Strangecreek 2018 Battle of the Bands
Monday, March 12, 2018
Bar & Restaurant: 7:00pm
18+ $5 // 21+ FREE
Hilltop is a 5 piece rock band of undergraduate audio students formed in upstate New York. Our repertoire consist of originals and a diverse selection of covers from bluegrass to disco. We try to combine popular song structure with improvisation to bring a unique listening and dancing experience.
The Giant Peach
The members of The Giant Peach cut their teeth in Middlebury VT, singing songs of stubborn love, repeated mistakes, and carelessness. Their debut record, Pulling Teeth, is due out 2018.
Forged in the dimly-lit, beer-soaked bowels of Burlington, VT’s basement scene, Doctor Rick was put here for one reason: to help you get your fix. Brennan Kensey (Bass, Vocals) and Zach Santarsiero (Drums, Vocals) consistently hold down an infectiously groovy rhythm section, casually sprinkling in improvised solos while constantly pushing the energy higher. Patrick Callahan (Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals) keeps listeners on track with catchy, super-relatable lyrics that will be stuck in your head days after a show, all while trading licks with the Big Bad Booty Daddy himself, (E)Rick Soszynski (Lead Guitar), who shreds through solos and melodies with effortless levity.
Starting out as UVM students in 2015, Doctor Rick has been honing their craft up in VT for 2 years now, playing frequently at places like Nectar’s and Higher Ground. These guys work hard to combine everyone’s favorite aspects of blues rock, funk, and bluegrass into a cocktail delivered with surgical precision, straight to the brain. Now operating on a stage near you, dishing out blistering dueling guitar riffs backed by bombastic drum fills and tone-perfect bass bombs, the Doctor has a fix for whatever ails you. Need your face melted? Come on down. Wanna dance yourself outta your shoes? Stop by. These guys are just what the Doctor ordered. No appointment necessary.