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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Sitting in: The rehearsal process of student bands

Sitting in: The rehearsal process of student bands

Keagan Lafferty, Culture Staff Writer 9:00 am

Since coming to UVM, I’ve spent many weekend nights crammed in a smelly, unfinished basement or in a backyard downtown as an exciting and talented group of college musicians performs for a crowd.  Following...

Literally underground: Problems with accessibility in UVM’s band scene

Literally underground: Problems with accessibility in UVM’s band scene

Ashna Hille, Culture Staff Writer November 14, 2022

It’s dark and sweaty. There’s a concerning smell of mold in the air, but you don’t care. Music is blaring from the amplifier next to you and a mildly attractive guitarist is riffing on the band's...

Liza-Marie Phillip engages community with positive art

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy October 24, 2022

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed in news last week. In this edition, we take a deeper dive into Burlington-based artist Liza-Marie Phillip's...

McAuley Kart singer Kaia Ellis, a sophomore, sings during their set April 1.

Meet the Battle of the Bands finalists

April 4, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated 12:54 Oct. 3 to correct the last name of a performer. After three preliminary rounds, an eclectic group of four bands battled it out for the opportunity open for...

The Opening Note: Tall Travis and The Beanie Babies / Hillbilly Guitarist

Katie Monacella, Podcast Host December 1, 2021

Tall Travis is a folk band comprised of several UVM students. They released their first album "Travis is Out There" and continue to be a quintessential representation of UVM's folk scene. In this episode,...

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