• The Local Spin: Music is to share
    By Ali Flewelling | February 06,2013
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    When it comes to Vermont music, I can't stress enough the importance of discovering and exploring new things.

    The great thing about our community is that so many of these great shows are at little or no cost, allowing music lovers to sample as many sounds as they can. One trip to the movies will set you back more than any of this week's shows and live entertainment is way more fun than watching a flick on the big screen.

    On Thursday, Brandon music continues its monthly jazz series. Saxophonist Jonathan Lorentz will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. and will blow you away with his creative improvisation. Bassist John Hunter and drummer Tim Gilmore will join Lorentz. Admission to the show is $15 and reservations can be made by calling 465-4071. Brandon Music is located on 62 Country Club Road in Brandon.

    Killington will again be a music hub this weekend. Garden State Radio will be at The Wobbly Barn on Killington Road for 9 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday night. Total Whiteout will be just down the road at The Pickle Barrel for late-night Friday and Saturday shows as well.

    A new venue that I'm excited to share with you is located in Rochester. For four consecutive years, Sandy's Books & Bakery has held its “Cabin Fever Culture Bash.” Throughout the month of February Sandy's will have live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Each Friday will be an open mic night hosted by The Babayagas, where interested musicians will have the opportunity to share their talents. This Saturday, a Montpelier-based duo featuring Sarah Munro and Mark Legrand will grace the stage. All performances at Sandy's begin at 7 p.m.

    On Friday night, Duane Carleton will be at Frank's Tavern in Ludlow with The Spacemonkees for a 9:30 p.m. show.
    Local favorite Chad Hollister will be at The Lookout on Killington Road Friday at 9:30 p.m.

    Saturday morning, the Sarcastic Grasshoppers perform at Café Terra, a new afternoon hot spot. Join them at 11 a.m. for live music, a visit with George Nostrand and the best cup of coffee in town.

    Brandon Music will host Annemieke Spoelstra and Jeremiah McLane, a classical piano and accordion duo. The pair of transplant Vermonters will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15.

    Another unique performance will be right here in Rutland on Saturday night. The Palms and the Rutland High School Jazz Ensemble invite you to a Valentine-themed dinner and concert. Enjoy The Palms' grand buffet and the sounds of our area's talented teens starting at 7 p.m. The event is at The Palms on 36 Strongs Ave.; tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance by calling 770-1131.

    Up the road, Bob Wagner & Co. will be at Positive Pie II on State Street in Montpelier on Saturday starting at 10:30 p.m. The 21-and-up show is $7 at the door. The group will perform an assortment of Eric Clapton covers.

    The Aaron Audet Band will be at JAX in Killington Saturday for a late-night show starting at 10 p.m.

    As always please continue to submit your performance dates and times to localspin@gmail.com.
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