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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...

Museum commemorates Beatlemania with Suffolk instructor

Museum commemorates Beatlemania with Suffolk instructor

September 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

By Victoria Greenleaf Fifty years ago, the Beatles arrived in America for their first-ever U.S. tour. From Sept. 12 to 14, the West End Museum hosted a series of activities and events dedicated to remembering the Beatles’ arrival and concert at the Boston Garden on Sept. 12, 1964. “The Beatles...

New Coldplay album proves to be their least impressive release

New Coldplay album proves to be their least impressive release

Haley Peabody

June 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Cool, soprano notes and choral voices slowly come to life in the opening measures of the first track on Coldplay’s newest album, Ghost Stories. The first track, “Always in My Head”, then incorporates the unique and mellow voice of lead singer Chris Martin, setting the tone for the album. ...

Q&A with Asher Roth on his latest project RetroHash

Q&A with Asher Roth on his latest project RetroHash

Soleil Barros

April 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Suffolk Journal: What was your inspiration behind Retro Hash? In comparison to some of your previous tunes it has a super fresh feel and seems to be spreading some massive positivity. AR: Really nothing more than being myself.  My relationship with the Blended Babies has obviously become a close...

Asher Roth shares live session with small crowd in anticipation of new album Retro Hash

Asher Roth shares live session with small crowd in anticipation of new album Retro Hash

Soleil Barros

April 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Artist Asher Roth visited Allston’s Brighton Music Hall Friday April 4 to deliver a special live session for his local fans in anticipation of his new album Retro Hash. Roth set out on a small tour playing only four shows located in his hometown of Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. A final show will...

John Collura talks about The Ataris’ ongoing legacy

John Collura talks about The Ataris’ ongoing legacy

April 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By Thomas Higgins Currently on a 10-year anniversary tour for the album So Long, Astoria, The Ataris stopped by the Brighton Music Hall on Saturday, March 29.  This is the first time in 10 years that this lineup has played together.  After the release of So Long, Astoria, the lineup of Kristopher...

G-Eazy returns to Boston, headlining Paradise Rock Club

G-Eazy returns to Boston, headlining Paradise Rock Club

Soleil Barros

March 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Returning to Boston’s small hub on his second headlining tour, Bay Area based artist Gerald ‘G-Eazy’ Gillum was in good spirits as he stepped foot onto the stage of his sold out show. Hosted at Allston’s favorite venue, the Paradise, on March 22 fan girls and young gentlemen alike gathered together...

50 years after The Beatles came to America, Suffolk professor Gallant still celebrates

50 years after The Beatles came to America, Suffolk professor Gallant still celebrates

Ally Thibault

February 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

When I studied abroad in Florence, The Beatles played a live show every Tuesday night to a packed bar hidden just around the corner from the famous duo. The event was wildly popular among 20-something-year-old Italians and expats alike as Gianni, Paolo, Giorgio, and Ringo rocked through a three-hour...

Singer Yuna visits snowy Allston to deliver her sweet sounds

Singer Yuna visits snowy Allston to deliver her sweet sounds

Soleil Barros

February 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Featured Stories, Music

Jarell Perry, a supporting act for Yuna’s show was visiting Boston for the first time as he accepted the call to join Yuna on her North American Nocturnal Tour. Perry introduced a palm tree, Southern California feel to his complex and cool sound. The singer delivers a backyard-type session turned...

Best live halftime performance by Bruno Mars

Best live halftime performance by Bruno Mars

Soleil Barros

February 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

As we all sat down to watch Super Bowl XLVIII, I thought it would be the most grand time to head to Boylston’s rather crowded Trader Joes for pineapple salsa and a few other snacks. An annual occurrence I usually do not care too much for had the ability to capture my artsy interest by inviting one...

Genres unite their talents to deliver dynamic performance at Super Bowl halftime show

Genres unite their talents to deliver dynamic performance at Super Bowl halftime show

February 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By Ellie Hawkins The Super Bowl is an event that brings people together whether they are football fanatics or not. The whole day has something for every age group to enjoy. There is the puppy and kitty bowl for the kids and grandmothers, funny commercials for all maturity groups, talented performers...

James Vincent McMorrow releases Post Tropical

James Vincent McMorrow releases Post Tropical

Ally Johnson

January 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

With a sound destined for rainy days, a sound that’s imbued with melancholy and vocally heavy, its mood music for any mood that you are in.  Inspired by the music of the ‘70’s singer/songwriter era, James Vincent McMorrow wears his influences on his sleeve. From the slow beats on the opening...

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