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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Music with Michael Hertz and Bunny Macauley

Date & Time: 
Dec 20 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Folk, blues and gospel, with Michael on acoustic guitar/vocals and Bunny on vocals/harmonica, covering artists from Blind Blake and Blind Willie McTell to Bob Dylan and Tom Waitts, and more.


Heather Maloney EP Release Concert

Date & Time: 
Jan 12 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Over the past month, I went into the studio and recorded 6 songs. Most are single takes, played live in a room together, instruments bleeding into vocal mics, vocals into instruments; it’s the most raw & unedited recording I’ve ever done. While there is a certain amount of vulnerability in sharing my most unedited self with you, I wouldn’t have it any other way. These songs are vulnerable ones. They are underbellies, hidden things, turned-over stones, sometimes unflattering but always worth inspecting. They’re what I found when I went digging through my family history, human history, forgotten friends, forgotten heroes, the boxes still in my mom’s basement, old dreams and old records I used to know all the words to.

The Pilgrims & The Natch!

Date & Time: 
Jan 5 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

According to the New England Music Awards, Brattleboro’s The Natch! and Windsor’s The Pilgrims are the top two original rock bands in Vermont. Together for the first time to celebrate the joy of music, these two bands promise an evening of electric mayhem.

The Pilgrims
https://www.facebook.com/thepilgrimsvt/
http://pilgrimsvt.bandcamp.com/
It’s gonna be 2018, baby, and these hot cats – The Pilgrims – have been around for 8 years. That’s 8 years and 6 records and 100 shows since The Pilgrims started in an office space turned apartment in Windsor, VT. From the shotgun streets of Depot Ave to the used car lot, to the lightening storm, to the museum, to the bar-room. Three friends began the band, picking up and losing members along the way, ya dig?

Wycliffe Gordon's International All Stars

Date & Time: 
Jan 13 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

When talking about trombone in traditional and straight-ahead jazz, we talk about Wycliffe Gordon.

His latest album is a tribute to Louis Armstrong, and he recently completed a series of workshops at colleges and festivals, a week at the Blue Note with David Sanborn, and a tour to celebrate the centennial anniversaries of Ella, Monk, Mongo and Dizzy. 

The son of a piano-playing gospel preacher, Gordon came to prominence as an original member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and has been connected with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra since 1989.

He has 20 albums out as leader and appears on over 300 recordings, with Wynton Marsalis, Winard Harper, Anat Cohen, Roswell Rudd, Marcus Roberts, Natalie Merchant, Paul Simon and many others.

Teen Dance Party

Date & Time: 
Dec 31 2017 - 9:00pm - Jan 1 2018 - 12:30am

The Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro will be hosting this year's substance-free teen dance party. The evening will include games, food, and countdown frenzy!

Cost: Free

This event is part of Last Night Brattleboro, a New Year's Eve Substance-Free Celebration.

The Amidon, Murphy, & Tracy Families Concert

Date & Time: 
Dec 31 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with beautiful, local music at the First Baptist Church in Brattleboro, VT.

The Concert is from 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Cost: Adults $15, 6-14 years $5, 5 years and under are free

This concert is part of Last Night Brattleboro, a New Year's Eve Substance Free Celebration.

Teen Rock Bands Concert

Date & Time: 
Dec 31 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hear from some of the talented local youth bands in the area from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Brattleboro Boys & Girls Club on 17 Flat Street.
Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults.

This event is part of Last Night Brattleboro, a New Year's Eve Substance-Free Celebration

Ukulele-in-a-Day!

Date & Time: 
Jan 7 2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Question: Why are SO many people in town learning to play the Ukulele these days?

Answer: Because it is surprisingly easy, and SUPER-FUN.

Back by popular demand, Lisa McCormick is offering 2 sessions of her UKULELE-in-a-DAY workshop, coming right up!

* Sat., Dec. 30, Next Stage Arts, Putney, VT. 10am-3pm.

* Sun., Jan. 7, Brattleboro Music Center, 10am-3pm.

No musical background needed! Ukuleles available to rent or buy, or, bring your own.

You
will learn: how to tune, proper positioning, how to strum, how to make
easy chords, and how to play tons of fun and easy songs - all in one
day! Money-back guarantee.

$125. Family Discounts and Gift Certificates available.

Ukulele-in-a-Day

Date & Time: 
Dec 30 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Question: Why are SO many people in town learning to play the Ukulele these days?

Answer: Because it is surprisingly easy, and SUPER-FUN.

Back by popular demand, Lisa McCormick is offering 2 sessions of her UKULELE-in-a-DAY workshop, coming right up!

* Sat., Dec. 30, Next Stage Arts, Putney, VT. 10am-3pm.

* Sun., Jan. 7, Brattleboro Music Center, 10am-3pm.

No musical background needed! Ukuleles available to rent or buy, or, bring your own.

You will learn: how to tune, proper positioning, how to strum, how to make easy chords, and how to play tons of fun and easy songs - all in one day! Money-back guarantee.

$125. Family Discounts and Gift Certificates available.

Epidemiks New Year's Eve Party

Date & Time: 
Dec 31 2017 - 9:30pm - Jan 1 2018 - 1:00am

Ring in the new year with local hip-hop favorites Epidemiks at Brattleboro's newest hot spot The Stone Church. The theme for the night is Black and White, so come dressed to impress! Tickets available online at: https://epidemikstone.bpt.me/ or message us we got 'em too. $10 a ticket, ALL AGES SHOW, doors open at 9:30 PM, EPIDEMIKS GO ON AT 10:30 SHARP!

