Jessica Rabbit Syndrome and Stonefield at The Monkey House September 30, 2018   Leave a comment

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Jessica Rabbit Syndrome pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Sundays ago at The Monkey House. I caught a set by Jeremy Gilchrist earlier in the day then had some time to relax at home. I took the lovely walk to Winooski and got settled. I moved to the front as Jessica Rabbit Syndrome began to release their heavy sludgy songs. All of them went through challenging changes that were fun to try and keep up with. They sang about blood types then took us on an early winter bender. They sang about pulled pork and pulled out a cover of Hole’s Violet. A song with a Halloween vibe might have been about witchcraft or bitchcraft. Drummer Amy Wild sang backing vocals on one song and made it sound like an aaahh button. She tossed in a few bursts of chimes to add nice touches to the glorious songs. They played a slower song then closed the set with a super heavy Bacchus D. They were wonderful.

After a short set break, Stonefield, from Australia, took the stage. The quartet launched into heavy drenched psychedelic rock and had me hooked from the first note. The drummer sang all of the songs and her voice was strong and nice. I did not know any of the songs but loved them all. They had a song with a smokey groove and rolling bass and keys. They had songs with a Sabbath vibe and a Hawkwind vibe but all sounded original. I think the second song in the set was Far From Earth, and I think they played a few songs from that album. They mixed prog jams with metal and it was easy to get lost in their lovely powerhouse music. One song sounded like Genesis if they were a metal band. They wrapped the night with a heavy rocker that had hints of Rainbow and Deep Purple and left us in a happy place.

I hung out for a bit and bought a CD then took the lovely walk home. What a great day of music.

 

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Stonefield pic by Tim Lewis

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Posted October 24, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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