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Real Estate memorable at Higher Ground

March 25, 2014


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Real Estate, a five-piece indie pop band hailing from New Jersey, has been quietly creating some of the most complex, layered guitar pop around since their debut in 2009.Endlessly pleasing and easily digestible, you?d be hard pressed to find someone who couldn?t get on board with their special brand...

Artists on the way

March 25, 2014


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While the Burlington music scene is rich with treasures, national acts are often sorely missed. Here are some shows to get excited for in the coming months. The Carolina Chocolate Drops (March 28, Higher Ground):If you?ve seen them before, you know that their performances are proof of how energetic humans...

Club focuses on folk music

March 25, 2014


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?First let?s start singing, and then we?ll figure it out,? senior Darren Schibler said in a jam session with the Folk Music Club March 21.Schibler has been president of the club since his first year at UVM in 2010. His attitude of ?playing songs first and sorting out the details later? is representative...

Giving a voice to Vt. in a big world

March 25, 2014


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?We just do what we want to do and we don?t give a shit what others think.?These and similar statements of rebellious attitude can be found in discussion with James Lockridge, owner and operator of Burlington-based music website Big Heavy World.Established in 1996, Big Heavy World is a site that aims...

Local Galerie hosts an intimate concert

March 25, 2014


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Burlington?s New City Galerie opened its doors on a snowy March 19 evening for an intimate and personal night of performance.The night?s performers included Burlington artists Nora Zimmerly and Victoria Francis, as well as Boston-based indie groups IAN and Couples Counseling. A group of music-lovers...

An unusual musical

March 18, 2014


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?Urinetown? tells a tale of ?unlikely love,? capitalist greed and a Marxist revolution in a world havocked by drought. In the play, townspeople are forced by environmental circumstance, as well as police state over-sight, to do ?their duty? in public toilets. As the character of Bobby, played by junior...

This poet bares all

March 18, 2014


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A visiting poet stood barefoot before an audience at Living and Learning March 14 to share her own original pieces and promote her new book. Clementine Von Radics, of Portland, Ore., was joined by local poets, consisting of both students and  residents.  The event was hosted by sophomore Maxx Vick, who introduced the ...

Fresh spin on forgotten film

March 18, 2014


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One man's trash is another man's Found Footage Festival. As bored high school students in Wisconsin, Joe Picket and Nick Prueher began searching local garage sales for "buried treasures," in the form of home videos.  Starting in 2004 the duo began turning their collection into a live comedy tour...

CashorTrade tackles ticket crisis

March 18, 2014


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Have you ever wondered why concert tickets can sell out so fast?  Burlington start-up CashorTrade has the answer, and aims to provide a solution to this problem. CashorTrade was started in 2009 by brothers, Brando and Dusty Rich, after they tried to buy tickets to see their favorite band,...

Artistic alum display in DC

March 11, 2014


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Two years removed from his time at UVM, multimedia artist Nyiko Beguin has created a portfolio that ranges in mediums from film and music to painting and photography, all while working his day job as a banker. His stage name, NYIKO, is taken from the language of the Shangaan people of South Africa and...

Artists are set for SpringFest

March 11, 2014


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The atmosphere has been set for SpringFest 2014, and yes, hip-hop duo Atmosphere will be headlining. The annual concert, held on the Chittenden-Buckham-Wills green, is set for April 26, and will also feature Remix Artist Collective (RAC) and electronic indie-rock duo Tanlines as supporting acts, as well...

Band of brothers keeping it rough

March 11, 2014


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The smell of body odor filled the air and a half-full beer can flew across the room unnoticed by crowd members as they danced and sang along with local band Rough Francis at their record release show at Arts Riot March 7. ?Grimey but classy,? senior Eric Ziegelman said of the show. ?[Rough Francis] is...

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