ArtsRiot Kitchen

Get some!
(cover photo credit: Oliver Parini, www.oliverparini.com)

We want people to come and drop in on us- not just for events. So we realized we need to have consistent hours (TUE-SAT 4:30-10PM) and have a regular menu. Here it is. AND- it has grown already. Come try out our new expanded selection.

We always strive to serve you amongst the frivolity that happens here!

Some big events that are coming up that will limit service:

TUE FEB 24. LONE BELLOW CONCERT- We will be open for dinner service, but only ticket holders are able to enter this day. We are sold out!

THU MARCH 12 AND FRI MARCH 13. MATT & KIM CONCERT. We will be open for dinner service, but only ticket holder will be able to enter these days. Whoa. Matt & Kim are playing. This will probably sell out and be an amazing show! Why not have dinner here first too?

THU APRIL 9 VERMONT CHILDREN’S FUND ART OF GIVING FUNDRAISER. We will be closed to public this day to be able to host this amazing fundraiser for VT Children’s fund. It’s an art auction and live auction. Please come and support!

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Come eat TUESDAY to SATURDAY from 4:30-10PM.

GET IN TOUCH

Come on by and say hi whenever. Email us at info@artsriot.com. Or call us at 802-540-0406

FEATURING

George an original South Ender has 20+ years of culinary experience, including local favorites; Smokejacks, Pistou and Kitchen Table Bistro. He and his team focus is on traditional classics with twist. They pride themselves on their relationships with local farmers, producers and growers. George looks forward to inviting guest chefs to come cook in the ArtsRiot kitchen. He will not mac and cheese his way through life.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb
27
Fri
Mayoral Forum: Burlington 2050 @ ArtsRiot
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm
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Conversations with the mayoral candidates: Burlington 2050

Candidates: Miro Weinberger

Steve Goodkind

Greg Guma

Loyal Ploof

Thinking beyond March 3rd, what does Burlington look like in 35 years, when today’s kids will be the city’s leaders?

And how do we get there in a healthy, sustainable, and just way?

What do we do in the coming years to make sure Burlington 2050 is livable, sustainable and inclusive? Suggested topics include food, security, urban agriculture, local energy production, Lake Champlain, breathable air, education and childcare, housing for all, parks and open spaces.

Thinking beyond today, for tomorrow.

 

Sponsors: ArtsRiot, SOS-Burlington, Vermont Design Institute, South End Arts District

Mar
7
Sat
Rupa & the April Fishes with Bella’s Bartok and The Suitcase Junket ‘Make Time’ album release party @ ArtsRiot
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm
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Artsriot Presents:
Rupa and the April Fishes
with Bella’s Bartok and The Suitcase Junket ‘Make Time’ album release party
Saturday, 3.7.15
$12 ADV / $14 DOS
All Ages
8:00pm

Rupa & the April Fishes:

A sound that is as difficult to define as life is to confine, the music of Rupa & the April Fishes pulls from eight years of street parties, festivals and symphonic concerts on three continents, three studio albums, one live album and one string quartet recording in the making, several languages from English to Tzotzil to French, many musical traditions, countless moments of joy, sorrow, loss, and transformation and a fierce independent spirit.

The band’s first album eXtraOrdinary rendition examines love from many angles, with lyrics mostly in French; the second Este Mundo traces the plight of migrants crossing borders, largely in Spanish;BUILD is their latest studio album primarily in English, produced with collaborator Todd Sickafoose. Its twelve songs examine the road from solitude to solidarity in both directions and arise from this particularly tender moment of global awakening—from the collapse of capitalism and false democracies to the rise of populist movements around the world. Their LIVE at the Independent album was produced at the request of fans who wanted to capture the wild balance of composition and improvisation that is the hallmark of the band’s rock performance. They are currently recording again with Todd Sickafoose, an exquisite collection of string quartet love songs arranged by composer Mark Orton for Quartet San Francisco.

The musicians—Aaron Kierbel, JHNO, Michael Shiono, Misha Khalikulov and Mario Alberto Silva—came from all over the world and converged in San Francisco to become the April Fishes with ringleader Rupa. In their work together, musical languages converge; from punk to indie rock, from reggae to raga to rockabolly, chanson to cumbia, from Malian guitar patterns to mournful duduk melodies. In other times and places musical traditions have met to forge a sound that is more insistence than resistance; this band and their music belong to that long tradition of rebel music.

