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The Pilgrims started in 2010 in a dirty kitchen in a reconditioned office-space-apartment on Depot Ave in Windsor, Vermont. Three 20-something roommates (Davis McGraw (guitar & vocals), Chris Goulet (guitar & vocals) and Brendan Dangelo (bass) spent their days making minimum wage and their nights burning tubes and building calluses.

At a practice space in an alley way across from the train tracks,The Pilgrims jam out to raw rock n roll riffs, projecting a wry grin towards 80s and 90s indie & punk, and the country rock of the 1970s. The drums are driving, the bass is fuzzy, melodies abound; the guitars are loud. After a stint with one drummer (he just didn't work out) & recording the 6 song EP Nobility (produced by Kiel Alarcon), the boys met drummer Chris Egner at a downtown bar and the band was complete. The Grims spent 2011/ 2012 playing bars, clubs, museums, county fairs, train stations and lake houses, releasing the split EP with Blushing, "Natalie Goes To College" and putting the finishing touches on their first full length album, "It's Not Pretty".


"Rolling Stones crossed with The Replacements" - Cider Magazine

“There is something disarmingly honest about this band; they play music that sounds emotional and raw." - Jon Silman, The Valley News, March 2011

"... what they do, they do very well and without apology.” - Dan Bolles, Seven Days, August 2011

Join Us

  • When: Thursday, May 8, 2014
    Where: The Middle East in Cambridge, MA

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Where: The Monkey House in Winooski, VT

    When: Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Where: The Junction in White River Junction, VT

    When: Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Where: Newbury Comics in West Lebanon, NH

    When: Saturday, April 12, 2014
    Where: Espresso Bueno in Barre, VT

    When: Saturday, March 15, 2014
    Where: PA's Lounge in Somerville, MA

    When: Friday, March 14, 2014
    Where: Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester, MA

    When: Thursday, March 13, 2014
    Where: The Red Door in Portsmouth, NH

    When: Friday, February 21, 2014
    Where: Main Street Museum in White River Junction, VT

    When: Friday, December 27, 2013
    Where: Main Street Museum in White River Junction, VT

    When: Friday, November 15, 2013
    Where: CJ's @ Than Wheelers in White River Junction, VT

    When: Saturday, August 31, 2013
    Where: Keene Music Festival in Keene, NH

    When: Friday, August 16, 2013
    Where: Tweed River Festival in Stockbridge, VT

    When: Friday, August 9, 2013
    Where: Windsor Connection Resource Center in Windsor, VT

    When: Friday, August 2, 2013
    Where: Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, VT

    When: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    Where: Higher Ground in Burlington, VT

    When: Friday, July 19, 2013
    Where: Precinct Bar in Somerville, MA

Get in touch

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bandcamp: pilgrimsvt.bandcamp
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