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Thursday, April 16, 2020

A2VT, Rhino Foods Team Up for COVID-19 Safety Anthem 'Dirty Hands'

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 2:59 PM

Screenshot of "Dirty Hands" by A2VT
  • Screenshot of "Dirty Hands" by A2VT
Please, do not press "play" on the video two paragraphs down. You're going to anyway, of course, and, well, that's up to you. But don't say we didn't warn you: You will not get "Dirty Hands" by A2VT out of your head for the rest of the day, and maybe the week.

Then again, that's exactly the point of the song. (And we're kidding. You should absolutely watch the video, earworm-y hooks and all. Go ahead, we'll wait… )

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Burlington Family Makes a Social Distancing Music Video, Because Why Not?

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 4:50 PM

Edward Hall (left) and Adam Hall - SCREENSHOT OF "THE CORONA VIRUS SONG (5 FEET)"
  • Screenshot of "The Corona Virus Song (5 Feet)"
  • Edward Hall (left) and Adam Hall
When the music teacher at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington emailed parents to suggest that families make music videos together to pass the time, professional tenor Adam Hall got right to work with his daughter Ruby, 13, and son Edward, 9. The trio transformed the Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” into “The Corona Virus Song (5 Feet).”

The hilarious piece of work on YouTube  made it to the local evening news the same day Hall emailed it to the music teacher.


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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Allan Nicholls, Big Heart, to Record Community-Sourced Music Video

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 1:01 PM

Big Heart, from left: Tyler Mast, Clint Bierman, Allan Nicholls, Peter Day, Ryan Clausen - COURTESY OF ALLAN NICHOLLS
  • Courtesy of Allan Nicholls
  • Big Heart, from left: Tyler Mast, Clint Bierman, Allan Nicholls, Peter Day, Ryan Clausen
Allan Nicholls wants to save the world. Or at least inspire a positive attitude adjustment. So the songwriter's new band, Big Heart, is launching a unique collaborative video recording project that aims to lift spirits, one smartphone camera at a time.

This Friday, August 23, at noon, Big Heart — which also includes the Grift's Clint Bierman and Peter Day, as well as veteran local players Tyler Mast (Bearquarium) and Ryan Clausen (Haley Jane and the Primates) — will debut their new song "This Much Is True" on the steps of Middlebury's Town Hall Theater.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Watch Francesca Blanchard's New Video, "Free"

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:16 PM

Francesca Blanchard - COURTESY OF FRANCESCA BLANCHARD
  • Courtesy of Francesca Blanchard
  • Francesca Blanchard
Singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard recently released a new video for her song "Free." Prior to its release, the song itself was featured on ABC's long-running medical drama "Grey's Anatomy."

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Exclusive: Dwight & Nicole Unveil New Video, 'Wait'

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Dwight & Nicole, "Wait" - STILL FROM "WAIT"
  • Still from "Wait"
  • Dwight & Nicole, "Wait"
In these troubled, turbulent times, it's likely you've found yourself thinking, Self, you know what I could really go for? A gorgeous, rock-tinged, soul-snuggling new single from Dwight & Nicole, that's what. Also, at the risk of getting greedy, maybe a cool new video, too.

Well, guess what? On Monday, July 24, the Burlington-based trio released "Wait," the A-side for a forthcoming  45rpm release. Today, the band unveiled the video for said single. Let's just jump right in, shall we?

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Burlington Goes Bollywood: Punjabi Pop Star Releases New Video Shot in BTV

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Shael, "Meri Jaaan" - COURTESY OF RAZAQ BALOCH
  • Courtesy of Razaq Baloch
  • Shael, "Meri Jaaan"
Indian pop star Shael may not have a huge following in the Green Mountains. But what local fans the  Punjabi singer does have probably noticed something awfully familiar about his latest video, "Meri Jaaan." That's because it was shot in Burlington.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Alpenglow's VR-Inspired Video for "Flicker Flutter"

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 11:28 AM

Alpenglow - COURTESY OF ALPENGLOW
  • Courtesy of Alpenglow
  • Alpenglow
Alpenglow continue to propel themselves into the future with their dystopian, virtual-reality-inspired new video for "Flicker Flutter." Since leaving Vermont for Brooklyn, the band members have shed much of their earlier, folksy leanings and embraced psychedelia for their 2016 debut effort, Callisto. Alpenglow take their farthest trip over the electro fence with  "Flicker Flutter." 

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

A Trailer for Dave Keller's New CD, Right Back Atcha

Posted By on Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Dave Keller, 'Right Back Atcha' - COURTESY OF DAVE KELLER
  • Courtesy of Dave Keller
  • Dave Keller, 'Right Back Atcha'
Local soul and blues man Dave Keller is really, really happy to share his latest album, Right Back Atcha. In 2014, Keller released the intimate and personal Soul Changes, a self-described "divorce album." Though it was fueled by personal misfortune — largely due to the crumbling of a 17-year relationship — he snagged a Blues Music Award nomination for it.  Flash forward to now, and Keller is ready to have some fun again. 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bernie Sanders
Who Really Won New Hampshire? Vermonters!

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 1:02 PM

Craig Mitchell's Bernie Sanders tattoo - COURTESY OF CRAIG MITCHELL
  • Courtesy of Craig Mitchell
  • Craig Mitchell's Bernie Sanders tattoo
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won the New Hampshire primary in convincing fashion earlier this week — superdelegates be damned. But ol' Bernardo didn't hog the media love for himself. In share-the-wealth fashion befitting a democratic socialist, he shared the national and local media spotlight with a number of Vermonters in the wake of the primary.  

Here's a quick roundup of those getting some shine this week.

Vermont musicians were featured prominently at Sanders events, official and otherwise, in New Hampshire, most notably Kat Wright and Brett Hughes and Dwight & Nicole. A picture of Hughes and Wright made the print and digital editions of the Washington Post. And Wright, Hughes and Dwight Ritcher — aka the "Bernie Sanders Singers" — were the subject of the short New York Times video below.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders
Soundbites Extra: Signals Series Returns, LIVE at ArtsRiot Begins, Another Bernie Tribute

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Waylon Speed - COURTESY OF WAYLON SPEED
  • Courtesy of Waylon Speed
  • Waylon Speed
The news about Alan Newman buying a stake in Higher Ground ate up most of this week's Soundbites column, so a few items got bumped. With the weekend nearly here, let's take a quick look at those bits and pieces.

Last fall, local experimental music composer Greg Davis served as the first-ever sonic artist-in-residence at Champlain College. As part of that endeavor, he curated a music series called the Signals Series. It featured notable experimental composers from around the country, including Jeffre Cantu, Ben Vida and Davis himself.

The series was such a success that Davis and Champlain College are bringing it back for the spring semester. The first installment is tonight, February 5, at the Lounge Gallery in the Center for Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College. This one presents Montréal duo Le Révélateur. Here's what you can expect, according to the artists themselves:

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