HigherGround Music
Marco Benevento

Lost Nation Brewing welcomes

Marco Benevento

The Snaz, Quiltro

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Higher Ground Ballroom

South Burlington, VT

$15 advance | $20 day of show

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Marco Benevento
Marco Benevento
For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work. His studio albums and live performances set forth a vision that connects the dots in the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell, pulsating with dance rock energy, but with smart, earthy songwriting to match. It has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Pickathon, Mountain Jam to Bonnaroo, while headlining shows coast to coast.

Marco Benevento’s latest LP, The Story of Fred Short, is some of his finest and most adventurous work to date—a maestro making “bold indie rock” says Brooklyn Vegan. The collection is the follow-up to 2014’s Swift, which found Benevento singing for the first time and honing his psych rock and late night dance party sensibilities. The Story Of Fred Short is a continuation of this exploration with Benevento citing everything from Harry Nilsson, Manu Chau and Gorillaz as inspiration.

Divided into two sides, The Story Of Fred Short oozes with Benevento’s relentless creative spirit in songwriting, performance and production. Side A is stuffed with mesmerizing dance rock gold. Marco doubles down on the groove using a rare Casio drum machine that’s become a recurring muse, in addition to a live drummer. The B Side tells the story of Fred Short in seven chapters of wild, heavy rock n’ roll. Fred Short was a Native American man known for throwing musical bacchanals on the property Marco now lives on in the Catskills.

As anybody who’s seen Marco Benevento perform can attest, with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys, he’s a satellite to the muse. With a devout and growing fan-base, Benevento is an artist whose story is only beginning to unfold.
The Snaz
The Snaz, a name so awesome and mysterious most are left dumbstruck at the very sound. But the name is not the only fantastical aspect of the musical group that is leaving audiences everywhere impressed (and with a little hearing damage). No no, the individuals making it up are also pretty cool and the music being produced is savagely above average. The Snaz is the band you want to see, the band you want to play your venue, and the band you want to give free food to.

The Snaz formed four years ago when it’s members were still struggling through adolescence. Since that time they have grown and improved playing festivals like The Green River Festival, Grand Point North and South By South West. They have won awards like WRSIs 2nd best song of the year in 2013 and WRSIs 1st best song of the year in 2015. This band, that is conquering the dangerous and competitive music scene of Southern Vermont, is readying itself to be the next big thing. They have played many a music venue and event and will play many more. They plan to take on the world. You will know know their name. You will never forget, The Snaz.
Quiltro
QUILTRO – pronounced /ˈkil.tɾo/ noun (Chilean) Street Dog

The music of Quiltro is a tribute to the street dogs living in the Andes village of Farellones. It was hearing those howls during the nights spent in those high mountains where the music of Burlington, Vermont’s Quiltro was conceived. Comprised of three musicians who travelled on the same train during different times in their lives, Quiltro is a musical journey that brings together a range of sounds, influences, and emotions. Mark Taylor’s thick ambient guitar and keyboard textures float above Mike McKinley’s melodic bass lines and JD Hoffmann’s driving drums creating a psychedelic wall of sound that builds and pulls on the heart strings. This is modern psych rock at its best.

“We always strive to make music that is real and connects with people on an emotional level. For us it’s always about truth and how that truth guides us and helps us connect to the light.” - Mark Taylor, Psychedelic News Today, July 2016

"We are often asked what is Quiltro and to me, it is that space we find when we become nothing but music. In the purest sense. It’s our chemistry, the sonic environments we’re trying to create, and an unspoken understanding that everything that we need to say can be said in our music. I don’t think we spend too much time trying to solve the mystery, we just respect it and work as hard as we can to nurture it.” - Mike McKinley, Doors of Perception Magazine, September 2016

In 2016, Quiltro made appearances at Waking Windows Festival, supported Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons at Higher Ground, and collaborated with DJ Clarity and VON HAUER. In 2017, Quiltro plans on sharing sounds that will be the equivalent of a greeting card to the world that reads: “Get Well Soon!”
Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/