Music Festival: Pushing a Brain Uphill

Pushing a Brain Uphill: An Experimental Music Show and Tell

An all-day showcase of the best and brightest in local and regional experimental music at Burlington City Arts! Featuring a performance from Maria Chavez, an ‘abstract turntablist’ and sound artist from NYC, plus a dozen local artists including Wren Kitz, Lydia Kern, Bromp Treb, Throat of the Loon and more. Tickets are $10-20 at the door but are included in the discounted festival passes available online at the link below.

PUSHING A BRAIN UPHILL IIIis a volunteer-organized, not-for-profit festival organized out of shared need to make space for Burlington’s small but dedicated community of experimental musicians and to highlight the work of femme, queer and trans- identifying contemporary sound artists from Vermont and beyond. A limited number of weekend passes are available herefor $25.

Wednesday, April 19 – The P.A.B.U. WORLD ENDER
@ S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 266 Pine Street

WOLF EYES (Detroit, MI)
Last World (Burlington, VT)
Staples (Burlington, VT)
+ speakers / poetry from Vermont criminal justice reform advocate groups
7:30 pm – 11 pm
Door: $12

Friday, April 21 – LIBERATION NITE / co-presented by Babe Paradise
@ Speaking Volumes Warehouse, 377 Pine Street

Unicorn Hard-On (Providence, RI)
Golden Poussett (Burlington, VT)
Babe Paradise DJs
8 pm – 12 am
Door: $10

Saturday, April 22 – The PABU Summit Against World Peace
@ Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St.

Maria Chavez (NY)
Bromp Treb (Amherst, MA)
Wren Kitz + Lydia Kern (Burlington, VT)
Jen Gelineu + Wille Gussin (Brattleboro, VT)
C.H.S. duo (Hadley, MA)
OUZXKLYN (Burlington, VT)
Jessie Owens / Danielle Tekut (Burlington, VT)
+ many more

2pm – 10 pm
Door: $15-20