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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

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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 Jefferson, a sophomore, sings during their set April 1.

Meet the Battle of the Bands finalists

April 4, 2022

After three preliminary rounds, an eclectic group of four bands battled it out for the opportunity open for this year’s SpringFest. The Battle of the Bands is an annual event hosted by the UVM Program...

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...

Senior Will Sturcke sits on a dock with his guitar.

Moondogs defines their sound with debut record

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer November 5, 2021

A psychedelic backdrop and voices melting in the heat of emotion: it’s Moondogs. Moondogs’ debut album “ACiD TeST” was released on Oct. 19. Moondogs is a Burlington based band led by senior Will...

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Jam scene returns to Burlington

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer September 30, 2021

Alongside the nostalgic crunching of fallen leaves and the soft whistling wind, this autumn hosts another exciting sound. From basements, to bars, to backyards, Burlington’s live music is back and...

Chaz Krouse ‘21 aka DJ Greyhound sits in his home studio Sept. 9.

House music for the house party: Burlington’s emerging DJ scene

Willow Scherwinski, Culture Staff Writer September 14, 2021

In a college town notorious for amateur indie-rock, the thuds of bass-driven music spilling from basements of student apartments are changing the pace of nightlife.  Kicking overplayed hits and garage...

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Tall Travis & the Beanie Babies v. indie-folk formulas

Connor Adams, Culture Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Student band Tall Travis & the Beanie Babies released singles “Raw Milk is Medicine'' and “Rotoscope Me” April 14 on Youtube and Soundcloud.  Both singles immerse the listener within a cacophony...

Lily Seabird on single Bug and debut album

Lily Seabird on single ‘Bug’ and debut album

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Imagine you’re a bug, scrambling through forests of grass as the feet of giants crush the ground around you. Your small world is revolving, twisting and turning as you try to make sense of it all, and...

TikTok, Travis Barker and the pop-punk revival

TikTok, Travis Barker and the pop-punk revival

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor April 16, 2021

If you hear two coughs in a row, and you automatically think of the lyrics, “I got your picture, I'm coming with you, dear Maria count me in,” you are a pop-punk kid.  Today, pop-punk makes many...

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