“The April Fishes’ sound is ecstatic and powerfully evocative.” – LA Times

“Soulful and Sensous” – Relix Magazine

 

Bella’s Bartok:

Deep from within the bloated bowels of the bohemian dance-punk scene (ha!), comes Bella’s Bartok! A new (old?) band bringing the desperate wail of the blues, the melodic timbre of a choir and the block-rocking beats of your favorite Hungarian dance hall. Seven piece, multi-instrumentalist groove-making extra-ordinaires from Northampton, MA.

 

The Suitcase Junket:

Matt Lorenz – a Vermont born musician, visual artist and tinkerer, is a professional showoff. “I aim to write good songs and sing them honestly” says Lorenz. He does that and more. The Suitcase Junket’s artistic vision is one of salvaged and repurposed objects, images and emotions. His innovative junk-percussion constructions, original album art featuring inanimate objects with wings, and the high craft of his songwriting all combine to create a unique and engaging entity with a force and style all its own. Lorenz’s self-taught throat-singing adds a fascinating edge to the overall sound. “I’m interested in the hidden voices that reside within things: the songs stuck inside instruments, the story behind the object, the mysterious weight of a word, the harmonic sequence that’s in every note waiting to be broken as light through a prism.”

Lorenz tours The Suitcase Junket nationally playing on festival stages and city street corners, in concert halls and dive bars, in living rooms and listening rooms. The sound isn’t easy to pin into a genre, but The Suitcase Junket is often likened to Tom Waits, The Black Keys and Andrew Bird. Lorenz’s songwriting is unexpected, powerful and poignant, drawing from the deep well of the American musical traditions of folk, rock, blues and storytelling, all sharpened with a keen pop sensibility. With masterful command over instruments of his own creation, he silences a room with the first notes of his throat singing and holds the crowd until the final chords of his guitar. When he plays you get the sense that he is truly playing and that he’d be doing it just as joyfully with or without an audience.

Lorenz has released two albums as The Suitcase Junket Sever and Lift (2009) and Knock It Down (2011) His third album Make Time is due out on January 6. “The band” is built around a resurrected dumpster-diamond guitar, an old oversized suitcase, a hi-hat, a gas-can baby-shoe foot-drum, a cookpot-soupcan-tambourine foot-drum, a circular-saw-blade bell and a box of bones and silverware that operate much like a hi-hat. He pounds out rhythms with his feet and his twang-and-buzz guitar growls through a couple of old tube amps. On top of all this is the ethereal edge of his overtone throat-singing. This act is unique and not to be missed.

Mar
12
Thu
An Evening with Matt and Kim: Night I @ ArtsRiot
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm

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SK Presents: Matt and Kim

Thursday, 3.12.15 + Friday, 3.13.15
All Ages
Doors: 8:00
Show: 8:30

Matt and Kim, aka Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums), get things rolling in their exuberant style with a performance lyric video for the song “Get It”: Three minutes and seven seconds of heaven for anyone who has, or hasn’t yet, seen Matt and Kim’s legendary live shows.

With New Glow, the duo who love hip-hop and pop have made an album of undeniably catchy beat-driven anthems with hooks that just don’t stop and just won’t leave your head. “The best era of music is right now and I believe we’re doing our best work yet.” says Matt.

“Anyone who has seen one of our shows knows we love any style of music you can have fun and get wild to. I’m not sure we were able to put that diversity on any of our albums the way we did on New Glow. While there are definitely songs that will feel familiar to people who know our stuff, there are also songs like “Get It” which have always been part of who we are but went unrecorded to this point. We helped edit a lyric video for “Get It”, using live footage from a handful of festivals and shows we played in the last couple years. Going through that footage really made it hard to believe how lucky we are to have the best f**king job in the world.”

The two met while attending Pratt Institute and quickly became known for their thunder-punching, melodic mix of indie and dance music. Right off, Spin said “there truly is no sound these two won’t use to support their almost religious commitment to spreading huge grins,” while Pitchfork described their quality as “melody so happily jerky and rhythms so dangerously spastic that you can practically hear paroxysmal crowds pogo-ing madly…Johnson sings, and thousands of other kids in his zip code (and others like it around the country) feel like he’s describing their Saturday nights.”

Previously, Matt and Kim’s video for “Lessons Learned,” in which they strip naked in Times Square on a very cold February day, won an MTV Music Award for “Breakthrough Video.” 2012’s Lightning (FADER) featured the Alternative radio hit “Let’s Go” and single “Daylight” was certified Gold.

All the while they toured the globe, becoming the go-to band for raw exuberance, bombastic beats, sing-along refrains and dance-ready anthems on larger and larger scales. They’ve performed at many, many major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Firefly, Summerfest, Big Day Out, Fuji, V, Pukkelpop and Ultra.

