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(9.26.13) The Skinny – Three events you can’t afford to miss!

Howdy Folks,
Gonna keep it as simple as 1,2,3 for you this week. We’ve got 3 incredible events coming up that pretty much speak for themselves and are guaranteed to knock your socks off – each in their own special way. DO remember that because of popularity (and the cost of the talent, of course) some of our events are ticketed and we recommend purchasing tickets online ahead of time to ensure admission. Without further ado…

Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 12.02.23 PMWarren Pieces Launch Party! Friday, Sept 27, 6:00pm
Skinny Pancake, Burlington waterfront
Get ready, folks: this Friday from 6pm onward will be a memorable night at the Burlington Skinny: the launch party for Warren Pieces, a longboard company out of the Mad River Valley. Warren Pieces was born out of Hurricane Irene, and the story behind it exemplifies what makes our great state such a resourceful and creative place. Two craftsmen from the Mad River Valley were looking to create something beautiful from all of the high quality hardwood leftover from the flood and from scraps from other projectsthey worked on. They combined love of their trade (woodworking) with love of their hobby (long boarding) to create genuine high-performance gear that is so gorgeous it can hang on your wall as art. They even come with a wall mount. Mad River Valley videographer Corey Hendrickson will debut his new movie about them. The Vermont Long Board Crew, who have helped push the sport to new heights, will be there in full force, and the Queen City Hot Club will set the tone with their unique brand of gypsy Jazz. If you can’t make it, come anytime in the next few weeks to check out the dozens of boards all over the walls. Check out this video or either of these news articles: Seven Days, WCAX for more. We hope to see you Friday!

Rushad1Rushad Eggleston! Wednesday, Oct 2nd 9pm
Skinny Pancake, Burlington waterfront

Ladies & Gentlemen: if you ever take our advise on any show, tune in here. Watch his videos, read this review from the Boston Herald and then buy your tickets….$12 in advance, $15 at the door. Rushad Eggleston is unlike any performer you have ever witnessed or will ever witness…until his copy-cats start up. Seriously. Come on out.
Rushad Eggleston (“Rushadicus”) is a revolutionary cellist, composer, poet-philosopher, and entertainer whose unforgettable performances captivate and inspire all generations and types. With an intimate knowledge of classical music, jazz, and bluegrass under his fingers, coupled with an infamously infectious sense of rhythm, Rushad is a whole futuristic wonder-band expressed through just one person. Using his cello (and occasionally a guitar) as the steering wheel, Rushadicus will take you on a rocket-fueled melodic journey through space and time, and from the ridiculous to the sublime. Hopping nimbly around the stage with his cello strapped to his body while passionately singing songs that range from stuck-in-your-head-for-weeks to elaborate yet compelling miniature operas in his own language of Sneth, Eggleston is an incomparable soulful jester of modern times. A fearless improviser, Eggleston spontaneously navigates through his seemingly endless repertoire of instrumentals and vocals, only pausing briefly to set the stage for a battle between him and Bach, or rattling off with incredible speed a 3 page poem of self-fashioned words*.

MissTessTB_1024x651Miss Tess & The Talkbacks w/ the duPont Bros!
Friday October 4, 9pm
Skinny Pancake, Burlington waterfront
Tickets: HERE

Miss Tess is a New York City based songwriter and performing musician, who tours regularly with her band, as Miss Tess and The Talkbacks. In addition to Tess’ tasty licks and prowess on her 1940s archtop guitar, the current lineup includes Will Graefe on guitar, Larry Cook on upright bass, and Matt Meyer on drums. Inspired by styles of vintage swing, blues, country, and early rock-n-roll; Miss Tess draws comparisons to artists such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Peggy Lee, and Chuck Berry, but maintains a style all of her own. She has just released a brand new album, Sweet Talk, now out on rootsy label Signature Sounds.

