The Vermont Cynic

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...

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

WRUV

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Reviews

Looking to update your Spotify playlist? Need some new tunes for your next dance party? WRUV has got you covered with their top artists of the week. Yo La Tengo Frankie Cosmos Bahamas Young Fathers Caroline Rose Dent May Nap Eyes The Brian Jonestown Massacre Loma Alvvays ...

Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Whenever I attend a concert, the aftermath is the only thing I remember clearly: running up cement staircases into cement garages, holding onto a new t-shirt and sweating. My mind always unable to catch up with itself, spinning from the lights, the sounds and the stage. These were the events that unfolded after I ...

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Eleanor Webster and Jordan Mitchell

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Headliners, Multimedia, Uncategorized, Videos

Rapper Playboi Carti will headline SpringFest, according to UPB’s announcement at Battle of the Bands March 24. UPB did not reveal to the winner of the event due to time constraints. “We were told we had to clear out of Nectar’s, and didn’t have time to make a clear decision,” said sophomore Tay...

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

Dahlia Maleh, Arts Columnist

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

ZZ Ward made her way back to Burlington this past Presidents Day at 9 p.m. Feb. 18 at Higher Ground. The long wait standing on the dance floor for her to arrive on stage was worth it. Fans showed up for the show; it was a packed house. The concert-goers ranged from teens to the middle-aged. All ...

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

It takes real musicianship to set a song apart from other mainstream tunes. Burlington can expect a refreshment from cliche electro-pop next Monday. The musician Ashe, a Berklee College of Music graduate, is returning to New England Feb. 12. Her show at Higher Ground is a part of her tour with ...

Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

Men in biker vests and college students in flannel sit clustered on Nectar’s barstools. Neon disco balls flash gently. The smell of craft beer stings. It’s been 30 minutes of waiting and shouted small talk attempted over the sound check, but when the first guitar notes hit the amps, the energy ...

What do UVM students listen to during sex?

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

“There was the time I was dry humped to Simon & Garfunkel's ‘Sound of Silence,’” first-year Garet Ewing said. Putting on some tunes to set the mood can make or break an intimate situation. The emergence of music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music have increased the number o...

Birthday party celebrates Radio Bean’s commitment to young musicians

Birthday party celebrates Radio Bean’s commitment to young musicians

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

More than 90 musical acts came together recently in honor of a downtown venues 17th birthday. Radio Bean celebrated the anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 4. The party kicked off at 8am and ended at 2am the next morning, serving free pancakes until 10 a.m. and free coffee all day. Originally opened...

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