Saturday, Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON— New Dakotas are a folk-rock-pop-psych band based in the Boston area, comprised of Alasdair MacKenzie (drums, vocals), Chris Haley (guitar, vocals), Juan Carlos Fernandez del Castillo (piano), and David Baler (bass). The band is out on tour during summer break; MacKenzie, Haley, and del Castillo attend Harvard College and Baler attends New York University. Brandon Music welcomes them on Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
The group performs “upbeat and infectious pop rock” (Middle Tennessee Music) but concert goers will also fall for their infectious personalities. too. They released a self-titled debut EP of original songs earlier this year which has had people talking. Obscure Sound thought the EP was “a pleasantly introspective collection,” and has high hopes for the group, adding “If this is just the beginning of what they offer, then I truly believe good things are to come.”
With influences like the Beatles, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Big Star, Fleet Foxes and Ben Folds, New Dakotas likes to give people something to move to. They do some covers but mostly perform original songs which aim to be easy to dance to and sing along with.
This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2017, celebrating public funding for the arts.
Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon.
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