by Dan Bolles
Sigh . . .
The new 7D events calendar has been a hot topic of late. And now that we've re-vamped how the listings appear in print, I imagine the buzz is reaching a fevered pitch. Especially in Montpelier.
This pains and embarrasses me to have to write, but the listings in the current issue of Seven Days are woefully incomplete because somehow, most dates for the Langdon Street Cafe never made it to print. My face and hair are pretty much the same shade of red today.
I could make excuses and point to quirks in the new system. But that would only tell half the story and, frankly, do little more than deflect the blame. The bottom line is that I goofed and should have caught the gaffe well before the paper went to the presses. It was my mistake and I take full responsibility.
To that end, here's what should have been listed this week:
Thursday, April 24
Oneside at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 25
Happy Hour with The Heckhounds at 6 p.m.
Fuzz and Carries Caravan of Thieves at 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 26
Rusty Belle at 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 27
Mud Season Concert Series with Jason Wilbur at 3 p.m.
Jazz Night with Andrew Moroz, James Harvey & Anthony Santor at 7 p.m.
Tuesday April, 29
Mystery Fun Night at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 30
The Prodigal String Band at 9 p.m.
As you can see, it's a pretty sweet week of music at Radio Bean East. In particular, Jason Wilbur — better known as John Prine's guitarist — should be a great one. And Rusty Belle is truly one of the more interesting Americana acts in the region. I've heard their live show is not to be missed.
In any event, my sincere apologies to Seven Days readers, the Montpelier-area music community and all the bands and artists who were not listed this week. Special apologies go to Langdon Street Cafe and its employees, who apparently have been fielding phone calls about the issue since the paper hit the streets. Sorry guys.
On a brighter note, LSC booking dude Ed DuFresne is planning to send out the first Northeast Kingdom Music Festival press release next week! More to come . . .