Stage 33 Live presents Eleanor & The Pretty Things, with Slow Pony

BELLOWS FALLS — On Saturday, July 30, Stage 33 Live presents Eleanor & The Pretty Things, described in a news release as “a dynamic, atmospheric, emotionally charged alt-indie band from the Boston area known for powerful live performances that range from shimmering to screamo, always tastefully, often within the same song.”

The members' diverse tastes merge to create “music that helps us sort out the great big mess that is life” with lyrics addressing themes like isolation, detachment, heartache, and anxiety, “but not in anger.” These are “friendly, somewhat geeky people who love effects pedals and aren't afraid to be heartfelt and awkward.”

Slow Pony from Brattleboro will open, described as “an accordion-centric revolving cast of anywhere from one to many, performing deep-sea outer-space music from the far corners of the globe, some of which don't exist.”

According to the performers' preference, masks are encouraged but not required. The performers will not be masked during the performance. Seating will be a minimum of eight feet from the stage and set up in pods of two. If you wish to make a custom pod for your party, arrive early to do so. People who have already arrived and have arranged their seating will not be expected to move, and their perimeter should be honored.

This will be louder than most Stage 33 Live shows.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. and will be recorded and filmed. A $10 advance donation guarantees up-front seating. Suggested donation of $10 or more at the door; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Capacity is limited.

Stage 33 Live is a casual and intimate industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performances and presentations of original material. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, can be found at

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