The Vermont Cynic

Juicebox wins Battle of the Bands

Sophomore bassist Jackson Halus of the band Boys Cruise plays at UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands Finale March 23 at Nectar’s. During their set, Boys Cruise pulled stunts such as coming on stage on one another’s shoulders in a trench coat and smearing themselves in fake blood, which they said was President Tom Sullivan’s.

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Student bands performed original songs and smeared themselves in fake blood while posters of legends like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley hung on the walls. UVM Program Board hosted its annual Battle of the Bands Finale from 5 to 7 p.m. March 23 at Nectar’s. Stumble Street, Boys Cruise, Juicebox a...

Rain doesn’t dampen SpringFest fun

Senior Derek Dykstra, saxophonist for the band Adventure Dog, opens for rapper Playboy Carti at UVM Program Board ’s annual SpringFest April 28.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018

Glitter-covered UVM Program Board members scanned tickets as the crowd filed in to Jeffords parking lot. SpringFest 2018 started at 2 p.m. April 28. It was sixty-five degrees and sunny as a sea of students milled around the stage.   They waited in anticipation for Adventure Dog, UPB’s ...

Adventure Dog to open for SpringFest

Winner of UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands, Adventure Dog performed March 24 at Nectars on Main Street. The band will open for Playboy Carti at this year’s SpringFest April 28.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018

Wires snaked around the feet of the band as they walked into their rehearsal space, a chaotic basement littered with craft beer cans, amps and drum kits. Amps were pulled up to sit on as senior Andrew Tonra, guitarist and vocalist of Adventure Dog, began to speak. Adventure Dog won UVM Program Bo...

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

The band Adventure Dog performs at the UVM Program Board Battle of the Bands March 24.

Eleanor Webster and Jordan Mitchell

March 28, 2018

Rapper Playboi Carti will headline SpringFest, according to UPB’s announcement at Battle of the Bands March 24. UPB did not reveal to the winner of the event due to time constraints. “We were told we had to clear out of Nectar’s, and didn’t have time to make a clear decision,” said sophomore Tay...

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