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POSITIVE PIE EVENT
Friday October 3rd / 10:30 PM

AFINQUE

Afinque (ah-feen-keh) is an 11 piece classic salsa y salsa dura band from burlington, vermont. Afinque pays tribute to the sound of nyc's palladium and fania eras. The word afinque is one of many terms used to describe the quality of rhythmic and melodic interaction in afro latin music, particularly salsa. Of these terms afinque means, locked in the groove. $8

https://www.facebook.com/afinque/timeline
POSITIVE PIE EVENT
Saturday October 4th / 10:30 PM

BARIKA

From burlington, vt, barika is deep groove music, inspired by the sounds from the wassoulou region of mali. A mesmerizing blend of highly danceable poly rhythmic grooves mixed with ethereal dub-scape, the six-piece ensemble features craig myers ( n'goni) (rubblebucket, mike gordon), caleb bronz (drums)( gordon stone band), rob morse (bass; vorzca trio, anais mitchell, hadestown), andrew moroz ( trombone, keys), will andrews ( trumpet, synth/dub) "led by their grooves, barika is wholly rhythmic, captivating audiences with the beautiful, hypnotic way in which they interweave melody and groove to create something that is not only danceable, but incredibly interesting to listen to. Barika creates a soundscape of funk soaked in psychedelic, west african resonance. " - performer magazine

www.barikamusic.com/
POSITIVE PIE EVENT
Friday October 10th / 10:30 PM

Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band

Under the direction of noted vermont musician and band leader, brian boyes, the big bang bhangra brass band is one huge party that combines the rich musical and dance roots of indian bhangra, bollywood, new orleans brass bands, and the 1930′s jungle swing of duke ellington and cab calloway. From call and response singing to ripping horn solos, big bang brass fuses the deep funk and swing grooves of new orleans with the centuries-old punjabi bhangra grooves and dance moves reaching back 500 years. The result: a wild and colorful explosion of musical crossroads guaranteed to stir the soul, body, and mind. Topped off with a troupe of bhangra dancers, big bang brass features some of vermont’s best funk and jazz players from such favorites as movement of the people, the saturn people’s sound collective, viperhouse, 35th parallel, money jungle, and d’moja. 21+ $10

https://www.facebook.com/bigbangbhangrabrassband
POSITIVE PIE EVENT
Friday October 17th / 10:30 PM

MADMAN3

Dance/trance

POSITIVE PIE EVENT
Friday October 24th / 10:30 PM

GANG OF THIEVES

High energy is the hallmark of burlington, vt’s gang of thieves. Nominated for “2013 rock act of the year” by the new england music awards, gang of thieves cook up a stew of influences ranging from red hot chili peppers and sublime to rage against the machine and led zeppelin. These green mountain rockers have won over diverse audiences coast-to-coast, opening for the likes of skid row on the one hand, and up-and-coming jam band twiddle on the other. The key to this universal appeal is the infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a hint of spiritual and political awareness, without any of preachy self-righteousness. The penchant for funky grooves that anchor the band’s original songs can be heard in their new album “thunderfunk”, which was recorded in berkeley, ca with grammy awardwinning producer michael rosen (santana, rancid, less than jake). “you know how funkadelic kind of specializes in baby-making music? well, gang of thieves dips into that groovin’ baby-making sound… and you know what that means. Without even thinking about it, you’re shaking whatever booty you got. ” -gary shwind, incognito magazine “thunderfunk shows the band to be a tightly coiled and well-oiled machine. ” -dan bolles, seven days

http://www.thegangofthieves.com/
POSITIVE PIE EVENT
Friday October 31st / 10:30 PM

FUNKWAGON W/ BINGER HALLOWEEN PARTY

Join us in the haunted forrest for a special halloween costume party! funkwagon is a gospel infused funk band based in burlington, vt. The band was formed in 2005 by aaron burroughs and has since played all over the north east, capturing crowds and having the honor of sharing the stage with some of music's greats. “i like to think of it as church with a smoker's section. . . And a bar,” says burroughs. Funkwagon is not a typical funk band, as the name might suggest. “well for one thing its very vocal oriented, said burroughs. “we pay attention to our lyrics. ” “it's popular, it's pop music in a way that it's hook oriented and bass driven but we have five and sometimes six part harmonies stacked on top of it all so it really does feel kind of like a choir. ” “everything i do kind of has that church choir feel to it. But its kind of raw, but not in a way that's imposing and won't be on the radio, you know what i mean?”

