Positive Pie supports the arts and music! Check out the latest line up of Local & National acts here and come to Montpelier, VT to enjoy fresh brew and live music!
Lake superior named after the lake that doesn’t give up her dead, lake superior is unforgiving rock and roll. Hailing from the old guard of american industry, flint and detroit, pete rahn (guitar and vocals) and jeff thompson (drums) met in vermont and formed the band with a longing for detroit rock n' roll. A formidable two-man power-duo, pete and jeff created a unique and gritty sound that is all their own. In 2015 jason pappas (bass guitar) got on board with his bass and locked everything down. Jason wields a percussive low-end that is akin to the session bassists of the 60's and 70's. Pistol fist pistol fist is a rock and roll band. Former in the summer of 2013, the trio has built quite a name for themselves with their exciting live performances. They are currently touring with songs from their acclaimed debut album, wrist soup. Ben roy writes songs, upbeat and dance-ready, that reflect the world as he experiences it. Stories of love, loss, and lust expressed through addictive licks and smart rhythms. Ben's singing ranges from a whisper to a scream and is complimented by the ever-cool tones of emily warner's jazz-age vocals. Pistol fist is the star to hitch your dream wagon. Ben roy on guitar and vocals. Emily warner on fretless bass and vocals. Pete rahn on drums and stick flips. Boomslang boomslang is a montpelier, vermont, based hip hop duo comprised of producer jl and mc sed one. Deep, atmospheric, high-tempo beats and fiery, poetic, rapid-fire lyrics combine to form an underground sound that is positive, unique and highly danceable. A founding member of the golden dome musician’s collective and state and main records label, boomslang have appeared on state and main records compilation albums volumes i & ii. They've rocked crowds on stages all over vermont, opening up for acts such as the aztezt, the hieroglypics, dj qbert and the gza of the wu tang clan. After several years of developing their sound and testing it live on stage boomslang released their self-titled debut album in november of 2014 on the state and main records label
Sierra leone’s refugee all stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact. From their humble beginnings in west african refugee camps, sierra leone’s refugee all stars have performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and matured into one of africa’s top touring and recording bands. They also now play an important diplomatic role as spokespersons and for the ever-increasing millions of refugees worldwide
The evolution of this ensemble has happened naturally over the past year and a half. Having already captivated audiences from coast to coast, and now with the completion their first full length record, 'dealin with this', it is clear that congo, haile and flex are on the rise as a cutting edge musical force. Congo's time as the drummer for thievery corporation has clearly had an effect on his ear as he continues to explore the down-tempo, reggae mezcla, with an obvious hip-hop overtone to the composition. Listeners of 'dealin with this' will hear an array of sounds and rhythms, paying homage to the roots of music with thick layers of percussion; signature to the congo sanchez sound. All of this accompanied by a conscious message and an authentic lyrical approach creates a superb listening experience
The too hot to handle performs both original and adapted works in genres ranging from jazz to rock, funk to pop, and most everything in-between. Since it’s formation in 2007, the quintet has performed throughout vermont, bringing their energetic musical stylings to stages ranging from the small cafes of montpelier to boston to those of widely attended music festivals such as the north east kingdom music festival. To date, the group has released one album (self titled) and is in the process of recording a second with alan evans of the jazz/funk supergroup soulive
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