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Gordon Lightfoot steps back into the music scene with warm and simple folk album

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot accompanying himself on acoustic guitar
March 23, 2020

When most of us envision life in our 80s, we see grandchildren playing in the backyard, a steady retirement and loads of free time for relaxation. 81-year-old Gordon Lightfoot, however, has been spending...

Animated show proves bbno$ is the artist to watch

Animated show proves bbno$ is the artist to watch
March 18, 2020

With an exciting setlist, bbno$ (pronounced baby no money) had an action-packed night during his sold-out concert on March 5 that never ceased to excite the crowd at the Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge.  Performing...

Stop using celebrity deaths for clout

Stop using celebrity deaths for clout
March 4, 2020

When an artist or a celebrity dies, social media is immediately flooded with posts remembering the person and sending condolences to their loved ones. This is fine and gives fans a space to grieve together...

Lil Tjay makes a splash in Boston

Lil Tjay makes a splash in Boston
The New York native brought high energy to Paradise Rock Club with a bottle-popping performance
March 4, 2020

A flock of anxious teens waited in the cold as the line for up-and-coming Bronx MC Lil Tjay extended out the door of the Paradise Rock Club and down the street, blocking the entrance to the restaurant,...

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

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

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

The face behind Tame Impala, solo artist Kevin Parker
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...

Chamber Choir finds a place at Suffolk

The Suffolk University Chamber Choir's logo
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...

Ezra Furman shares intimate set with fans in Somerville

Ezra Furman performing at ONCE Ballroom
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...

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions
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...

Halsey’s vulnerability saves heavily autotuned new album

Halsey’s vulnerability saves heavily autotuned new album
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...

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

Miller contemplates in front of the keyboard in the studio
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...

Grammys honors Kobe Bryant through music, Eilish sweeps major awards

Grammys honors Kobe Bryant through music, Eilish sweeps major awards
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...

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