Posts Tagged ‘Higher Ground Ballroom’

ROUND-UP III: Hurricane Irene Flood Relief Benefits

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Ten Year Vamp

Ten Year Vamp (shown here at SPAC last summer) will perform at Capital Region Relief on Thursday at Proctors

It’s been nearly a month since much of Nippertown was hit with severe flooding, and many of our neighbors are still suffering and struggling to recover – including some of our own regular contributors. They need our help. So please consider making a donation of whatever you can – your time, money, food, clothing, furniture, etc.

As usual, the local music community has come together to offer its time and talent to help out, too. There are quite a number of flood relief benefit concerts on tap throughout the region, starting tonight. Here’s a round-up of some of the benefit shows. If you know about others, please let us know. And remember, the admission charge for these shows is just a suggested minimum donation. If you can give more, please do:



LIVE: Cold War Kids @ Higher Ground Ballroom, 3/21/11

Friday, March 25th, 2011
Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids

Every once in a while, we feel the need to venture beyond the Nippertown borders for a musical adventure, so here’s the first in our From the Fringe series of concert reviews:

A giant balloon caterpillar covered the ceiling at the Higher Ground Ballroom in Burlington, Vermont for Monday night’s concert by the Cold War Kids. Ribbed with purple and green stripes, it dangled its orange tentacles over the curious crowd as many stopped to point or snap pictures of the strange scene.

The Cold War Kids kick-started their set with rumbling bongos and a deep blue stage background befitting for their first song “Royal Blue.” The popular “Hang Me Up to Dry” was up next, with the crowd singing along with the chorus: “Now hang me up to dry, you’ve rung me out too, too, too many times…” Lead singer Nathan Willett’s often whimsical voice translated well on stage, sounding strong and clear, and not at all as capricious as it sometimes does on record. And “Skip the Charades” had an enjoyable, waltzy feel to it.


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