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STS9 Is Coming Too

February 17, 2005

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Sound Tribe Sector Nine has played Burlington many times in the past few years. After releasing their new album Artifact on their own independently owned record label 1320, this tour will be one not to be missed. The new al...

Collecting the Body, Transferring Desire

February 17, 2005

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What do a Japanese sword, stiletto shoes, a penis sheath, and a Barbie have in common? Curated by UVM students, "Collecting the body, Transferring Desire" is one of the new spring exhibits at the Fleming Museum. On view are di...

“Fell in Love with a Boy”

February 17, 2005

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A crazy thing happened to me in the post-office the other day-I found out people are listening to soul again. But, it wasn't just anybody; it was three little girls with blonde hair and pig tails. They had choreographed a da...

Breakbeats in the Land of Dante

February 3, 2005

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Florence is a delightful city, home to the greatest masterpieces in art history; the finest wine from the nearby Chianti region; and olive oil so luscious it can be used to prepare pretty much every single one of the delicious di...

An Appointment at Higher Ground with John Brown’s Body

February 3, 2005

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I woke up on Friday and looked at my hands, still marked with the Higher Ground under-21 "X." Scratching my head released the stale smoke locked in my hair and now my dreams were fading. I could remember last night. John Brown's Bo...

The Flo Hosts An End of the Semester Party at Nectar’s

December 6, 2004

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p>December 12th, The Flo' and The Casual Fiasco will perform an end of the semester party at Nectar's from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. If everyone else's semester has been like mine, getting drunk with the Flo' sounds just perfect. ...

Ming and FS: Was Burlington Ready?

November 8, 2004

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This past Thursday night at Club Metronome displayed exactly what is wrong with Burlington's hip-hop and deejay scene. Ming and FS, urban rhythm aficionados, headlined and schooled Burlington's own hip hop outfit The Loyalists. ...

A Cynic Exclusive With The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy

October 27, 2004

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Colin Meloy, lead singer and songwriter of the Portland based band The Decemberists, is an angelic embodiment of the indie-rocker stereotype. He wears nerdy glasses, a vintage shirt and a grandpa v-neck sweater. He drops names li...

Book Review: City of Glass

October 16, 2004

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Protagonist Quinn is a thirty-five year old novelist living in New York. He lives uneventfully with his wife and son until a bizarre chain of events, catalyzed by a single misdirected phone-call, send his life spiraling away fr...

Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains

October 16, 2004

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Being a long time Primus fan I was excited when I heard that Les Claypool, lead singer and arguably one of the best bass players around, would be making a new CD for this fall. The band's name, Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Be...

Too Poignant For Hollywood: The Vermont Internation Film Festival

October 16, 2004

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Dubbed the "World's oldest human rights and environmental film festival," the Vermont International Film Festival has been one of Vermont's only forum for independent filmmakers since its inception. It has nutured and encouraged th...

What is Wrong With Music Today

October 16, 2004

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Avril Lavigne: "My Happy Ending." The Canadian singer's second single from her Under My Skin album assaults the listener in a rather ingenious way. To call the song's first line, "Let's talk this over, it's not like we're de...