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Adventure Dog to open for SpringFest

Winner of UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands, Adventure Dog performed March 24 at Nectars on Main Street. The band will open for Playboy Carti at this year’s SpringFest April 28.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018

Wires snaked around the feet of the band as they walked into their rehearsal space, a chaotic basement littered with craft beer cans, amps and drum kits. Amps were pulled up to sit on as senior Andrew Tonra, guitarist and vocalist of Adventure Dog, began to speak. Adventure Dog won UVM Program Bo...

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

Student artists can be found all over campus. Culture writer Sarah Robinson sat down with a few to talk about their work and get their take on the arts at UVM. First years Riya Padukone and Keerthi Onkaram are dancers from New Hampshire. They grew up together and are roomates. Onkaram specializes in classica...

New rock musician emerges on the Burlington scene

Full Walrus performs at Radio Bean Jan. 31. Full Walrus, who is sophomore Noah Schneidman, will be performing at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 6 at ArtsRiot.

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

December 5, 2017

When sophomore Noah Schneidman isn’t busy double-majoring in philosophy and music technology, he makes and performs his own music under the stage name Full Walrus. He describes his music as “melodic and reverby rock.” “It’s me trying to emulate my favorite artists and doing a bad job,...

Web magazine publishes local artists’ work

Web magazine publishes local artists' work

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

November 14, 2017

After unfurling the plaid scarf from around her neck, Annie Clymer sat down at a rickety, wooden table inside Muddy Waters. She clutched her glass of fresh-pressed juice in two hands, and smiled as she began to speak of her latest artistic endeavor. Clymer is the editor and founder of The Burlington...

Student makes noise in Burly music scene

Senior Kristi Blow practices guitar on the Waterman green Oct. 18. Blow, a singer-songwriter, will be performing at Radio Bean Nov. 5.

Allie O'Connor

October 24, 2017

The Burlington music scene is an incredible environment for musicians, whether they are new bands just coming together or established solo acts. Behind a voice that frequents the downtown music scene lies an incredible passion for music emboldened by emotion, lyrical honesty and a trusty guitar. “There’s...

Latino poet speaks at the Fleming

Sarah Robinson

October 5, 2017

It wasn’t the honks and shouts of the busy New York City streets that inspired the accomplished poet, it was the silence in between them. Poet Willie Perdomo read to a group of students, faculty and enthused admirers at UVM’s Fleming Museum from his collection of acclaimed poems Sept. 21 as an...

Student adds to musical tradition

Cam Gilmour talks about his debut EP “Sleeping Minds” which was released Aug. 19.

Sarah Robinson

September 20, 2017

A bass, a sax, a synthesizer, a drum machine and boundless creative energy: these are the five key components that went into UVM sophomore Cameron Gilmour’s latest release. Gilmour released his debut EP “Sleeping Minds” Aug. 19 with five completely self-made songs. The idea of students producing...

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

The BCA building is pictured. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

May 4, 2017

Large-scale, abstract paintings bring color and life to an otherwise empty fourth floor room at the Burlington City Arts Center on Church Street. The Vermont Metro Gallery not only boasts lake and mountain views, but also the impressive seven-piece solo art exhibit, “Heavy Smile,” by Justin Hoekstra,...

Alumma starts business to promote local musicians

Healy Fallon, Senior Staff Writer

May 4, 2017

With the ever-evolving role of technology plays in capturing life, the opportunities to share moments and communities are endless. Noise Ordinance, an up-and-coming website and production company that showcases the multiple faces of the Burlington music scene, is aiming to do exactly this. The project...

Group returns to Nectar’s with new sound

The Nectar's Lounge and Restaurant is pictured.

Jack Carmody

April 20, 2017

For many bands touring the country, Burlington has left a particular impression. The Heavy Pets are coming back to Nectar’s as part of their “Heavy Planet” tour featuring Backup Planet. Originally from the Northeast but now based in Florida, The Heavy Pets is made up of friends made throughout...

UVM rapper balances his music with his class work

Yung $eth discusses his roots and his plans for the future. Seth is currently a junior double majoring in economics and English literature.

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

April 19, 2017

Yung $eth, whose real name is Seth King, is a rapper and junior at UVM. $eth began his journey in his parents basement in Fairfield, Connecticut. His father, a musician himself, had built a primitive home studio which $eth utilized to create his own music at the age of 17, he said. $eth released...

Local singer-songwriter pursues musical dream

Anna Gibson

March 31, 2017

Life as a 20-something can be blindsiding: it seems to throw curveballs which can completely alter one’s perception of his/her future. For ivamae, local musician and New York native, this moment arrived 2 1/2 years ago after an unanticipated breakup, she said. “I grew up with my mom playing...

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