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Pierce the Veil offers listeners red and orange hues of a West Coast sunset

Jacob Greenia
March 23, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Few artists have parlayed their collective frustration and vision into rich songwriting quite like Pierce the Veil has with its fourth full-length album, “Misadventures.” After six years of nonstop touring around the world, the San Diego-bred post-hardcore quartet had a breakthrough moment in...

Steady as she goes

Steady as she goes

Emily Mullaney
March 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

I like to think of the Steady Betty concert from March 2 in Dibden as a two-layered cake. The icing was not smooth and well decorated, but both layers of cake were moist and satisfying, and the icing melted in the mouth. The bottom layer of the cake was a rich chocolate flavor and arguably the most important...

A look back at Coheed and Cambria’s first album

A look back at Coheed and Cambria’s first album

Emily Mullaney
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

It begins with a rustling and a soft twang. The anticipation builds in those few seconds, just before the soft, eerie strings enter. Then the percussion clashes, and the piano player plucks out a melody which will become a motif as the album dives into its rock-metal hybrid epic. This is how “The Second...

2016’s top 6 albums: diverse new music from veteran artists

2016’s top 6 albums: diverse new music from veteran artists

Jacob Greenia
December 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The year 2016 will be remembered more for its political discord than it will be for a diverse selection of new music. Through all of the static, the unnecessary noise of political punditry and the derision elicited from those in high office, newsrooms and living rooms, 2016 managed to produce a rich...

Bands plug in solar style on Earth Day

Bands plug in solar style on Earth Day

Max Van Wie
May 8, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Extracurricular student bands helped keep the excitement high for the Johnson Earth Day celebration Thursday, March 24. With music on the quad during the day and a bonfire concert at Lowpo in the afternoon Johnson students were able to take full advantage of the solar power provided by the Solar Bus...

College alumnus brings Nashville to WJSC

College alumnus brings Nashville to WJSC

Ben Simone
March 15, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Rooted in the Country is the best of traditional country music, rockabilly, bluegrass, gospel, and Vermont artist,” said Corey Ryder, a Johnson State College alumnus whose radio show “Rooted in the Country” has brought nationally renown artist to WJSC 90.7 Ryder is a self-proclaimed historian...

Kat Wright bares her soul band at Radio Bean

Kat Wright bares her soul band at Radio Bean

Patrick McGuinn
March 15, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

What does the word indomitable mean anyway? Big, loud, full of energy, perhaps? At Burlington’s Radio Bean on Thursday nights, something truly big is going on. Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band presides every Thursday evening at 11:30. Vocalist Kat Wright is backed by a band with a sound...

Eco-Band keeps the dead alive

Eco-Band keeps the dead alive

Thomas Benton
March 15, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

An African-American woman dragged herself across the stage. Years weighed her down. She started by thanking Goddard College. Audience members looked at each other. Someone yelled, “This is Johnson State College!” The speaker didn’t understand. The someone repeated, “This is Johnson State...

Beyonce’s Declaration of Independence

Beyonce’s Declaration of Independence

Travis LeClair
February 6, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Many celebrated as Beyoncé Knowles became Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and I, like many others, rejoiced when the two superstars had a child together. They deserve a break, they are busy with baby Blue. No one expects a new wife and mother to create the best work of her career. Beyoncé fans were pro...

Waka Flocka Flame lights up B-Town

Waka Flocka Flame lights up B-Town

Travis LeClair
February 6, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Energetic hip/hop star Waka Flocka Flame passed through Burlington on Jan. 25, bringing his effective hype crew with him and an arsenal of fun beats to rap and scream over, offering a show that was one hell of a good time. Waka Flocka Flame has earned success and mainstream attention after the release...

Springsteen ‘75 re-materializes, says: “I’ve seen some shit”

Springsteen ‘75 re-materializes, says: “I’ve seen some shit”

Tom Benton
February 6, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Even those who are simply aware of Bruce Springsteen’s continued existence probably remember his album “The Rising.”  It came out just after 9/11, when we were searching for landmarks of American identity, it reunited Springsteen with his legendary E Street Band, with which he hadn’t laid down...

Stearns hosts Vermont Bluegrass legends

Stearns hosts Vermont Bluegrass legends

Max Van Wie
November 27, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Stearns Performance Space was home to an interesting night of Bluegrass originals and traditional music Wednesday, Nov. 13. Opening the show, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing mixed their distinctly northern Bluegrass with traditional southern Bluegrass music to create a sound that proved to be both...

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