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BTS’ groundbreaking ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ highlights group’s musical experience

BTS’ groundbreaking ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ highlights group’s musical experience

Sarah Turley

February 26, 2020

The biggest boyband in the music industry, BTS, made a comeback on Friday, Feb. 21 with their new album “Map of the Soul: 7.” On the album, the band reflects on their experience over the past seven years since debuting as a musical act. The lyrics also encompass Swedish psychologist Carl Jung’s...

It’s time to face it: Tame Impala’s new album is in a league of its own

It’s time to face it: Tame Impala’s  new album is in a league of its own

Abby O'Connor

February 19, 2020

Kevin Parker, better known as Tame Impala, stops time with his long-awaited fourth album “The Slow Rush,” released on Feb. 14. With his award-winning previous album “Currents” being difficult to top, it’s no wonder Parker took five years to release his next. Hit songs like “The Less I Kn...

Chamber Choir finds a place at Suffolk

Chamber Choir finds a place at Suffolk

Phoebe Adams

February 19, 2020

Amidst a diverse and growing pool of Performing Arts Office (PAO) groups at Suffolk, one of the newest additions to the talented student body is the Chamber Choir. Born out of a limited number of singing PAO groups on campus, the Suffolk Chamber Choir was formed in the fall semester by Madlynn Bard, ...

Ezra Furman shares intimate set with fans in Somerville

Ezra Furman shares intimate set with fans in Somerville

Shayla Manning

February 14, 2020

Under a warm, red light, fans gathered in the cozy upstairs lounge at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville last Tuesday for a solo set by musician Ezra Furman. The fifth installment of her residency at ONCE, titled “Intimacy,” brought another packed house. Furman, 33, whose music career blossomed in Somerville,...

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions

Madison Suseland

February 5, 2020

From Feb. 6 to 9, the Suffolk University theatre department will be hosting the annual Spring Showcase, featuring  three one-act plays that are written and directed by Suffolk students. Each show has been in the process of rehearsing for the past few weeks as students grow eager for opening night. One...

Halsey’s vulnerability saves heavily autotuned new album

Halsey’s vulnerability saves heavily autotuned new album

Morgan Hume

January 29, 2020

You should be happy that Halsey is back with another album. Singer-songwriter Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known best by her stage name Halsey, released her third album “Manic” on Jan. 17. Throughout the 16 tracks, she reveals personal struggles and vents about love and loneliness. Halsey release...

‘Circles’ takes listeners on a round trip through late artist’s thoughts

‘Circles’ takes listeners on a round trip through  late artist’s thoughts

Eddie Reinhardt

January 29, 2020

“Swimming in Circles,” the idea of battling against the current to only end up where you originally started, comes to fruition on Mac Miller’s sixth official album release “Circles.” The ladder in the expression, “Circles” is meant to be related in to his previous album “Swimming.” ...

Grammys honors Kobe Bryant through music, Eilish sweeps major awards

Grammys honors Kobe Bryant through music, Eilish sweeps major awards

Morgan Hume

January 29, 2020

Remembering the life of Kobe Bryant, a teenager sweeping five major awards and an evening of stellar live music made the first Grammy award ceremony of the decade a memorable one. The 62nd annual Grammy awards aired on CBS on Sunday evening at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, only hours after the n...

Cautious Clay merges vocals and percussion at Paradise Rock Club

Cautious Clay merges vocals and percussion at Paradise Rock Club

Morgan Hume

December 15, 2019

Cautious Clay stepped outside the typical R&B performance on Dec. 11 as the musician gave Paradise Rock Club an eclectic and rhythmic concert. Joshua Karpeh, better known by his stage name Cautious Clay, lured the crowd in with a night of continuous smooth vocals, aiming to play a variety of songs a...

Clairo softens Paradise Rock Club during homecoming concert

Clairo softens Paradise Rock Club during homecoming concert

Phoebe Adams and Abby O'Connor

December 11, 2019

Bedroom-pop singer Clairo performed two sold-out shows at the Paradise Rock Club on Nov. 20 and 21. The Nov. 21 show closed out her almost completely sold-out “immunity” North American tour, which was a homecoming for the artist, as she is originally from Carlisle, Massachusetts. Paying homage to the...

Lucy Dacus brings smooth indie voice and synth to Royale

Lucy Dacus brings smooth indie voice and synth to Royale

Morgan Hume

December 11, 2019

All eyes were on Lucy Dacus as the 24-year-old singer-songwriter’s smooth vocals brought the Royale to a standstill on Dec. 4. The indie musician’s concert kept the crowd on their feet, moving along to each rhythmic song. Dacus’ well-balanced setlist included a mix of tracks from her 2016 alb...

BROCKHAMPTON creates carefree atmosphere at Boston concert

BROCKHAMPTON creates carefree atmosphere at Boston concert

Eddie Reinhardt

December 11, 2019

Fans were already jumping and dancing in front of the stage before even half the arena was filled while the members of BROCKHAMPTON were still backstage at Agganis Arena on Nov. 24. When the group finally hit the stage, the energy was somehow intensified as the fans were anxious for the Boston leg of...

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