The exceedingly difficult decision to postpone has been made. We’ll get them in the room as soon as we can.
The Man Made Tragedies show is still on. They’re 17 and immortal. Honestly, neither they nor we are expecting a crowd because of the current state of COVID. But that’s OK — a live video shoot with a small studio audience is also excitin’, and can help them land bigger gigs in more sane times which is basically the whole premise of our existence. We’ll have everything out and ready, and we’re gonna work it as hard as any other show. Maybe harder. If you’re comfortable coming out to support this loud young band with punkish tendencies from Saxtons River, that’s great. If you decide to wait for the videos, that’s also great. If you do both, bonus points. Masks are definitely required. If you don’t have one, we’ll give you one. Maintaining a social distance from people not in your party is also required. The room has good air changes and is big enough for people to spread out. We’ll have a tip jar out for the band, we suggest five bucks. Or whatever. If you want to tip them in advance, there’s a thing on the website — if you want to tip them just on general principle even if you have no intention of coming, that’s extra cool. Man Made Tragedies from Saxtons River in Rockingham, Vermont, has been around for some time, notching up their game while going through the personnel and name changes that most young bands go through. The current incarnation is front-man Ezra Holloway on vocals and bass, guitarist Jake Tretler, and Kiegan Eastman drumming. The band was a highlight at BrattRock 2019 according to the festival’s founder, Jaimie Scanlon, who told local press that their set was “jaw dropping… really brought the crowd to its knees.” They’re loud and they have attitude. This is not the softer fare typical of Stage 33 Live. The Saturday, January 15 performance begins at 7:00 PM and will be recorded and filmed. Suggested $5+ donation for the band in advance or at the door. Seating is limited. No bar or kitchen, the stage is the mission; snacks by donation. Stage 33 Live is an industrial-rustic room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performers. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com