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Korean boyband ‘BTS’ drops new pop album filled with poetic lyrics and rhythmic tracks

Korean boyband ‘BTS’ drops new pop album filled with poetic lyrics and rhythmic tracks

Sarah Turley

April 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Korean musical group BTS has become the biggest boyband in the world as their international fame has increased steadily over the past few years, leading to multiple world tours. On April 12, the seven members of BTS released their latest album “MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA,” a record that features...

Habibi transforms Great Scott into a ‘60’s psych rock paradise

Habibi transforms Great Scott into a ‘60’s psych rock paradise

Shayla Manning

April 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Brooklyn-based band Habibi brought their energetic and feminist driven surf rock to Great Scott last Tuesday night for their first time in Boston since 2012. The group of five crept up the dark little stage nestled in the corner of Allston with an effortless attitude about them, yet they manifested...

Rampage welcomes back alumni during annual cabaret

Rampage welcomes back alumni during annual cabaret

Morgan Hume

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

Rampage show choir and sketch comedy troupe Who’s Askin’ joined forces on Saturday night to fill Modern Theatre with a combination of music and humor during the Rampage Alumni Cabaret. The show began with a collection of indie acts, where soloists or small groups of singers performed a song of...

Suffolk Musicians Network hosts final jam session of the year

Suffolk Musicians Network  hosts final jam session of the year

Shayla Manning

April 10, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

Among utter silence from an entranced crowd, a haunting rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” floated through the ears of students gathered on the third floor of Sawyer last Friday night for the Suffolk Musicians Network’s (SMN) final open mic of the semester. The student organization is...

Rock band Kiss puts on electrifying performance as part of final tour

Carolyn Nash

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

The iconic American rock band Kiss gave audiences a final show they would never forget when they reunited at TD Garden on March 26. The Boston concert kicked off with bandmates Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer arriving onstage dressed in their stage outfits, sporting the iconic...

Album Review: Broadway’s Ben Platt embraces personal side on ‘Sing To Me Instead’

Album Review: Broadway’s Ben Platt embraces personal side on ‘Sing To Me Instead’

Morgan Hume

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Ben Platt soared into stardom after originating the characters of Evan Hansen and Benji Applebaum, but on his debut album, he set the fictional characters aside to step into his most authentic role yet: himself. On March 29, the Broadway and film actor released “Sing To Me Instead,” his first...

Album Review: Billie Eilish showcases haunting vocals on anticipated debut record

Album Review: Billie Eilish showcases haunting vocals on anticipated debut record

Phoebe Adams

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

After weeks of anticipation and lots of teasers from her social media accounts, Billie Eilish finally released her long-awaited debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO” on March 29. Eilish, a 17-year-old Los Angeles native, has slowly been making a name for herself in the music industry...

Jazz Band hosts first solo concert

Jazz Band hosts first solo concert

Kyle Crozier

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

The Suffolk University Jazz Band combined the unique personalities and performance styles of 10 students to give the audience a chance to dance to lively music on Wednesday night during their first solo show. The band invited Suffolk students to dress up, eat catered tacos and courageously join them...

William Fitzsimmons: Folk musician speaks on new album, songwriting process and ongoing tour

William Fitzsimmons: Folk musician speaks on new album, songwriting process and ongoing tour

Morgan Hume

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

After overcoming a turbulent year in his personal life, seasoned folk musician William Fitzsimmons turned harrowing experiences into soft, expressive songs on his latest album “Mission Bell,” released in 2018. The singer-songwriter is currently on tour supporting the heartfelt record detai...

Alice Phoebe Lou evokes emotion during concert at The Red Room at Cafe 939

Alice Phoebe Lou evokes emotion during concert at The Red Room at Cafe 939

Shayla Manning

March 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

South African singer-songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou delivered a set overflowing with hazy, stripped-down indie sounds at her intimate sold out show at The Red Room at Cafe 939 last Tuesday. Joined by several members of her band, Lou previewed songs from her new album, “Paper Castles,” which was released ...

Dean Lewis satisfies fans during sold out concert at Royale

Dean Lewis satisfies fans during sold out concert at Royale

Morgan Hume

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Up-and-coming musician Dean Lewis did not disappoint on Sunday night when he gave an exceedingly energetic performance to a sold-out crowd at Royale, putting on a memorable show for his biggest stop on tour. Lewis is a rising Australian singer-songwriter most famous for his hit song “Be Alright,”...

Cherry Glazerr is a force of feminist rock at Brighton Music Hall

Cherry Glazerr is a force of feminist rock at Brighton Music Hall

Shayla Manning

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

The dynamic sounds of Los Angeles trio Cherry Glazerr filled Brighton Music Hall on Friday night for a sold out show of loud, raged feminist rock. Led by founder, singer and guitarist Clementine Creevy, the band’s aggressive yet charismatic attitude got right in the face of concertgoers and refused...

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