The Vermont Cynic

New England music festival to return for fifth year

New England music festival to return for fifth year

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist

May 19, 2018

This Memorial Day weekend, the Calling returns. Music festival Boston Calling will return for its fifth year and ninth season Friday, May 25 and will last through Sunday, May 27. The festival will be held at the Harvard Athletic Complex, where a lineup of over fifty international, acclaimed and upc...

UPlayers present spring musical

The cast of the UPlayer’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” strike a pose in rehearsal at the end of the opening number. There will be two matinees of the show at 2 p.m. April 14 and 15, with one evening performance at 7 p.m. April 14.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

College students will throw it back to their middle-school days when they don thick-framed glasses, parachute pants and sweater vests for a musical coming to town this week. Don’t miss your chance to travel back to that middle school moment at “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the...

Experimental band hits up Winooski

Experimental band hits up Winooski

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

A man wandered alone in an abandoned building, looking at himself in a room of mirrors. As the camera unfocused, he blurred out of view. This is a scene from the music video for “Curtains” by In Tall Buildings, a group coming to Winooski this weekend  two weeks after the release of the group’...

Dancers revive community tradition

The Mad Robin Callers Collective, a group that meets to work on calling contra dances, gather at the Rose Street Co-op, a living and community space for artists in Burlington’s Old North End, to begin an afternoon of contra dancing.

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

The sound of a fiddle and a country band blasted over an amp as people twirled and spun in their socks, laughing and talking over music. As snow fell on a Sunday evening in late February, six members of the Mad Robin Callers Collective gathered in the Rose Street Co-op, a living and community space for ar...

UVM Theatre Department Brings Creative Take on Classic Story

The UVM Theatre Department will open its spring semester show “Peter and the Starcatcher” Feb. 22 in the Royall Tyler Theatre.

Ella Webster, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Ever wondered how Peter Pan came to be? How Tinkerbell got her pixie dust? How Captain Hook became the marauding pirate we know today? “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the Tony Award- winning prequel to Peter Pan, hits the UVM stage Thursday, Feb. 22. Written by Rick Elice and Wayne Barker, this ...

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

(Left) Two students admire a self portrait of Alison Bechdel hanging in the Fleming Museum. (Right) Alison Bechdel speaks at the opening of the Fleming exhibit featuring her work on Feb. 7.

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 13, 2018

On the wall is a large drawing of a human form cleaning out a litter box looking directly at the viewer, daring viewers to come inside and take a look. The figure is a self-portrait of Alison Bechdel. Her exhibit “Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel,” is the latest ...

Group fights to restore venue

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

“Hope,” is graffitied in large silvery letters against the dull brick and dirty, broken windows of Memorial Auditorium. It’s bright colors catch the eye on Main Street. Faded blocks of purple, silver and white, layered with streaks and signatures of red color the spray-painted letters. ...

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Ashe, a Berklee College of Music grad, will perform at Higher Ground Feb. 5. She is currently on tour with San Francisco-based Lauv.

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 ...

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Dust off the old brass goggles and lace up those leather boots––the Vermont Steampunk Expo is coming to Burlington. The expo, which starts this Saturday, will feature vendors, live music and a wide array of panels focused on steampunk, a genre of Victorian-inspired science fiction and alternate...

Radio station opens doors to potential DJs

WRUV DJs relax in the studio during a break.

Kati Kirsch

September 18, 2017

To start off the fall semester, UVM’s very own radio station, WRUV, is holding DJ training for anyone looking to get involved, regardless of experience level. WRUV provides the opportunity for students, faculty and Burlington locals to have their own radio show. At the station, they meet a...

Student band gets into the groove

Student band gets into the groove

Jensen Wainwright

February 2, 2016

It’s groovy, it’s punk, it’s reggae, it’s metal, it’s MELON. MELON is a Burlington-based cover band that has been together since August 2015. Even though MELON songs contain many jam band elements, don’t get them confused with a typical jam band. They capture different elements of e...

Artists returning for first headlining tour 

<p>Artists returning for first headlining tour </p>

Allie Osorno

November 16, 2015

An up-and-coming electronic artist will return to Burlington for his first headlining tour. Kill Paris, aka Corey Baker, will perform at Higher Ground Nov. 20. Kill Paris is debuting his new album, “Galaxies Between Us” this tour. Though he began playing guitar at the age of 15, Baker has since branc...

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