Big Heavy World will host high-energy DIY and punk rock performances by Nick Grandchamp and The People Watchers; Potentially Lobsters; Gallon of Milk; The Jokes On Us; Paper Boats. The show is sponsored by Advance Music, 105.9 The Radiator, and North End Studios. This show is substance-free and wheelchair accessible.
Big Heavy World is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that archives and promotes the music of Vermont. It has been raising awareness of the value of youth-led programs and Burlington’s need for all-ages live music spaces since the historic 242 Main teen center was closed in 2016. An ongoing series of all-ages concerts is being presented and more than 2,000 people have signed the Save242Main.com petition asking that the famous all-ages venue be restored when Memorial Auditorium is repaired and open to the public again. 242 Main is the country’s longest-running all-ages punk rock venue and when it’s back in action could be serving youth of all backgrounds and cultural interests.
Nick Grandchamp and the People Watchers
People Watchers is Nick Grandchamp’s new musical project (Get A Grip, Sink Or Swim ) — raw lyrics, raw sound and rock n roll kicks to the heart ships of life.
Pulled from boiling water in the spring of 2018, Potentially Lobsters is Burlington, Vermont’s ONLY lobster band.
Gallon of Milk
Gallon of Milk is a Rochester, NY band formed in 2016. They play gritty and emotionally powered hardcore. Gallon of Milk recently released their EP, “I Never Liked Being Here,” a four-song compilation containing loud and aggressive songs carrying a common theme around teenage angst. The band consists of lead singer/guitarist Sam Beach and drummer Alex Pecore, who grew up together in northern New York.
The Joke’s On Us
A four piece room full of noise. Creating independent punk music which combines effects and a driving aggression to form a unique wall of sound.
Paper Boats is a three-piece Alternative/Pop-Punk rock band. The band consists of Ayden Miranda (Rhythm Guitar/Vocals), Trey Michael (Lead Guitar) and Krystof Bristol (Percussion). All three members bring in aspects of different genres which creates a smooth mixture of classic rock leads, alternative rhythms, and pop-punk melodies. They are currently working on their debut album set to release sometime in 2019.