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Weekend Concert Series: Talking Heads, Austin TX, 1979

We’ve featured them before, but why not take another look at the Talking Heads? Here they are performing at Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin Texas on September 15, 1979.

Fear of Music was the 1979 album from the band, their second with Brain Eno and third overall. It was released in August, just prior to this show.


Paul Winter Consort To Perform "In Celebration of the Earth" at Latchis Theatre

A benefit concert by the Paul Winter Consort will be held at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, Vermont, on October 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The performance, a fundraiser for the Guilford Community Church’s green-up efforts, will highlight soloists Paul Winter, Eugene Friesen, and Theresa Thomason, three Grammy Award-winning and internationally recognized performers, in addition to Todd Roach on percussion and Jeff Holmes on piano. The Greater Brattleboro Choir of the Community, under the direction of Peter Amidon, will join the Consort on stage to perform several songs, including ones made famous by folksinger Pete Seeger.


Vidda Crochetta of Marijuana Resolve on WVEW

Yet again..its time for another experience that you won't soon forget..this time join us this tuesday the 16th when Vidda Crochetta,co-founder of marijuana will be our guest. The topic? Marijuana.. medical, decriminalization, legalization, etc… and the witty musical stylings of the Stupor Bothers.

Tune in,get turned on and drop out of the rat race! Brattleboro Community Radio-107.7fm and www.wvew.org


Weekend Concert Series: 1979 Blondie Live at the Apollo Theatre

1978 was the year that the Blondie took the world by storm. Sure, they had been around for a while and had even released a couple of albums, but it was their third record, Parallel Lines that gave us Heart of Glass, One Way or Another, and Hanging on the Telephone.

A bit of disco, a bit of punk and new wave, a bit of rock and rap, and a lot of Debby Harry made them a unique and lasting staple of radio and dance floors ever since.


Weekend Concert Series: Fishbone in Amsterdam 2002

This weekend we present the ska-punk-funk-rock of Fishbone, live in Amsterdam at the Melkweg Theatre in 2002.

They first caught my eye with a video for a song called Modern Industry. The group was literally bouncing off walls to a reggae-ska dance number, and shouting out names of radio stations. Very unusual, I thought.

I first saw them live in the 1980’s in Cleveland opening for the Beastie Boys, who were touring to promote a new record called Licensed to Ill. Before the show, Angelo Moore, Fishbone’s singer, wandered the big hall carrying a cane with him as he slowly made his way through the audience. None of us knew who he was, but we all noticed the well-dressed cane-carry gentleman. A while later, he was on stage. Great show.


Screwball Comedy Films At Brooks Library - Join us Wednesday Sept 3 at 2 pm

The Brattleboro Film Festival and Brooks Memorial Library will present free afternoon screenings of nine Hollywood classic screwball comedies from Tinseltown’s Golden Era.

On Wednesday 3 Sept at 2 pm, join us for one of the landmark "screwball" comedies of the 1930s, a film that offers the radiant Carole Lombard in her definitive performance as flighty young heiress Irene Bullock, who on a society scavenger hunt stumbles on an erudite hobo residing in the city dump. 


Weekend Concert Series: Steve Earle

Let’s check in with Steve Earle, shall we?

Here he is with his guitar in 1991, live at McCabes. Where is McCabes? I do not know. Oceanside? Austin? I suppose it doesn’t matter much.

I’ve never seen Mr. Earle perform, but have heard a few of his albums, all of which seem smart, interesting, and worthy of multiple listens. He’s a good counterpart to Billy Bragg in many ways. They would make quite a pair for a double bill.


Movie Monday

Free Monday Morning Movie Brattleboro Senior Center

September Schedule:

Monday Morning Movie "Goes International"

Persepolis - Sept. 8th - 10 am


Andrew Bartzis on WVEW

its time for another experience that you won't soon forget..this tuesday on "buttahmilk" its galactic historian, Andrew Bartzis.

Andrew Bartzis is a Reiki master and Shaman with the unique ability of being able to access multiple Akashic Records at will. Known as the Galactic Historian, he is able to read and share individual, cultural, global, and galactic histories with those who come to him.


West Brattleboro Association Reschedules Free Movie Night

On Thursday, August 28th, the West Brattleboro Association will present its first free movie night.  “Triplets of Belleville” (appropriate for families) will be shown at dusk outdoors next to the West Brattleboro Fire Station after being rained out on the 21st. There will be movie shorts beginning at 7:30 followed by the main feature at 8.

