The Vermont Cynic

Bluegrass duo tunes into musical traditions in Burly

March 3, 2016

The long white hair on stage at the Flynn proved testament to the seniority of one bluegrass power duo this past Friday.Mandolin player David Grisman and rhythm guitarist Del McCoury, billed as “Del...

 Erick “E.D.” Coomes, lead singer of the funk and jazz group Lettuce, plays Higher Ground Jan. 20. The band is currently on tour to pro- mote their new album, “Crush.”

Funk band boils up Burly

January 26, 2016

Higher Ground pulsated with the enormous sound of a seven-piece band Jan. 20. As the band Lettuce rocked their sizzling grooves, the audience brought the sold out venue to a boil with energetic dancing.Standing...

Madaila Preview 

October 28, 2015

Four bands will take over Burlington’s ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center for a spooky Halloween dance party Oct. 31.Madaila, a five-piece, Vermont-raised group of “dance-rock-pop-juggernauts,”...

Artist Delivered Usual Crude Style

October 13, 2015

As I watched Dave Chappelle go through the motions of his masturbation routines on the Flynn MainStage, I realized that this was the stroke of a genius.“I don’t know fellas, but after I bust a nut...

Jazz band sells out Higher Ground

October 1, 2015

Defying all genres, Lake Street Dive traversed soulful, jazzy ballads to rock and roll-country-pop tunes that brought the crowd off of their feet and into the air.Jaw-dropping vocals, tight musical interplay...

Nine-piece funk group to return to Higher Ground

September 23, 2015

Adding a new element to the periodic table of funk with their soon-to-be-released album “Digitonium,” Turkuaz plans to give Burlington the first taste of new material.Turkuaz, a nine-piece funk band,...

Annual festival rocks waterfront

September 14, 2015

Grand Point North Festival, a heady lineup performing in Burlington’s beautiful Waterfront Park, was a night of festivities, flashing  instruments and special guests.Grace Potter, the curator and headliner...

UVM faculty swings to Juniper Lounge

UVM faculty swings to Juniper Lounge

September 2, 2015

Foot tapping, head nodding jazz will be swinging to Hotel Vermont 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m, Sept. 9.UVM faculty members Tom Cleary and Amber deLaurentis will be lighting up the hotels’ Juniper Lounge...

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