 

Thursday night tickets

Friday night tickets

Mar
13
Fri
An Evening with Matt and Kim: Night II @ ArtsRiot
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm

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SK Presents: Matt and Kim

Thursday, 3.12.15 + Friday, 3.13.15
All Ages
Doors: 8:00
Show: 8:30

Matt and Kim, aka Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums), get things rolling in their exuberant style with a performance lyric video for the song “Get It”: Three minutes and seven seconds of heaven for anyone who has, or hasn’t yet, seen Matt and Kim’s legendary live shows.

With New Glow, the duo who love hip-hop and pop have made an album of undeniably catchy beat-driven anthems with hooks that just don’t stop and just won’t leave your head. “The best era of music is right now and I believe we’re doing our best work yet.” says Matt.

“Anyone who has seen one of our shows knows we love any style of music you can have fun and get wild to. I’m not sure we were able to put that diversity on any of our albums the way we did on New Glow. While there are definitely songs that will feel familiar to people who know our stuff, there are also songs like “Get It” which have always been part of who we are but went unrecorded to this point. We helped edit a lyric video for “Get It”, using live footage from a handful of festivals and shows we played in the last couple years. Going through that footage really made it hard to believe how lucky we are to have the best f**king job in the world.”

The two met while attending Pratt Institute and quickly became known for their thunder-punching, melodic mix of indie and dance music. Right off, Spin said “there truly is no sound these two won’t use to support their almost religious commitment to spreading huge grins,” while Pitchfork described their quality as “melody so happily jerky and rhythms so dangerously spastic that you can practically hear paroxysmal crowds pogo-ing madly…Johnson sings, and thousands of other kids in his zip code (and others like it around the country) feel like he’s describing their Saturday nights.”

Previously, Matt and Kim’s video for “Lessons Learned,” in which they strip naked in Times Square on a very cold February day, won an MTV Music Award for “Breakthrough Video.” 2012’s Lightning (FADER) featured the Alternative radio hit “Let’s Go” and single “Daylight” was certified Gold.

All the while they toured the globe, becoming the go-to band for raw exuberance, bombastic beats, sing-along refrains and dance-ready anthems on larger and larger scales. They’ve performed at many, many major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Firefly, Summerfest, Big Day Out, Fuji, V, Pukkelpop and Ultra.

 

Thursday night tickets

Friday night tickets

Mar
14
Sat
Pirates of Tebenkof- screening and concert @ ArtsRiot
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm

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Pirates of Tibenkof film screening

Pirates of Tibenkof film screening documenting a major haul of salmon by the fine gentlemen of Starbird Fish Co. in Alaska. Tony (Captain Tony) and Tristan Baribeau​ (Doctor Sailor) will be on hand to tell the tales personally.

Afterwards, there is a kick ass show with Michael Nau (of Cotton Jones) and Maryse Smith​ and SnakeFoot​!

All tickets good for both movie and concert!

Starbird Fish is a small, fisherman-owned-and-operated business, based out of the Green Mountains of Vermont. I spend a portion of my year commercial fishing in the pristine, immensely beautiful waters off the coast of Alaska, from the far northern reaches of the Bering Sea, to Bristol Bay, the Aleutian Islands, and all the way down to southeast Alaska. As a USCG-licensed captain, I work in capacities ranging from skipper to skiffman, on boats from 32′ to 130′ that utilize various catchment methods, such as long lining, gillnetting, and purse-seining.

“Pirates of Tebenkof is a film about a group of young fisherman who teamed up with a few old timers out West over the course of the spring and early summer of 2013 to build and launch a large commercial fishing vessel named the Whitey W.
Set in chronological order, the film details some of the challenges, struggles, and rewards of commercial fishing as the crew overcomes the impossible to take part in one of the largest harvests of salmon ever known in southeast Alaska. Filmed on board, the viewer is treated to a unique, behind-the-scenes lookinto the Alaska Purse Seine fishery. Full of awe-inspiring footage and an epic soundtrack, this film gives amazing insight into the lives of the people and wildlife on the Pacific high seas.”

Mar
20
Fri
Fabulous Fridays! Here Comes the Sun @ ArtsRiot
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Fabulous Fridays! was started by John McConnell in 2012. His original idea for the class was very simple, and has stayed the same since it’s inception: create an opportunity for yoga students to get together on a Friday night, celebrate their own goodness, see the light in their friends, laugh, practice, listen to some great music, and generally have an awesome time! In regular yoga classes it’s hard to feel a deeper connection to other students, even though everyone loves yoga and is all part of the same experience. Fabulous Fridays! breaks down barriers and celebrates the joy of community. It is a chance to cut loose and have a good time practicing yoga with friends on a Friday night!

