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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ soundtrack blends the best of music’s old and new

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ soundtrack blends the best of music’s old and new

Haley Peabody
February 12, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Just prior to its highly anticipated Valentine’s Day première, “Fifty Shades of Grey” released the soundtrack that will accompany the film on Tuesday. The compilation, which features a wide range of artists who span across decades and genres, features a total of 16 tracks, several of which were...

Fresh faces and icons harmonize on music’s biggest night

February 9, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By Maria Baluch The 57th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by rapper LL Cool J, was all about 2014’s new artists and legends. Gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, music’s biggest stars came together on Sunday to celebrate the best and brightest of their trade. The show kicked off w...

Techies Union breaks a leg in new annual show

Techies Union breaks a leg in new annual show

Colleen Day
January 27, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Featured Stories, Music, Theater

By Colleen Day Suffolk University’s Performing Arts Office lit up the stage Friday at its brand new event, “Tech-stravaganza,” hosted by the Techies Union. The three-hour long event featured Suffolk’s Jazz Ensemble, contemporary musical group Rhythm, comedy troupe Sketchual Misconduct, The Ram...

Alan Hampton releases Origami For The Fire

Alan Hampton releases Origami For The Fire

November 19, 2014
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By Patricia Negrón When I was a little girl and didn’t have any money to pay for music, I used to record songs from the radio and make my own mixtapes before Limewire was created in 2000. Spotify can do that now, but filled with the need to properly own Alan Hampton’s albums, I bought both on...

Open Mic Night draws talent from across campus

Open Mic Night draws talent from across campus

Haley Peabody
November 5, 2014
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

Long after the everyday inhabitants of the Donahue café had gone, the Performing Arts Office transformed the modest cafeteria space into a makeshift theater, complete with lights, sound booth and microphones where the Musicians’ Network hosted their first Open Mic Night of the semester. Hushed conversations...

Taylor Swift takes a new direction with 1989

Taylor Swift takes a new direction with 1989

November 5, 2014
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By Abbey Wilson Taylor Swift is often regarded as the girl writing dramatic country songs about love and the ones who got away. She may even be more familiar as the girl with all of those boyfriends who can only write about boys and breakups. Regardless of how you view her, Swift’s new album is a d...

Suffolk band Jack Romanov offers various styles in debut album

Suffolk band Jack Romanov offers various styles in debut album

Jonathan Acosta Abi Hassan
October 22, 2014
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Featured Stories, Music

Jack Romanov, a band that started out in a mix between Suffolk University spaces and someone’s basement released their debut album on Sept. 23. Each of the band members has a different kind of ideaology that is based on cultural differences they have, coming from different parts of the country....

Gerard Way reconnects with fans at Paradise Rock Club

Gerard Way reconnects with fans at Paradise Rock Club

October 22, 2014
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

by Abbey Wilson Arriving at the venue two hours before doors, before I even got off the T, I knew I was in the right place. People in dark clothes and brightly colored hair, a staple look of “scene kids” everywhere, were lined up all the way around the block, excitedly waiting to be let inside...

iExperia: America’s largest white party comes to Boston

iExperia: America’s largest white party comes to Boston

October 1, 2014
Filed under Boston, Music

By Stephanie Miller The buzz on campus last week was about what was happening Thursday night, an event coming to town, promising an “extrasensory nightlife experience.” The mysterious event was called “iExperia” and took place last Thursday at The Royale Boston. “iExperia”, also known...

Paolo Nutini takes the stage at the House of Blues

Paolo Nutini takes the stage at the House of Blues

September 24, 2014
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

By Sylvain Gaulier Paolo Nutini took the stage at the Southern-inspired House of Blues on Friday, delivering a powerful performance. Nutini, a Scottish soul singer, was framed by the venue’s iconic multi-level balconies and ethnographic symbols, which send a mystic vibe throughout the House of...

U2 releases first album in five years

U2 releases first album in five years

September 24, 2014
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By Patricia Negron If you have an iPhone or iPad, you may have suddenly noticed that the new U2 album, “Songs of Innocence” appeared in your music library on Sept. 10. “Never before have so many people owned one album, let alone on the day of its release,” Apple boasts on its website....

Boston Calling impressed all, despite rainstorm

Haley Peabody
September 17, 2014
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

As the final days of summer lingered over downtown Boston, thousands of festival goers piled into City Hall Plaza for three days of music. People of all ages, from college students to middle-aged music lovers, gathered to hear the sets of artists whose style spanned across several genres. From Hip hop...

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