic style. JTB enjoys mixing musical influences like indie-rock, soul, and punk. Their biggest fan is a dog, but you would like them too. Can someone get Jesse a brown paper bag?!
Bishop LaVey, A DoomFolk Singer-Songwriter hailing from the growing Montpelier Music scene creates his own twisted brand of folk music. While the guitar stylings are similar to the folk acts of the mid 2000s, his lyricism focuses less on old labor stories and American folklore and more on themes ranging from addiction and off-the-rails personal relationships to the apocalypse and dystopia. His vocal stylings do even more to separate him from the herd with a voice that sounds like a bizarre cross between Tom Waits and Layne Staley.
Combining poetic wit with unbridled passion, Montpelier-based showman Thomas Gunn can simultaneously tickle the ivories and your heartstrings. Weaving together emotional stories both true and fanciful with larger-than-life imagery, Thomas brings "everything he's got" to his performances, blending powerful vocals and passion-driven lyrics into a contemporary and experimental keyboard experience.
Offering memorable song craftsmanship and recognizable vocals all brought together by soulful and interpretive playing makes the music from the Robin Gottfried band worth hearing again and again.
The paradox of chops cultivated in New York City but nurtured within the beauty of Vermont offers listeners a full and enlivened experience of sound and emotion.
We Are Here! are a Lyndonville based alternative rock band with a unique mixture of different styles and influences. They pull influences from punk, blues, hip hop, grunge, hard rock, metal, funk, etc.
Even though this band is brand new, they have performed small events like college shows all the way to performing at bigger ones like the Boston Hard Rock. The point of this band is to tell honest stories and to give people a way to connect to the music and with each other.
(P.S. the exclamation point is part of our name!)
Born from the campfire and the conservatory, Ian delivers a nuanced and invigorating show whether he's in a concert hall or your living room. Ian will wrap you in song and leave you wandering in his storytelling.
The first follow up to his 2017 release, Folk Songs EP, Guidance is a journey through loss, love, family, masculinity, and vulnerability. While the album ventures through all of those ideas, it always centers around the main theme of mental health. “The crux of Guidance is my descent into and rise out of depression, along with all of the aspects and events of life that have influenced my outlook,”
Currently, Ian plays with a full band. He is supported by Dahne Duffy on electric guitar and Lucas Tabshey on bass. You can find Ian performing around Burlington, Vermont as well as the Northeast region.
Veteran goth aliens ASTROCAT unleash painful howling over a pulsating quasar of atomic paisley. Previously spotted in art galleries, house warming parties, small clubs and opening for Gogol Bordello, Astrocat showcases punk influenced originals and deep cut reinterpreted new wave classics. .
Evan David Warner is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer from Northfield VT. He has travelled to Amsterdam to spread his sound around the globe and record, release, and collaborate. Evan has taken influence from the likes of King Crimson, Tame Impala, The Doors, Talking Heads, and Anderson Paak. These artists have heavily influenced his style. Evan is heavily gifted in songwriting, composing, poetry and film making, and creates true and honest music in it’s finest form. His music is undeniably captivating from the second you hear his love-glazed, smokey voice. The guy has got electricity running through his bones and he’ll share that feeling with you whenever you hear his profoundly poetic lyrics.
Slightly Used, we are a hefty dose of original dirty rock and roll coming straight out of Burlington. Our songs are about our lives, which include drinking, sex and Stan Lee. We show up and want to get the energy up and get everyone moving with drinks in their hands. It’s our goal to get the crowd going and just have a blast doing what we love. We love throwing in lyrics that shock and awe the listeners.
Moxie Shotgun is a cult religion that makes music. They play music that they think sounds good. There are 4 members currently in the cult full-time, with part-time members increasing slowly, but surely. If you would like to join our cult, all that is required is one shotgun of a Moxie. We look forward to your conventilating.
Fronted by singer-songwriter Mitch Watson on vocals and guitar alongside explosive lead guitarist, Donovan Delabruere, The Aardvark are a poignant combination of electric mountain funk meets jam-infused rock with a dash of country-folk.
Hamjob! A power trio hailing from the green mountains of VT. Their sound defies the limitations of genre labels. taking listeners on a journey that blends elements of Rock, Hip hop, Blues, Metal, Funk & more into it's own unique dance enducing soundscape. Hamjob has shared the stage with Lespecial, After Funk, Space Bacon and members of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. They've garnished themselves a reputation for always bringing the party to their shows.
Strange. Dark. Electrifying. Miku Daza is the queen of nightmare pop. The devilishly charming carnival rocker’s debut EP, It’s a Fairy Tale, explores love as a disease- an alien infestation that consumes from within. Wild and untamed, her music is a cotton candy fever dream. Her live performance, a twinkling wind-up music box, full of surprises, grungy despair, and frenetic punk fury.
My work starts with the bass: the deep sounds near to the earth. The sounds that surround you while standing or walking or running or resting. The sounds that shake along your body.
From this root there are other sounds: spectral sounds that are hidden from you or then again revealed, signals traveling along strings and wires and then rippling in the air, stippling shadows of the fundamental bass.
Newish to Vermont, Homebrew is the long time project of husband and wife duo, Becca and Andy Cartmell. Utilizing live looping to combine traditional melodies and rhythms with jazzy improvisational motifs and modern chord structures, Homebrew aims to create an amalgam of the old with the new to brew up something uniquely their own.
Directions for use:
Boil water*. Combine Becca’s violin and flute with Andy’s vocals and jazz and blues guitar style to create a warm, complex sound. Add live looping to seamlessly create a heady soundscape. Allow mixture to steep until a robust flavor is produced and enjoy!
Spunhouse is high-energy bounce music with a heavy flavor and a noodly twist. Formed in 2015 at Turtle Underground, the DIY music space at St. Michael’s College, this four piece funk and rock band is known for improvisational jam segments, fluid setlists with a blend of originals covers and mashups, and a high-energy stage presence which often digresses into a rabbit hole of weirdness.
Honey & Soul is a singer-songwriter trio out of Burlington, Vermont. Their sound is smooth and sultry with a hint of sass, and is reminiscent of jazz, soul, blues, and folk music. Taking inspiration from many parts of life; such as the passing of the seasons, empowered and imperfect femmes, crushing heart-ache, and crush-able humans.
Jazz/Blues/Soul with a peppering of folk
Eric George is a Vermont-based songwriter, sound engineer, and performer of original music and poetry. One of the most prolific folk musicians of the Northeast music scene, he is intent upon maintaining the integrity of traditional American folk music while taking a contemporary approach to songwriting.