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SpringFest lineup announced

Seattle indie folk band The Head and the Heart is pictured. The group will be performing at Spring- Fest along with student band Bison April 30. PHOTO COURTESY OF CURTIS MILLARD

Greta Bjornson

March 22, 2016

The University Program Board announced the folk band The Head and the Heart will be headlining this year’s SpringFest. The annual concert is scheduled for April 30 and is set to take place in the Jeffords parking lot with local band Madaila opening. The Head and the Heart was chosen for the eve...

Comedian returning to Burly for round two

Stand up comedian Kyle Kinane performing a set. Kinane will be performing at the Vermont Comedy club March 18 and 19.

Ben Elfland

March 16, 2016

One comedian is most easily recognized by his voice. Kyle Kinane has been the voice of Comedy Central for the last five years, doing on-air announcements in addition to frequent appearances on “Bob’s Burgers” and “Drunk History.” For Kinane, comedy has been a long battle. He began his...

Musician curates monumental sound

Musician curates monumental sound

Ben Elfland

March 3, 2016

Four musicians are taking on the task of capturing the sound of a 30-artist ensemble. Wrekmeister Harmonies is an experimental music collective with only one permanent member that features the work of many other artists. The group will be playing at Nectar’s March 7 as part of the venue’s Metal Mon...

Instrumental band preps for Nectar’s

Instrumental band preps for Nectar’s

March 1, 2016

Instrumental rock fusion group TAUK will be performing at Higher Ground March 2.Guitarist and alumnus Matt Jalbert said he, bassist Charlie Dolan and pianist Alric “AC” Carter became friends in middle school, and have been playing music together ever since. “We’ve always had some sort of band ...

Boston horn duo returns to steal Nectar’s spotlight

Burlington-based psychedelic progressive trip-hop band Binger practices Feb. 18.  JEN RAMIREZ/The Vermont Cynic

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 Bar and Lounge on Main Street is pictured Oct. 11. Nectar’s was bought by Nector Rorris in 1975 and has hosted bands like Phish and Grace Potter.

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

 (Front to Back) Vermont Ballet Theater School dancers Allie Zouck, Katherine Lawton and Amy Katz rehearse for the troupe’s performance of “The Nutcracker.”

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

 Canadian rock band July Talk will play on Nov. 16

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 

Dopapod Preview 

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...

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