https://www.facebook.com/funkwagonvt
POSITIVE PIE EVENT
Friday November 7th / 10:30 PM

Steady Betty

Steady betty is a 7-piece "all-star…rocksteady band" (seven days). Formed in 2012, the band pays homage to the classic late-1960s sounds of jamaica. Rocksteady is a danceable, soulful successor to ska, and the roots of the reggae genre. Steady betty showcases vermont-based lady musicians -- linda bassick (mellow yellow), kat wright (of the indomitable soul band), miriam bernardo (afinque), emily ryan (alto sax, mango jam), allison frazier (bari sax, shakedown) jennifer giammanco (bass) and drummer jane boxall (independent). Steady betty's vermont shows have drawn dance-happy capacity crowds and enthusiasm from local press: “a stellar group of vermont musicians. . . Cool rocksteady tunes” (brent hallenbeck, burlington free press); “steady betty. . . Are quickly rising among the ranks of my favorite local acts” (dan bolles, 7days)

https://www.facebook.com/steadybettyvt
POSITIVE PIE EVENT
Saturday November 8th / 10:30 PM

DJ QBERT

Dj qbert, born richard quitevis, is widely regarded as the most highly skilled skratching dj that has walked this planet. His long-standing career of innovating the dj culture has set off a worldwide generation of djs who are now regarded as musicians and not just djs that play records, from a-trak to craze to c2c to z-trip; they would testify to dj qbert’s influence in their sound and successful careers. Dmc world championship appearances since 1991-1994 gave global exposure to dj qbert’s unbelievable skills and performances. Since then no other has matched his command of the dj scene on and off the turntables. Hailed as the ambassador of skratching for today and to the future, he has been recognized by his peers as innovating more styles and systems of skratching. He comes from the era of experimental battle djs who in the mid-90’s gave shape to the infinite sounds of 2 turntables and skratching vinyl. Honorably knighted “grandmixer” by legendary pioneer grandmixer dxt. An honor dignified by hip-hop’s most hallowed knighting tradition; securing his place as one of hip-hop’s living legends. As a founding member of the invisibl skratch piklz, he has been the focus of two major documentary films scratch and hang the dj, both of which were selected at cannes and sundance film festival. Dj qbert’s acclaimed first album, wave twisters was reverse engineered from sound into visuals also becoming his first feature film, which was also selected into the sundance film festival. Through his partner yogafrog and company thud rumble, qbert has been able to expand his influence in the culture; designing and releasing innovative dj products, collaborating with the most successful dj companies in the industry seeking his stamp of approval, teaching on his online dj school qbert skratch university, appearances in various video games including dj hero 2 and doing post -production for the animated feature turbo. His latest albums, which started as a kickstarter project, is the most successful hip-hop project to date and top 20 all-time music project on the popular crowdfunding platform. Partnering with itunes, morning breath inc. And novalia uk, dj qbert will be changing the way music albums are presented. The possibilities are endless as the culture continues to grow far and wide with dj qbert leading the way. Dj qbert was officially awarded the title america’s best dj in 2010. With a well-documented and successful dj career, he is considered as one, if not “the greatest dj of all time”. “whatever it was qbert displayed, it was more than just a hard-won modesty. Qbert is a world-class musician in a world overwhelmed with the novelty of celebrity and the distraction of success. ” martin azevedo, rolling stone magazine “qbert had earned a reputation for putting the jockey into “disc jockey,” manipulating records in a rhythmic way that spun a path for talented djs to finally be seen as musicians. With a scratching style that was more percussive than, say, the average rock drummer. . ” delfin vigil, san francisco chronicle dj yoda on why qbert is the greatest dj of all time: “why is qbert the best? it comes down to one thing: scratching. Ask anyone involved in rhythmic manipulation of records and they’ll tell you the same thing: no one is coming close or has ever come close to qbert. My first exposure was through his mixtapes when i was learning to scratch aged about fifteen. He’d put film samples on top of classic b-boy breaks and cartoon samples and scratch up random spoken word stuff. Without that i wouldn’t be doing what i do now. The cool thing is his whole focus has been on developing the art form of turntablism. Qbert’s out there keeping it real and passing on that knowledge and creativity to a younger generation through his online scratch academy, which is really important. ” w/jeremy ellis dj donp dj kanga dj rekkon the human canvas 21+ $12 advance $15 day of show 18+ $20

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