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“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...

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 ...

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