Showing posts with label Vermont. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vermont. Show all posts

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Death Comes to The Middle East 5/31

See Death live at Middle East Downstairs on May 31st.

Bowery Boston presents Death at Middle East Downstairs on Sunday, May 31st. 18+ (with valid ID), 8PM doors. $23 in advanced, $25 day of (ticket link).

Death was a garage rock and punk rock band formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1971 by the brothers Bobby (bass, vocals), David (guitar), and Dannis (drums) Hackney. Death officially broke up in 1977. In September 2009, a reformed Death played three shows with original members Bobby and Dannis Hackney, with Lambsbread guitarist Bobbie Duncan taking the place of the late David Hackney. In 2011, Drag City Records released a new album, "Spiritual • Mental • Physical", with demos and rough cuts that predate the 1974 sessions. An independent documentary film about the band titled "A Band Called Death", (trailer below) directed by Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino, was released in 2013 on Drafthouse Films. Death frontman Bobby Hackney is father to Bobby Hackney jr., Urian Hackney and Julian Hackney of Vermont punk band Rough Francis.

Monday, April 27, 2015

ROUGH FRANCIS Kicks Off Spring Tour in Allston with Varsity Drag, The Darker Hues

High punk energy at Great Scott Allston 4/30/15.

Vermont's soul / punk / garage / energy machine band, and one of the best live acts we've ever seen, ROUGH FRANCIS (Riot House Records) is kicking off their spring tour at Great Scott in Allston this Thursday, April 30th with friends pop punkers Varsity Drag (featuring Ben Deily of The Lemonheads) and post-hardcore band The Darker Hues (Refuse Rethink Rebuild Records). The show is 18+ / Doors 9pm / $10. Come out to support local music and get your face rocked off by a whole mess of talented musicians.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Close Out Your Summer With "Gwen Stacy"

Patrick McCormack ACK l Bishop And Rook Boston Music Blog
Stream single "Gwen Stacy" on Bandcamp today.

If the Cure could collaborate with Arctic Monkeys, “Gwen Stacy” would be that posh and electric love child. The single off of A-C-K by Burlington, VT singer-songwriter and frontman for folk rock outfit Bandleader, Patrick McCormack, is on point with a sleek and sophisticated sound, fitting for roof top cocktail parties to backyard barbeques, available pre-release for your listening pleasures, and an ideal addition to your vacation outro playlist.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Calling All Ruffians. Rough Francis to Shoot Video for "Not a Nice Guy"

So you wanna be in a music video? Vermont soul punks, Rough Francis, put out an all call for extras to fill the room during an upcoming video shoot for "Not a Nice Guy" off of their 2013 LP, Maximum Soul Power. Director Mark Covino (A Band Called Death) will be behind the camera at North End Stuido, Burlington, VT, on Saturday, February 15th.

The Objective: To pack the space with as many people as possible and have a wild rock show. "We encourage crowd surfing and friendly slam dancing throughout the set. We also want to encourage people to wear their favorite punk band tees, especially local band tees. This will be our opportunity to show the rest of the world that there is a thriving underground scene in Burlington VT. Please join us."

According to the official Facebook event page, Rough Francis will not mime to their own music, they will actually play live (you might just hear the same song a few times).

This event is all ages and BYOB (because VT is awesome). Show time is at 9pm, Free 294 North Winooski Ave. Burlington, VT.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bandleader Produces a Few Gems with ‘Coal, Pressure, Time’

Vermont's Bandleader combines folk, indie and rock in 'Coal, Pressure, Time'

There is something inherently vintage with Vermont bands. From 60’s surf rock of Vultures of Cult to the 70’s groove of the Persian Claws, and now the funk infused folk rock of Bandleader, the Green Mountain State boasts bands that warp time into modern sounds. Written with strict principals of simplicity and purpose, while challenging their technical abilities, Burlington, Vermont folk rock band, Bandleader, produces a few gems with their 2013 debut record, Coal, Pressure, Time.

Friday, October 25, 2013


#BandcampRoulette – Sink or Swim (Burlington, VT) take 58 seconds out of their day to tell you how selfish you are in "Straight Jabroni, No Chaser" off of Vermont Road Trips EP.

Play Bandcamp Roulette.

Monday, October 21, 2013

You Can Shut Down the Government But You Can’t Shut Down Rough Francis

Maximum Soul Power at Middle East on 10/18/13 (image credit)

That pivotal moment in a song or performance when you think, “Fuck yeah music. Fuck. Yeah.” Well that’s Rough Francis.

Friday, September 13, 2013


#BandcampRoulette – Happy Friday the 13th. Here's Vultures of Cult (Burlington, VT) with 'Thank God It's Doomsday' off of their 2013 SVRF EP. Download the entire album for free (with a "name your price" donation) on Bandcamp today.

Play Bandcamp Roulette.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Animals Sell - 5 Records with Animal Cover Art You Should be Listening to Right Now

As stated in the original Bandcamp Roulette post, and most recently, on Instagram, I'm a sucker for cover art. In particular, animal themed images. However, like finding a guy with a great sense of humor and a job with benefits, these magical items are harder to find when you're actually looking for them. But from the depths of Bandcamp, I bring you five 2012-2013 EPs/full lengths donned with fuzzies, for your listening pleasure.

Put that shit on a record. Fucking majestic.

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