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Clairo softens Paradise Rock Club during homecoming concert

The 21-year-old musician performed for a jam-packed venue

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 has built a reputation of wearing bright matching jumpsuits in music videos and at their live shows

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...

Lady Antebellum’s new album ‘Ocean’ shows band hasn’t lost its spark

Lady Antebellum's new album 'Ocean' shows band hasn't lost its spark

Morgan Hume

November 20, 2019

Lady Antebellum is making waves again in the music industry with the release of another album, “Ocean,” revealing an emotional side of the seasoned group listeners have not been exposed to until now. The trio who has been dominating the country charts over the last decade dropped a 13-track record on N...

Promising musician Cautious Clay scheduled to return to Boston next month

Promising musician Cautious Clay scheduled to return to Boston next month

Morgan Hume

November 20, 2019

Cautious Clay has come a long way from his Midwest roots as the rising R&B singer-songwriter has been building a fanbase for himself in cities across the world. Joshua Karpeh, who goes by his stage name Cautious Clay, is an up-and-coming musician who charms listeners with the flute, saxophone ...

Hozier charms audiences during back-to-back Boston concerts

Hozier charms audiences during back-to-back Boston concerts

Morgan Hume and Sarah Turley

November 20, 2019

Hozier was sweet as cherry wine on Wednesday night as the folk singer delivered a concert full of tender music and kind smiles.  Hozier played two sold-out shows on Nov. 12 and 13 at the Boch Center Wang Theatre as part of his “Wasteland, Baby” tour, supporting his latest album of the same name. Aus...

Tory Lanez: up close and personal

The Brampton-native performer serenades students in the first row as they clamor to take his picture

Eddie Reinhardt

November 13, 2019

The Suffolk Fall Concert was “Litty again” as the Student Government Association and the Concert Committee brought Brampton singer and rapper Tory Lanez to the Royale nightclub this past Monday night. One of the most sought after R&B acts, Lanez surfed his way through a wavy performance, spe...

Oba Oseghali gets ready to open for Tory Lanez at Royale with rap tracks

Oba Oseghali gets ready to open for Tory Lanez at Royale with rap tracks

Eddie Reinhardt

November 7, 2019

As a young creative it can be hard to find your footing, and the right support on your way to becoming a fully matured artist. Oba Oseghali has been taking these challenges head on his whole life, and on Oct. 11 at Royale he will see years of work come to fruition when he steps on stage in front of h...

Liv Dulong prepares to open for Tory Lanez with DJ set

Liv Dulong prepares to open for Tory Lanez with DJ set

Morgan Hume

November 7, 2019

Liv Dulong has always had aspirations of sharing music with a larger audience, but the self-taught DJ never thought she’d earn a spot on the Royale nightclub stage as only a junior in college. The Suffolk student and Suffolk Free Radio (WSFR) program director will be sharing the same stage as G...

King Princess anything but cheap in latest record

King Princess blurs fashion lines with her androgynous aesthetic

Abby O'Connor

November 6, 2019

Genderqueer pop sensation King Princess lays out heartbreak in chronological order on her debut record “Cheap Queen” released on Oct. 25. Within the time she dropped her first three singles, Mikaela Mullaney Straus, known by her stage name King Princess, went from unknown to gaining millions of ...

Album review: Rex Orange County deserves 10/10 rating for ‘Pony’

Rex Orange County’s “Pony” album cover

Morgan Hume

October 30, 2019

Loving Rex Orange County is getting easier and easier with his third album “Pony,” released on Oct. 25. Alexander O’Connor, better recognized by his stage name Rex Orange County, is an English singer songwriter known for his songs “Loving is Easy” and “Sunflower.” The alternative pop musician ha...

Concert review: FINNEAS brings harmony to Boston in packed venue

FINNEAS extends a hand to the audience during his concert

Zoe Saben

October 30, 2019

When Finneas O’Connell, who performs as FINNEAS, stepped on stage at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club this past Thursday, he was greeted by a crowd of screaming, dedicated fans, all packed into the intimate, sold-out venue. FINNEAS, the prolific singer, songwriter and producer has previously toured ...

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