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Allston-based Vundabar set to perform at Boston Calling

Allston-based Vundabar set to perform at Boston Calling

Kendra Huber
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Vundabar, a local indie-rock band, started out with the intention of playing their music for themselves, simply because they loved it. Five years later, however, they are playing shows where their audiences can love their music as much as they do. The band started out in high school, as Brandon Hagen,...

Crystal Fighters deliver spectacular display of sound, color

Crystal Fighters deliver spectacular display of sound, color

Felicity Otterbein
April 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

In an explosive and turbulent display of sound and color, the Crystal Fighters brought a passionate show to the stage of The Sinclair in Cambridge, Mass. Beginning with a set stage that was complete with a mish-mash of percussion, string and electronic instruments, the show was shrouded in mystery be...

Boston Ballet makes contemporary leaps and bounds

Boston Ballet makes contemporary leaps and bounds

Felicity Otterbein
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

The show was a celebration and exposé of the human body. What seemed like a logical and methodical progression of a more traditional ballet to contemporary pieces turned out to be a pragmatic approach to the artform. The first of the three performances was the light-hearted George Balanchine’s “Donize...

Vanessa Carlton gets intimate in Boston

Vanessa Carlton gets intimate in Boston

Morgan Hume
March 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Grammy-nominated artist Vanessa Carlton descended on The Sinclair in Cambridge Monday night as her latest installment of her tour, promoting her new album “Liberman,” which was released in Oct. 2016. “Liberman” is comprised of indie-pop songs, a sound that is almost a complete 180 from her initial debut in the early 2000’s as a su...

Third Thursdays at The Gardner: Comparing the Madonnas

Amy Koczera
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Crowds gathered around the flourishing courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum this past Thursday to appreciate the life and art collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner. The theme of the evening, “Madonna/Madonna,” celebrated two iconic Madonnas. The evening highlighted the resemblance...

The Titanic, lost love and a new storyline to the old tale

Felicity Otterbein
February 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Heartbreak is timeless and relatable to all those who have experienced it. However, it can only go one of two ways. Either the boy or the girl wins over the other’s heart after a montage of long walks in the rain and lonely coffee shop visits, complete with some sort of graphic apology or love conf...

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

Kendra Huber
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Imagine the surprise when arriving to a stage filled with nothing but seven empty chairs. No backdrop, no color, just plain, black chairs on a brightly lit stage, creating a sense of raw intimacy. Paul Lucas fills these seats with humor and intellect, bringing to life his first full-length play, Trans...

Fresh start: Gardner Museum hosts event encouraging new beginnings

Fresh start: Gardner Museum hosts event encouraging new beginnings

Felicity Otterbein
January 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

In the courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum on a frosty January evening, two members of the trio “String Things,” performed a continuous flow of traditional jazz. Paired with the dark and muted tones of the dimly lit museum, the atmosphere appeared to be thick with what felt like the r...

From The Strokes to CRX, Nick Valensi puts on endearing performance

From The Strokes to CRX, Nick Valensi puts on endearing performance

Jillian Barrows
November 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

With the recent release of their debut album, “New Skin," CRX have been on tour since early November promoting it. They performed nine out of 10 songs from the album in the intimate and tasteful setting of Brighton Musical Hall to a crowd of devoted fans Sunday night.

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Fitz and the Tantrums bring energetic stage presence to House of Blues

Fitz and the Tantrums bring energetic stage presence to House of Blues

Haley Clegg
November 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Fans were not deterred by bad weather and could be seen lined up in the rain, waiting for the doors to be opened to Fitz and the Tantrums as they revisited Boston on Tuesday. As soon as doors opened, young and old fans alike rushed inside eager to get the best spot possible to see the performers. ...

Madeon and Porter Robinson electrify Orpheum Theater

Madeon and Porter Robinson electrify Orpheum Theater

Catarina Protano
November 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Nestled in an alleyway beside Suffolk University’s own Sargent Hall, the Orpheum Theater opened its doors to fans and new listeners of the artists Madeon and Porter Robinson. The feature tour is a first for Madeon , whose fame stems from his popularity on youtube. His most popular video titled, ...

The Strokes’ Nick Valensi to play at Brighton Music Hall

The Strokes’ Nick Valensi to play at Brighton Music Hall

Jillian Barrows
November 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

For those who are big fans of The Strokes, you’re in for a real treat. Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi will be playing a show with his new band, CRX at Brighton Music Hall Nov. 20 at 8p.m. to tour their debut album, New Skin, which was released Oct. 28. The album was produced by Queens of the Stone...

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