Madaila & LuxDeluxe

Date & Time: 
Dec 30 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Come get your New Year's Eve pre-game on at The Stone Church. Let Madaila and LuxDeluxe stretch your limbs, and build your stamina for the big night ahead, and party like it's 2018...almost.
MADAILA - /m de l/, [muh DEY luh] - proper noun - a psych pop band from Burlington, VT.

Psych pop juggernaut Madaila is upbeat, synth-heavy, and catchy. Vocal skill and range are immediately apparent. But in the tradition of Prince and The Talking Heads, an ornateness and heaviness expose Madaila's complexity and depth. Tight arrangements and multi-instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work.

Rock the Lights: The Coprolites, Old Man Joe & Eben Viens Band

Date & Time: 
Dec 23 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Rock the Lights: Dark days and winter blues got you down? Holiday party after holiday party, pleasantries and tame festivities abound. What you need is the exact opposite of all that - an infusion of light and some rock and roll to jolt your spirit out of hibernation.

The Alchemystics at The Stone Church

Date & Time: 
Dec 22 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Fueled by their passion to explore beyond the edges of traditional musical boundaries and their diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds, The Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into an utterly unique and distinctively original new sound. The result is modern-day roots music with global appeal - an alchemy of ancient musical traditions; intricate, intelligent wordplay; elementally raw soul; irresistible hooks; deep, driving rhythms; and old-school vocal harmonies - fired by the Alchemystic's unique blend of intensity, passion, and sheer artistic chemistry into a powerful, contemporary, and unmistakable sound.

The Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular!

Date & Time: 
Dec 20 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Christmastime is here again and so are The Sweetback Sisters with their ninth annual Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular! This wildly popular show delivers a veritable explosion of yuletide splendor, complete with trivia, prizes, and, of course, all the holiday tunes you know and love. Year-round, the Sweetback Sisters and their band of brothers wow audiences with their precise, family-style harmonies and blazing instrumentals. For this show, the Queens of Christmastime bring their signature mix of modern nostalgia to a wide array of holiday classics and hidden gems that are sure to get even your scroogiest uncle in a festive spirit. Songbooks and plenty of warm fuzzy feelings provided

Mark Erelli and Stephen Chipman at Next Stage

Date & Time: 
Dec 8 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary folk singer/songwriters Mark Erelli and Stephen Chipman at Next Stage on Friday, December 8 at 7:30 pm.

The Turning of the Year: A Holiday Celebration with John Whelan, Low Lily & Katie McNally

Date & Time: 
Dec 1 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present “The Turning of the Year: A Holiday Celebration with John Whelan, Low Lily & Katie McNally” at Next Stage on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm.

Seven-time All-Ireland accordion champion and Narada recording artist John Whelan teams up with roots band Low Lily and Scottish-style fiddler Katie McNally for a spectacular holiday mini-fest of traditional and original music from Ireland, Scotland and America. Alongside uptempo jigs and reels will be lesser-known Christmas carols and wintry classics, featuring two fiddles, accordion, guitars, mandolin, double bass and lush, layered vocals. This diverse and energetic show brings the generations together for a fresh new take on roots music from both sides of the pond.

An Evening with Guy Davis

Date & Time: 
Dec 15 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The great American blues musician returns to the River Garden. Guy Davis has spent his musical life carrying his message of the blues around the world, earning him the title “An Ambassador of the Blues”.

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Barishi, Lord Almighty, & Hepatagua

Date & Time: 
Dec 17 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

BARISHI were formed by guitarist Graham Brooks, bassist Jon Kelley, and drummer Dylan Blake in Southern Vermont in the spring of 2010. The US band originally performed as an instrumental trio throughout the east coast of the United States, which they relentlessly toured. Their unique style of gritty progressive metal has recently been honed by the addition of new vocalist Vern Davidson. They have shared the stage with everyone from Mastodon to The Flaming Lips. In 2016 the quartet completed a U.S. tour with Weedeater, Author&Punisher and Today is the Day. They released their much anticipated label debut ‘Blood from the Lion’s Mouth’ September 16th, 2016 on the esteemed Season of Mist record label.

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem

Date & Time: 
Dec 15 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

We New Englanders have two primary coping mechanisms for wintertime: introspection and celebration. We hole up and reflect on our lives, and then we let loose and party. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem’s Wintersong program does both, swinging from a 15th century carol to fiddle- and percussion-driven New Year’s shouts from the Georgia Sea Islands and Louisiana, to bluesy and banjo-driven settings of modern songwriters and then back, to quietly moving original settings of verse from Tennyson, Chesterton, and Longfellow. There are songs about a baby born in Bethlehem, of course, including the electric guitar-driven Let’s Make a Baby King (by Jesse Winchester), a soaring version of the spiritual Children, Go Where I Send Thee; and Singing in the Land, an Appalachian hymn in four-part harmony.

Piano Concert in Saxtons River

Date & Time: 
Nov 25 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. - Pianist Helen von Tiesenhausen will
offer a concert at Main Street Arts Saturday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m.

   Born in Odessa,
Russia, Von Tiesenhausen left the country in 1943 with her mother, brother and
grandparents due to World War II. Her father, an opera singer, had been taken
to a Soviet forced-labor camp. The family eventually found refuge in Austria,
where von Tiesenhausen continued the piano lessons she had begun at age five in
Russia. She studied with Professor Honingen at The Mozarteum in Salzburg until
leaving for America in 1949 at age 13.

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