by Dan Bolles
This just in from the good folks over at Higher Ground, who announced a slew of interesting summer shows this morning. In chronological order, they are:
Wednesday, July 28: The Swell Season at the Flynn MainStage. Oscar-winning folk-pop collaboration between The Frames front man Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Markéta Irglová.
Thursday, July 29: Primus, Gogol Bordello and Heloise & the Savoir Faire at the Champlain Valley Expo's Midway Lawn. Do you really need me to tell you who Primus are? Out of curiosity, I wonder when the last time Burlington ex-pats Heloise Williams and Eugene Hutz were on the same bill? Viperhouse and The Fags had to have played together at some point, right?
And rounding out this summer's Lake Champlain Maritime Festival:
Thursday, August 12: MGMT at Burlington's Waterfront Park. MGMT are the proud owners of the single most divisive album of 2010, Congratulations. You're either for it, or agin' it. There simply is no in between.
Sunday, August 15: Dark Star Orchestra at Burlington's Waterfront Park. If you didn't know that DSO are a hugely popular Grateful Dead tribute band, you must be new to town. Welcome.