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Band tours for their new album

 The band brings their distinct sound to Higher Ground on November 15th.

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 

Artists returning for first headlining tour 

Allie Osorno

November 16, 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 16, 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 ...

Wood Artisan Reveals His Prison Experience 

Autumn Benjamin

October 13, 2015

When you look into Jeremy Mackenzie’s eyes, you would never know he spent eight years in prison. His artwork tells another story, one of victory and hope, of freedom and devotion. It tells his story.   “Hidden Blueprints” is a collection of wood carvings, located in the Amy E. Tarrant Galler...

French musician to mix it up in Burly

October 13, 2015

 Hailing from a small town in the north of France and working as a radio host in a suburb of Paris, this artist has since put out three award-winning albums and perform in over 65 countries.  Wax Tailor, known to his friends as Jean-Christophe Le Saoût, is a multifaceted musician with several a...

Burlesque tour breezes into Vermont

Izzy Schechter

October 6, 2015

When most people think “burlesque,” the word “geeky” usually does not come to mind. However, the world’s geekiest burlesque yet, will take over Higher Ground Oct. 16. The show is performed by SuicideGirls, a community of “alternatively beautiful” women that exists both online and performs...

Band to experiment with visuals

Jill Brookes

September 23, 2015

An up-and-coming indie folk band engages the listener on a journey that they both hear, and see. Fans will witness Lord Huron’s mastery of sight and sound at Higher Ground Sept. 22. This will be their second appearance in Burlington. Ben Schneider, the band’s founder and frontman, draws on his backgrou...

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