Winter blues? Rock the lights
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Old Man Joe featuring from left: Jason Scaggs, Marcel Leclaire III, and Elliott New.
Old Man Joe featuring from left: Jason Scaggs, Marcel Leclaire III, and Elliott New.
BRATTLEBORO- Dark days and winter blues got you down? Holiday party after holiday party, pleasantries and tame festivities abound. What you need is the exact opposite of all that - an infusion of light and some rock ‘n’ roll to jolt your spirit out of hibernation.

There is a brand, spanking new light system newly installed at The Stone Church. Don’t miss the night of rock ‘n’ roll with a brain-sizzling light show. Rock the lights is an excuse to have some fun with lights and costumes. Grab some friends and make an evening of it on Saturday, December 23, from 8 to 11:30 pm.

Show up in a costume inspired by light-electric and maybe be the proud winner of a golden ticket. This golden ticket will be presented the night of the show and will grant free access to one show at The Stone Church. The fun includes $2 PBRs and the $5 admission means it doesn’t have to break the bank.

The bands performing are The Coprolites, Old Man Joe, and The Eben Viens Band. The Coprolites is a high-energy American-rock band with a punk ethos. The Coprolites are proof God exists; an amalgam of the keen bits of three decades span of punk rock(‘70, ‘80, and ‘90s) while cleverly infiltrating it with hints of punk’s outer. There is a pop sensibility among them.

Old Man Joe is a high-octane psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll explosion hailing from the vibrant green of southern Vermont. Old Man Joe is composed of three members; Jason Scaggs, Marcel Leclerc, and Elliot New. The latter two were integral parts of the band Flabberghaster, another Brattleboro-band favorite. Scaggs has been heavily involved in the southern Vermont music scene for the better part of 10 years. A harmonious triad of guitar, drums, and bass, this group is bringing a unique sound strongly reminiscent of Black Sabbath meets Radiohead. Several flavors swirling through their electric live performances.

Playing together since the winter of 2015, these musicians have a smoothness and chemistry expected from a far more seasoned group. In the spring of 2014, New (of Flabbergaster fame) joined the group on electric bass. This added dynamic has turned OMJ into a power house trio and reckoning musical force. For more information on OMJ visit

The Eben Viens Band is a power pop rock band. Viens lives in Brattleboro and plays music with a rotating cast of musical characters. In his early years, He could be found busking with the Dusty Neutrals. Nowadays, he works and writes songs in his spare time. Expect power-pop and folk-rock with sloppy nods to Westerberg, Partridge, McLennan, and more. Viens will be joined by Riley Goodemote, Zack James, and other willing participants. For more information visit

The Stone Church is located at 210 Main Street.
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