The Brazen Youth

Showcase Lounge
All Ages
Melt w/ The Brazen Youth at Higher Ground

$15 advance | $18 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.

What you need to know: We’re Melt. This Fall, the seven of us will be hitting the road for the band’s first headlining tour. We released our debut EP in February 2021. Everyone told us it sounds like we’ve matured––who knows what that means, we still hold hands when we cross the street.

What to expect: Existential pop songs with ethereal jam-sections…somewhere between soul and psychedelia. Here’s what other people say: “pop-jazz espresso” (Live For Live Music), “one groovy superorganism” (NPR), “a triumph” (The Boston Herald). Wow! What you didn’t know you want to know: There are more molecules of water in one cup of water than there are cups of water in all the world’s oceans.

Still here? Veronica Stewart-Frommer (lead vocals) and Eric Gabriel (vocals, keys) formed Melt in their hometown New York City in 2017. Soon, five of their friends joined: Marlo Shankweiler (guitar), Josh Greenzeig (drums), Lucas Saur (bass), Nick Sare (sax), and Aaron Alcouloumre (trumpet). The first song the band ever wrote and recorded,“Sour Candy,” went viral and peaked at #5 on Billboard’s US Viral 50 Chart. It now has 6 million streams on Spotify.

This unexpected success launched Melt into a double life: college during the week and shows across the Northeast on the weekend. Releasing only four more singles between 2017 and 2020, Melt was already selling out their concerts and landing opening bills with acts like Lawrence, Sammy Rae, and Karl Denson at Webster Hall. The band has also played festivals around the country, including FloydFest (VA), Southwest Invasion (Austin, TX), and the Rhode Island Music and Arts Festival.

During lockdown, Melt released their first full-length body of work, “West Side Highway,” a collection of six songs that make you want to dance alone in your bedroom. But like you, the band’s ready to get back together and thrive off the energy of their biggest crowds yet.


Nicholas Lussier and Charles Dahlke formed The Brazen Youth within the otherworldly vacuum of the 300-year-old Ashlawn Farm, located in Lyme, Connecticut. Timeless and freeing, Ashlawn served as a perfect birthplace of the Brazen Youth's debut, The Ever Dying Bristlecone Man, A heavily conceptual record, Ever Dying is a world with endless nooks in which you can lose yourself, containing meticulous threads of layered tracks and arrangements that amplify the emotionally riveting nature of these lyric-driven songs, Upon adding Micah Rubin to the band's lineup, the Brazen Youth emerged with a wild-spirited presence into the East Coast scene, soon gaining an empowered and fresh fan Dase. Since then, the band has toured the US extensively, and released two more bodies of work: their sophomore record Primitive Initiative (2018) and their EP 15 Billion Eyes (2019), "Hometown", their first new song in over a year, is a glimpse into the exploration of one's becoming in the wake of tragedy. The Brazen Youth is currently diving into a new mind-frame for their next record to be released later this year.

Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road

South Burlington, VT, 05403