The Vermont Cynic

Community curates annual art show

Greta Bjornson

August 31, 2016

This year, hundreds of artists will congregate in the South End of Burlington for the 24th year in a row to display their artwork and promote their businesses during the South End Art Hop. The event, which occurs annually, will last Sept. 9 to 11. This year’s Art Hop will feature attractions includi...

Trio takes on Vermont in first tour

Trio takes on Vermont in first tour

April 30, 2016

A young energetic trio will be playing its first Vermont show this Monday.The B Boys will take the stage and perform at The Monkey House in Winooski May 2.Based on their name, one might picture a peppy boy band, but nothing could be further from the truth.Hailing from Texas, the post-punk group has no...

Rock band offering new sound in Burly

April 28, 2016

One band promises to satisfy concert-goers hungry for new music. Midnight Snack, a self-described art-rock band will be hitting the stage at ArtsRiot May 4.The six-piece psych-folk-rock band will stop by Burlington on their Northeast tour that kicked off April 22 in their hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. ...

Musician goes solo with sounds of ‘60s

Ben Elfland

April 22, 2016

The energy and sounds of the ‘60s will be on full display in Burlington in a modern context. Psychedelic rock artist Sam Cohen will be performing with White Denim at Higher Ground April 23. Cohen began his career in the ‘90s at a Berklee College of Music summer program in Boston. He ...

Student nonprofit hosts benefit concert

Jensen Wainwright

April 21, 2016

UVM’s Books4Equality will be hosting a free benefit concert on the Redstone Green May 4. Books4Equality is a recognized nonprofit organization aimed at providing free textbooks to college students. Live music, good food and a good cause is how director of business affairs for the organization, senior...

‘Star Wars’ takes a detour


April 21, 2016

If you haven’t been living under a rock and have surfed the web recently, you might’ve watched the trailer for the upcoming film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at least once, or in my case, 20 times.The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, known for 2014’s “Godzilla,” and stars Felicity J...

Trio shifts from subways to Higher Ground


Allie Osorno

April 13, 2016

One band is bringing their sound from the subways of New York City to Burlington. Three-man band Moon Hooch is set to play Higher Ground April 22.   The band’s live shows call for a lively dance party featuring James Muschler on drums and Mike Wilbur and Wenzel McGowen on saxophone. Set t...

Bison prepares SpringFest setlist

Student band Bison performs during the March 16 battle of the bands. The group was chosen to open for The Head and the Heart at SpringFest. JEN RAMIREZ/The Vermont Cynic

April 7, 2016

It’s not often one comes across a group of musicians whose music is as tasty as their band name, but Bison is one of those rare bands.The self-described nomadic disco punk rockers will be opening this year’s SpringFest April 30 for Madaila and The Head and the Heart.The band consists of junior K.C. Dressing...

Photography show exhibits community

Addie Beach

April 6, 2016

There’s more to find in the Davis Center than just dining and study space: it might also change the way students view the community. Throughout April, the Davis Center will be hosting a juried photo show to showcase photographers from UVM and the Burlington area.  The exhibit is being organized by the UVM student ...

Wind ensemble creates worldly experience

Wind ensemble creates worldly experience

Ben Elfland

April 6, 2016

Some of Burlington’s most adept musicians will be performing on campus at the end of the week. The Vermont Wind Ensemble will be performing at 7:30 p.m. April 10 in the UVM Music Building Recital Hall, where  they hope to once again impress the audience with their progression as a band. Th...

Artist interprets America

Artist interprets America

March 31, 2016

Art is often up for interpretation, evoking ideas unbounded in space or time. Erik Hougen, a young artist living and working in Brooklyn, describes his new exhibition as taking place in a “floating time period.” “It could have taken place a year ago or 20 years ago, and it could be the story that ta...

Folk group grows brotherhood

Folk quartet Darlingside is pictured. The group will be playing Higher Ground March 31. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBB STEY

Bettina Cataldi

March 23, 2016

Red, mole, chili and green sauces mixed into a bed of chicken and rolled into a corn tortilla form what is commonly known as an enchilada. That’s the delicious metaphor  Auyon Mukharji used to describe the fraternal bond of his band, Darlingside. “We’re so intimately familiar with each other’s childhoods, families, high school experiences and...

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