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Boston horn duo returns to steal Nectar’s spotlight

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

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...

Musician inspired by activism

<strong> Guthrie Galileo, a California-based alternative R&B producer plays Nectar’s Feb. 10. The artist is currently touring for his new album, “The Ifandbut.” </strong>

Bettina Cataldi

February 16, 2016

Inspiration comes from the most peculiar of places, and one UVM senior has discovered it in the heart of the world’s cultural and social issues. Guthrie Galileo, a senior Latin American studies major, has been producing different forms of music since the age of 11.  The current manifestation of ...

Student band gets into the groove

Student band gets into the groove

Jensen Wainwright

February 2, 2016

It’s groovy, it’s punk, it’s reggae, it’s metal, it’s MELON. MELON is a Burlington-based cover band that has been together since August 2015. Even though MELON songs contain many jam band elements, don’t get them confused with a typical jam band. They capture different elements of e...

Funk band boils up Burly

<strong> Erick “E.D.” Coomes, lead singer of the funk and jazz group Lettuce, plays Higher Ground Jan. 20. The band is currently on tour to pro- mote their new album, “Crush.” </strong>

January 26, 2016

Higher Ground pulsated with the enormous sound of a seven-piece band Jan. 20. As the band Lettuce rocked their sizzling grooves, the audience brought the sold out venue to a boil with energetic dancing.Standing in the front row, a cool, comfortable microclimate, I reached out behind me to give a fri...

Folk artist sells out at Signal Kitchen

<strong> Vermont folk musician Anais Mitchell plays Signal Kitchen Dec. 5. Mitchell is currently on tour for her seventh album, “Xoa.” </strong>

December 8, 2015

On a rainy Wednesday night, Vermont’s own folk singer and songwriter played a sold-out show at Signal Kitchen.Anais Mitchell is reminiscent of a modern-day Joni Mitchell, with a softer voice that’s innocent like a child’s, but doesn’t escape the tone of someone who has seen a hardship or two...

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December 4, 2015

There is no greater feeling than starting off your Thanksgiving break with a rocking concert.Friday night, Higher Ground was filled with lots of bass, trippy lighting and a party atmosphere for the crowd to enjoy, thanks to producer Kill Paris.Kill Paris made sure the crowd was having a great Friday nigh...

The Internet at Signal Kitchen

October 11, 2015

If you have never heard of Odd Future or Tyler the Creator, then you’ve missed some truly artful hip hop. Tyler, specifically, has been brought into the spotlight for his satirical crudeness. His tracks are either rowdy and full of hyperbolic violence towards women and himself, or serious reflection...

Ying Yang Twins Come to UVM

In Defense of the Ying Yang Twins DAYNA WYCKOFF/The Vermont Cynic

October 9, 2015

In the Harris-Millis dining hall last week, I overheard a snippet of conversation above the din of the crowd. "Are you going to see the Ying Yang Brothers?" asked a voice directly behind me."Nah, they're, like, outdated," said the voice’s counterpart. Both voices had the lilting, spliff-cured huskiness that...

Frontman performs on the sidelines

October 6, 2015

While most frontmen take the stage representing their band, one artist took a more modest approach to his performance. Toro y Moi walked onto Higher Ground’s funkadelic stage decorated with bright neon lights Sept. 29. Musical genius Chaz Bundick, the man responsible for most of Toro y Moi’s recorded mu...

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