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How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

Culture Staff

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Love is in the air. Burlington might not be known as the city of love, but despite the cold and the snow, it can still be the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you are with your partner or with your friends, you can enjoy your time together without breaking the bank. After your l...

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


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

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...

Student makes noise in Burly music scene

Student makes noise in Burly music scene

Allie O'Connor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

The Burlington music scene is an incredible environment for musicians, whether they are new bands just coming together or established solo acts. Behind a voice that frequents the downtown music scene lies an incredible passion for music emboldened by emotion, lyrical honesty and a trusty guitar. “There’s...

A Night Out with Rose Street Collective

A Night Out with Rose Street Collective

Frances King

February 14, 2017


Filed under Features

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,...

Where to get your music fix in Burlington

Camilla Broccolo

September 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life

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...

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Frances King

February 6, 2016


Filed under Features

    Cricket Blue makes exactly the kind of music you would expect when you hear their name.     The folk duo is comprised of Middlebury College alumni Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith, who play what they have deemed “botanical, spooky, umbilically-resonant folk.” With soft vocal harmonies and ca...

Student band gets into the groove

Student band gets into the groove

Jensen Wainwright

February 2, 2016


Filed under Arts

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...

Kat Wright prepares for upcoming show and album

Eliza Giles

November 18, 2014


Filed under Arts

Tucked away on the intersection between North Winooski Ave. and Pearl Street is a cozy restaurant and café, sounds of live music radiating through its walls. This is Radio Bean and on Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. it is filled with the soulful, jazzy music of Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band. ...

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