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Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2018

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Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, Vermont
June 1-10, 2018

As the case with any festival worth attending at all, the passionate musiclover faces a challenge with Burlington Discover Jazz. Simply put, it's the choice between attending a marathon of events, thereby risking overload and over-stimulation, or more selectively discern which bills at ...

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Radio Underground at The Last Stop Sports Bar

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Radio Underground
The Last Stop Sports Bar
Winooski, Vermont
May 6, 2018

It's a special pleasure to catch a band on the rise, and even more so at the threshold of a breakthrough. Chicago at Tanglewood in 1970 come to mind as does the Who at Fillmore East in 1968. ...

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Vorcza at Nectar's

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Vorcza
Nectar's
Burlington, VT
January 13, 2018

Vorcza brought its earthy elegance to Nectar's early this new year in what hopefully constitutes a harbinger of more frequent appearances to come in 2018. The stage once inhabited so regularly by Phish can seem uncomfortably cramped for some bands, but from a particular ...

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Robinson Morse's Sound of Mind Featuring Peter Apfelbaum at FlynnSpace

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Robinson Morse's Sound of Mind Featuring Peter Apfelbaum
FlynnSpace
Burlington, Vermont
December 16, 2017

In a focused performance comparable to that which his Green Mountain jazz peer, saxophonist/composer Brian McCarthy, offered just two weeks prior, bassist/composer Robinson Morse authoritatively led his Sound of Mind ensemble through a vigorous seventy-five minute ...

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The Brian McCarthy Quartet At FlynnSpace

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The Brian McCarthy Quartet
FlynnSpace
Burlington, Vermont
December 2, 2017

A performance in recognition of the release of its album Codex (Self Produced, 2017), The Brian McCarthy Quartet effectively transposed the sparse, spacious quality of the recording to this intimate venue adjacent to the Queen City's Performing Arts Center. In ...

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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Higher Ground

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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
The Ballroom at Higher Ground
South Burlington, VT
November 5, 2017

Sunday November 5th was the first night following the end of daylight savings time, which might have held some portent for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, a group whose leader places so much stock in the mystical. ...

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The Seth Yacovone Blues Trio At Red Square

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The Seth Yacovone Blues Trio
Red Square
Burlington, VT
July 16, 2017

On this warm, breezy summer evening outside Burlington Vermont's Red Square, The Seth Yacovone Blues Trio's first of three sets was sufficiently moving and diverse to satisfy like a concert complete unto itself. Yet the threesome's performance manifest ...

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My Morning Jacket on The Green At Shelburne Museum

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My Morning Jacket
The Green at Shelburne Museum,
Ben & Jerry's Concerts on the Green 2017
Shelburne, VT
July 12, 2017

More impressive in their sound than in their songs, My Morning Jacke nevertheless redeemed themselves by the end of roughly two hours on stage on The Green at ...

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The Specials at Higher Ground

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The Specials
Higher Ground Ballroom
South Burlington, VT
June 23, 2017

It should come as no surprise the larger of the two rooms at Higher Ground was packed for the Specials the night of June 23rd. After all, it was the right evening of the week, as their song alludes ("Friday ...

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Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2017

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The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, Vermont
June 2-11, 2017

With multiple popup shows and one on the roof of a local parking garage, in addition to the usual plethora of musical offerings up down and around Church Street at the center of the city, The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival ...