The Vermont Cynic

Folk artist sells out at Signal Kitchen

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

December 8, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

On a rainy Wednesday night, Vermont’s own folk singer and songwriter played a sold-out show at Signal Kitchen.Anais Mitchell is reminiscent of a modern-day Joni Mitchell, with a softer voice that’s innocent like a child’s, but doesn’t escape the tone of someone who has seen a hardship or two...

Spotlight on The Monkey House 

<p>Spotlight on The Monkey House </p>

November 19, 2015


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

A small venue in downtown Winooski has been attracting UVM students who are looking for an alternative atmosphere to downtown Burlington. The Monkey House hosts four to five events a week ranging from local and national bands as well as a variety of other shows.  “We are open to anything, we host open mic nig...

Spotlight on the

Baha Men

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

November 19, 2015


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

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,” he simply responded, “You don’t.”Fifteen years removed from “Who Let the Dogs Out,” and thirteen since their last studio album, t...

Band tours for their new album

Band tours for their new album

Emily Daroga

November 17, 2015


Filed under Arts, Previews

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 carrying a very orchestral and cerebral yet jammy vibe. The upcoming show will be showcasing a lot of new material, drummer Mike Heal...

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 Ma...

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

<p>Ying Yang Twins Come to UVM</p>

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,...

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