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Elton John visits TD Garden to share decades of hits

Elton John visits TD Garden to share decades of hits

November 20
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By: Lindsey Nolette Anticipation, electricity in the air settled among the crowd at TD Garden last Tuesday night. The legend, Sir Elton John strolled leisurely onto the stage to encompassing applause. Approaching his piano, like so many times before, John began. With one hit of his piano keys,...

Popular artist J. Cole visits Suffolk in celebration of Fall Concert ’13

Popular artist J. Cole visits Suffolk in celebration of Fall Concert ’13

November 13
Filed under Arts & Culture, Featured Stories, Music

By: Serina Gousby The Lights dimmed slowly away from the audience and proceeded into the stage as the band played the intro to “Trouble”, off of J. Cole’s Born Sinner album. The crowd rose in excitement chanting “J. COLE! J. COLE!” while they waited for the popular rapper to make his...

A cappella group Ramifications harmonizes its way to top

A cappella group Ramifications harmonizes its way to top

Thalia Yunen
November 13
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

Harmonic and high-spirited, the Ramifications are Suffolk University’s only co-ed A Cappella group. The Ramifications were formed in the spring of 2001,  and have performed at various events and competitions in the Boston area. They have sung the National Anthem at a Boston Celtics game for example,...

MIA delivers brand new bangers, releasing album Matangi

MIA delivers brand new bangers, releasing album Matangi

November 6
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By: Thalia Yunen The Hindu goddess Matangi prefers to dwell outside the mainstream. Sometimes refered to as the "outcast goddess," she is all-powerful and a facilitator of music, literature, and speech. Recording artist, actor, director, songwriter and painter M.I.A. allegedly found inspiration...

“California gurl” Katy Perry shines onto Billboard charts with new album Prism

“California gurl” Katy Perry shines onto Billboard charts with new album Prism

Ally Johnson
October 30
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

It is hard to argue that Katy Perry is the strongest pop-artist of our time as of this moment. Lady Gaga is too polarizing, Madonna and Britney Spears have fans that follow more out of nostalgia that out of appreciation of current work. Rihanna puts albums out at such a frequent rate that people soon...

Josh Groban swoons audience members at TD Garden

Josh Groban swoons audience members at TD Garden

Thalia Yunen
October 30
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

The TD Garden looked close to sold out on Monday, Oct. 28 for power vocalist Josh Groban and former background singer for Michael Jackson, Judith Hill. The concert started with Hill belting out emotionally charged power ballads. An audience compiled mostly of middle-aged Bostonians slowly filled into...

Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand visit the Orpheum for a timeless show

Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand visit the Orpheum for a timeless show

October 23
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

By: Matt Bacon and Chris Musk The Orpheum Theatre hosted the popular and talented post-punk band Franz Ferdinand this past Sunday. The band sold out the venue and fed off of the very positive and energetic crowd.  “Franz,” as they are affectionately called for short by their fans, consists of...

Foy Vance delivers breathtaking performance at Cafe 939

Foy Vance delivers breathtaking performance at Cafe 939

Ally Johnson
October 23
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

A Northern Ireland native, Foy Vance made his way this past week to Boston to play to a passionate crowd at Berklee College of Music's Café 939 The Red Room. Despite his upbringing in Northern Ireland Foy Vance’s sound is largely inspired by the southern United States after having moved to Oklahoma...

Love Inks visits MFA to present new album Generation Club

Love Inks visits MFA to present new album Generation Club

October 16
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

By: Lucie Coppola The Love Inks opened for The Blows at a concert held at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) on Friday, Oct. 11. Inviting a fun fall night filled with catchy melodies and colorful fine arts pieces,  the MFA welcomed trio Love Inks who took part in their fall music series. Love Inks...

Atlas Genius brings Aussie sounds to House of Blues

Atlas Genius brings Aussie sounds to House of Blues

Aaron Nevin
October 13
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Lets just say, genius doesn’t even begin to describe Tuesdays show. Atlas Genius’s performance was absolutely stellar. JR’s started the night off with some funky alternative jams to get the crowed on their feet and then Atlas Genius just blew everyone away. This was absolutely the best show...

Play Me I’m Yours: Street pianos Boston festival

Play Me I’m Yours: Street pianos Boston festival

Dani Marrero
October 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Celebrity Series of Boston has brought 75 pianos that have been installed in public spaces around the city. “Play Me, I’m Yours,” by artist Luke Jerram, has taken more than 1,000 pianos worldwide in over 35 cities around the globe since 2008. The pianos are...

Boards of Canada release new album Tomorrow’s Harvest in time for fall

Boards of Canada release new album Tomorrow’s Harvest in time for fall

David Frederick
October 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Ambiguous sampling, ambivalent drones and a powerful synth pitch that reverberates into your sub-conscious and you know you are listening to a new Boards of Canada release. Tomorrow's Harvest was released on June 5 of this year from Warp Records after a lengthy and interactive pre-release campaign....

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