Waking windows

Waking Windows IV is 4 days of art, music, comedy & food in downtown Winooski, VT  from May 1st – 4th 2014 presented by Sound toys, The Monkey House, Narragansett and Milagro. It features local, regional, and nationally known musicians and artists as well as showcasing local food and drink in the city’s up and coming d…owntown area. 2014 is the fourth year of Waking Windows. It is curated by Angioplasty Media and MSR Presents.
Ticket link:
***Weekend passes are only $20 ! *** All shows are $5
*** All shows are first come, first serve! ***
Wednesday, April 30 Angioplasty & MSR present the official Waking Windows pre-party @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge Deerhoof w/ Awkwafina, Celestial Shore & DJ Disco Phantom Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm $12 advance | $15 day of show
***Also make sure to buy a ticket  to the HG show because then you will be allowed to buy a weekend pass for a reduced price of only $15. ***

Day 1 = Thursday May 1st 2014

@ The Monkey House:
6:00pm – 6:30pm:  Three Quarter Husky 6:50pm – 7:20pm: Anachronist 7:40pm – 8:10pm: Vedora 8:30pm – 9:00pm: Lowell Thompson 9:20pm – 9:50pm: Monoprix 10:10pm – 11:00pm: The Whiskey Dicks 11:20pm – 1:00am: Waylon Speed
@ Oak45: NNA Tapes Showcase
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Belarisk 6:45pm – 7:15pm: Great Valley 7:30pm – 8:00pm: Bromp Treb 8:15pm – 8:45pm: Ryan Power 9:00pm – 9:50pm: Guerilla Toss
DJ Turkey P spinning between sets
@  Misery Loves Co.:
8:30pm – 11:00pm: DJ Set w. Heloise Williams
@ Mule Bar:
9:00pm – 1:00am: Deejays 9pm – 10pm = Melo Grant 10pm – 11pm = Tricky Pat 11pm – 12am = Mean Martin 12am – 1pm = Gold Cheng

Day 2 = Friday May 2nd 2014

@ The Monkey House:
5:00pm – 6:15pm: The Willoughbys 6:30pm – 7:00pm: Al Moore Blues Band 7:20pm – 7:50pm: Phil Yates 8:10pm – 8:40pm: Mountain Says No 9:00pm – 9:30pm: Bad History Month 9:50pm – 10:20pm: Endless Jags 10:40pm – 11:10pm: Paper Castles 11:30pm – 12:00am: And The Kids 12:20am – 1:00am: Ice Balloons 1:20am – 2:00am: Maui
@  Misery Loves Co.:
8:30pm – 11:00pm:  DJ Greatest Hits (Hilary Martin)
@ Mule Bar:
9:00pm – 1:00am: Deejays 9pm – 10pm = Vinyl Ritchie 10pm – 11pm = Cooley 11pm – 12am = L’Enfant Sauvage 12am – 1pm = Sasquatch
@ Oak45:
5:00pm – 5:30pm: Lauren Akin 5:45pm – 6:15pm: Nyiko 6:30pm – 7:00pm: tooth ache. 7:20pm – 7:50pm: Jaw Gems 8:10pm – 8:40pm: SoftSpot 9:00pm – 9:45pm: Pours
@ Stoplight Gallery: Get Stoked! Records + Friends Showcase
5:00pm – 10:00pm: Regret Gorcrow Gorgon Get A Grip The Worst Five Minutes of Your Life Tyler Daniel Bean Vultures of Cult ————————–————————-

