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Commentary: Kendrick Lamar first rap artist to win Pulitzer Music Prize

Commentary: Kendrick Lamar first rap artist to win Pulitzer Music Prize

Chris DeGusto and Joe Rice

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

At 16-years-old, there was only one person in our group of friends that had a car. Our group used to drive around in a Nissan Sentra far past sundown, blasting Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid m.A.A.d city” record until the speakers began to die out. Some of the most exciting times of our high school d...

Suffolk Dance Company leaves it all on the stage in latest performance, “Sincerely Yours”

Suffolk Dance Company leaves it all on the stage in latest performance, “Sincerely Yours”

Ryan Arel

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

After a long academic year of practicing, performing and bonding as a unit, the Suffolk University Dance Company (SUDC) put their deepest sentiments on stage. On Wednesday March 28, SUDC put on its second showcase show at Roxbury Community College. The show was hosted by freshman PPE major Ashley Ce...

A dream come true, Soulfully Versed debut

A dream come true, Soulfully Versed debut

Juliana Tuozzola

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

Suffolk University’s Soulfully Versed, one of two A cappella groups on campus, prides itself upon both diversity and unity. This group represents 14 different and uniquely talented students, but when their individual passions and voices come together, there is no question that Soulfully Versed embodi...

L.A. based band courtship. bring the sunshine to Boston

L.A. based band courtship. bring the sunshine to Boston

Felicity Otterbein

January 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

     Fueled by an energy similar to that of a bolt of lightning, Los Angeles-based band, courtship., were a force to be reckoned with this past Saturday night at the Paradise Rock Club. The electro-pop group mercilessly punched out original tracks like “Love for Everyone” and “Sunroof,” which...

SGA brings ‘rockstar’ Post Malone to Royale

SGA brings ‘rockstar’ Post Malone to Royale

Kathryn Hehl

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Suffolk University students filled Royale nightclub last Wednesday to see rising rap artist Post Malone for the Student Government Association’s Fall Concert. Post Malone, full name Austin Post, started the year with a small following after the R&B album “Stoney” came out last December,...

Ramifications reverberate across Boston

Ramifications reverberate across Boston

Ryan Arel

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

The Ramifications, one of two a cappella groups at Suffolk University, perform further than the borders of campus. The group has performed at renowned venues around Boston, including TD Garden, where they sang the national anthem for the Boston Celtics, the Hatch Shell at the Esplanade, the Faneuil H...

“Yes” Performs 50th Anniversary Tour in Boston

“Yes” Performs 50th Anniversary Tour in Boston

Juliana Tuozzola

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

“Yes” performed at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on Oct. 4, 2017. The band featured lead singer Jon Anderson, guitarist Trevor Rabin, and keyboardist Rick Wakeman. The progressive rock band was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April after nearly 50 years of performing. They have maintained...

Philadelphia Soraia shakes Allston

Philadelphia Soraia shakes Allston

Jacob Geanous

September 27, 2017


Filed under Music

Wednesday was a night of firsts at O’briens Pub, a hole-in-the-wall punk rock club in Allston that hosts live music nightly. Philadelphia-based rockers, Soraia, began the first leg of their international tour and were preceded on stage by The Endorphins, who came together for their first organized pub...

Rap artist Chico Williams staking his claim in the Boston rap community

Rap artist Chico Williams staking his claim in the Boston rap community

John Irizarry

September 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Considering that the rap genre originated on the East Coast, songs from cities like New York and Boston can be considered as some of the purest forms of rap music. Rapping began as a way to entertain at block parties in the Bronx because urban youth had very few outlets to express creativity. Since then, t...

Swedish band INVSN set to tour in Boston

Swedish band INVSN set to tour in Boston

Felicity Otterbein

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Serving as a procurement of fresh percussive sound and fury, Swedish band INVSN (pronounced Invasion) released their latest album “The Beautiful Stories,” earlier this year. Acting as a sort of hodge-podge of Swedish punk and rock artists, the group is comprised of various Swedish talent. Fans of...

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...

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