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Rainbow Kitten Surprise: Rising band delivers another captivating Boston concert

Front man and lead vocalist Sam Melo tearing up the stage at House of Blues in front of an energetic audience

Allyssa DelVecchio

September 25, 2019

If you attended Boston Calling this past May, you may have strolled past the Delta Blue stage to find a peculiar sounding band with a crowd reaching the outskirts of the turf. Rainbow Kitten Surprise seemed to pop up out of nowhere and completely dazzled everyone with their haunting harmonies and heartfelt...

Mallcops give energetic performance alongside We The Kings at Brighton Music Hall

Mallcops give energetic performance alongside We The Kings at Brighton Music Hall

Allyssa DelVecchio

July 19, 2019

If you’ve gone to school in Boston, one way or another you’ve heard of Mallcops. No, not Paul Blart or the intimidating folks at the Cambridge Galleria Mall, but the local band. Since the release of their inaugural EP “The Funniest Joke You’ve Ever Told,” musicians Daniel Donovan, Jimmy Del, Tyle...

Firefly music festival headliners bring Coachella vibes to the East Coast

Firefly music festival headliners bring Coachella vibes to the East Coast

Allyssa DelVecchio

July 18, 2019

Fear of missing out — popularly referred to as FOMO — from the seemingly endless social media posts about music festivals are never ending, and as college students, you can’t possibly spend hundreds of dollars every time another festival pops up. However, if you’re looking for the Coachella exper...

The Head and the Heart effortlessly blend folk and rock in latest album

The Head and the Heart effortlessly blend  folk and rock in latest album

Morgan Hume

June 2, 2019

Over the past decade, folk-rock band The Head and the Heart have been creating profound music while gaining countless fans along the way. The beloved group released their fourth studio album on May 17 titled “Living Mirage,” which beautifully blends meaningful lyrics and catchy rhythms. The Head...

Korean boyband ‘BTS’ drops new pop album filled with poetic lyrics and rhythmic tracks

The members of BTS have been steadily on the rise since their formation in 2013

Sarah Turley

April 24, 2019

Korean musical group BTS has become the biggest boyband in the world as their international fame has increased steadily over the past few years, leading to multiple world tours. On April 12, the seven members of BTS released their latest album “MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA,” a record that features...

Habibi transforms Great Scott into a ‘60’s psych rock paradise

Habibi transforms Great Scott into a ‘60’s psych rock paradise

Shayla Manning

April 24, 2019

Brooklyn-based band Habibi brought their energetic and feminist driven surf rock to Great Scott last Tuesday night for their first time in Boston since 2012. The group of five crept up the dark little stage nestled in the corner of Allston with an effortless attitude about them, yet they manifested...

Rampage welcomes back alumni during annual cabaret

Rampage welcomes back alumni during annual cabaret

Morgan Hume

April 17, 2019

Rampage show choir and sketch comedy troupe Who’s Askin’ joined forces on Saturday night to fill Modern Theatre with a combination of music and humor during the Rampage Alumni Cabaret. The show began with a collection of indie acts, where soloists or small groups of singers performed a song of...

Suffolk Musicians Network hosts final jam session of the year

A group of musicians and music fans pose at the club’s last open mic event of the semester on Friday

Shayla Manning

April 10, 2019

Among utter silence from an entranced crowd, a haunting rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” floated through the ears of students gathered on the third floor of Sawyer last Friday night for the Suffolk Musicians Network’s (SMN) final open mic of the semester. The student organization is...

Rock band Kiss puts on electrifying performance as part of final tour

Carolyn Nash

April 3, 2019

The iconic American rock band Kiss gave audiences a final show they would never forget when they reunited at TD Garden on March 26. The Boston concert kicked off with bandmates Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer arriving onstage dressed in their stage outfits, sporting the iconic...

Album Review: Broadway’s Ben Platt embraces personal side on ‘Sing To Me Instead’

Album Review: Broadway’s Ben Platt embraces personal side on ‘Sing To Me Instead’

Morgan Hume

April 3, 2019

Ben Platt soared into stardom after originating the characters of Evan Hansen and Benji Applebaum, but on his debut album, he set the fictional characters aside to step into his most authentic role yet: himself. On March 29, the Broadway and film actor released “Sing To Me Instead,” his first...

Album Review: Billie Eilish showcases haunting vocals on anticipated debut record

Billie Eilish performing at Boston’s House of Blues in November

Phoebe Adams

April 3, 2019

After weeks of anticipation and lots of teasers from her social media accounts, Billie Eilish finally released her long-awaited debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO” on March 29. Eilish, a 17-year-old Los Angeles native, has slowly been making a name for herself in the music industry...

Jazz Band hosts first solo concert

Jazz Band hosts first solo concert

Kyle Crozier

April 3, 2019

The Suffolk University Jazz Band combined the unique personalities and performance styles of 10 students to give the audience a chance to dance to lively music on Wednesday night during their first solo show. The band invited Suffolk students to dress up, eat catered tacos and courageously join them...

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