Audio excerpts: Looking back into the windows of wakefulness and previewing the summer festival season | Music news + views | seven days

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  • Kikagaku Moyo in Waking Windows

Have you ever noticed that when you’ve been expecting something for a long time, as soon as it happens, it seems to blink in the blink of an eye? That’s definitely how I felt at the Waking Windows Festival last weekend. As I made my way back and forth through Winooski Roundabout, jumping from one show to the next, it was like my clock ticking. However, as Sunday’s festivities drew to a close, I was completely unhappy with what the Waking Windows members had put together again.

Listen, I’m a ’90s kid. Dinosaur Jr. was Always the main attraction for me. And good meat broth, made by the mighty Massachusetts trio. I don’t have any data to back this up, but I can’t imagine there was ever a show louder on the main stage. Guitarist/singer J MascisIt, in particular, was terribly loud, with three full-stack tweeters lined up behind it like a series of stacked stones. When guitarist/vocalist Lou Barlow He looked at the Spinner Place building next door and joked that the festival should be called Shaking Windows, it wasn’t far away.

He was number 2 on my must-watch list guerrilla tosswho recently set one of my favorite records for 2022, famous alive. Unfortunately, everyone else seemed to have the same idea, and the Waterworks River House Stage filled up too quickly to get in without getting some “press scroll” nonsense, which never Used to cut the line. Been on the other end of it so many times!

(Okay, that’s kind of a lie. I was going to use it to get behind the scenes in writhing Concert, just to prove my assertion that the Australian band, so adored by kids the world over, celebrates so hard. Besides, “I’ve Done Mushrooms with Vibrations” will be the greatest title in my country seven days Professional life.)

Missing GT aside, my Waking Windows Cup is over, and then some. There was nothing wrong with the bill this year: Tour shows played some amazing combos, and local teams went toe-to-toe with outside players.

There was a lot of exchange between the artists as well. View members dry cleaning Check out Brattleboro so love Playing in the Monkey House was a great sight, as it was Kikagaku Moyoguitar player Daoud Bhopal Shake to Dinosaur Jr. Behind the stage while playing.

And then it ended. Another great weekend for the Waking Windows crew – the festival ran out entirely this year, until the day passes. When all was said and done, I couldn’t help but wonder when I would get another solution to the magic of the festival.

Another festival magic fix

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do not worry! Summer 2022 is filled with music festivals across the state, including the return of mainstays and some new ones popping up. Here’s a summary of some of the highlights, but keep an eye out for more as we delve deeper into the summer.

The first is the biggest: the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. For 10 days beginning June 3, the event will take place at venues across Burlington, from downtown to Lady Park in the New North End. The 39th edition of the festival is a guest of the exhibition, a musician and an activist Michael Moinsow. When I spoke to him a few months ago, Moinso said he set out to deliver an experience he called “rooted in black music and black history, with a lot of love.”

The big fish is free George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic Showing at Waterfront Park on Friday, June 10. But Mwensu, supervisor and fellow founder of Electric Root Juno Gasparo Stacked lineup. Features include composer and saxophonist Joshua RedmanNew York City Lakisia Benjamin and the Soul Banddrummer Joe Farnsworth (no relation), and Brianna Thomas band.

As always, the strong local jazz scene is well represented as well. jazz fusion law chicken fat injectionThe Dan Ryan ExpressVermont artist Kenya Road KeruBo and singer Mira Flynn They are just some of the talents that fill the bill. Looks like this year will be another banner year for the long-running festival.

Do you want to know what the young teams will do? Stay ahead of the curve as the Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival, aka BrattRock, returns. The show took place June 18 at Stone Church, and features area teams whose members are all under 20 years old. moxipunk rock, Man-made tragediesand western Massachusetts big destiny.

The festival aims to connect the young musicians on the bill with professionals in the music industry. A portion of the proceeds will go to Brattleboro Youth Services, a nonprofit family support organization.

Head to Putney on May 29 to see the Roots & Americana Festival, presented as part of Next Stage Arts’ Bandwagon Summer series. The event features three killer acts from Americana, Bluegrass, and Roots: Woodstock, NY’s MammalsBoston corner of the houseand indie folk and rock represents New Domestics. The show will take place at Copperfield, because there’s just something fitting about the Americana Festival taking place at a baseball stadium.

More festivals are in the pipeline. They include the Maple Roots Festival, which returns for its second year on July 23 at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks in Montpellier. The Fools Festival is back in its 15th year and occupies downtown Burlington from August 5-7 with a diverse lineup of dancers, acrobats, comedy and music. And then there’s the return of the Grand Point North for Grace Potter. It was canceled in 2021, and is scheduled for September 10 and 11 at Burlington’s Waterfront Park.

Go to these pages for updates on these festivals and more.

Take me to church

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  • Old Round Church in Richmond

Richmond’s Old Round Church was built in 1813 and minted by the City of Richmond for the Richmond Historical Society in 1976. It was once a center of activity in the city, hosting city meeting days and as many as 35 summer weddings. Vice President of the Historical Society. Ryan Ackleywants to bring some attention back to the beloved old building.

“I live right next door to the church,” he said over the phone. “It’s a cherished thing for Richmond. It’s been here for over 200 years, so there’s a lot of connection to the church. I want to reintegrate the community in making use of the space even more.”

To achieve this goal, Ackley and the Richmond Historical Society book Burlington funk Soul Porpoise plays a free show on Sunday, May 22, live in the church garden. Food vendors will be on hand, and the Historical Society will accept donations. All proceeds will fund the maintenance of the church.

“There’s always some maintenance in an old place like this,” Ackley said.

Ackley, who also helps with the Historical Society’s treasury, hopes the show will be the first of many at the church.

“Ultimately, I would like not just music, but comedy shows and live storytelling,” he said. “But the RHS is moving a little slow sometimes, so we’re talking about small steps with the idea.”

As someone who absolutely adores historic Vermont buildings, I couldn’t be happier to see the Old Round Church host the events. If you haven’t attended it yet, or even if you feel like it and feel like some funk on a summer evening, don’t miss the show. You might toss some fragile bills in the donation box while you’re at it.

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James Kolchalka Superstar He’s back with a new EP, bike fin. In an email, Kolchalka wrote that the record is a concept album about the time the Burlington cartoonist and rocker flipped his bike near the start of the pandemic, shattering his wrist.

“It’s also the culmination of a musical idea that came to me in the fall of 1985,” he wrote. “I thought that as a ‘non-musician’ who couldn’t play an instrument, I should go to the studio and record all parts of the instrument with my voice.”

At the time, it was just a fantasy, but after 37 years, it really did, and it did all the sounds bike fin with his voice. The EP is available on all streaming services.

Burlington is a Madagascar-born singer-songwriter Mikhali He released a new song called “Miyara Nono Zaza”. The song will appear on an upcoming LP, branches. In a letter to seven daysMichahli wrote that the song is about the “special bond between a mother and a child.” A video of the track premieres Wednesday, May 18, on YouTube.

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