The Vermont Cynic

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...

Steve Gunn’s openers

October 24, 2015

A duo of accomplished guitarists, who record their music off the cuff over a couple of beers in an attic, will be strumming up Signal Kitchen.James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg will be opening for Steve Gunn Oct. 26.Elkington, although living in Chicago for the past fifteen years, originally grew up ...

Collin’s Roar: Benefit Concert for Cystic Fibrosis

Emily Daroga

October 23, 2015

Some people live an entire lifetime without finding their driving passion, but this was not the case for Collin Reynolds, member of local Burlington band, As We Were. He found his calling in drumming at a young age and pursued it until his death from cystic fibrosis this past year. On Oct. 25, ...

Musicians share the stage

October 15, 2015

From the dark depths of an off-campus basement five friends got together to form a band. What they created was the “creature” known as Tar Iguana. The members met during their time at UVM and are still around looking to introduce their innovative sound. “The hardest part in being part of a ban...

Hit comedian to perform at the Flynn

Colin Hekimian

October 13, 2015

One comedian has built a career with a clean style of comedy. His special, “Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall,” is the first of its kind to be broadcast live on Comedy Central.    “Doing stand-up is a rush to begin with.  Being in Radio City Music Hall, which is a venue I’ve never ...

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