Saturday, November 23, 2019 (annually)

WORST. SONG. EVER. @ the Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St in Barre VT @ 8:00pm

WORST. SONG. EVER. is a lighthearted live music competition that is open to any level of talent. Whether you are a musician, hobbyist, or hack...SIGN. UP. NOW. Then take the stage and cover your least favorite pop song, from any era, in any way that you like! You can perform solo or with others/in a band; a cappella or accompanied; (but absolutely no karaoke, song parodies, or original music). There's audience voting, and the WORST. TROPHIES. EVER. are awarded at the end! This event is shot out of a cannon and will make your head explode.,, 802-331-0013.

Sunday, December 1, 2019 (approximately monthly)

extempo @ Rabble-Rouser, 64 Main St in Montpelier VT @ 4:00pm

Now in its 10th year, extempo is Vermont's premiere original live storytelling series. At each show, local raconteurs—many of whom you'll recognize as your friends & neighbors—get on stage and regale the audience with their short-format, first-person, true stories delivered without notes or reading. Often about half the participants are veteran storytellers, and half are newcomers trying it for the first or second time. Sign up in advance to give it a try, or just come listen. Arrive early if you want a seat!,, 802-225-6227.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Upside @ WBTV-LP, 99.3FM in Burlington VT @ 9:00am

If you're suffering withdrawals since WORST. SONG. EVER., or if you want to GET PUMPED (as in: your stomach) for next year's big event, then join Gin Ferrara, Patrick Heltz, & Lovejoy as we tackle the hermeneutics of bad pop music. What are the elements that make songs go astray? How does dismantling bad songs draw us together? Why are some people's faves your least faves, and can we still be friends, or do we need to talk? From the discomforting & creepy, to the biased & ignorant, to the ill advised & just plain embarrassing.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 (monthly)

Jazzyaoke — Christmas Carols & Holiday Music Edition @ Rabble-Rouser, 64 Main St in Montpelier VT @ 7:30pm

What do you get when you cross jazz with karaoke? Jazzyaoke: your opportunity to front a LIVE six-piece jazz band and sing standards from the great American songbook! All lyrics provided. For every song (up to five) that you sing at the mic, you get a dollar off your admission. You've heard of singing for your supper? At Rabble-Rouser you sing for your cover! Come early to get a seat and submit your song requests, but please leave your own musical instruments at home unless you are singing (it's not open jam). Second Saturdays.,, 802-225-6227.

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