Jessica Rabbit Syndrome, Circus Trees, and Glass Lungs at The Monkey House June 30, 2019   Leave a comment

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Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

 

I had a great time seeing music at the The Monkey House on July 30. I’ve lately been enamored of Jessica Rabbit Syndromeand was very excited to see them. I took the lovely walk to Winooski and got in and settled as JRS hit the stage hard and heavy. They opened with a rousing Bitchcraft then played a great new song about a drug guy. Amy took lead vocals for Defensive Roofie then Ali returned with Winter Bender. They spoke of their love for food and rocked out Pork Fortress. Thelma And Louise kept the melodic but super heavy rock going and they closed the set with a blistering Bacchus D. It’s always a great time when they play.

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Circus Trees

 

I hung out during the set break then Circus Trees took the stage. The three very young women from the Boston area who comprised the band lit into a spare sound with looped guitar and piano that got more huge and heavy as they built it into a monster. It was impressive. They continued on with a rocker about being out here on my own and all the songs had an interesting sprawl to them. The whole set was super loud and delightfully heavy. Visually, the stage was pretty dark, but they had a series of lanterns that would get turned on and off in a subtle and very effective manner. It’s hard to describe but it added a lot. The other fun part of the show was that they brought a family entourage who were super attentive to making any minor adjustments to the sound or lights as needed. It was delightful to watch. They closed the set with one song that began quiet then got devastatingly loud, and one that had a huge washy ending. I’m glad I caught the show and can’t wait to see where they go in the future.

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Circus Trees

 

I hung out for a bit then Brooklyn’s Glass Lungs lit into a rocker about if I go away. They had a nice prog metal sound and I was sucked in from the first note. My notes are pretty sparse but they did play a song called From The Wayside and I found myself easily able to crawl into all of their songs and let them rock me for a while. They describe their music as blending “indie and post-rock with celestial guitar sounds to create an atmospheric brand of “space wizardry.” I think that is a completely accurate description of the sound and I loved every moment of their show.

I hung out and chatted for a bit then took the long walk home. It was another great night of music in our town.

 

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Glass Lungs

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