Shane Murley
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

Shane Murley

Shane Murley is an American singer/songwriter born in Center Point, Texas. Music has always been a part of Shane’s life and runs in his family. Before having children, his mother was in a folk band playing guitar and singing harmonies, and Shane's younger brother, Josh Murley, is also singer/songwriter/guitar player that was on Season Six of NBC's The Voice.

Shane moved to Vermont in 2001 and quickly joined a band called The Huntington Project. The band wrote a few records’ worth of originals and put out an album in 2005. Later that year, Shane began four years of traveling, and along the way, he met musicians in San Francisco and formed a band that inspired him to pick up his guitar again. In 2009, Shane moved back to Vermont and began playing small clubs. He’s since gathered a group of very talented musicians - his current band is a six-piece featuring acoustic and electric guitar, violin, piano, mandolin, bass and drums. Their goal is to make an album during the next year while staying busy playing all over Vermont and the northeast.

http://shanemurleyband.com/

Strangled Darlings
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Strangled Darlings

Jess and George met at party in 2009, with their spontaneous duet of the Prince song, "Pussy Control". Soon after that they formed a band around a principle of originality and ruthless editing of their work. The name of the band draws inspiration from southern author William Faulkner who would tell his writing students that 'sometimes in writing you must strangle your darlings'.

The have written and toured as a full band but once they decided to tour the US full time and live in a 20 foot RV, there was only enough extra room for the little dog. Jess is a trained classical violinist but picked-up cello and discovered that she was actually a bass player. George found his degree in English Lit pays better as an indie musician and so learned the mandolin.

The music is built on deep sense of rhythm and groove. Mandolin like you’ve rarely ever seen, somewhere between a snare drum and a slalom of notes. The solid body custom cello weaves an intricate counter melody and and percussive groove. The voices and the lyrics are the hidden third member of the band and the story behind the music.The songs work with nontraditional subjects for inspiration. Some song subjects include: the works of great authors (Faulkner, William Blake, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Donald Bartheleme, Anna Ahkmatova) as well as witchcraft in the Civil War, the morality of Somali piracy and the media impact of Neil Armstrong. 

Strangled darlings have released 2 full length albums and one EP, receiving praise from hometown and national press alike.

 

http://www.strangleddarlings.com/music

Christian D'Andrea
Jun
14
7:00 pm19:00

Christian D'Andrea

Bar Antidote's very own bartender, Christian D'Andrea, will be playing a mix of original tunes on a series of collector guitars.

Haze & Dacey
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

Haze & Dacey

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Haze & Dacey revel in lilting melodies, tight harmonies, and compelling rhythms that make toes tap and bodies sway.  Original songs are interspersed amongst covers both familiar and obscure.  The duo skips nimbly from folk-pop to alt-country to roots-rock, creating a homegrown organic sound with upright bass, acoustic guitar, piano, shaker, tambourine, and mouth-horn. 

http://hazyshadeproductions.com/duo

The Benoit
Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

The Benoit

Join us for a special solo engagement with your favorite half of The Benoits.  Although their lawyers will only say that this favorite local acoustic duo is "dormant, in the geological sense," you can still hear half of the songs they used to play, played half as interestingly at half the volume.  Special guests, so...


Soul Monde
May
17
8:00 pm20:00

Soul Monde

Soule Monde is avante funk erupting from the syncopated minds of power drummer Russ Lawton + B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski. An ideal union of swagger and raw talent, the duo is cemented into an indestructible pocket, where bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by a near-telepathic response from the other. This is fluid funk, crafted for the dance floor but supported by an extensive grasp of jazz improvisation.

http://www.soulemonde.com/album

 

Traveling Broke & Out of Gas
May
10
8:00 pm20:00

Traveling Broke & Out of Gas

Traveling Broke and Out of Gas is a great act for a hole-in-the-wall dive bar; maybe more specifically, a dive bar as you imagine it in the distant past. There’s a theatricality about this band’s style that transports you, makes you feel like you would after watching an engrossing movie; or if you’ve been dancing, like you’ve been in the movie.

http://www.travelingbroke.com/#music

Swing Noire — Vermont Gypsy Jazz
May
3
7:00 pm19:00

Swing Noire — Vermont Gypsy Jazz

Call it what you may... Gypsy jazz, hot swing, jazz manouche. In any case Swing Noire invokes the energy of a swingin’ jazz club and transports audiences back to the early days of jazz with their unique take on Hot Swing in the spirit of Django Reinhardt  and Stephane Grappelli . Vermont’s newest acoustic, Hot Club style quartet, Swing Noire makes music that “will entrance and surprise you.”