HGMN Welcomes Bearquarium

The newest addition to the Home Grown Music Network.


colorful sound explosion

sparks sonic curiosity

urges to move

creatively conceived song structures

textured timbres

daring layers of poly-rhythms

pulsing vibe

grooving and moving

like you're in a


Tyler Mast - Keyboards/Organ

Josh Weinstein - Bass Guitar

Dave Purcell - Trumpet

Gordon Clark
- Trombone

Justin Panigutti - Vocals/Harmonica

Colin Lenox - Guitar

Corey Wilhelm - Drums/Percussion

Daiki Hirano
- Congas/Timbales/Glockenspiel/Percussion

As we enter a new decade, it is no wonder Bearquarium's progressive sound is considered a "scene cornerstone for years to come" (Seven Days VT).  With their unique blend of afro-percussive rhythms, fiery horn lines, funky dance grooves and soulful vocals, this eight-piece ensemble puts on a live performance unlike any other. Nominated as a top finalist for Magic Hat's Sponsor Your Tour Contest (2009) and recognized as releasing a Most Notable VT Album of 2009, Bearquarium stands out as a breath of fresh air amongst your run-of-the-mill funk bands. The group released their debut self-titled album in July 2009, and is currently touring the northeast banging on drums in a town near you.

Here's what people are saying about Bearquarium:

"Rather than picking a genre and working within it, BQ pulls from the most soulful of styles, combines them through trial and error, and what comes out of the speakers is 100% pure, uncut, untainted good time music" (Lectric Pulp, 2010)

"Scene cornerstone for years to come... bursting with potential... professional polish" (Seven Days VT, 2009)

"Bearquarium live is tighter than tight... the sounds produced send a collective jolt of positive vibes into the crowd" (Lectric Pulp, 2010)


Show Dates

February 25 2010 09:00 PM - Castaway's w/ Mutron Warriors   
Ithaca New York - $7

February 26 2010 09:00 PM - Java Barn   
Canton New York 13617 - FREE

March 5 2010 09:00 PM - Dublin Underground   
Albany New York - $5

March 6 2010 08:00 PM - Cantab Lounge   
Cambridge Massachusetts - $8

March 13 2010 09:00 PM - The Matterhorn   
Stowe Vermont - $5

March 19 2010 09:00 PM - Bowery Poetry Club w/ Ed Revision Psychedelphia   
New York New York 10012 - $10

April2 2010 09:00 PM - Sully's Pub   
Hartford Connecticut - TBA

April 3 2010 09:00 PM - HIGHER GROUND w/iLa Mawana   
South Burlington Vermont - $10/12

April 9 2010 09:00 PM - Stone Church w/Gnarlemagne   
New market New Hampshire  - TBA

April 23 2010 09:00 PM - Harlow's Pub   
PeterboroughNew Hampshire - $8
April 24 2010 09:00 PM - Flat Street Brew Pub   
Brattleboro Vermont  - $5

May 7 2010 11:00 PM - HeadyFest   
richfield springs New York  - $33/40
go to headyfest.org for lineup and ticket info


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