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Lawn on D hosts renowned band Passion Pit

Lawn on D hosts renowned band Passion Pit

September 24, 2015

By Sammie Mayaleh   Energy and excitement radiated from the audience at Lawn on D on Wednesday as fans awaited the Boston-based band, Passion Pit, while on tour for their junior album, “Kindred.” Michael Angelakos at Emerson College formed the band, whose second album debuted as 4th...

Toro Y Moi brings unique sound to new album

Toro Y Moi brings unique sound to new album

Haley Peabody

April 15, 2015

The sounds of cars racing menacingly blur into high-pitched, synthesized notes on the opening track of Toro Y Moi’s latest album, “What If.” The album, which was released April 6, embodies Toro Y Moi’s atypical sound, delivering a hearty dose of his irresistible, muted, and electronic vibe. Toro...

‘Kintsugi’ showcases the best of beloved indie-rock band

‘Kintsugi’ showcases the best of beloved indie-rock band

Haley Peabody

April 8, 2015

After years of remaining quietly on the sidelines, popular indie-rock band Death Cab for Cutie has released their first album in nearly four years. Entitled “Kintsugi,” this latest album showcases the scope of the band’s talent, highlighting their best work to date. “Kintsugi,” also known...

Synth vibes from Craft Spells entertain at Great Scott Sunday night

Synth vibes from Craft Spells entertain at Great Scott Sunday night

March 16, 2015

By Jennifer Usovicz For a little fun on Sunday night the bands Craft Spells, The Bilinda Butchers, and Funeral Advantage played sets of dreamy beach tunes to warm the spirits of frozen Bostonians, the night this winter became the snowiest in Boston's history. Just a few hours before the performance,...

‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’ to Belle and Sebastian’s latest hit

‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’ to Belle and Sebastian’s latest hit

Haley Peabody

February 18, 2015

As Front-man Stuart Murdoch begins to sing coolly on the opening track, “Nobody’s Empire” of Belle and Sebastian’s ninth studio album, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance,” it is evident that the band has served up yet another irresistible album. Their signature, quirky indie-rock sound...

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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