The Vermont Cynic

Pop artist performs bland set

Emily Daroga

December 3, 2015

A room filled with high- heeled preteens and dads set the tone for Thursday night’s show at Higher Ground. Even though he’s an acclaimed pop musician, Nate Ruess is just another uncreative pop star who has too big of an ego for the music he makes and the show he puts on...

Dopapod Preview 

<p>Dopapod Preview </p>

November 19, 2015

Dopapod, a funk-rock band, will be performing at Higher Ground at 9 p.m. Friday Nov. 13.“We throw ourselves into the jam band genre. We’re funk-rock that improvises a lot with heavy, almost progressive rock and electronic elements,” Scotty Zwang, who plays drums for the band, said. Zwang is the mo...

Band tours for their new album

<strong> The band brings their distinct sound to Higher Ground on November 15th. </strong>

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...

Underachievers review 

<strong> Even the performers called out the crowd for their rude behavior. </strong>

November 16, 2015

One thing that I have learned from attending a multitude of concerts is that a crowd can make or break the experience. I’ve never seen such a pathetic excuse of a crowd at The Underachievers concert this past Friday. It was so awful that the duo themselves called the crowd out several times during thei...

‘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 ...

“Emancipator” Review 

Allie Osorno

October 25, 2015

Fall is here, which means Higher Ground’s coat check was in full effect Wednesday night. The box office line was crowded all the way to the door with people trying to buy last minute tickets to see electronic producer Emancipator, which surprisingly wasn’t sold out. The venue was scatte...

Duo drops double night of dance in Burly

Duo drops double night of dance in Burly

February 24, 2015

Two college friends have taken over the electronic music scene with slow, psychedelic beats and crowd-rocking sounds.   When BeachesBeaches and CatacombKid work together, they form the chill, trippy, but also hardcore, bass slamming, EDM creating machine known as Odesza.The duo is coming to Higher...

Musician creates a solo sound for fans

Allie Osorno

February 24, 2015

Some musicians can do it all, from cozy living room shows to big festival performances. Chadwick Stokes, member of Dispatch and State Radio, is coming to Higher Ground Feb. 26 to debut his solo album, “The Horse Comanche.” The idea for “The Horse Comanche” was formed during Stokes’ Living Ro...

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