Dead Celebrity Ball
Clever Girls + Birdgangs
Saturday, October 30th, 2021
If you don't know by now, we have a deep love for Halloween. Bringing back our annual Halloween show and costume party really lights our fire. This year, dress as your favorite dead star, from any time period. And make sure you have your dancing shoes on.
Headlining this year's show: Clever Girls.
At night, perhaps after Diane Jean has finished digging through dead people’s stuff, you may find their band, writing. Between running a vintage store and pressing records at a local Record Plant, Diane founded Clever Girls- a quartet formed in the drunken masses of Burlington, Vermont that creates sorrowful, confused rock.
Having shared stages with national powerhouse acts such as Lucy Dacus, Mothers, Grace Potter, Weakened Friends and even Jackson Browne, Clever Girls is taking the East Coast by storm.
Diane Jean’s quirky outlook buoys the band’s writing, while Rob Slater, Tobias Sullivan and Winfield Holt deftly create everything from diverse percussive palettes to guitar infectious melodies. Together, the group creates hardhitting, emotional pop- never slipping into diaristic monotony. Above all, Clever Girls as a group will elicit the same emotion and nostalgia that Diane Jean seeks to find in their day job; the music will live somewhere between straight forward rock and roll of bygone eras and dusty, moth eaten grunge pop.
Check out one of their singles, Remember Pluto from their most recent release, Constellations.
Birdgangs is a garage rock band comprised of Boston natives Jack Davis (drums & vocals) & Matt Bates (guitar & vocals). After a jam packed three years of gigging, in which they opened for the likes of Sunflower Bean and Caroline Rose, as well as the release of two EPs, Birdgangs found themselves living in Brooklyn and writing new material before the onset of a once in a century pandemic. They packed up, moved upstate and finished writing what soon turned from another EP into their first full length album, due out in 2022. Rounding out the trio on bass with producer Joe Zucco, Birdgangs brings uptempo garage rock reminiscent of Parquet Courts and early Arctic Monkeys, layered with the melodic guitar echoes of Real Estate & Deerhunter, while Davis’ lyrics seek to answer the question “why is everything on fire and what should I have for lunch?”
Incredible Burlington based DJ who's known to create a tornado of dancing feet, arms, heads, etc. He'll be spinning before and after the bands play.
Costumes Required - Cash prize for best costume!!
Doors at 7pm
$12 advance $15 day of show