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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: New Haven’s Kung Fu

Ever since the release of their sophomore album, “Tsar Bomba,” Kung Fu have been filling requests to perform all over the country. But for the New Haven band, there’s no place like home. “This is our
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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: Growing up on the Vibes

If not for the Kids Tent, the Gathering of the Vibes would be prone to the sort of meltdowns you see from restless kids who are made to wait while their moms go shoe shopping. “It’s the best,”
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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: Fire-breathing gypsy

Sasha The Fire Gypsy has the ability set the stage on fire. Not literally, of course — safety is one of her main concerns. Sasha is a fire-breathing, burlesque-dancing, high-flying (with the help of
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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: Vibes vet Jen Durkin

If the Gathering of the Vibes had a Hall of Fame, Jen Durkin would among its first inductees. Durkin, the longtime vocalist of Connecticut jam band Deep Banana Blackout, is celebrating her 19th year
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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: Double bubble

They looked like shimmering nebulas floating in the afternoon sun. A gaggle of children admired them — only for a moment — then they popped them. “The kids say, ‘Pop them!’ I say, ‘No!’” Jade Moon
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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: Teen guitar master Bobby Paltauf

Pictured: Bobby Paltauf performed at Gathering of the Vibes Friday. (Photo/Autumn Driscoll) For the second straight year, Redding’s Bobby Paltauf had his own showcase on the School of Rock stage at
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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: All the rage

As I made my way through Seaside Park Friday, I saw them popping up everywhere — tall, Shaman-like staffs decorated with all sorts of colorful objects, from flowers and teddy bears to luchador masks
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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: Dark Star shining

  Pictured: Dark Star Orchestra performed at Gathering of the Vibes Thursday, July 31, 2014. (Photo/Christian Abraham) Meaning no disrespect to Thursday afternoon’s bands, but it didn’t feel like
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