The Edd returns to the Deerfield Valley
WILMINGTON — A Burlington band's music, sometimes described as "electronic space rock," will be brimming from the walls of Historic Memorial Hall this weekend.
"At this point, the stuff we write is more progressive then we have a fair amount of funky stuff, too," said drummer Dominic Metcalfe, who graduated from Twin Valley High School along with bassist Greg Domina. "We have a lot of close friends in Wilmington. We try to get down there as much as we can. We started down there."
Domina and Metcalfe moved to Burlington when Metcalfe began his studies at the University of Vermont. Two years later, they were joined by new band mates. Winston Hass plays guitar and John Nummy is on keyboards and synthesizers.
The Edd will perform two sets of music at Historic Memorial Hall in downtown Wilmington on Saturday. Doors open at 9 p.m. The show starts at 10 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m. Tickets are $15 at the door but can be purchased ahead of time for $10 by e-mailing email@example.com.
Kyle Rose, of KTR lighting, also from Burlington, is bringing "a stunning visual light show," according to a press release. The Edd has been trying to have Rose come along to as many shows as possible, Metcalfe said.
"We got some new fun stuff coming this weekend. We got a cash bar. People will be feeling good," said Metcalfe. "It's Labor Day Weekend so it should be a good day in town. A lot of people hopefully have work off and stuff."
The band has performed at Pizzapalooza and the Dover Forge/One More Time in the Deerfield Valley in the past. Another show on Halloween is being scheduled for the area.
"We usually go down to Brattleboro more often," said Metcalfe, who estimates the first show the band played as The Edd was about seven or eight years ago.
An album has been in the works for over a year now.
"For some different reasons, it's taking quite a while," Metcalfe said. "I'd say hopefully by the end of the year, we should be able to figure it out. If not, I'd say early next year."
Ozric Tentacles and Pink Floyd might be considered two of The Edd's more psychedelic influences while Phish and the Disco Biscuits could be seen as the jam-band sources of inspiration.
But Metcalfe said the band is not trying to sound like other bands or compare itself to musicians of such high stature.
A Facebook page can be found by searching The Edd Music.
Call Chris Mays at 802-254-2311, ext. 273.
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