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Well versed: new a capella group goes soul searching

Kendra Huber
June 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

Suffolk University has acted as a harbor for forging bonds through their various musical organizations and clubs that have circled through generations of students. Music has always been a way to create lasting connections between people and will continue to do so. With so many possible artistic outlets,...

Growing Pains: In settling into a new location, Boston Calling doesn’t forget its roots.

Growing Pains: In settling into a new location, Boston Calling doesn’t forget its roots.

Felicity Otterbein
June 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

What was a draw back and almost disappointment was the general feeling of the cop-out try-hard attitude toward this year’s installment of the ever-growing music festival, Boston Calling. While there were certainly drawbacks, like overcrowded T-stations and minimal parking, it was a let down to travel...

Cabaret: Spotlight shines on Rampage show Choir’s Cabaret

Cabaret: Spotlight shines on Rampage show Choir’s Cabaret

Nick Viveiros
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Music

The third floor of Sawyer was alive with the sounds of the silver screen on Saturday night as performers took to the stage for the Suffolk University show choir’s annual Cabaret. Members of Rampage, performed a variety of musical numbers taken from Hollywood blockbusters, as the theme this year was “L...

Vanessa Carlton: latest album, tour dates and new sound

Vanessa Carlton: latest album, tour dates and new sound

Felicity Otterbein
February 22, 2017
Filed under Music

Once part of the “one-hit-wonder” club, Vanessa Carlton is returning to the stage scene with a renewed sense of purpose and self. Everyone in the English-speaking world knows her for her hit single, “A Thousand Miles.” A decade after it’s initial release and crowds still lose their minds...

The Common: Suffolk University’s house band rebrands

The Common: Suffolk University’s house band rebrands

Morgan Hume
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

For most Bostonians, The Common is a historic park in the heart of the city. It’s significant for being a place where folks once brought their cows to graze the grass, and now is used often for picnics, protests and everything in between. However, the two words take on a new meaning at Suffolk University,...

Ramifications belt out alongside nation’s best voices

Ramifications belt out alongside nation’s best voices

Patrick Holmes
February 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

On Saturday night, Suffolk University’s a cappella group known as the Ramifications took center stage at the Berklee Performance Hall to unleash a moving set worthy of applause. As the second act out of eight to perform, they had the chance to define the beginning of the competition and give the audi...

“Hamilton” mixtape leaves listeners satisfied with features from chart topping artists

“Hamilton” mixtape leaves listeners satisfied with features from chart topping artists

Morgan Hume
December 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

For the first time in history, an award-winning Broadway musical has created a mixtape.  Lin-Manuel Miranda released a new album filled with remixes and covers of the beloved Grammy-winning soundtrack that he created, “Hamilton: An American Musical,”  and arguably produced one of the most coll...

Suffolk alums in band Jack Romanov dedicate performances to ACLU

Suffolk alums in band Jack Romanov dedicate performances to ACLU

Felicity Otterbein
December 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Four men stood on the small stage at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston, MA. Only three of them were wearing shoes. That’s because Michael Mirabella of Jack Romanov preferred to never wear shoes during a performance. The Boston-based band has been working together for the last two years after Mirabella ...

Get to know Jack Romanov and its Suffolk alum

Felicity Otterbein
December 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

From rehearsing inside Suffolk University’s 150 Tremont residence hall’s basement to now rehearsing and recording in a funeral home parlor, the band Jack Romanov has dedicated the last few years to music. Three of the boys met at Suffolk during their freshman year and maintained the same energ...

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, ...

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