Parmaga ‘Ghost Pops ‘ EP Release Party! 3.18.11

The time has come. Angioplasty Records is pleased to release its debut with PARMAGA’s ‘ Ghost Pops’  EP – The celebration will take place this Friday March 18th at the BCA Center ( formerly The Firehouse Gallery ) with the all star local support of RYAN POWER – JOEY PIZZA SLICE + DJ Disco Phantom.

Doors OPEN at 8pm – $5 at the door – Cash bar for those of age and looking to drank. Come join us on this exciting evening!



Parmaga (pronounced like parmesan) is soundscape laden indie rock. Soft lyrics both whisper and soar, always with an ambient undercurrent, laying soft base for driving beats and biting guitar. Ghost Pops is the first release from Burlington, Vermont based Parmaga. The four song suite is the most current of the bands catalogue, written by guitarist/vocalist Bryan Parmelee. The band formed in 2008 as MAGA, a two piece utilizing synths and drum machines along with keys, guitar and drum set to create a sound with rhythmic drive and sonic depth. Ghost Pops is a marriage of Parmaga’s earlier sonic depth and the later drums/guitar compliment.

As an added bonus here’s their unreleased track ‘Anything At All’ to hold you over til Friday arrives.

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Lady Lioness – Undercover

Some relaxing tunes for a mellow day at the office.

Lady Lioness

Catch Lady Lioness with CALLERS at The Monkey House on April 11th, 2011 – additional show information available at MSR !

B.I.G: The Reggae Fixed Tape – DJ A-Dog

Project i’ve had in the works for a year or so now…A Whole mixtape of The Notorious BIG over reggae riddims.
Old,New & classic matierial re-worked & remixed. A lot of people don’t touch on BIG’s jamaican family and roots…i am here to let u hear his flow over genre (reggae)that made hip hop what it is today. Big respect to our DJ Godfather Kool Herc who let us see how it goes down in jamaica and translated it here in the states….which birthed…hip hop!

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Nyiko Beguin ‘ Caught on Tapes ‘ Opening Reception – 3.16.11

Art Opening: Nyiko Beguin “Caught on Tapes”

Davis Center – 4th Floor

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 PM

Livak Fireplace Lounge

Nyiko Beguin explores the ideas of obsolescence and permanence through the reconstructing of media formats that have slowly worked themselves out of the mainstream.

Come and enjoy this multimedia experience of art, music, and film.

More info:


WRUV presents SAM AMIDON!!

FRIDAY MARCH 25th, 2011


@ENTER :.: $12, 18+

294 North Winooski Ave


SAM AMIDON is an amazing musician.

Best to show you how it sounds….



Burlington VT Trio -0- PAPER CASTLES is opening up.  PC will be releasing their first full length on :=: ANGIOPLASTY RECORDS :=: in April.


Oble Varnum and Doctor Sailor

:.Friends make from home.:


Seth Gallant

Used to play with In Memory of Pluto, the Dirty Watts, Michael Jackson and the Beatles, and now plays base with Maryse Smith and her band The Rosesmiths.

He’s been putting up tracks on his band camp recently. I think they’re great.

Doctor Sailor

Tristan Baribeau

Plays guitar and sings with Villanelles.


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Matt Buschlow’s attention to the Vermont music scene and his all around professionalism has brought musicians into the public eye that may have otherwise gone unnoticed to the world/state at large.  Matt has done a number of pieces for Seven Days and VPR, but here’s a link to his most recent piece on the super cool


Kurt’s album ORANGE was put out in 2010 on Greg Davis’ lable AUTUMN RECORDS . An awesome entity unto itself, AUTUMN RECORDS is home to recordings by Kurt’s brother CHRIS WEISMAN, RUTH GARBUS, and some other greats.

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New Music to your ears

A few albums sent my way recently from Philly and NYC.

In December, Space Ghost Cowboys played at the Bakery with our favorite Ramona Cordova.  Aaron from Space Ghost Cowboys is present on both albums.


Rival Tribes

Happy Valley

Happy Valley is a side project of CRINKLES singer/multi-instrumentalist Jon Campolo and Sam Pettibon.

Sea Org members who have “failed to fulfill their ecclesiastical responsibilities” may be sent to one of the church’s several Rehabilitation Project Force locations. Defectors describe them as punitive reëducation camps. In California, there is one in Los Angeles; until 2005, there was one near the Gold Base, at a place called Happy Valley.”

Hope you enjoy!

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Maryse Smith – Telecom Italia Commercial


This short clip for Telecom Italia is directed by SAM MENDES (American Beauty) with music by RYAN MILLER (of Guster ) with local singer songwriter MARYSE SMITH singing the Beatles HELLO GOODBYE.

a little internet research led me to this:

. . . . . Google Translator – Italian to English . . . . .

Images of Spoleto opened this new film directed by Oscar winner institutional TelecomSam Mendes

Match yesterday the new campaign on all national TV. The video available online

Since yesterday on all national TV networks, you can see the new spot’s institutionalTelecom shot partly in Cathedral Square and inside the Teatro Caio Melissa.

The short film was directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes with his first film, AmericanBeauty, won the statuette for best director and best film. Mendes, author of Road to Perdition, Jarhead and about to shoot the next James Bond film, has chosen the spectacular beauty of the steps of Piazza del Duomo to open with a gentle motion of thedolly, the spot where the protagonist of the story, that starts from the 50s to get to this day, an Italian family in which stands a female figure portrayed in his moments pi ¨ ‘memorable as the most common, which in time become precious memories. The notesaccompanying the ad are those of Hello, Goodbye The Beatles (cover by Ryan Millerplayed by British singer Maryse Smith)

from an Italian Newspaper Translated from Italian to English with Google Translator!


The Vacant Lots w. tooth ache. + Errands – 2.28.11- Club Metronome


Have been out of town for a dozen or so days now and missed quite a few shows I had really been looking forward to seeing. Shilpa/ Junk Culture/ Record Club and countless other hangs. The WEDGE fundraiser tattoo extravaganza.  Hopefully able to get back to town in time to see The Vacant Lots along with tooth ache. and Errands.

The Vacant Lots

tooth ache.



Monday February 28th, 2011 – Club Metronome – Doors 8pm – 21 + with Valid ID – $7