Moxie headlines Brattrock Festival
Moxie headlines the 2022 edition of Brattrock.

Moxie headlines Brattrock Festival

Youth music festival returns to Brattleboro on June 18

BRATTLEBORO — Brattrock, a youth festival presented by sponsor Guilford Sound, is returning with its first in-person performances on Saturday, June 18, at Stone Church, 210 Main St., from 6:30 to 11 pm. All ages are welcome.

Moxie, a four-piece indie rock band formed in January 2017 in Brattleboro, is headlining Brattrock as part of their Summer '22 Tour and will perform hits from both albums Fall LP and Flow of Color.

According to the band, Moxie draws from a wide range of inspiration “collaging the influences of grooves and melodies that span across decades forming together.” This crafts a sound that simultaneously evokes the comfort of a classic and the wonder of an entirely new sound, they say.

Moxie's website describes the makeup of the band as “Rei Kimura's powerful vocals which reminisce of classic soul and blues, Leander Holzapfel's shimmering and dynamic lead guitar, Daniel Snyder's unbelievably tight grooves, and David Cohen's basslines which often blur the line into a lead instrument.” Together, their influences “blend and swirl, creating a hybrid which truly, unambiguously, sounds of Moxie.”

Crediting Brattrock as an influence in developing their signature sound, Moxie is thrilled to be returning for this “homecoming gig.” Also performing is local garage punk band, Man Made Tragedies; Granite Danes, billed as “eclectic Portsmouth humorists”; Big Destiny, a Western Massachusetts dance band; Golden Marilyn, a post-punk group from Keene, N.H.; and Pencil Biters, a Londonderry, Vt., progressive rock group.

Brattrock raises funds for Youth Services while providing places for youth to gather and a venue for musically minded youth from Vermont and the surrounding region to connect, learn, perform, inspire, and be inspired.

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