Day 3 = Saturday May 3rd 2014

@ The Monkey House
11:30am – 12:30pm: Jaw Gems 1:00pm – 1:45pm: Ryan Ober and the Loose Ends 3:00pm – 3:45pm: Violet Ultraviolet 4:00pm – 4:45pm: Eastern Mountain Time 5:00pm – 5:45pm: Whale Oil 6:15pm – 7:45pm: Comedy Showcase with Phil Davidson, Kyle Gagnon and Sean Donnelly. 8:15pm – 8:45pm: Death to Tyrants 9:00pm – 9:30pm: Vultures of Cult 9:50pm – 10:20pm: Blue Button 10:30 – 11:15pm: Fort Lean 11:35pm – 12:05am: Snakefoot & Principal Dean 12:15am – 1:00am: Heloise & the Savoir Faire 1:00am – 2:00am: Disco Phantom
@  Misery Loves Co.:
12:00pm – 3:00pm: Disco Phantom 8:30pm – 11:00pm: Ben Mac & Jeff (Cribwell & Goodspeed)
@ Sloane Mercantile: Friends + Family Showcase (Part 1)
12pm – 12:25pm: Max Wice 12:35pm – 1pm: Nuda Veritas 1:10pm – 1:35pm: Super Bonheur 1:45pm – 2:25pm: Wren+Mary // Ghostcycles 2:35pm – 3:00pm: Lifemusik Mit Andre
@ MLC Bakeshop: Friends + Family Showcase (Part 2)
3:45pm  -4:10pm: Pilot Supreme 4:20pm – 4:55pm: Ermine Coat 5:05pm – 5:30pm: Feral Jenny 5:40pm – 6:05pm: Dungeon Jungle 6:15pm – 6:45pm: Drawing 6:55pm – 7:25pm: Banned Books 7:35pm – 8:05pm: Krill 8:15pm  -8:45pm: Kal Marks 8:55pm – 10pm: (New England) Patriots
@ Mule Bar:
9:00pm – 1:00am: Deejays 9pm-10pm = Argonaut & Wasp 10pm-11pm = Argonaut & Wasp 11pm-12am = Bonjour-HI 12am-1pm = Bonjour-HI
@ Oak 45:
4:15pm – 4:45pm: Cam Will 5:00pm – 5:30pm: Quiet Lion 5:45pm – 6:15pm: Zack DuPont & Sam DuPont 6:30pm – 7:00pm: Maryse Smith w/ Michael Chorney 7:15pm – 8:00pm: Caroline Rose 8:15pm – 9:00pm: Gregory Douglass
@ Winooski United Methodist Church
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Lisa/Liza 7:45pm – 8:15pm: White Hinterland 8:30pm – 9:15pm: Nat Baldwin w/ Otto Hauser
@ Stoplight Gallery
Friends + Family showcase: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
@ Outdoor Main Stage
1:30pm – 2:00pm: Brass Balagan 2:15pm – 2:45pm: Let’s Whisper 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Swale 3:45pm – 4:15pm: Barbacoa 4:30pm – 5:00pm: Alpenglow 5:15pm – 5:45pm: Foam Castles 6:00pm – 6:45pm: Ice Water 7:00pm – 8:00pm: Alex Bleeker and the Freaks 8:15pm – 9:00pm: Rough Francis

Day 4 = Sunday May 4th 2014

@  MLC Bakeshop:
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Kids show with Linda Bassick
@ The Monkey House
6:00pm: Devil In The Woods 7:00pm: Hello Shark 8:00pm: Fat Creeps 9:00pm: Speedy Ortiz 10:00pm: Disco Phantom






Write up in Seven Days

Dan Bolles

Last but not least, yet another sign of spring! Late last week, the organizers of the Waking Windows 4 festival in Winooski announced their first headliner. And it’s a good one: Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors playing alongside Vetiver‘s Otto Hauser at the Winooski Methodist Church.

If you’ll recall, following last year’s festival, I proclaimed WW3 to be the “coolest live-music event of the year” in Vermont. And with the benefit of hindsight, I’m gonna go ahead and say I was spot-fucking-on. (For once.) That statement is not meant to take anything away from our other great fests — Discover Jazz, Grand Point North, the Precipice, etc. — which are all excellent in delightfully different and varied ways. Rather, it’s meant to shine a light on a festival that might fly under the radar because, well, it’s almost too cool.

There is a stigma attached to WW that the fest isn’t geared toward general audiences. That’s kind of true. But it is, however, welcoming to anyone who is interested in seeking out great underground music, both local and national. Translation: You don’t need to be a music-obsessed hipster to get something out of it.

The thing is, WW is curated by some of the most reliably excellent tastemakers in town — Angioplasty Media, MSR Presents and others. And there’s a good chance that more than a few bands who show up this year will be on to bigger things by this time next year. For example, google Speedy Ortiz, who played WW3, and see how the rest of their year went. Not bad, right? (Ditto the Luyas, BTW.)

So I’m putting WW4 on your radar now, because I suspect in a few months you’ll thank me for urging you to step out of your comfort zone and be just a little bit cooler.

Waking Windows 4 runs from May 1 through May 4. Tickets are on sale  now.