Madaila

104.7 The Point welcomes

Madaila

Navytrain, Spencer Albee

Tue, Oct 31, 2017

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

Higher Ground Ballroom

$18 advance | $23 day of show

Tickets available at the door.

This event is all ages

Madaila
Madaila
Psych pop juggernaut Madaila is upbeat, synth­-heavy, and catchy. Vocal skill and range are immediately apparent. But in the tradition of Prince and more recently Frank Ocean, an ornateness and heaviness expose Madaila's complexity and depth. Tight arrangements and multi-­instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work.

When Madaila is on stage, spontaneous expression and contagious melody coexist. The freakier elements of the band come to the surface as the five-­piece explores the deeper possibilities lying within their concise-recorded material. The band’s improvisational power gives each song the capacity to have its form pushed to the edges of comfort, or uplifting peaks.

Madaila released its debut, “The Dance”, in 2015. The band generated buzz with large hometown shows held on a ferry, in Burlington’s City Hall, and in an aquarium. Madaila has shared the stage with artists such as BØRNS, Mac DeMarco, Grace Potter, Big Gigantic, Delicate Steve, Deer Tick, Matisyahu, Twiddle and Rubblebucket; and played at festivals such as Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, Grand Point North, Waking Windows, Otis Mountain & Burlington Discover Jazz. Madaila is part of Future Fields, an artist­-run label and management group based in Burlington, Vermont that includes Kelly Ravin, Iron Eyes Cody, & The Precepts. Madaila’s sophomore release, "Traces", was released on November 4th, 2016.
Navytrain
Navytrain is an alternative folk rock trio based in Burlington, VT. They’re dedicated fan base has been growing rapidly since their inception in September 2016. A rigorous gig schedule has earned them gigs at notable northeast venue’s such as Higher Ground and Nectar’s, and festivals such as Tumble Down and Waking Windows. The band’s soulful sound has proven refreshing to the music scene in Burlington, the greater northeastern US. A victory at UVM’s Battle of the Bands has placed them alongside Two Door Cinema Club for the University of Vermont's 2017 SpringFest. In addition to the strong foundation of shows, Navytrain released their first EP in December, 2016, and will be releasing a single "Runaway" before the Showcase.
Spencer Albee
Spencer Albee
Spencer Albee (born May 31, 1976) is an American musician, singer and songwriter from Portland, Maine. Albee has been a major figure in the Portland music scene for over two decades and is locally renowned for his songwriting and musical abilities. He is known for his distinctive voice as well as the depth and diversity of his work. Previously, Albee fronted As Fast As and was the keyboardist and backup singer for the band Rustic Overtones.
Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/