MORE BLOGS: Off Message (News & Politics) | Bite Club (Food + Drink) | Live Culture (Arts)

Stuck in Vermont: 100% homegrown Vermont vlog about art, music, obsessions and outsiders

Vermont Musicians

November 07, 2012

UVM Pep Band [288]

11/2/12: Friday night the UVM men's hockey team got some musical support from The Fighting Catamount Band during their game against Providence.  Since the '60's the official pep band for UVM's athletic teams has been helping crowds tap into their team spirit.

This episode of Stuck in Vermont was brought to you by

Cabot Creamery Cooperative.

August 22, 2012

A Decade of Smittens [279]

8/17/12: The Smittens celebrated the release of their fourth album, Believe Me, at Burlington City Arts Friday night. The local indie pop band recently returned from an overseas tour and are also celebrating a decade of making music together and a new band member, Missy Bly.

Eva caught up with them the day before their show for an intimate acoustic rehearsal and chat.

Disclaimer: The Smittens sing the Stuck in Vermont theme song and their music has been featured in numerous episodes. Eva also directed The Smittens music video for "Gumdrops."


This episode of Stuck in Vermont was brought to you by

Cabot Creamery Cooperative.

August 08, 2012

Girls Rock Vermont [278]

8/4/12: Girls Rock Vermont is a week-long summer camp in its second year teaching girls ages 8-18 how to play instruments, write music and be in a band. Eva catches up with the rockers at their final showcase at Higher Ground last Saturday where Vermont's newest all-girl bands performed for a packed house.


This episode of Stuck in Vermont was brought to you by

Cabot Creamery Cooperative.

January 05, 2012

The Renewal Chorus [251]

1/2/12: The Renewal Chorus kicked off their 6th annual winter tour on a good note at the Church of Our Saviour in Killington on Monday night.

April 26, 2011

The Vacant Lots [221]

4/18/11: The Vacant Lots are a garage-psych duo that formed in Burlington during the summer of 2008. Three albums later, the band's line-up has changed (drummer Brian MacFadyen was replaced by Frank Zammiello), but their hypnotizing sound remains as they prepare to play at the the prestigious Austin Psych Festival at the end of April.

Eva caught up with The Vacant Lots' frontman and lyrical poet, Jared Artaud, for an interview in the basement of Seven Days (complete with the band's  signature projection of trippy images). Back in late February, she also filmed their performance at Club Metronome in Burlington.

Music: The Vacant Lots, Hypnotized, "Confusion," "Cadillac," & "2009" and According to the Gospel, "Let Me Out"

Photos courtesy of: Elisabeth Vitale

Check out Dan Bolles' Seven Days' profile of The Vacant Lots

June 10, 2010

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals [179]

6/8/10: On Sunday Grace Potter and the Nocturnals decided to return to their home state to launch their new album.

On Tuesday the band held a massive, free concert in downtown Burlington as part of the Discover Jazz Festival.

Hundreds (maybe even thousands?) of fans took over Church St to cheer on their hometown favorites who also just launched a chocolate bar with Lake Champlain Chocolates.

http://www.gracepotter.com/

June 03, 2009

Vermont Joy Parade [131]

5/31/09: All abooooard for some old-timey music, theatrics and good times.  Vermont Joy Parade (MySpace) is a collective group of musicians and performers traveling across the country in a bus fueled by vegetable oil waste.

Locations: The Rambler House, Radio Bean, Bite Me Organic Pizza, Burlington Vermont

March 04, 2009

Gregory Douglass [118]

Greg.douglass and grace 2'  

2/26/09: Gregory Douglass celebrated the release of BATTLER, his seventh album Thursday to a sold out crowd at Higher Ground. 

After 10 years as an independent singer/songwriter touring the country and performing at countless venues, it was a warm homecoming with guest vocalists Grace Potter, Anais Mitchell and Lisa Piccirillo

Other singer/songwriters interviewed about Greg: the producer of BATTLER, Syd, Antara and Mieka Pauley.

Location: Higher Ground, South Burlington Vermont

February 18, 2009

After School Rocks [116]

2/12/09: After School Rocks this winter at 242 Main where students play and compose music, form bands, and channel their inner rockstars in a 5 week camp.

Location: 242 Main, Burlington Vermont

September 03, 2008

Amadis at the Fair [94]

Amadis14_best_cock_good_cu 8/28/08: The metal band Amadis set the Champlain Valley Fair on fire, dunk the clown, ride the carousel and challenge the Best Cock for his title.

Amadis play Higher Ground September 18th.  Prepare your hand over mouth stare, wear your leather and prepare to kick ass.

Music: Amadis, "Leatherhouse"

Locations: 242 Main St in Burlington, VT
Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Jct, VT

Watch this video on YouTube here.

For more Amadis, below is a music video for their song, "To the Teeth:"

You can also watch this montage on YouTube.

May 07, 2008

Inner Fire District [78]

Innerfire1The Inner Fire District (MySpace) are hard to define.  When pressed they call themselves Radical Yiddish Balkan Culture Folk but their sound sidesteps labels. 

Thursday night they celebrated May Day at the North End Studio in Burlington with two accordions, an upright bass, guitar, and a clarinet, tragically beautiful 100 year old songs and klezmer music that had the crowd stomping its feet.   

Call 911, the Inner Fire District will entertain you while your house burns down.

Click here to watch this video on YouTube.

April 25, 2007

WRUV's Exposure [21]

Wruv_10_booth Dedicated students and community members make up the volunteer team who run WRUV, UVM's college radio station.

Every Wednesday from 8-10pm, local VT bands play on a show called Exposure which has been running in one form or another since the 80s. Exposure is currently helmed by Jeremy Ayers and Scottum Rosenblum and attracts a wide variety of musicians.

On Wednesday, April 18th, 7 member strong, local indie pop band, The Hero Cycle played some delectable songs from their recently released LP "Lakes and Ponds."

Wruv_9_band WRUV is currently located in the basement of Billings Student Center and will be moving to UVM's brand new building in the near future.

***  Please note: Exposure needs interns so if you live in the area, drop them a line!

Also, The Hero Cycle is hitting the road so come and see them at a show near you (dates listed on MySpace)!


Delicious indie pop stylings courtesy of The Hero Cycle off their new album, Lakes and Ponds on the Aussie label Hidden Shoal Recordings.

 

PS On a technical note, please note the improved compression (a work in progress mind you) and the tighter editing - thanks Art Bell!

Recent Comments

Organizations Stuck in Vermont

People Stuck in Vermont

All Rights Reserved © Da Capo Publishing Inc. 1995-2012 | PO Box 1164, Burlington, VT 05402-1164 | 802-864-5684