Announcing the What Doth Life DIY Music Festival!

Come down to the Windsor Farmer’s Exchange in Windsor, VT to witness the biggest WDL party to date! On September 28th starting at 2PM, catch local original music by the Jobz, Carton, Dune Hunter, Faux in Love, the Pilgrims, Derek and the Demons, Moxley Union, Chodus, Death Pesos, Maiden Voyage, and the Law Abiders! For more info, visit our Facebook event page.

Festival Details:

The What Doth Life DIY Music Festival features eleven local bands playing original music at the Windsor Farmer’s Exchange (32 Depot Ave) in Windsor, VT on September 28th starting at 2PM. Also present will be a variety of vendors from Hanover, NH to Bellows Falls, VT. Admission is by donation. We call it the DIY Music Festival to highlight the independent spirit of artists and entrepreneurs. We are not sponsored by any large organization and the majority of our resources are community donated. The success of this festival will shine a light on our community’s ability to support each other and emphasize the Upper Valley’s Do-It-Yourself attitude. The festival ends at 10PM but the party continues with a final band playing the Windsor Station.

The Lineup:

  • The Jobz – 5-piece Windsor, VT band 7 Days describes as “weirdo rock … cut by expert hands.”[1]
  • Death Pesos – Greater Boston area hard-rock power-trio.
  • Derek and the Demons – Windsor, VT based “jangly blues-rock bruisers.”[2]
  • Chodus – Earnest indie rock from Claremont, NH in the vein of Built to Spill.
  • Dune Hunter – An electro-pop group out of the Brattleboro, VT area led by singer/songwriter Hannah Hoffman.
  • The Law Abiders – Power punk legends from White River Junction, VT.
  • Carton – Windsor, VT Alternative rock listed at #2 in Paste Magazine’s list “10 Vermont Bands You Should Listen to Right Now.” [3]
  • Faux in Love – Chester, VT dreamy surf-rock driven by beautiful vocal harmonies from lead-singers, Faith and Ida.
  • The Pilgrims – Windsor, VT 6-piece “American Rock” invoking comparisons to the Replacements. [4]
  • Maiden Voyage – 3-piece Hip-hop group from Windsor, VT. Members include Teece Luvv, Nathe Renmus, and Jarv– voted best rapper in Vermont by readers in Seven Days’ 2018 Seven Daisies Awards.[5][6]
  • Moxley Union – Blues rock with a hint of country from Chester, VT. They will be playing the after party at the Windsor Station starting at 10PM.

Our Vendors:

  • Windsor Station – The American cuisine and live music venue will be hosting the festival after-party with Moxley Union.
  • Hanover Strings – The Upper Valley’s premiere music shop offering supplies for musicians as well as lessons and instrument repairs.
  • Dumps-A-GoGo – The White River Junction Dumpling caterer will be serving festival attendees.
  • Short and Sweet – The Windsor-based bakery will be on hand serving confectionary treats.
  • Paradise Sports – An outdoor recreation shop in Windsor, VT specializing in bicycle sales and service.
  • Abracadabra Coffee – The Woodstock, VT coffee roaster is donating their cold brews to the bands.
  • Stage 33 Live – A live recording venue that frequently partners with What Doth Life to produce live audio/video recordings of local music acts.
  • What’s Missing Records – A popup record shop collaboration between indie music label “Case of the Missing Records” and What Doth Life.
  • Crystal Witch – Windsor-based Bath and Beauty artisan specializing in crystal infused bath-bombs.
  • Anastasia’s Closet – A vintage clothing store from Bellows Falls, VT. Her fashion truck will be parked at the festival with a curated selection of her favorite garments.
  • The Vinyl Loft – This vintage audio and antique shop from Quechee, VT also hosts a music podcast.
  • Pulp! From Beyond the Veil – A podcast in the vein of the Twilight Zone, producing spooky radio-teleplays.

For more information, email inquiries to Kiel Alarcón at or send a message to our Facebook page at or visit our website The festival event Facebook page is located at

What Doth Life was founded in 2010 in Windsor, Vermont adhering to the strength in numbers philosophy. We’re here to help. We’re not a label, more of a co-op; a brand with nothing to sell. Feel free to contact us with ideas, comments, your material or harsh criticisms.

[1] “Album Review: The Jobz’ DIE” 2019. J. Boland, Seven Days

[2] “Album Review: Derek and the Demons’ Rite of Passage” 2016. J. Boland, Seven Days

[3] “10 Vermont Bands You Should Listen To Now” 2015. C. Palermino, PASTE Magazine

[4] “Album Review: The Pilgrims’ No Focus” 2017. C Farnsworth, Seven Days

[5] “Best hip-hop artist or group: Jarv” 2018. Seven Days

[6] “Rapper Jarv is on the Verge of a Breakout” 2018. J. Boland, Seven Days

What Doth Life DIY Music Festival Poster

What Doth Life DIY Music Festival Poster

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