The Vermont Cynic

Carrie’ reboot lacks in imagination

October 22, 2013


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??Carrie? is exactly the film you would expect, as the re-remaking of an adaptation of Stephen King?s first published novel of the same name: money on the screen.Okay ? let?s get the good things out of the way: this film stars a stellar cast. Chlo? Grace Moretz is fantastic as Carrie, and proves that...

DJs bring good vibrations

October 22, 2013


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Higher Ground was quickly swamped with throngs of people as they surged into the venue in preparation for the sold out Wolfgang Gartner & Tommy Trash concert Oct. 15.The night began with talented openers Charlie Darker and Bass Kleph, who utilized a wide variety of samples and managed to keep their songs...

Eight brothers, one unique brass band

October 22, 2013


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?The excitement was palpable amongst the crowd at the intimate venue Signal Kitchen this past Saturday as they awaited the arrival of Chicago-based brass collective Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. The enthusiasm could be attributed to the fact that many present had attended the screening earlier that evening...

Morgan Page returns home

October 22, 2013


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?Burlington has seen several intense and captivating light visual displays from various electronic shows within the past few years. This past Thursday, however, the electronic dance music community of Burlington was introduced to a whole new level of stage production.Higher Ground welcomed home Williston...

Rush to ‘Rush’

October 22, 2013


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Sex, money, fame and speeds approaching 200 miles per hour.To describe ?Rush? accordingly wouldn?t be inaccurate, but it would certainly be a shallow summary.Ron Howard?s latest film covers one of the fiercest rivalries in sports history, between Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl), a meticulous,...

UVM alums launch bumping blog

October 22, 2013


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Music blogs today are like the front page of the Internet. If you can make it there, you might as well be on TV. Or so says Chris Garafola ?09, who launched the music blog Stop Breathe Bump with fellow UVM alum Kyrie Weiss ?10. It?s mantra? ?Life?s too short for bad music.?After three years of hard work,...

Film’s special effects worth the ticket price

October 22, 2013


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Completely devoid of oxygen, containing debris traveling faster than the speed of sound, and with average temperatures ranging from -168 to 280 Fahrenheit, outer space is the most inhospitable environment mankind has yet explored. Alfonso Cuar??n's newest film, "Gravity," depicts the harrowing story of...

Joan Jett’s latest reveals her depth

October 22, 2013


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? "Joan Jett is still alive?" You bet she is, and the eighties superstar with a bad reputation is ready to jump back into the rock 'n' roll pond.  When Joan Jett first entered the rock scene, as the lead guitarist in the all girl band The Runaways, it was clear that she wasn't your typical seven...

Kat Wright celebrates latest release

October 15, 2013


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?Gotta keep on climbing ?til my dreams ? you can make it if you want to, but you better hustle, babe.?These words, sung on Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band?s EP on the song ?Hustlin,?? speak truths about the path she and her soul troubadours are on ? they definitely have been hustling, and they...

Redbone shares eclectic musical fusion

October 15, 2013


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Martha Redbone Root?s Project is breaking new ground in the music industry with an eclectic genre fusion unfamiliar to many.Through the classic poetry of William Blake and a distinct musical direction derived from her ancestral roots of traditional Native American music, blues and country, Redbone has...

Arcade Fire heating up

October 15, 2013


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Arcade Fire is a lot like a comet: constantly moving in some sort of otherworldly orbit that we only get the chance to catch a glimpse of once every few years. When we do get the chance though, boy is it special. This time around, the band is pulling out all the stops, making the release of their new...

Film festival takes over BTV

October 15, 2013


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The Vermont International Film Festival began another year of activist-oriented film, opening Friday, Oct. 11 with two powerful films: ?The Worst Thing About Coming Out? and ?The Crash Reel.? ?The Worst Thing About Coming Out? premiered appropriately on international Coming Out Day as the first film...

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