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Run the Jewels encourages fans to vote in their “HolyCalamavote” concert

Run the Jewels perform “Walking in the Snow

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

On Oct. 18, rap group Run the Jewels presented their pre-recorded, COVID-19 safe “HolyCalamavote” concert on Adult Swim.  The concert was a collaboration between Run the Jewels, Ben & Jerry’s and Adult Swim to get Americans to pledge to vote. Through a text service, fans were able to register ...

Alicia Keys’ new album shares an important message

Alicia Keys released her seventh studio album,

Alida Benoit, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

On Sept. 18, Alicia Keys released her seventh studio album, “Alicia.” After the four years since “Here” was released, Keys' new album excites fans worldwide with its seductive sound, rhythm and blues. The moving, emotional lyrics performed by Keys provide just what the world needs right now....

Justin Bieber, Olivia O’Brien, Luke Combs and more release new music

American singer-songer Olivia O'Brien performs at a concert. O'Brien released her new song

Roxanne Snowden, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

Sept. 18 brought “New Music Friday” to a whole new level, as several popular artists spanning multiple genres released chart-topping hits. Check out the new songs and albums below if you’re looking for new music to listen to! “Holy”- Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper Justin Bieber an...

Chance the Rapper stuns in an eccentric virtual concert at Ralph Lauren’s Chicago store

Chance the Rapper performing at an event pre-COVID.

Lauryn Clarke, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

In the age of technology combined with a global pandemic, creatives are reinventing ways to display their work. Virtual concerts are now the best way for artists to express their creativity and engage with their fans. Electrifying, warm, intimate and thoughtful are just some ways one can describe Chan...

Run The Jewel’s newest album “RTJ4” tackles racial injustice

Killer Mike and El-P of the hip hop duo, Run the Jewels.

Ashley Fairchild, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

“F*** it, why wait?” These four words would serve to catapult the rap group Run the Jewels, better known as RTJ, from an underground indie group with a cult following to the voice of a social movement.  Killer Mike and El-P of RTJ serve as the “murder rappers,” whose music is the perfect background to...

The show must go on(line): Boston musicians share how COVID-19 impacted them

Boston-based singer, Alissa Musto performing on her piano at home.

Sarah Lukowski, Arts & Culture Editor

September 22, 2020

Singer-songwriter Alissa Musto’s last routine live show was on March 13 aboard a cruise ship in Mexico before the long months of quarantine began. Musto performed to a packed crowd that night and had no idea that the next time she would perform in person would be at the end of August to a socially...

Taylor Swift is no longer a pop princess with her new alternative album “Folklore”

Taylor Swift in a photoshoot for

Sarah Lukowski

July 29, 2020

Taylor Swift’s surprise quarantine album “Folklore” has proved that the former country darling and pop princess is also an indie queen, with the 16-track album that transcends into something magical and nostalgic.  Swift, who is known for huge fanfare and celebrity drama surrounding her albu...

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions

Madison Suseland

February 5, 2020

From Feb. 6 to 9, the Suffolk University theatre department will be hosting the annual Spring Showcase, featuring  three one-act plays that are written and directed by Suffolk students. Each show has been in the process of rehearsing for the past few weeks as students grow eager for opening night. One...

Allston-based Vundabar set to perform at Boston Calling

By Twitter user @Vundabar_band

Kendra Huber

April 12, 2017

Vundabar, a local indie-rock band, started out with the intention of playing their music for themselves, simply because they loved it. Five years later, however, they are playing shows where their audiences can love their music as much as they do. The band started out in high school, as Brandon Hagen,...

Crystal Fighters deliver spectacular display of sound, color

Felicity Otterbein / Arts Editor

Felicity Otterbein

April 5, 2017

In an explosive and turbulent display of sound and color, the Crystal Fighters brought a passionate show to the stage of The Sinclair in Cambridge, Mass. Beginning with a set stage that was complete with a mish-mash of percussion, string and electronic instruments, the show was shrouded in mystery be...

Suffolk alums in band Jack Romanov dedicate performances to ACLU

Courtesy of Facebook user Jack Romanov

Felicity Otterbein

December 7, 2016

Four men stood on the small stage at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston, MA. Only three of them were wearing shoes. That’s because Michael Mirabella of Jack Romanov preferred to never wear shoes during a performance. The Boston-based band has been working together for the last two years after Mirabella ...

Get to know Jack Romanov and its Suffolk alum

Felicity Otterbein

December 7, 2016

From rehearsing inside Suffolk University’s 150 Tremont residence hall’s basement to now rehearsing and recording in a funeral home parlor, the band Jack Romanov has dedicated the last few years to music. Three of the boys met at Suffolk during their freshman year and maintained the same energ...

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