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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...

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...

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...

Dan Croll leaves Boston in Sweet Disarray

Dan Croll leaves Boston in Sweet Disarray

Morgan Hume
November 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Widely known for his prolific songwriting capabilities and numerous accolades in the music industry, Dan Croll made his first appearance in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club last weekend. Croll, a 26-year-old singer-songwriter from Liverpool, England is best known for blending electronic and folk sou...

Boston Calling all women

Boston Calling all women

Felicity Otterbein
June 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Amidst the throes of people gathered at the Third Annual Boston Calling Music Festival in City Hall Plaza, stood thousands of music fans aching to quench their sound-driven thirst for new artists and big headliners. During a weekend full of strong and empowered women within the music industry, Boston...

The Weeknd delivers flawless set at DCU Center

The Weeknd delivers flawless set at DCU Center

Andrew Navaroli, Journal Staff
November 18, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

R&B sensation The Weeknd brought The Madness Fall Tour to the DCU Center in Worcester on Thursday to a sold-out crowd. Following a year of huge success, with his first number-one album “Beauty Behind The Madness,” hit single “Earned It,” and two number-one songs “Can’t Feel My Face”...

”Thank Your Lucky Stars” excites fans

”Thank Your Lucky Stars” excites fans

November 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By Sammie Mayaleh Heartbeat - reminiscent drums, morose and unending synthesizer notes, and heavenly vocals radiate through Beach House’s newest album, “Thank Your Lucky Stars.” After releasing their fifth album, “Depression Cherry,” on Aug. 28, the Baltimore-based dream pop duo returned...

Manhattanhenge creates laid-back beats on campus

Manhattanhenge creates laid-back beats on campus

Will Senar
March 25, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Featured Stories

Jake Rivers and Ben Rathman discovered their love for music in high school. Now, in the basement of the 150 Tremont building, you can hear them nurture that passion, even though the two attend different colleges and have the typical hectic schedules of collegiate scholars. Rivers, a freshman majoring...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ soundtrack blends the best of music’s old and new

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ soundtrack blends the best of music’s old and new

Haley Peabody
February 12, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Just prior to its highly anticipated Valentine’s Day première, “Fifty Shades of Grey” released the soundtrack that will accompany the film on Tuesday. The compilation, which features a wide range of artists who span across decades and genres, features a total of 16 tracks, several of which were...

Fresh faces and icons harmonize on music’s biggest night

February 9, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By Maria Baluch The 57th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by rapper LL Cool J, was all about 2014’s new artists and legends. Gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, music’s biggest stars came together on Sunday to celebrate the best and brightest of their trade. The show kicked off w...

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