"Chaos and Joy in Willimantic" Art Show Opening December 13, 2014

Chaos and Joy in Willimantic

A multimedia art show. Opening reception 2pm, Saturday, December 13th
at Willimantic Records.

Not literally every square inch of the record shop, but close to it, will be covered with artwork. Presented by Vulturetown Arts, and organized by Chad & Roxanne (the beautiful Willimantic weirdos who created "Art Attacks" in past years), this group show will run until February 20, 2015.

Participating artists are: Nancy Olivia Hoffman, Desmond Von Bora, Kacee O'Brien, Devon Lawless, Sky Thompson, Paul Flaherty, Shane French, Robin Ritz, George Hakkila, Donna Nicolino, Dawn Cook, S.L. Johnson, Samantha McGiver, Jim Szarkowicz, Christina Hammon, Joshua Burkett, Mariclare Cole, Amanda Dawn, Jason 
Borga, Kenneth Saintonge, Nick Scavetta, and Josh Young; with more still to be announced.

Live music at the December 13th opening reception provided Sam Moss. The Meteorological Society, Electric Dawn, and George Hakkila. All of the musicians, with the exception of Sam Moss, will also have artwork in the 'CHAOS and JOY' exhibition.

Sam Moss: Critics have good things to say about Sam's guitar, fiddle, and banjo playing.
“I’m stunned by the raw talent of younger performers like Daniel Bachman and Sam Moss.”- Lars Gotrich, NPR

The Meteorological Society: Josh Young makes his long-awaited return to Willimantic Records with a mixture of tape loops, records, and keyboards.

Electric Dawn: singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist; has led Willimantic's own Shrinnirs (formerly known as the Bimbo Shrineheads) since the mid-1980s.

George Hakkila: "alternative pop noise folk jangle" influenced by Devo, Captain Beefheart, Minutemen, Volcano Suns, the Girls, and Neil Young.

Admission is free.

12/13/14 - Vulturetown Arts presents PARSONSFIELD, CAN KICKERS, and HANGING HILLS at Town Hall

Vulturetown Arts is a creative group of Willimantic residents working towards providing a permanent venue for music, film, visual and performing arts. Our goal is to entertain and 
inspire, and to promote a creative community. For now we are a roving organization so 
keep a look out for our live shows, renegade art installations and our mobile art gallery. 
We're here for YOU so go out and make shit! - VULTURETOWN ARTS

On Saturday, December 13th, 2014 Vulturetown Arts will present an evening with PARSONSFIELD(formerly Poor Old Shine), THE CAN KICKERS, and HANGING HILLS.

 Bellingham Auditorium - Windham Town Hall 
979 Main St. 
Willimantic, CT 06226

Doors open at 7:00pm.

Tickets are available now at Willimantic Records.

$15 in advance/$20 day of show

Tickets are also available online: click here.

Parsonsfield is a five-piece Americana band from Connecticut that infuses a rowdy, rock-'n'-roll spirit into its bluegrass and folk influences, blowing away any preconception of what you think banjos and mandolins should sound like. Parsonsfield - Chris Freeman (vocals, banjo), Antonio Alcorn (mandolin), Max Shakun (vocals, pump organ, guitar), Harrison Goodale (bass), Erik Hischmann (drums)has toured steadily since 2010. In 2013 they recorded their debut album Poor Old Shine (Signature Sounds Recordings), produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive). The critics were impressed, with David Vescey from the New York Times noting, "I fully expect to hear more from this band as the years go on." and the U.K.'s Maverick Magazine calling it 
"A blistering energetic debut." 

The Can Kickers are an old time band with drums. They formed in 2000 and have done over 700 shows in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Dan Thompson plays fiddle, Doug Schaefer plays drums, and Daniel Spurr plays banjo, guitar, and sings. 

Hanging Hills is a folk rock band from Willimantic, CT that is becoming an integral part of the growing scene in the state's quiet corner. They craft songs that are heavily rooted in the past while maintaining a steady foothold in the present, constantly bridging the gap between nostalgia and innocent wonder. Hanging Hills is one of the most talented up-and-coming groups in Connecticut, and always ready to put on a quality, passionate performance. 
Their debut full length, The Great Divide, is out now.