The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Peach Pit performs at this year’s SpringFest April 20.

Smoking dope and eating chips at UPB’s SpringFest with Peach Pit

Keagan Lafferty, Culture Staff Writer April 30, 2024

“Smoking dope and eating chips this Saturday in Vermont for the University of Vermont 4/20 show. I dunno if it’s even a 4/20 event but if I’m there it’s gunna be.”  Peach Pit captioned an...

Mollys illustration for the Tiny Habits music review column.

Singing in harmony: a song review of Tiny Habits’s recent releases 

Sophie Williams, Culture Staff Writer April 12, 2024

Light bounces off a sparkling disco ball and blue spotlights shine down on center stage as the crowd watches, enchanted by the opening act.  In an hour or so, Gracie Abrams will be on stage, but now,...

Mollys illi for the 1989 album review

Taylor Swift channels synth-pop and nostalgia: a “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” review

Sophie Williams, Culture Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Heartbreak, polaroids and red lipstick: Taylor Swift brings 2014 to 2023 with her highly-anticipated fourth re-recording: “1989 (Taylor’s Version).”   Released on Oct. 27, the re-recorded “1989...

Mollys illustration for the Scarlet album review

Doja Cat sees red: “Scarlet” and its complexities

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer October 4, 2023

Editor's note: This story was updated on Oct. 4 at 3:46 p.m. to cite "Paint the Town Red," as the song that hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100.  Doja Cat’s new album “Scarlet” simultaneously...

Del Water Gap headlines Fall Fest held in Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium Sept. 22.

Del Water Gap Brings FallFest to New Heights

Nora Sissenich, Culture Staff Writer September 28, 2023

Electric isn’t a word most UVM students would typically use to describe Patrick Gymnasium, but it was certainly an accurate descriptor for last Friday night.  On the evening of Sept. 21, students...

Photo illustration: Members of student band Cows on the Moon Oct. 13 (left to right): first-years Keagan Lafferty, Peter Nicholson,  Sebastian Cataldi and Henry Leister. Two members live on Trinity campus, forcing the other two to bring their equipment from their dorms on Redstone and Central campuses.

The journey to jam: The spatial gap at the heart of UVM’s music community

Ashna Hille, Culture Staff Writer October 18, 2022

Trinity campus is arguably the center of UVM’s on-campus independent music scene and an incredible resource to anyone looking to start a band or to just find people to jam with. A large number of...

Rapper Yung Gravy performs at Patrick Gym for FallFest Sept. 30.

Yung Gravy revives FallFest, flings food at students

Kailey Shea, Culture Staff Writer October 3, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. to correctly contextualize a quote from a band member. Yung Gravy led UVM students in a moment of silence for the extinct catamount species...

Staff Recommends: What we listened to over the summer

Culture Staff August 30, 2022

“Country Squire” by Tyler Childers – Avery DeLisle Country music has, sometimes understandably, gotten a bad rap for its cheesy sound and overly-patriotic themes. While I can understand why, the...

Higher Ground on Williston Road in South Burlington.

UVM band shares spot as opener for “Love, Kelly” concert

Alicia Wolfram, Culture Staff Writer April 14, 2022

UVM band Blu Pak and Castleton singer Tyler Serrani will open for the April 16 “Love, Kelly” hip-hop show after tying in an Instagram competition, said Kelly Butts-Spirito, independent music video...

McAuley Kart singer Kaia Ellis, a sophomore, sings during their set April 1.

Meet the Battle of the Bands finalists

April 4, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated 12:54 Oct. 3 to correct the last name of a performer. After three preliminary rounds, an eclectic group of four bands battled it out for the opportunity open for...

Burlington-based blues band All Night Boogie Band performed at Arts Riot on Jan. 28. Members include lead singer senior Jessica Leone, UConn graduate guitarist Brandon Casey, keyboardist senior Van Garrison, drummer senior Zach Santos and bassist sophomore Bruno John.

All Night Boogie Bands brings blues to Burlington

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer February 2, 2022

Young ears meet old souls in All Night Boogie Band as the group brings a fresh sound to the Burlington music scene.    2021 University of Connecticut graduate, songwriter and guitarist for All Night...

Culture Staff Recommends: Your sex playlist

Culture Staff Recommends: Your sex playlist

Culture Staff December 8, 2021

“ANTI” by Rihanna - Sophia Venturo There is nothing and no one sexier than Rihanna, and her 2016 record “ANTI” is nothing short of beloved. Packed with radio hits like “Needed Me” edged...

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