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Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

March 16, 2016

Because of the WRUV graveyard shifts, the Davis Center is the UVM facility that never sleeps. The gr...

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

February 6, 2016

    Cricket Blue makes exactly the kind of music you would expect when you hear their name.     The...

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 novelists and members of the Y...

<p>Folk artist sells out at Signal Kitchen</p>

Folk artist sells out at Signal Kitchen

December 8, 2015

On a rainy Wednesday night, Vermont’s own folk singer and songwriter played a sold-out show at Signal...

<p>Spotlight on The Monkey House </p>

Spotlight on The Monkey House 

November 19, 2015

A small venue in downtown Winooski has been attracting UVM students who are looking for an alternative at...

<p>Spotlight on the</p><p>Baha Men</p>

Spotlight on the

Baha Men

November 19, 2015

Every artist has a tough time following up their best work, when I asked Dyson Knight of the Baha Men how you follow up a huge hit like “Who Let the Dogs Out,” h...

Band tours for their new album

Band tours for their new album

November 17, 2015

A psychedelic techno group returning to Higher Ground Nov. 15. Papadosio is touring for their new album, “Extras in A Movie,” released earlier this year carr...

Madaila Preview 

October 28, 2015

Filed under Arts, Previews

Four bands will take over Burlington’s ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center for a spooky Halloween dance party Oct. 31.Madaila, a five-piece, Vermont-raised group of “dance-rock-pop-juggernauts,” is headlining the event. “When we play in town we do it big,” lead vocalist and guitarist Mark Daly said. “[The show] ...

Modest Mouse Hits Burlington

Autumn Benjamin

October 28, 2015

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Burlington finally got its much needed indie-rock fix when hundreds of fans gathered at the Memorial Auditorium for the sold out Modest Mouse concert Oct. 19. With a diverse fan base of old and young, the energy of the crowd was calm, yet excitement ruled the air. Isaac Brock, lead vocalist of the band, took the stage and ...

Studio 5 Spotlight 

October 25, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

From mothers coming in with their 7-year old daughter to 72-year old retirees looking for new hobbies, the art of DJing is rapidly increasing in popularity in every demographic.John “DJ Johnny Utah” Jones and Russell “DJ Mashtodon” founded the Studio 5 DJ school in Burlington about a year and a half ago. “A lot of fol...

Steve Gunn’s openers

October 24, 2015

Filed under Arts, Previews

A duo of accomplished guitarists, who record their music off the cuff over a couple of beers in an attic, will be strumming up Signal Kitchen.James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg will be opening for Steve Gunn Oct. 26.Elkington, although living in Chicago for the past fifteen years, originally grew up in England, while Salsburg...

The Internet at Signal Kitchen

October 11, 2015

Filed under Features

If you have never heard of Odd Future or Tyler the Creator, then you’ve missed some truly artful hip hop. Tyler, specifically, has been brought into the spotlight for his satirical crudeness. His tracks are either rowdy and full of hyperbolic violence towards women and himself, or serious reflections on race and his own e...

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