Localvore Tonight is…TONIGHT!
5:30 – 9pm every Thursday

skinny-localvoreOur weekly collaboration with our friends from Localvore Today was a HUGE hit the last two weeks and we have no intentions of slowing down. Tonight we are super pleased to have our friends from Whistlepig Straight Rye Whiskey in attendance who will be pouring FREE samples along with some delicious concoctions created by our talented bar poutinestaff. Additionally we will be pouring $3 Long Trail Harvest draft specials and be serving some KICK-ASS POUTINE FOR 1/2 PRICE! (w/ COUPON) If That’s not enough, ear candy from Phineas Gage live at 7pm. Need we say more? See you tonight. Oh, and RSVP here!
Specialty Whistlepig cocktails:
Luxardo Old Fashioned- Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, Charlotte Berry Farm Raspberry, Whistlepig Rye, and Angustora Bitters
Whistlepig Cold Toddy- Whistlepig rye, agave nectar, fresh lemon

Specials this week:

Burlington Waterfront:

Cheesecake Crepe!
Vt Cream cheese whipped with maple, candied walnuts, fat toad goats milk caramel wrapped in a sweet crepe and served with whipped cream.

Rushad Eggleston getting weird-awesome at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival 2013 (we were there!)
Check it. Be amazed.
Buy tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7628481995
Local foods news & events!

makingdough_fbMaking Dough & Making Change
Thursday, Sept 26, 2013 @ 7:00pm
University of Vermont Davis Center, Grand Maple Ballroom
FREE and open to the public

Come hear from six national thought-leaders about what is happening on the leading edge of socially responsible business, where a new breed of ‘social entrepreneurs’ are starting companies as a vehicle to solve social and environmental challenges. Social entrepreneurs may hold the keys to addressing global challenges of poverty, climate change, and hunger. Hear more about efforts underway to create new social entrepreneurs and help them scale up their enterprises.

579580_10151809395173832_463871238_nCOCKTAILS CURING CANCER 2013
October 3rd, 2013 from 5p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Union Station, Burlington

Cocktails Curing Cancer (catered by our very own Have Your Cake Catering) is an annual Happy Hour Event to raise funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. We are excited to announce that this year all funds raised will be split between two amazing organizations – American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and breast cancer research programs through the Vermont Cancer Center. We have some additional exciting changes this year to the format – including an “VIP” event – starting at 5 p.m. – this special portion of the evening will have some new fun features. The open event will start at 5:30 p.m. and go a bit longer this year – party until 8:30 p.m.!

nofaThursday, October 3rd 2013
NOFA-VT’s Share the Harvest

Mark your calendars, folks. Save up for a night out…and then come on out to one of these participating restaurants. A portion on that night of your proceeds will go to NOFA-VT’s Farmshare program which “assists limited-income Vermonters in obtaining farm fresh foods. Farm Share participants receive partially subsidized shares from Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms. Each year, the Farm Share Program assists over 1,400 individuals and families participating in CSA programs.”

ELW_2013_logo_stackedOctober 5th – 13th
Eat Local Week!!!
A deep thank you is due to our friends in food at City Market for their relentless & enduring commitment to the local food movement. Local Food Week, presented by City Market launches soon. Here’s the word from them: “Love local farmers and the delicious food they grow? Celebration with us during Eat Local Week! Our week-long nod to Vermont’s farmers, producers, chefs, and home cooks is for anyone who loves to eat. Kick things off at the South End Truck Stop on Friday, October 4, then clear your calendars for a week of great food and great fun. Be sure to check out our annual Harvest Celebration, our Fruit & Wine Fall Farm Tour, a Super Crop Mob in the Intervale, great classes, and all-local dishes at nearby restaurants.” The Skinny will be featuring an all-local special throughout that week (and on the weeks before & after the event too). More details here are at their website!!!


74070_10102342846174349_709078332_n_e1377693165197Burlington Bread Boys
Saturday, September 28 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Burlington, VT
GENRE: Sweaty Old Time Music
The Burlington Bread Boys are Burlington, Vermont’s own brand of old time music. Born of porch, stoop, street and porch hollers, this crew produces a brand of super-powerful folk, bluegrass, ragtime, blues and gospel-inspired traditional and original tunes that will make you hoot, holler and stomp your foot!

sam_stambaugh_pics_may_2010_hi_res_light_e1378233421573Steve Subrizi & Dan Blakeslee
Sunday, September 29 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Montpelier, VT

