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Battle of the Bands shows off student talent

Rapper Prince Lood performs during the Battle of the Bands competition, March 4. Lood opened the third night of the three-night competition.

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Brennan's Pub & Bistro on most nights is a laid-back atmosphere for students to get food and hang out with their friends.  UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands preliminary rounds took place March 2-4 in Brennan’s. Thirteen bands competed for four spots at the finals. On March 11, President...

Juicebox wins Battle of the Bands

Sophomore bassist Jackson Halus of the band Boys Cruise plays at UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands Finale March 23 at Nectar’s. During their set, Boys Cruise pulled stunts such as coming on stage on one another’s shoulders in a trench coat and smearing themselves in fake blood, which they said was President Tom Sullivan’s.

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Student bands performed original songs and smeared themselves in fake blood while posters of legends like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley hung on the walls. UVM Program Board hosted its annual Battle of the Bands Finale from 5 to 7 p.m. March 23 at Nectar’s. Stumble Street, Boys Cruise, Juicebox a...

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

The band Adventure Dog performs at the UVM Program Board Battle of the Bands March 24.

Eleanor Webster and Jordan Mitchell

March 28, 2018

Rapper Playboi Carti will headline SpringFest, according to UPB’s announcement at Battle of the Bands March 24. UPB did not reveal to the winner of the event due to time constraints. “We were told we had to clear out of Nectar’s, and didn’t have time to make a clear decision,” said sophomore Tay...

Bands battle for the SpringFest stage

Self-described nomadic disco punk trio Bison performs at Battle of the Bands March 18. The group won the chance to be the opening act at SpringFest. Jen Ramirez/The Vermont Cynic

Jensen Wainwright

March 24, 2016

The UVM Battle of The Bands drew an enthusiastic crowd to campus and downtown this week. The event kicked off March 14 in Brennan’s Pub in the Davis Center and culminated with a final battle March 18 at Club Metronome. The winner of the battle, Bison, will open for The Head and the Heart at...

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