Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Bennington College Fall Concert Schedule

Last year, when I went down to Bennington College to see Jens Lekman I noticed that they were in the process of building a new student center/performance theater on campus. Well, the facility is now finished and ready for some shows. With that in mind, Bennington has booked a damn impressive schedule of shows for the fall semester.

Here's the schedule:

September 23 - The Extraordinaires w/ Pyramid Skeem and Corndawg
September 29 - Architecture in Helsinki
October 6 - Joanna Newsom
October 7 - The Dirty Projectors
October 27 - Brent Gorton & The Tender Breasts
November 4 - Land of Talk
November 18 - Beirut

Between AiH, Joanna Newsom, Brent Gorton and Beirut, that's four shows I'd like to see. Plus, with the exception of the first show, those are all weekend shows. That makes the drive down there much less annoying.

The shows are between $5 and $10 depending on the show and tickets are only available at the door. However, I wouldn't worry too much about getting skunked. There were only about 30 people there for Jens Lekman last year.

I have no idea what the sound will be like in the new place but it has to be better than the old campus bar (Downcaf) where I saw Lekman. That place was just four concrete walls with a concrete floor.

Regarding the drive, it's about two hours from Montpelier and one hour from Rutland. I don't know how far it is from Burlington but I'm guessing it's longer.

They may be adding other shows too and will be announcing the spring semester shows at some point. So, it may be worthwhile to bookmark their calendar page.

Architecture in Helsinki | It's 5! (Live On WOXY) | Buy
Brent Gorton | Cuddlecore | Buy
Beirut | The Canals Of Our City | Buy

6 comments:

Kelsey said...

Somebody down there has some $$$ those are some big names for a school that size.

Flatlander said...

The tuition there is crazy expensive. At one time it was the most expensive college in the country. It's not in the top slot anymore but still expensive. So, I think that's where the money is coming from for these shows.

Same deal with Dartmouth and Middlebury. I'm trying to track down the concert schedules for those schools too but haven't had much luck. The guy who books shows down in Bennington is much more on the ball.

kingdomforavoice said...

My wife is going to flip when she sees that Beruit will be there.

Flatlander said...

I want to see that show too. Unfortunately, I think we are going to Philly to visit some friends that weekend.

Friends or Beirut? I'll have to think about that one.

K. said...

whats up with Joanna Newsom the blogosphere is going ape over her...is she that good?

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