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Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Eleanor Webster and Jordan Mitchell

March 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

“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

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...

Music builds and breaks female stereotypes

Music builds and breaks female stereotypes

Autumn Lee, Cynic Correspondent

September 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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