71 Main Street
Burlington, VT, 05401
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
There's somewhat of a paradox inherent in Vundabar's songwriting - a conflicting sense of nostalgia contrasted with the realization that they couldn't sound more current. The music they make feels like something that should have been heard a long time ago, while simultaneously continuing to forge ahead sonically. Vundabar's high energy live show is the stand out quality of this band and is an art they’ve undoubtedly perfected by touring non-stop around the country. Vundabar’s shows never fail to be captivating, complete with infectious jams, guitar moves galore, intricate drum work, and humorous stage banter to top it all off, the band has become known for putting on an entertaining show.
How Sad started out in Montreal as the nom de guerre attached to a handful of Harris’ personal bedroom recordings, but quickly morphed into a band playing hook-laden synth pop tailored towards live performance. There’s an underlying sombre tone to the lyrics, but having those themes juxtaposed with relentlessly energetic music makes for an explosive combination.
Their unpredictable live setup finds them pounding on drums, passionately shouting over sampled beats and screeching with warped guitars. After building a reputation for themselves in their hometown they set off to tour Canada and the U.S. in 2012 playing alongside acts like Purity Ring, Twin Sister, Rich Aucoin, Darwin Deez, and many more. Having played NXNE in Toronto, Sled Island in Calgary, Evolve festival in Nova Scotia, and Pop Montreal and M for Montreal, they released their first E.P. in August 2013.