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Boston horn duo returns to steal Nectar’s spotlight

Boston horn duo returns to steal Nectar’s spotlight

Ben Elfland

February 24, 2016

Despite the chilly weather, one band is sure to heat up the night this Friday. The Hornitz will be performing Feb. 26 at 10:30 p.m. at Nectar’s, a stage they said is one of the best in the country.   The duo, made up of Stoobaka Dashiki and Friendship, boasts, “the biggest, baddest party-funk experie...

Girl group gets in gear for Burlington

Greta Bjornson

February 17, 2016

Sisterhood is a source of power for one Brooklyn-based band. The four women who make up TEEN are set to perform in Burlington Feb. 25 at Signal Kitchen. The alternative rock band is currently touring to promote their third album, “Love Yes,” which will be released Feb. 19 with Carpark...

Electronic jam band returns to Higher Ground

Izzy Schechter

January 27, 2016

Concert goers next week will be pulled in by the hypnotic music of one popular electronic jam band.      At Higher Ground Feb. 3, Lotus will bring a harmonious mix of “emotion and party vibes,” band member Luke Miller said. Lotus has been playing for about 14 years and has maintained a solid fanbase by tou...

Through the cold, local writers read their stories

Catie Owen

December 11, 2015

Winter is coming, but despite the cold, local Burlington artists are celebrating. The 11th annual showing of “Winter Tales” by the Vermont Stage theatre company will take place at the Flynn Dec. 9 - 13. The show will include pro- fessional readings of stories and poems by local novel...

Nectar’s celebrates four decades

Nectar’s celebrates four decades

Izzy Schechter

December 10, 2015

For the first time in 10 years, a UVM band is reuniting to “bring the magic” to a local music venue’s anniversary bluegrass showcase. Burlington-based eclectic bluegrass band Smokin’ Grass will reunite to play their first show in 10 years to honor Nectar’s 40th anniversary Dec....

Ballet takes a crack at a classic

Ballet takes a crack at a classic

Jensen Wainwright

December 9, 2015

‘The Nutcracker” will once again bring the world of classical ballet to Burlington. The production, dubbed “Vermont’s Own Nutcracker,” will run Dec. 19 and 20 at the Flynn Center, where it has been held for the past seven years. The ballet, which will be performed by dancer...

July Talk Preview

<p>July Talk Preview</p>

November 19, 2015

A gritty, edgy and innovative sound is coming to the Higher Ground stage this month. Canadian rock band July Talk will play on Nov. 16, alongside Little Hurricane and the John Daly Trio. July Talk formed in 2012 after vocalist and guitarist Peter Dreimanis’s exodus from his former band. “It was baptism...

Dopapod Preview 

<p>Dopapod Preview </p>

November 19, 2015

Dopapod, a funk-rock band, will be performing at Higher Ground at 9 p.m. Friday Nov. 13.“We throw ourselves into the jam band genre. We’re funk-rock that improvises a lot with heavy, almost progressive rock and electronic elements,” Scotty Zwang, who plays drums for the band, said. Zwang is the mo...

Band tours for their new album

Band tours for their new album

Emily Daroga

November 17, 2015

A psychedelic techno group returning to Higher Ground Nov. 15. Papadosio is touring for their new album, “Extras in A Movie,” released earlier this year carrying a very orchestral and cerebral yet jammy vibe. The upcoming show will be showcasing a lot of new material, drummer Mike Heal...

Artists returning for first headlining tour 

<p>Artists returning for first headlining tour </p>

Allie Osorno

November 15, 2015

An up-and-coming electronic artist will return to Burlington for his first headlining tour. Kill Paris, aka Corey Baker, will perform at Higher Ground Nov. 20. Kill Paris is debuting his new album, “Galaxies Between Us” this tour. Though he began playing guitar at the age of 15, Baker has since branc...

‘Futurebirds’ come to Burlington

‘Futurebirds’ come to Burlington

Izzy Schechter

November 15, 2015

Psychedelic country band Futurebirds will be bringing their Southern-infused sound up north to Higher Ground Thursday, Nov. 5. The group, based in Athens, Georgia, is characterized by their spacey twang. “We strive to always bring energy into everything we do onstage,” guitarist Carter King said. Since it is impossible ...

Madaila Preview 

October 28, 2015

Four bands will take over Burlington’s ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center for a spooky Halloween dance party Oct. 31.Madaila, a five-piece, Vermont-raised group of “dance-rock-pop-juggernauts,” is headlining the event. “When we play in town we do it big,” lead vocalist and guitarist Ma...

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