The Vermont Cynic

Music builds and breaks female stereotypes

Music builds and breaks female stereotypes

Autumn Lee, Cynic Correspondent

September 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Life

Seven years old, in the back seat of my family’s Dodge Stratus, headphones blasting, “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” I was thinking to myself I could be the next big pop star. As I sang out loud, my dad turned to my mom, upset I was listening to music he deemed “too sexy” and disrespectful to...

Student adds to musical tradition

Student adds to musical tradition

Sarah Robinson

September 20, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

A bass, a sax, a synthesizer, a drum machine and boundless creative energy: these are the five key components that went into UVM sophomore Cameron Gilmour’s latest release. Gilmour released his debut EP “Sleeping Minds” Aug. 19 with five completely self-made songs. The idea of students producing...

Hip-hop boy band takes personal approach to new album

September 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

America has never been more ready for a new boyband, and BROCKHAMPTON is ready to fill that void in all our hearts. The 15-member ensemble changes the standards for what a rap group should be in 2017. Only 45 days after dropping their first album, “Saturation I,” they blessed their fans with...

A Night Out with Rose Street Collective

A Night Out with Rose Street Collective

Frances King

February 14, 2017


Filed under Features

Snapping their fingers under lights of purple, blue, and yellow hues, Julia Spelman, Lilly Dukich and Erika Polner spend the majority of a Friday night set perfecting harmonies as a powerful vocal trio, while reserving a few songs for solo performances highlighting individual strengths.  Rose Street Collective,...

The deafening truth about millennial tunes

The deafening truth about millennial tunes

Lily Spechler

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s no wonder millennials are so uninformed. We can’t hear a damn thing. Doctors warn that the access to loud music through earphones will lead to a generation with hearing loss. One billion young people are at risk of hearing loss because of personal audio devices and damaging level...

Where to get your music fix in Burlington

Camilla Broccolo

September 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life

Remember those summer days? The warm sun hitting your face, wind blowing and you’re swaying to the amazing live music. The classic image of any person at a summer concert. As sad as it is, outdoor concert and festival season is officially over and the great tunes are moving indoors. The musi...

FallFest artist picked by students

September 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The lineup for this year’s FallFest has been locked in and the genre is hip-hop, junior Jack Hockman, a concert committee member for UVM Program Board, said. Students will be working around the clock from Oct. 13 until after the concert has ended Oct. 14, he said. “I’ll be on call ...

Reviving Rock Classics with the Sheepdogs

Reviving Rock Classics with the Sheepdogs

Maggie Richardson

April 26, 2016


Filed under Features

      ‘70s rock and roll lives on, and not just on Beatles-filled throwback playlists. With sweet harmonies and classic three-chord guitar rhythms, Ontario based rock outfit the Sheepdogs are reviving the genre’s golden years.         The band released their fifth studio album “Fu...

SpringFest receives a change in venue

Bryan O'Keefe

April 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Construction has forced SpringFest to relocate to a more concrete area of campus.   This year’s artist of choice, The Head and the Heart, will perform in the Jeffords Hall parking lot April 30. In years past, the concert has been held on the green outside the recently demolished Chittenden/...

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

Frances King

March 16, 2016


Filed under Features

Because of the WRUV graveyard shifts, the Davis Center is the UVM facility that never sleeps. The graveyards, late night shifts reserved for new and training DJ’s,  are a mixture of scary and fun, said first-year Ashley Claude. Though being in the Davis Center late at night can be a bit daun...

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Frances King

February 6, 2016


Filed under Features

    Cricket Blue makes exactly the kind of music you would expect when you hear their name.     The folk duo is comprised of Middlebury College alumni Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith, who play what they have deemed “botanical, spooky, umbilically-resonant folk.” With soft vocal harmonies and ca...

Through the cold, local writers read their stories

Catie Owen

December 11, 2015


Filed under Arts, Previews

Winter is coming, but despite the cold, local Burlington artists are celebrating. The 11th annual showing of “Winter Tales” by the Vermont Stage theatre company will take place at the Flynn Dec. 9 - 13. The show will include pro- fessional readings of stories and poems by local novel...

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