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The Snaz with opener Phil Yates and the Affiliates
February 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Student, advance $10, at the door $12
Adult, advance $15, at the door $20
“Never in a million years would I have guessed that fantastic voice was coming from a teenager,” reports the blog, NonHollywood, who listed the Snaz as their #5 favorite in a nation-wide indie-band survey. The teens write all their own music and have been playing them all around New England for the last three years, quickly working up to renowned venues such as The Iron Horse and Higher Ground, as well as popular events such as the Green River Festival, SXSW, a Spurs basketball game and Grand Point North with Grace Potter and The Flaming Lips!. The Snaz song, Anna, from their self-titled 2013 debut recording, was a radio favorite in Massachusetts and Vermont, topping out at #2 on 93.9 The River’s 2014 Song of the Year. As WRSI’s Monte Belmonte says of the Snaz, “It’s every disc jockey’s dream to believe that you may have discovered the next big thing.” In 2013 the Snaz gained national attention as finalists in NPR’s Radio 360. The Snaz were nominated for 2014’s Best New Act by the New England Music Awards. To begin 2015, the Snaz released their second CD, Running Way From Home. The new single, Try and Try and Try, is becoming their new radio hit. Both of their CDs are produced by multiple Grammy Award nominee, Peter Solley, who simply says, “They are the best band in Vermont.”
“Steeped in the barbed lyrical tradition of Elvis Costello and Randy Newman, Yates is a clever songsmith with an indelibly off-kilter sense of humor. His songs are simple and folk-based and, much like Newman before him, he sings from the heart, generally about what he sees. His simple, strumming style blends perfectly with his straightforward vocal delivery, incorporating the witty words with sweet, simple melodies that stick in your head like peanut butter to the roof of your mouth.” – Patrick Wall, Free Times, Columbia, SC, March 31, 2004