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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 ...

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 h...

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 ...

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 reflection...

Ying Yang Twins Come to UVM

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October 9, 2015


Filed under Features

In the Harris-Millis dining hall last week, I overheard a snippet of conversation above the din of the crowd. "Are you going to see the Ying Yang Brothers?" asked a voice directly behind me."Nah, they're, like, outdated," said the voice’s counterpart. Both voices had the lilting, spliff-cured huskiness that...

Spin the night

February 24, 2015


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

UVM better prepare itself for “Something Un-expected”  happening on Saturday nights from 8 p.m.-10 p.m.WRUV 90.1’s own Bjorn Werner spins the feed Saturday under the DJ name BHE.Werner’s set consists of two hours of live DJ mixing where he showcases the latest releases from the worlds of dee...

Border breaks group

Border breaks group

February 17, 2015


Filed under Arts, Previews

One band is bringing an eclectic sound to the indie pop genre.And The Kids, a three-piece band from western Massachusetts, is playing Feb. 20 at Higher Ground.Hannah Mohan, lead-singer, guitarist and electric ukulele player and Rebecca Lasaponaro, drummer, met their Canadian keyboard player, Megan Miller,...

Brooklyn band returns to Vermont

Brooklyn band returns to Vermont

January 20, 2015


Filed under Arts Regular

UVM students know all about getting funked up and the ones that attended this show got their fix.Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the jazz and funk band New York Funk Exchange played at The Matterhorn in Stowe, Vermont, Jan. 17.Serena Fortier, vocalist for NYFE, began playing with Jamey Zebrack on key...

Band strives for sustainability

Band strives for sustainability

January 14, 2015


Filed under Arts

Environmentalists “threw down the picket signs” and picked up their instruments for their New Year’s Eve performance at Higher Ground.James Muschler, percussionist for the Brooklyn-based band Moon Hooch, said the music that he makes with saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowan is “a natural s...

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