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December 03, 2008

Free Live Music is the Best Kind

Grimis This Saturday, the St. Michael's student radio station WWPV 88.7 The Mike is hosting a double-bill concert for the always agreeable price of free.

The headliner is a band called Grimis, from Boston. They bill themselves as a "rock/folk/jazz" band, and that's actually fairly accurate. They've got the chops and the improvisational spirit of the jam band world, but with the structure and focused songwriting of the indie rock world — similar to bands like The Slip and Apollo Sunshine, both of whom Grimis has shared a stage with in the past.

Kicking off the night will be a progressive rock/jam group called Delta 9 and the Flo, from Connecticut. Fans of Phish and Umphrey's McGee will be sure to dig this bunch.

This all goes down Saturday in Eddie's Lounge, upstairs in Alliot Hall on the St. Mike's campus. The show starts at 7:00 p.m., and once again, it's free and open to all. Here's the Facebook event page.

September 13, 2008

Public Radio...what! what!

Carl Kasell. Garrison Keilor. Eye on the Sky. Sound familiar? If yes, then congratulations, you are a nerd. A VPR nerd, that is. zing. No, but seriously, it’s cool, there are a lot of us, whether we admit it or not.  I mean, come on, there’s nothing like waking up to the beautiful voice of Renée Montagne in the morning, or doing homework to VPR Classical or Jazz with George Thomas…not that I would know or anything.

If you understand/are getting seriously turned on by my name-dropping, have I got a something for you! Saturday, September 20, VPR is throwing a listener picnic at the adorable UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge. With a special appearance by Tom Ashbrook, host of On Point, music by Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys and Mike Martin and Trio Gusto, AND a giant mug give-away, it is guaranteed to be a great time. Plus, admission is free…perfect for the college student budget!

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