• The Local Spin: Winter won’t quit, neither will music
    By Ali Flewelling
    Correspondent | March 27,2013
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    Killington once again promises some great performances this week. Winter just isn’t quite ready to leave, but mountain-going music lovers will not complain. Along with these shows we have a nice variety of other area entertainment in store for you.

    Tonight, The Hit Men will take the stage of Castleton State College’s Casella Theater. The group has performed alongside music greats like Frankie Valli and Tommy James and has now set out to please audiences with hits of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Join them for a night of vocal talent at 7 p.m. Admission is $20, students $17 and children $15.

    Also this evening, Joel Williams and Steve Baldwin better known as “Mr. Blues” will perform live on WNVY FM 94.1 out of Poultney. Tune in at home or in the car at 7 p.m. for a night of blues.

    On Friday, Andric Severance Xtet will be at Positive Pie II in Montpelier. The group will perform salsa and jazz influenced originals for a 21-and-up crowd at 10:30 p.m.

    I am excited to share the Wobbly Barn’s lineup for the weekend. The Killington night club will feature the sounds of John Popper of the Blues Traveler with Pete Kilpatrick on Friday night. Tickets are on sale for $15. This is going to be a good show!

    Then on Saturday, ’90s rock band Fuel will perform. With over 3.5 million albums sold, you won’t want to miss this one. Tickets are on sale for $25. Doors for both shows open at 8 p.m. and you can purchase tickets at wobblybarn.net.

    The Pickle Barrel on Killington Road also features late-night Friday and Saturday performances by Occasional Sundays. The Long Island-based cover band is back for the second time this year and will perform hits from the ’80s to present.

    The Outback will also play host to some local favorites. On Saturday, the Joey Leone Band will entertain you beginning at 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Rick Redington will rock locals night at 9 p.m.

    The Aaron Audet Band will be just down the road Saturday night, when it takes the stage of JAX at 10 p.m. Duane Carleton performs Sunday night at JAX starting at 9:30 p.m.

    With these spots neighboring each other, you could catch all of the action and never leave Killington.

    Also on Saturday, although it’s a bit of a hike, I wanted to let you know about a fun event in Burlington. Nectar’s will be hosting its

    First Annual Queen City Chili Cook Off starting at 11:30 a.m. Along with tasting some of the area’s best chilis you can listen to the sounds of Mike Pedersen and Tim Collins, and later the Brooklyn-based Turkuaz. The event is located on 188 Main St. in Burlington and for just $5 you can fill your belly and your musical hunger.

    I am also going to ask for your help before I conclude this week: If you are musically involved in the community, email me and tell me your story. I would love to feature some new artists and venues, and the best way to do that is get it from the source.

    As always, please e-mail your performance dates and times to localspin@gmail.com.
    Happy Easter!

    The Rutland Herald and The Times Argus regularly review CDs by Vermont performers. (They must have been reviewed to be considered for December’s annual Tammie Awards.) To have your CD considered for reviewing, please send it to: Arts Editor, Rutland Herald, P.O. Box 668, Rutland, VT 05702.
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