The Vermont Cynic

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...

Breaking into the scene: a guide to getting started in music

Junior Ben Schnier drums in the amphitheater at last year’s Furious Festival April 21. “It’s hard being a student musician, so it’s important to ask yourself  ‘do you want to do this?’” said Drew Steinberg ’18, former manager of and guitar player in the student band Jeddy.

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

December 6, 2018

There’s so much a student can do to get involved in the music scene at UVM and in Burlington that it might be intimidating for those who don’t quite know where to begin. While the campus is well known for fostering a creative environment, getting started in the music scene isn’t always easy. H...

Adventure Dog to open for SpringFest

Winner of UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands, Adventure Dog performed March 24 at Nectars on Main Street. The band will open for Playboy Carti at this year’s SpringFest April 28.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018

Wires snaked around the feet of the band as they walked into their rehearsal space, a chaotic basement littered with craft beer cans, amps and drum kits. Amps were pulled up to sit on as senior Andrew Tonra, guitarist and vocalist of Adventure Dog, began to speak. Adventure Dog won UVM Program Bo...

Music Making for the Masses

MAX MCCURDY. B-Side. Del Water Gap performing in Burlington.

Max Mccurdy

March 9, 2017

It is genuinely hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy listening to music. It’s quite a bit easier to find someone who doesn’t play music. While factors such as lack of interest or time might play a part in this gap, the disconnect between listening and playing music is surely due to the di...

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