At 7 pm bike-powered smoothies from the Bellows Falls Community Bike Project will be for sale. 
There will be music and circus toys.  There will also be ice cream donated by the Chelsea Diner and free
popcorn.  There may also be a Listening Booth!


Weekend Concert Series: Billy Bragg

By informal request, Billy Bragg is our featured performer this weekend. Here he is playing live for a small audience in Austin in 2013 on radio station KEXP during a SXSW.

I chose this one because it was filmed quite nicely, but better performances can be found elsewhere on the internet. Consider this a simple introduction that can lead to further study.


West Brattleboro Association Offers Free Movie Night

On Thursday, August 21, the West Brattleboro Association will present its first free movie night.  “Triplets of Belleville” (appropriate for families) will be shown at dusk outdoors next to the West Brattleboro Fire Station. There will be movie shorts beginning at 7:30 followed by the main feature at 8.

At 7 pm bike-powered smoothies from the Bellows Falls Community Bike Project will be for sale.  There will be music and circus toys.  There will also be ice cream donated by the Chelsea Diner and free popcorn.


Weekend Concert Series: Moody Blues at Red Rocks

Why The Moody Blues? Well, it seems like they have been coming up in conversation a lot lately.

For all of you who need to have the Blues this weekend.


LOL Screwball Comedies of the 30's and 40's Continues August 13 at 2 PM

Escape the rain today and join us for a screwball comedy film that swept the 1934 Academy Awards and is still as breezy and beguiling today as when it debuted 80 years ago. Brattleboro Film Festival Advisory Board member Tim Metcalfe and journalist Tom Bedell will host post-screening discussions in the Brooks Library Meeting Room - covering a wide range of topics related to the screwball comedy era, film-making and Hollywood trivia in general.  For more information call 802-254-5290 or email info@brookslibraryvt.org.


Movie Monday at Brattleboro Senior Center

Free Monday Morning Movies @ the Brattleboro Senior Center

August Schedule:

Chasing Ice - August 18th - Start Time 10:00 am

Long Hot Summer - August 25th - Start Time 9:45 am


Devvy Kidd on WVEW

Its time to give yourself the the gift of another experience that you won't soon forget...this tuesday the 12th of August..its Devvy Kidd.

Devvy Kidd is the founder and Director of the Project on Winning Economic Reform. This project is an on going educational effort, and not an organization.

POWER is a First Amendment grassroots effort to educate and motivate Americans to the mechanisms bringing America to ruin. Devvy's project distributed two booklets she authored: Why A Bankrupt America (1,650,000 copies sold) and Blind Loyalty (700,000 copies sold). Both booklets were retired from publication in 2004 and are available on her CD.


Weekend Concert Series: Simon & Garfunkel in Central Park

New York City, early September, 1981. Newspapers and posters around town have announced that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will be performing together in Central Park next week.

A half million people showed up for the free benefit concert. Even more watched it on HBO, and money was raised to restore portions of Central Park. It didn't matter that the two really didn't like one another, or that Paul was a bit mean to Art during the show. The crowd loved it.


Weekend Concert Series: Be'la Dona

Be’la Dona is an all-woman DC go go band.

I think I would have liked to have been at this show.


Weekend Concert Series: Live Aid 1985, Wembley Stadium

Remember Live Aid? The dual-continent benefit concert to change the world?

Here, some kind person has assembled a rather complete playlist of the full show in England at Wembley Stadium. Get ready for bands and artists such as The Style Council, Boomtown Rats, Adam Ant, Ultravox, Elvis Costello, Sade, Sting, Phil Collins, Howard Jones, Brian Ferry, U2, Dire Straits, David Bowie, the Who, Elton John, and others. The set by Queen is regarded as one of the all time great live performances.


Weekend Concert Series: BIS 10th Anniversary 1007, Glasgow

You might not know about BIS, but you should. High-energy, political, dance music from the Scottish trio of Manda Rin, Sci-Fi Steven, and John Disco. They started in 1994, self-released a few things before being picked up by the Beastie Boy’s label, Grand Royal and then, of course, broke up.

One of their best known releases was The New Transistor Heroes, and this concert came from a three night return to the stage 10 years after its release (and a few years after the band broke up). They run through the whole disc at this show, and have a few backstage moments.


iBrattleboro Poll

In July Brattleboro can co-mingle recycling. For me,