Wednesday, August 21, 2019
18+ $5 // 21+ FREE
We are Swimmer, a Rotten Roll band from Burlington, VT. Rotten Roll is a more nuanced way of saying “Rock N’ Roll and other shit.” Other shit is a more nuanced way of saying “jazz, funk, electronica, and other shit.” Swimmer is comprised of Matt Dolliver (keys / saxophone), Cotter Ellis (drums), Joe Agnello (guitar) and Jack Vignone (bass).
After the band’s conception at Plymouth State University, Swimmer has cultivated a fanbase throughout the country through unique, high-energy performances. Swimmer has shared the stages with bands such as Dopapod, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, Kung Fu and many other heavy-hitters in the scene. Swimmer has performed at festivals such as Disc Jam, Jerry Jam, Jeezum Crow, Wild Woods and StrangeCreek.
“Haewa can be better described by what it isn’t. The group jams, but it isn’t a jam band. It circles psychedelic rock, but doesn’t get lost in the ether. It’s a rock ‘n’ roll band that doesn’t adhere to merely the one, the four, and the five. It’s odd, but not intentionally obtuse….” – Frank DeBlase
Upon the creation of Haewa in 2011, the trio established its foundation by captivating their audiences with fearless improvisation and a heavy blanket of sound. Over the years Haewa has built upon these roots to create a brilliantly unique sound that offers a sonic balance between utter chaos and pure bliss. Their sound encompasses unique songwriting, in depth instrumental compositions as well as pure improvisation. Combining the spirit of rock-n-roll with trance-like electronic influence, Brendon Caroselli (Drums/Pad), Collin Jones (Guitar/Vocals/Electronics), and Ben Chilbert (Bass) drive their audience down the road less taken, into a familiar but enlightening unknown that is Haewa.