Mar
21
Sat
Chad Hollister Band @ ArtsRiot
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm

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Chad Hollister Band hails from Vermont. They have been evolving and touring the country for over 20 years. Anthony J. Resta (Collective Soul, Elton John, Shawn Mullins) says “Hollisters music is pure sonic alchemy” which means it’s damn good in Vermont terms!
Chad has opened for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Tom Petty and has shared the stage w/ every PHISH member, Merl Saunders, Warren Haynes and Blues Traveller. His music is a voice for the Positive and reminds you that life is truly a gift as is the ability to share it through music.
Chad has released four official recordings and number 5 is in the works with the first single “Breathe” to be released in the next month.
The LIVE experience is one to remember whether solo acoustic or the 9 piece band including 3 horns and percussion.

Chad Hollister’s musical style shines original with his percussive background. His personal lyrics are appreciative of a life on Mother Earth and his music is”pure sonic alchemy” (Anthony J. Resta).

He has shared the stage with Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule), every PHISH member, Merl Saunders and Dave Mattacks (Jethro Tull, Paul McCartney, Fairport Convention).

His latest single “Grow”hit #24 on the New Music Weekly Magazine’s top 100 charts. “Grow” also took the #1 slot for Indie-Music.com’s TOP 25 of 2010.

In 2003, Hollister won first place in the Billboard songwriting contest for “Jesus, Bon Jovi and Tarzan” off his Life CD, produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Dave Matthews).

Chad Hollister’s music leaves you with an appreciation for what matters in “Life”.

http://www.chadmusic.com/

Sponsored by:
Long Trail
Redstone
Caledonia Spirits
Apr
3
Fri
Book Launch Party: THE BEST OF THE BURLINGTON WRITERS WORKSHOP 2015 @ ArtsRiot
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for the launch of the third collection of the best writing by writers in northwestern Vermont, THE BEST OF THE BURLINGTON WRITERS WORKSHOP 2015.

We’ll have free food, cash bar, and readings by some of the authors in this collection. Books will be for sale at this event.

6-7:30 p.m. – Mingle, buy books, get a drink, eat, be merry.

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – State of the Workshop Address; Readings by (TBA).

9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – More mingling, eating, drinking, etc.

Thanks to Arts Riot for being a generous sponsor of the event.

Cover photo by Amanda Paulger.

Edited by Zoe Armstrong, Deena Frankel, and Marisa Keller.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/318691441668789/

Apr
8
Wed
Vermont Historical Society Community Forum: Vermont 70s Project @ ArtsRiot
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm
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The 1970s in Vermont were a time of radical change in culture, population, politics, and social life. An influx of young men and women who wanted to build a better life made Vermont an epicenter of communal living as they experimented with local, organic food systems and progressive politics.
Several of the state’s colleges also fostered social and community engagement, and young people who came for education stayed and made a lasting impact on the state’s history. Many of the features that are today considered quintessentially Vermont–its politics, its local food movements, and its offbeat culture–have their origins in this period of recent history.
The Vermont Historical Society is gathering information for a two-year project about the history of this movement which played a key role in shaping present-day Vermont. We will conduct community conversations with Vermonters who were here in the 1970s or were influenced by that time, interview key individuals and record their memories as oral histories, collect objects, documents, photographs, and other important historical artifacts dating from the 1970s to add to our permanent collection, and in 2016, plan and open an exhibition and a major symposium sharing the results of the project.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant #MA-10-14-0279-14).
The Vermont Historical Society engages both Vermonters and “Vermonters at heart” in the exploration of our state’s rich heritage. Our purpose is to reach a broad audience through our outstanding collections, statewide outreach, and dynamic programming. We believe that an understanding of the past changes lives and builds better communities.
Apr
10
Fri
Session Americana @ ArtsRiot
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm

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Session Americana has received numerous press plaudits for its inventively entertaining live show as well as its revelatory recorded work. The Boston Globe has praised Session Americana for its “fun, fresh take on old-fashioned, and timeless, music.” Alt-country arbiters of cool, No Depression, has called them: “The cream of the Somerville/Cambridge roots music community.” Bill Janovitz, of seminal alt band Buffalo Tom, has enthused: “Every set is that magical night at the campfire that you experienced when you were a kid and never forgot.” Session American has won Improper Bostonian’s “Best Roots Act” and “Best CD,” and won Boston Music Awards’ “Best Folk Act” and “Best Live Residency.” The band has also been nominated for Boston Music Awards’ “Best Americana Act” and “Best Live Act.” On September 4th, Session Americana releases its fourth installment, its most cohesive and well-composed batch of songs yet, Love and Dirt.

