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    • Blowtorch
    • Blowtorch

      1000 Words
      Sometimes, art captures the essence of a moment in ways that words simply can’t. So rather than reviewing a live show in the traditional…
    • Not Happy? Blame MySpace
    • Not Happy? Blame MySpace

      Pretend You're Happy, Blame Gustav at Radio Bean in Burlington, Saturday, January 10.
      I’ve been duped. And I blame MySpace. In my Soundbites column last week, I expressed excitement for a then-upcoming show at Burlington’s Radio Bean…
    • Classical Review No. 1 in B-sharp
    • Classical Review No. 1 in B-sharp

      Live review: Paris Piano Trio, Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Friday, September 19, 8 p.m.
      Bach, Mozart and Beethoven make up classical music's Holy Trinity, although aficionados argue passionately about ranking the composers as Father, Son and Holy Ghost.…
    • Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue
    • Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue

      Toby Keith at the Champlain Valley Fair, Essex Junction, Saturday, August 30
      I know what you're thinking. Why would the music editor for the state's pre-eminent arts rag review a performance by Toby "Shockin' Y'all" Keith?…
    • Savoir Superstar
    • Savoir Superstar

      Concert Review: Missy Bly, James Kochalka Superstar, Heloise and the Savoir Faire, The Vanderpolls at Nectar's
      As the early crowd fizzled at Nectar’s last Saturday and piano chanteuse Nicole Burke packed up her gear, little Missy Bly toyed with a…
    • Baroque Is Back
    • Baroque Is Back

      Craftsbury Chamber Players, University of Vermont Recital Hall, Wednesday, July 16, 8 p.m.
      The Baroque period is classical music's gateway drug: Dance-like rhythms, sweet harmonies and lilting melodies make it easy to get hooked. New addicts often…
    • Everything Be Irie
    • Everything Be Irie

      Michael Franti and Spearhead, Bread and Puppet at Shelburne Museum, Friday, June 27.
      Summers in Vermont boast an embarrassment of riches chief among them the idyllic grounds of Shelburne Museum. Set impossibly close to Route 7, this…
    • Math Majors

      The Mathematicians, Przzy Prizzy Please at Club Metronome, Burlington, Thursday, May 22
      The evening was ripe with promise as I strolled into Club Metronome, with notebook and pen in hand, and positioned myself discreetly on the club's…
    • Shut Up and Listen
    • Shut Up and Listen

      The most recent facelift at Nectar's has been a hot topic of conversation in Burlington of late. While most folks seem to dig the…
    • Monkeying Around
    • Monkeying Around

      Review: Marie Claire, Jenny Montana, Nick Jaina and Paddy Reagan at The Monkey House, Friday, March 21.
      In music, as in any discipline, proficiency and professionalism only come with experience. To become truly seasoned, there is but one avenue an artist…
    • Radio Bean Roulette
    • Radio Bean Roulette

      In Memory of Pluto and The Villanelles @ Radio Bean, Saturday, February 23.
      One of my favorite Burlington pastimes is to look at the Seven Days music calendar on a given night, find a band or two…
    • Even More Tales From The Blood Island
    • Even More Tales From The Blood Island

      Nose Bleed Island, Hello Shark and Palatypus at Radio Bean, Saturday, February 16.
      Led by the emergence of acts such as The Capstan Shafts and new releases by local stalwarts such as Ryan Power and Colin Clary,…
    • Golden (Age) Oldies
    • Golden (Age) Oldies

      Music Review: Nordic Voices at Lane Series, UVM, Burlington, February 8.
      Sixteenth-century religious reformer Martin Luther probably never made the famous quip often attributed to him — “Why should the devil have all the good tunes?”…
    • Ska, Core, Punk Rock and More!
    • Ska, Core, Punk Rock and More!

      Husbands, The Monkey House, Friday, January 25
      Playing ska music is inherently problematic for two specific reasons. First of all, the typical skinny-tie-wearing, porkpie-hat-clad outfit has, on average, like, 10 members.…
    • Going for Baroque
    • Going for Baroque

      Review: Burlington Chamber Orchestra
      Why is the theater critic slumming - I mean, showing up - in the music section? Here's a little secret: Before arriving at Seven…
    • Three for the Road
    • Three for the Road

      A trio of music fests in Vermont bring out the fans, tents and coolers
      By the time they got to Woodstock, they were half a million strong and everywhere was a song and a celebration. Or so the…
    • Piping Up

      Multi-talented musicains strike a chord on arcane reed instruments
      A dozen Scottish smallpipes buzz in unison, as piping expert Annie Grace stomps her flip-flop-shod feet in time to the tune she's teaching. The sound…
    • Genius Loves Company

      Music Review: Brian Wilson
      Nearly 40 years ago, Brian Wilson abandoned what was intended to be his recorded masterwork, the "teenage symphony to God" called Smile. In the decades…
    • Hot Coffeehouse

      A community concert series finds a rhythm in Ripton
      Driving along Route 125 in Ripton on the first Saturday night of May, you feel almost as if you're traveling back in time. There, in…
    • Those '70s Shows

      Music Review: Mr. Crowes Garden, Lez Zeppelin and Ozric Tentacles
      Interminable guitar solos. Pretentious, pseudo-spiritual lyrics. Questionable personal hygiene. And let's not forget disco. Yes, I'm talking about the '70s. Who in their right mind…
    • The Awkward Stage?

      Newbie performers step up to the open mike
      Clutching a tarnished old French horn, a wiry guy with Fu Manchu facial hair, big boots, a black T-shirt and jeans makes his way to…

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