Dogs in a Pile

Dogs in a Pile

Lazy Bird

Showcase Lounge
All Ages
Dogs in a Pile w/ Lazy Bird at Higher Ground

$15 advance | $20 day of show

All patrons attending events at the Higher Ground Ballroom and Showcase Lounge will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative PCR test from the past 72 hours, along with a matching photo ID. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card or a photo of your card. Tests must be administered by an authorized provider with your name included on the test result.

In addition to proof of vaccination or a negative test result, all attendees of events at Higher Ground will be required to wear a mask except while actively eating or drinking. If you do not have a mask we will provide you one upon entry.

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Dogs in a Pile is the culmination of a love of music born from the deepest American roots of psychedelia, jazz, fusion, funk, traditional, and rock & roll. Sprung from the rich Asbury Park music scene in New Jersey, their serendipitous convergence has made for the kind of kindred intuition its members had only once dreamed of. Described as “listening to a single moving organism,” the sum of its five parts represents an original journey into the peaks and valleys of psychedelic improvisation, all while remaining reminiscent of so much we love of life and music.

The final iteration of “the Dogs” began with University of the Arts Philadelphia student and Asbury Park veteran Jimmy Law along with his long-time friend Joe Babick, a 4 year veteran of the gifted young musician’s program at the nationally renowned Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ. Lightning struck when they were introduced to Berklee School of Music student and bass player Sam Lucid, who immediately suggested fellow Berklee student and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Kaplan. The addition of fellow Berklee student and collaborator Brian Murray in 2019 made for the quintessential final piece in the Dogs’ puzzle. Their commonality and love for improvisation by way of bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish, as well as a fervent inclination for the study of jazz, fusion and classical music has helped shape the free-flowing style that is the Dogs. Their unique synergy and joy in creating “music as an atmosphere” equates simply to, as the band would say, “spreading good music and good energy to good people.”

Lazy Bird

Creative, charismatic, and certainly funky — these are just a few of the words that describe the young and upcoming band known as Lazy Bird. Hailing from the quaint yet musically inclined city of Burlington, Vermont, Lazy Bird’s astounding ability to improvise leads to a completely different listening experience each performance. The members’ love and respect for one another resonates with the crowd and invites any and everyone to dance along and be themselves. Lazy Bird thrives on musical exploration, risks, and experimentation. They specialize in a jam genre that is heavily inspired by funk, the blues, and everything in between. Lazy Bird has plunged headfirst into the  music scene of Burlington while maintaining a unique sound of its own.  The meshing of each band member’s spirited talent provides an upbeat and joyous environment wherever they perform. Each one of Jackson Bower’s guitar string licks leaves a sweet flavor in the ear. The vibrant harmonies of Saxophonist, Matthew Cincotta, and Trumpeter, Justin Plakias, add a smoky ingredient to each song. Nodding your head would be impossible without the rock-steady beat of Tom Gladstone on bass and Cal McCandless on drums, complimenting each other and commanding the rhythm and heat of the band. The popularizing group quickly captured the attention of a young Burlington audience while also satisfying the likes of old-school jam fans as well.  Together, the band members have used the sentimental beauty of music to bring people closer — the way in which it was always meant to be experienced. Lazy Bird provides the satisfying sound that brings a smile to anyone with ears and a heart.

Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road

South Burlington, VT, 05403