Steve Subrizi lives in Somerville, MA, and writes songs in the “punk periphery” rock tradition of Jonathan Richman, Elvis Costello, and Morrissey. He and Kirsten Opstad sometimes form the songwriting duo The Crazy Exes From Hell, who deal in “really agitated—and really funny—breakup songs” (Dan Bolles, Seven Days).
While attending art school in Baltimore, Maryland Dan Blakeslee, a Maine native discovered that he had an equal and deeply rooted connection to music. He would sneak into the galleries to play his guitar through the late hours of the evening surrounded by easels and oil paintings. After four years in “Charm City” he returned to his childhood home in the Tatnic Woods of South Berwick, ME. That summer he played street corners in New Hampshire and Maine while working at a lobster restaurant. His employer urged him to sever ties to manual labor for one of a more musical nature. A phone call from a friend offering him a room in Somerville, MA began his journey south in 1995. While settling into this artful community he began to practice his craft in the smoke laden subways of Boston. He now has been making music and art in the New England region ever since, leading him to tour the U.S. and abroad. He has performed with The Low Anthem, David Wax Museum, The Lumineers, Deer Tick, Liam Finn, Brown Bird, Joe Fletcher, Jonah Tolchin, Pearl and the Beard, Will Dailey, Death Vessel and Kimya Dawson to name a few.

jayekis2Jay Elis Saves Wednesday in Montpelier
Wednesday, October 2 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Montpelier, VT
$5 Heady Topper
Jay Ekis will be playing with special guests out on the patio every Wednesday to make Heady Hump Day Headier

Josh-GlassLocalvore Tonight w/ Josh Glass
Thursday, October 3 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Burlington, VT
Official website: http://www.joshuaglass.com
Music: http://www.jglassmusic.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jglassmusic
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jglassmusic
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/jglassmusic

JOSHUA GLASS is a singer/songwriter from Burlington, Vermont who has been steadily gaining praise for his unique musical stylings, impassioned live performances, countless collaborations with other musicians, and busy schedule—playing nearly 100 shows in 2012 alone. “Glass’ voice is reminiscent to Paul McCartney’s, as is his pop-influenced songwriting”, writes THE VERMONT CYNIC. “While he is a proficient guitar player, the piano is clearly Glass’ home. He constantly toys, smiles and rocks out on his 88 keys. His catchy—but not too catchy—lyrics and melodies keep the mood light and the atmosphere enjoyable.” Embracing a “pop sensibility and improvisational style reminiscent of Allen Toussaint” (BURLINGTON CITY ARTS), Joshua, 27, labels his own work as “manic-depressive piano pop”—a blend of blue-eyed soul and handclap-heavy rock, tied together by his haunting and soulful vocals. Utilizing a distinct rhythmic, orchestral approach, which SEVEN DAYS’ Henry Soule describes as “coming close to the aural equivalent of imbibing whiskey”, Glass regularly exhibits his craft as a solo performer, with folk-duo THE WOEFUL LONELIES and band JOSHUA GLASS & THE MOOD STABILIZERS.

In addition to his solo work, Joshua remains active as a backing/session musician, joining the likes of JUSTIN LEVINSON & THE VALCOURS, THE BEERWORTH SISTERS, SET UP CITY, MYRA FLYNN, QUIET LION, AARON FLINN, and others. For his contributions to the musical community, Joshua was voted by readers of prestigious newspaper SEVEN DAYS as Vermont’s “BEST SIDE MUSICIAN” of 2011. Joshua Glass is currently in the process of recording an album of all-original material titled “SIDETRACKED, BABY”. Describing his upcoming debut as a record about “being crazy, in love, and crazy in love”, Glass is aiming for a 2013 release date—and staying busy every step of the way.

In the pipeline…

Up the Chain
Saturday, October 5 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Burlington, VT

Saint Anyway
Sunday, October 6 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Montpelier, VT

Josh panda’s Acoustic Soul Night
Wednesday, October 9 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Burlington, VT

Localvore Tonight w/ Gregory Douglass
Thursday, October 10 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Burlington, VT

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Friday, October 11 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Burlington, VT
Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7670024249/es2/?rank=43