The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

What keeps Taylor Swift up at night: A “Midnights” album review

What keeps Taylor Swift up at night: A “Midnights” album review

Keagan Lafferty, Culture Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Positive, negative or in-between—what keeps you up at night?  Whatever your answer may be, Taylor Swift understands. A listen to “Midnights,” her newest album, will perfectly put those late-night...

Noah Kahan ushers in the “Stick Season” at Higher Ground

Noah Kahan ushers in the “Stick Season” at Higher Ground

Keely Ehnstrom, Culture Staff Writer November 8, 2022

The season of the sticks lurks in the shadows of each falling leaf. Luckily, someone wrote a New England guide of what to expect.  Noah Kahan released his album “Stick Season” Oct. 14 and two weekends...

Culture staff recommends: Five albums to listen to this week

Culture staff recommends: Five albums to listen to this week

Culture Staff October 31, 2022

“Sunflower” by Briston Maroney – Keagan Lafferty This past July, I met 24-year-old singer-songwriter Briston Maroney after he played an opening set for Rainbow Kitten Suprise at Red Rocks Amphitheater...

Staff Recommends: What we listened to over the summer

Culture Staff August 30, 2022

“Country Squire” by Tyler Childers – Avery DeLisle Country music has, sometimes understandably, gotten a bad rap for its cheesy sound and overly-patriotic themes. While I can understand why, the...

Culture Staff Recommends: What to do while procrastinating studying for finals

Culture Staff May 3, 2022

Watch “Russian Doll” – Anna Berg “Russian Doll” is a mind-bending show that goes far beyond your typical time travel story, and Netflix released a second season April 20. The series stars...

SpringFest headliner SAINt JHN stands on stage April 23.

SAINt JHN performs; offers edible to student

Bridget Mackie, Culture Staff Writer April 25, 2022

SpringFest headliner SAINt JHN offered a cannabis edible to whoever could sing his song in its entirety, after arriving 55 minutes late due to technical difficulties, he said.   SpringFest returned...

Higher Ground on Williston Road in South Burlington.

UVM band shares spot as opener for “Love, Kelly” concert

Alicia Wolfram, Culture Staff Writer April 14, 2022

UVM band Blu Pak and Castleton singer Tyler Serrani will open for the April 16 “Love, Kelly” hip-hop show after tying in an Instagram competition, said Kelly Butts-Spirito, independent music video...

McAuley Kart singer Kaia Ellis, a sophomore, sings during their set April 1.

Meet the Battle of the Bands finalists

April 4, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated 12:54 Oct. 3 to correct the last name of a performer. After three preliminary rounds, an eclectic group of four bands battled it out for the opportunity open for...

The Opening Note: Tall Travis and The Beanie Babies / Hillbilly Guitarist

Katie Monacella, Podcast Host December 1, 2021

Tall Travis is a folk band comprised of several UVM students. They released their first album "Travis is Out There" and continue to be a quintessential representation of UVM's folk scene. In this episode,...

The Opening Note:

Katie Monacella, Podcast Host October 28, 2021

Moondogs is the project of UVM Senior Will Sturcke. You'll commonly find Will and his band filling local basements with their 70's inspired songs woven between long, creative jams. In this episode, Host...

Are vinyl records pointless?

Are vinyl records pointless?

Jude Roberts , staff writer May 12, 2021

Though vinyl has made a comeback recently, there are far better and more convenient options for today’s listeners. Vinyl record sales were the highest they'd been in over a decade in 2020. The “vinyl...

Lil Nas X isnt responsible for what kids see, parents are

Lil Nas X isn’t responsible for what kids see, parents are

Gabby Felitto, Opinion editor April 14, 2021

A week ago, Lil Nas X dropped the music video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Names),” and many parents are getting their panties in a bunch. The video depicts Lil Nas X as Eve in the garden of Eden,...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Music