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A musician’s necessary hiatus causes fan heartbreak

A musician’s necessary hiatus causes fan heartbreak

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

4 days ago

I’m in mourning. Grief, loneliness and isolation surround me. Why, you ask? Mitski has deleted all her social media accounts and announced an “indefinite” break from touring. In reference to a Sept. 7 concert in New York City, Mitski tweeted: “This will be my last show indefinitely, and I...

Burlington’s DIY Basement Shows

Burlington’s DIY Basement Shows

Zoe Schemm, Feature Writer

April 17, 2019

They say if you want something done right, do it yourself. This sentiment finds real world applicability in do-it- yourself venues, establishments with the space and equipment for live music that do not function in the same legitimate arena as official clubs or concert halls. Often taking place in s...

Meet the band: Juicebox

Meet the band: Juicebox

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

In a dimly lit living room on Hyde Street, the seven student musicians that make up Juicebox crowded around a coffee table. Some sat on couches, some sat on the floor. Juicebox, the SpringFest opener, was about to start rehearsal on a snowy April 9 night. Skis were packed into a back corn...

UPB secures rap collective Beast Coast for SpringFest

UPB secures rap collective Beast Coast for SpringFest

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

This year’s SpringFest will put the emphasis in “fest.” Multiple headliners will bring a festival vibe, said sophomore Sean Brewer, a member of the UVM Program Board’s concert commitee.   SpringFest 2019 will be headlined by rap collective Beast Coast. The group is comprised of Joey Bada$$,...

Billie Eilish brings youth and maturity to first album

Billie Eilish brings youth and maturity to first album

Sarah Robinson, Senior Staff Columnist

April 12, 2019

As is always the case, young women are running the pop music scene. From Lady Gaga to Ariana Grande, the biggest pop stars today must think about what songs will please their listeners while still maintaining their individuality and creating art that is meaningful to them. Seventeen-year-old...

Maggie Rogers sings of love and fame in latest album

Maggie Rogers sings of love and fame in latest album

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

I woke up early Jan. 18 to Spotify alerting me to the news I had been waiting for all month: one of my favorite artists had finally released her first album. Needless to say, I spent all morning and all week listening to Maggie Roger’s “Heard It in A Past Life” on repeat.  Roger’s ...

We should all listen to more multilingual pop music

We should all listen to more multilingual pop music

Sarah Robinson, Culture Columnist

December 7, 2018

Lili Traviato The use of Spanish in American music has, until recently, only appeared sparingly in music’s top charts.   This is despite there being 40.5 million Spanish speakers in the U.S, according to a March 2018 CNN article. Cardi B’s song “I Like It” featuring Puerto Rican rappe...

The Grapevine – Zest Acapella Group Interview

The Grapevine – Zest Acapella Group Interview

Holly Coughlan, Multimedia Reporter

December 5, 2018

Get to know members of Zest - one of UVM's co-ed acapella groups.

Burlington On Vinyl

Burlington On Vinyl

Beth Goodwin, Feature Writer

November 14, 2018

Caroline Slack The music scene in Burlington is thriving; there are live gigs every weekend in quirky venues from house shows to ArtsRiot. Music is a huge part of the city’s creative and cultural pulse. At the core of the scene is the presence of vinyl. Burlington boasts three record stores: Burlington Records, ...

Pep band brings energy & enthusiasm

Pep band brings energy & enthusiasm

Amanda Anderson, Staff Writer

October 13, 2018

Although Gutterson Fieldhouse is mostly empty on a Wednesday evening, music, lights and action fill the gym. Instead of cheering fans, empty instrument cases lay scattered over the bleachers. Musicians dance with their instruments, rocking back and forth and up and down.  The Catamount Pep Ban...

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist

June 3, 2018

Natalie Portman was seated upon a platform stage in the Arena of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Cambridge when the noise started. Hundreds of baffled festival-goers watched her engage in a Malcolm X-dedicated spoken-word performance while a strange, silent short film from 1930 called “Hell-B...

Best of Burlington

Best of Burlington

Culture Staff

May 9, 2018

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and with Burlington there are so many unique places to explore. To get you started, the Culture staff rounded up ten of our favorite spots.   Best Music Venue: Radio Bean - This self-described “bohemian utopia” features live music from bot...

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