The Vermont Cynic

A Conversation with Steve Kimock

February 23, 2004


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Steve Kimock is arguably one of the best contemporary guitar players out there. He regularly attempts to reinvent himself, and is a man of experimentation. Kimock is not afraid to take chances or to step outside of the box.Dubbed as Jerry Garcia's favorite unknown guitar player, Kimock fuses jazz, blu...

A Conversation With Quilt

February 17, 2004


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I met Derek Pinkham and Chris "Cuzo" Cocuzzo at Muddy Waters on a beautiful Friday afternoon to discuss their band, Kwilt. Muddy's is something of a Burlington tradition for UVMers and townspeople alike. The delicious coffee and homey tree-like decor provided the perfect atmosphere in which to interview th...

Dave Johnson Talks About Yonder Mountain String Band

December 8, 2003


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"Playing in Vermont is like maple syrup: sweet and delicious" is the first phrase that comes to Dave Johnston's mind when asked about playing in Vermont. Johnston and his fellow band mates, Adam Aijala on Guitar, Ben Kaufman on bass, and Jeff Austin on Mandolin, make up the Yonder Mountain String Ba...

What is The New Deal?

December 8, 2003


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On October 23, 2003 The New Deal came to Higher Ground in Winooski to bring its instrumentally constructed house beats, fused with jazz, hip hop, and eletronica, to a packed house in which everyone had their minds set on dancing their asses off. I arrived at Higher Ground at 7:00 p.m to have a ...

A Finger in Your Ear: A Conversation with Keller Williams

December 8, 2003


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Anyone who has had the opportunity to listen to Keller Williams knows that he is truly the greatest one-man band. With what seems like no difficulty, Williams is able to be an entire band consisting of everything from guitars and basses to an array of percussion instruments. And I don't mean where on...

An Interview with Sean Daly

October 27, 2003


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As the front man for one of the most successful underground hip-hop groups to date, Slug has garnered national and international praise for Seven's Travels, Atmosphere's latest album. As a leading voice in what can accurately be defined as one of the most influential major popular art movement of ou...

Don’t Let These Guys Give You The Slip

October 20, 2003


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This coming Saturday night, October 25h, don't miss a truly unique, original, and exciting band called The Slip, which will be performing down the street at Winooski's own Higher Ground. The Slip is a trio consisting of brothers Andrew Barr (drums), Brad Barr (guitar), and longtime friend and bandmate Ma...

String Cheese Invades UVM

October 20, 2003


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On October 8, 2003, The String Cheese Incident came to UVM to spread their lighthearted grooves to a student body awaiting them with open arms. While surprisingly tickets were still available at the door, they managed to come very to close to reaching Patrick Gymnasium's full capacity. The Cheese to...

Remarkable Rembrandt

October 6, 2003


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It's not the usual thing these days in 21st Century America to attend an exhibit that requires either very good eyesight or a magnifying plate to view the works of art. Great art, however, as Provost John Bramley pointed out, has become almost commonplace in Burlington, the Andy Warhol exhibit t...

The Late Late Review

September 29, 2003


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Jones Beach TheaterSeptember 13, 2003Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers have delivered yet another spectacular performance. The Peppers are on what is probably their best tour yet. They do an amazing job at exploring all areas of music with heavy guitar, rapping beats, funky riffs, and...

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