Tritium Well makes its debut in Brattleboro this Saturday night, 2-23-13. Rocking and irradiating the Northeast Kingdom since 2010, the five piece band joins Gangly Heart and The Diamondstones for a Power Shift dance party thrown by the SAGE Alliance, at the Stone Church from 7-11pm.
Tritium Well was founded by Bobby Farlice-Rubio, an educator at the Fairbanks Museum. “One of the most fun classes I’ve ever taught was called ‘What’s the Matter?’ and it was about the Periodic Table of the Elements.” To keep the kids engaged, he played “The Elements” by satirist singer-songwriter Tom Lehrer. Lehrer had worked as a research at the Los Alamos national nuclear lab, and was a mathematics
professor at Harvard and MIT. “The only problem is that Mr. Lehrer’s cadence is so fast that many kids couldn’t understand the
names of the elements.” Bobby recorded “The Element” at a slower tempo with a Roots Reggae flavor, and it
started his solo recording career as Bobby and the Isotopes. Eventually he was joined by Nicolas Anzalone on violin, David Lapham on guitar, Linda Warnaar on drums and Kevin Colosa on bass and theramin. The band was nameless until they learned that massive tritium leaks from Vermont Yankee were contaminating groundwater wells. Tritium Well is pumped to bring their eclectic mix of radioactive roots and reggae to Vermont Yankee’s evacuation zone for the first
A psychedelic rock jam band, The Diamondstones play the college circuit from their base in Amherst, Mass. Brothers Ben and Nick Pop on guitar and drums are joined by guitarist Ashton Lutenegger, Jen G on bass and Joshua Rosberg on keyboards and saxophone. They headlined the 2012 Power Shift party. Gangly Heart, featuring anti-nuclear activist and satirist Court Dorsey – aka Will Nukem – will kick off the night.<
p>Power Shift 2 is open to the public by donation $5-$10. Come hungry or bring desserts, appetizers, or dips for Mexican fixings.
For more info contact Nikki Sauber at 508-203-0769 or visit www.sagealliance.net/Powershift2