This Week in Arts
Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 23:10
This Week in Arts highlights upcoming events at UVM and in the Burlington community. Sarah Sickle provides her recommendations for local concerts.
Hair Down Radio Bean, 8 p.m.
Hair Down is a duo comprised of Burlington singer/songwriters Joe Adler and Samara Lark. Adler is a big man in town: Radio Bean agent, founder and host of Burgundy Thursdays, co-manager of Mildred Moody’s Full Moon Masquerades and a great stage personality. Lark is a classically trained jazz vocalist.
Together, these two are amoung the funniest and most evocative performers in Burlington. Quiet, contemplative, talented, hilarious and energetic are all words that describe this duo. This is a show for everybody.
Saturday Oct. 27
Justin Levinson Band Radio Bean, 11:30 p.m.
Justin Levinson is something special. He is a fantastic songwriter whose tunes will be stuck in your head for days in the most pleasant way possible. Stories from a heart that’s been truly shattered come through in his innovative lyrics full of imagery and clever metaphors.
The best way to hear Levinson is with his incredibly talented band comprised of Simon Plumpton (drums), Sean Witters (lead guitar), Joshua Glass (keyboard) and Seth Barbiero (bass). Check out his latest album “This Side of Me, This Side of You” to be convinced.
Bohemian Blues Quartet Radio Bean, 11 a.m.
Mildred Moody’s Full Moon Masquerade Club Metronome, 9 p.m., 21+
I always give a shout-out to this series. The monthly Mildred Moody’s Full Moon Masquerade never disappoints.
This month features the prominent Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band, along with regular and always stellar headliner The Human Canvas (THC).
Zach duPont Radio Bean, 6 p.m.
Zack duPont is one of the best and most esteemed musicians in all of Vermont. He’s also a really great guy.
His low-key style is accentuated by some of the most innovative and well-practiced fingerpicking there is in the Western music world, and a gorgeous voice that floats over his warm guitar in perfect pitch with wonderful emotion.
Don’t miss out on hearing this stellar singer/songwriter live. Be sure to tip him well: he’s free.
Halloween Dance Party with Josh Panda and the New Undead Skinny Pancake, 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation
The Skinny Pancake is usually a low-key setting where Panda and his crew play acoustic sets, but on this special occasion, the restaurant is clearing out all its chairs and hosting a dance party, costume contest and Halloween-themed cocktails to accompany their already great selection of drafts.
The party goes until midnight. Don’t miss hearing this guy let loose with his ridiculously talented band.
Thursday Nov. 1
Toni Catlin Shelburne Vineyard, 6 p.m.
Toni Catlin combines pop country and roots country beautifully. A great songwriter, gorgeous singer and all-around wonderful musician, Catlin has been known to collaborate with artists such as local Honky Tonk king Brett Hughes.