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Review: Bon Iver illuminates crowd with tracks from ‘i,i’

Iridescent lights beaming in the TD Garden throughout the show

Nick Viveiros

October 23, 2019

Last week, frontman Justin Vernon and his mythical compatriot members of Bon Iver brought their latest album to life at the nearly-full TD Garden for a stunning set that spanned their entire discography. The occasion for Bon Iver’s current tour (a rarity for them) is the late-August release of thei...

Review: Chase Rice brings southern roots to Boston

Rice taking center stage at House of Blues

Morgan Torre

October 23, 2019

Chase Rice displayed the epitome of raw talent in his performance on Oct. 12 at The House of Blues Boston. He is not as well known as other country artists such as Dan + Shay or Thomas Rhett, but he has the same energy and performance level as these mainstream singers. Rice opened his show with an upbeat ...

Review: Martinez turns set into large scale production

Martinez performing the song “Orange Juice” with dancers

Phoebe Adams and Morgan Hume

October 23, 2019

Class was in session at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 19 as Melanie Martinez brought the crowd from kindergarten through high school during her Boston stop of her K-12 Tour. Martinez’s pastel colored concert was in support of her latest record “K-12,” which dropped on Sept. 6. Through ang...

Suffolk student covers rock hits during Lollapalooza tour

Haley Solomito, alongside fellow members of the School of Rock program, performing lead vocals in front of a live crowd

Morgan Hume

October 23, 2019

Most college students spend their summer vacations working seasonal jobs, relaxing by the beach or spending quality time with family, but vocalist Haley Solomito spent hers on tour, sharing the same stages as the music industry’s biggest names. The Suffolk freshman and East Providence, R.I. nativ...

Harry Styles lights up the charts with new single

Harry Styles lights up the charts with new single

Sarah Turley

October 16, 2019

Last Thursday, Harry Styles sparked the Internet with the release of a new single and music video. “Lights Up” was released on Oct. 10, and the singer only began posting about the song’s release 24 hours before premiering it on YouTube. As of last weekend, the music video had over 12 million views...

Whitney separates itself from the pack through compelling set at Royale

Whitney separates itself from the pack through compelling set at Royale

Allyssa DelVecchio

October 9, 2019

When you think of famous Whitneys in music, many attribute the name to the award winning soul artist from Newark, NJ, not the indie soul band band from Chicago. However, if you strolled by the Royale Tuesday night, you would have seen a line of people out the door and forgot for one night that there once was another Whitney ...

Somerset band moves from Suffolk to Somerville

Somerset band performing at the Thunder Road Music Club

Catarina Protano

October 9, 2019

Two years ago, The Journal wrote a story on the rebranding of Suffolk University’s contemporary music group, formerly known as “Rhythm,” into something a bit more personal: The Common. Now, the group has graduated from performances at “First Fridays” on the third floor of Sawyer to packed venu...

Avril Lavigne fills Orpheum with teenage nostalgia through set list of punk-pop chart toppers

Avril Lavigne fills Orpheum with teenage nostalgia through set list of punk-pop chart toppers

Morgan Hume

October 9, 2019

Avril Lavigne brought fans back to the days of grungy skater kids and hot pink highlights with a set list spanning her most popular pop-punk hits from the early 2000’s during her concert Thursday night at the Orpheum theatre. The singer-songwriter stopped in Boston as part of her “Head Above Water...

Lana Del Rey sheds light on gun violence in new song

Lana Del Rey sheds light on gun violence in new song

Gabrielle Delgado

October 4, 2019

In a music industry that is growing and changing with the rise of streaming services and social media, alternative-pop singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey has been a force to be reckoned with ever since dropping her 2011 hit song “Video Games.” Her individual style has become completely unique, c...

Listen to the music: Rising performers showcased at first Boston Local Music Festival

Crowds gathering on the steps of City Hall Plaza last weekend as the inaugural Boston Local Music Festival kicked off downtown

Marizelly Oliva

October 2, 2019

Live performances, food vendors, a beer garden and artists selling jewelry, clothing and wearable flower arrangements all gathered on City Hall Plaza this past weekend for Boston’s first Local Music Festival, a free event showcasing 50 local bands and indie musicians. While the festival kicked off...

The Faim drops eclectic debut album ‘State of Mind’ ahead of upcoming Boston performance

The Australian-bred band is touring the U.S. and Europe, including a stop in Boston

Morgan Hume

September 25, 2019

The Faim is putting audiences in a spirited state of mind with the release of their first full-length album and upcoming tour throughout the United States and Europe this fall. Hailing from Perth, Australia, alternative pop band The Faim (French for “the hunger”) has been steadily on the rise....

Country or pop? Zac Brown Band ditches classic sound to fuse other genres into experimental new album

The cover photo of “The Owl,” Zac Brown Band’s seventh studio album that was released on Friday.

Morgan Hume

September 25, 2019

Country powerhouse Zac Brown Band is known for their twainy vocals and acoustic guitar riffs, but they are pushing the genre’s limits on their latest album as they trade their southern roots for a pop sound. The band released their 11-track record “The Owl” on Sept. 20. It is clear that the...

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