Love and Dirt is a playfully irreverent take on roots music with an edgy experimental side. “A big piece of this journey is taking risks we haven’t taken before. In the studio we don’t want to make anything sound like it’s ‘supposed’ to. We’re not an old timey act, we’re a pop band,” Cavanaugh affirms. The album was tracked by Matt Malikowski  and noted producer, engineer, and mixer Paul Q. Kolderie, known for his work with the Pixies, Radiohead, Hole, Dinosaur Jr., Throwing Muses, Morphine, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Kolderie also mixed the album. The atmospheric track “Easier” patiently unfolds with a gorgeously ethereal intro before easing into the tune’s lush and quaintly haunting hooks. “The intro to ‘Easier’ sounds closer to Radiohead than the Band,” Cavanaugh says. It’s a sweetly cautionary tale of excess and battling inner demons with the hopeful lyrics: It’s getting harder day by day/It’s getting harder but that’s okay/Because you and I will find a way.

Members of the band were sitting in a car one day when Billy Beard said they should name the record something that describes the songs. Noting they had songs about American agrarian culture and love, they came up with “Love And Dirt.” On the smoldering rockabilly number “Making Hay,” Session Americana addresses the dirt side of the album’s conceptual tandem with barbed wit.

The group was assembled eight years ago around the idea of applying a traditional Irish music session approach—where musicians sit around in a circle and play fiddles—to Americana, hence the name “Session Americana.” The sextet began a Sunday night residency at Toad in Cambridge, Mass. The initial patchwork of a band stayed together for four years and made the highly esteemed 2005 debut, The Table Top People Volumes 1 And 2. Today, the core band is Ry Cavanaugh, Billy Beard, Dinty Child, Jim Fitting, John Bistline and Kimon Kirk along with Laura Cortese and Jefferson Hamer. These charter Session Americana members have worked with such diverse and respected artists as Treat Her Right, Patty Griffin, Lori McKenna, The The, Dennis Brennan, and Kris Delmhorst, to name just a few.

Session Americana started haphazardly with no rehearsals, doing traditional country songs, Band songs, and Boston community songs by songwriters like Jimmy Ryan, Mark Sandman [Morphine], and Dennis Brennan. Over four records, however, Session Americana has grown into writing its own well-crafted vibrant take on traditional Americana.

The group’s 2005 debut, The Table Top People Volumes 1 And 2, influenced many other bands that adopted Session Americana’s distinctive live configuration and its motley assortment of instruments, like drums fashioned from an old suitcase and field organs. The six-piece also became highly sought after as a vibey backup band. In this context, they’ve done sessions with J. Geil’s singer Peter Wolf, Patty Griffin, Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz, and many others.

The group has grown from a rag-tag jam at a local pub to a regional institution, playing gigs from coffee houses to urban nightclubs; regional, national, and international festival tents; and theaters. Last summer Session Americana did the Galway Arts Festival for two nights in front of 350 people. The show was collaborative with local Irish artists joining the party of six. “We do this thing in front of people, share ideas, do spontaneous work, and collaborate with whoever is available. There is an everything goes/anything can happen energy,” Cavanaugh explains. “People recognize this is not just a band, but a prehistoric experience that doesn’t translate to youtube or video, it happens in a very analog way.”

Apr
14
Tue
Portland Cello Project @ ArtsRiot
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm

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$16, $18 dos

Sk & ArtsRiot Present:

The Portland Cello Project

Tuesday, 4.14
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 7:30pm
All Ages
* Partially Seated Show

TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, January 23rd at 10am EST

Portland Cello Project

Since the group’s inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, everywhere from Prairie Home Companion, to parties on loading docks in NYC, to symphony halls from coast to coast, to punk rock clubs.. The group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.

No two shows are alike, with a repertoire now numbering over 1,000 pieces of music both expected and unexpected to come from a cello. The Cello Project’s stage setup ranges from the very simple (4-6 cellos), to the all out epic (which has included 12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion players).

The Cello Project’s mission is three-fold:

The Cello Project works to build bridges across musical communities through collaborations and educational outreach. They have collaborated with a diverse assortment of musicians, from high school and university music programs, to the Dandy Warhols to Garrison Keillor on Prairie Home Companion to Trampled by Turtles to Corin Tucker to Maya Beiser to Ben Sollee to Zoe Keating to Howe Gelb, just to name a few..