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Opinion staff: Cynical Halloween Tunes

Opinion staff: Cynical Halloween Tunes
Opinion Staff October 30, 2020

As an emo kid at heart, “IT is the end” by metalcore band Ice Nine Kills is the best halloween song. While it was hard to pick between their other songs from their horror movie inspired album,...

Male rappers are more than their music

Male rappers are more than their music
Sophie Oehler, Cynic Columnist October 23, 2020

May, 2017. Long Island born rapper Lil Peep is due to take the stage at his concert in Los Angeles. Well, if he can find it. He’s clearly disoriented, reaching out through a drug induced haze to anyone...

Try not listening to music, your mood may improve

Try not listening to music, your mood may improve
Sam Jefferson, Cynic Columnist October 22, 2020

It was a Friday morning, and it looked like I was going to be late to my international relations class. I grabbed my water bottle, notebook and Dentyne spearmint gum and rushed out the door, only to realize...

‘Folklore’ is market motivated ‘queerbaiting’

'Folklore' is market motivated 'queerbaiting'
Sophia Venturo, Assistant Culture Editor October 9, 2020

In late July, I heard  that Taylor Swift was releasing a surprise double album called “folklore,” a dreamy indie record with a black-and-white album cover showing a whimsical treeline. It set my teeth...

How COVID-19 changed popular music

How COVID-19 changed popular music
Connor Adams, Staff Writer September 24, 2020

The coronavirus has forced music to evolve within the walls of quarantine into an anomaly exclusive to 2020. Artists have had to find new ways to produce their music in our socially-distanced world....

The issue with posthumously released albums

The issue with posthumously released albums
Connor Adams, Culture Columnist February 20, 2020

Posthumously-released albums may seem like a noble idea to continue an artist’s spirit, but more often than not, they disrespect what the artist would want. Once an artist dies their name becomes...

Burlington native Ace$world writes his own raps

Senior Andrew “Ace” Trainor-Clark stands against a tree outside the Davis center, Feb. 6. Trainor-Clark’s music is produced by Burlington-based producer Rajit Sachdeva.
Natalie Charron, Staff Writer February 14, 2020

Rapper Ace$world was “born light, light as a feather.” Senior Andrew “Ace” Trainor-Clark, who records his rap music under the name “Ace$world, puts his finished work on Apple Music and Spotify.  Trainor-Clark...

New album by Alex G is the epitome of mediocrity

New album by Alex G is the epitome of mediocrity
Connor Adams, Culture Columnist October 5, 2019

“House of Sugar” has potential to be a solid album, but track after track it fails to deliver. Alex G has been an indie superstar from his humble beginnings on bandcamp to collaborations with Frank...

Grand Point North attracts artists from near and far

Burlington based music group, The Bubs, performs at Grand Point North, Sept. 15. The festival hosted 17 musical acts, including UVM senior Lili Traviato under the stage name Princess Nostalgia.
Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

Local musicians took the stage on the waterfront, bringing the community together downtown.  The ninth annual Grand Point North music festival, organized by musician and Vermont native Grace Potter,...

Burlington’s Father Figuer opens at Higher Ground

Father Figuer performs at ArtsRiot, May 2018. The UVM rock band performed at Higher Ground, a music venue in South Burlington, Sept. 16.
Griffin Jones, Staff Writer September 25, 2019

The lights faded and the crowd gathered as the music blared into the cold night.  Higher Ground, a music venue in South Burlington, hosted the Virginia based band Illiterate Light and UVM’s own rock...

“Norman Fucking Rockwell” sets this autumn’s mood

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer September 19, 2019

Look no further for the complement to your full-stop fall melancholy.  On her sixth studio album “Norman Fucking Rockwell,” Lana Del Rey is born again from the ashes of reckless abandonment and...

Otis attracts UVM students

(Image courtesy of Benjamin Collins) Students stand in front of the stage at the annual Otis Mountain Get Down, Sept. 7. The festival, which has been happening since 2012, takes place in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.
Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer September 18, 2019

Among the abundance of beanies and flannels was a large group of UVM students able to put their affinity for the outdoors to good use. Attendees made their way up the mountains in Elizabethtown, New...

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