The Vermont Cynic

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


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

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


Filed under Arts, Culture

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


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Culture

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


Filed under Arts, Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

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


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Life, Life Regular

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...

L/L community puts on annual festival

L/L community puts on annual festival

Izzy Seidman, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

On one of the first true days of spring, a residential community brought student artists into the light for the annual Furious Festival. “We’re not used to playing in the light,” said junior Caroline Franks, guitarist for Father Figuer, one of the bands that performed during the festival...

Rain doesn’t dampen SpringFest fun

Rain doesn’t dampen SpringFest fun

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

Glitter-covered UVM Program Board members scanned tickets as the crowd filed in to Jeffords parking lot. SpringFest 2018 started at 2 p.m. April 28. It was sixty-five degrees and sunny as a sea of students milled around the stage.   They waited in anticipation for Adventure Dog, UPB’s ...

Hit rapper deserves criticism

Hit rapper deserves criticism

Dahlia Maleh, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

Music media and its consumers are facing a moral dilemma:  whether they can continue to separate artists from art. XXXTentacion’s 2018 album title, “?” fits for how he should be looked at as an artist:  with question and caution. To call the Florida rapper problematic is an understateme...

Adventure Dog to open for SpringFest

Adventure Dog to open for SpringFest

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Culture

Wires snaked around the feet of the band as they walked into their rehearsal space, a chaotic basement littered with craft beer cans, amps and drum kits. Amps were pulled up to sit on as senior Andrew Tonra, guitarist and vocalist of Adventure Dog, began to speak. Adventure Dog won UVM Program Bo...

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

Student artists can be found all over campus. Culture writer Sarah Robinson sat down with a few to talk about their work and get their take on the arts at UVM. First years Riya Padukone and Keerthi Onkaram are dancers from New Hampshire. They grew up together and are roomates. Onkaram specializes in classica...

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