ROUNDUP: A Weekend of Shows


Tonight, local DJ Two Sev will be spinning vinyl at Side Bar, a superior drinking spot on Main Street. From there, though, the weekend is largely taking place in other corners of the state. Let’s take a road trip through your entertainment options:

First up, Khaosity’s Kings of the Weekend series continues at the Barre VFW on Friday night. The Eden emcee has been working on paving new platforms for unheard independent artists, and the lineup in Barre will include Corty Booth, Stormyweather, Trippie Banz, Royce Matic and Douglas Campbell. 6:30 pm show. FREE. All ages.

At Positive Pie II in Montpelier, selector Jahdan Blakkamore will convene a special edition of Dub School. Discerning heads will be most impressed. Expect a flawless evening of deep cuts and a succession of special surprise guests. 10 pm show. $10. 21+.

On Saturday night, check out the Pelpa Album Release Party at The Engine Room in White River Junction. Pelpa is a New England artist repping Jamaica, and he’ll be joined by Marquis, Cody Barton, and … the reunion of Causin’ Effect, the tag team of Vazy and Jibba “The Gent.” Gonna be a hot ticket. 9 pm show. $10. 21+.

Finally, it’s not exactly a secret show, but it doesn’t exist on Facebook: HLR Entertainment will be hosting another Hip Hop Night at Babes Bar in Bethel. It’s a stacked bill in a great little spot, and also a fundraiser for local sports. Expect to see Sircho Bangz, Omega Jade, Modest, and Ciurleo sweat it out for a good cause. Oh, and Bar None the Best will be there to destroy a set. Like I said: “stacked bill.” 9 pm show. $5. 21+.

Justin Boland