The Suffolk Journal

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...

The Strokes’ Nick Valensi to play at Brighton Music Hall

The Strokes’ Nick Valensi to play at Brighton Music Hall

Jillian Barrows

November 17, 2016

For those who are big fans of The Strokes, you’re in for a real treat. Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi will be playing a show with his new band, CRX at Brighton Music Hall Nov. 20 at 8p.m. to tour their debut album, New Skin, which was released Oct. 28. The album was produced by Queens of the Stone...

Dan Croll leaves Boston in Sweet Disarray

Courtesy of Facebook user Dan Croll

Morgan Hume

November 10, 2016

Widely known for his prolific songwriting capabilities and numerous accolades in the music industry, Dan Croll made his first appearance in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club last weekend. Croll, a 26-year-old singer-songwriter from Liverpool, England is best known for blending electronic and folk sou...

Boston Calling all women

Felicity Otterbein/ Journal Staff

Felicity Otterbein

June 1, 2016

Amidst the throes of people gathered at the Third Annual Boston Calling Music Festival in City Hall Plaza, stood thousands of music fans aching to quench their sound-driven thirst for new artists and big headliners. During a weekend full of strong and empowered women within the music industry, Boston...

The Weeknd delivers flawless set at DCU Center

By Wikimedia Commons user Kayla Johnson

Andrew Navaroli, Journal Staff

November 18, 2015

R&B sensation The Weeknd brought The Madness Fall Tour to the DCU Center in Worcester on Thursday to a sold-out crowd. Following a year of huge success, with his first number-one album “Beauty Behind The Madness,” hit single “Earned It,” and two number-one songs “Can’t Feel My Face”...

“Thank Your Lucky Stars” excites fans

By Facebook user Beach House

November 4, 2015

By Sami Abou-Mayaleh Heartbeat - reminiscent drums, morose and unending synthesizer notes, and heavenly vocals radiate through Beach House’s newest album, “Thank Your Lucky Stars.” After releasing their fifth album, “Depression Cherry,” on Aug. 28, the Baltimore-based dream pop duo returned...

Manhattanhenge creates laid-back beats on campus

Courtesy of The Loading Dock

Will Senar

March 25, 2015

Jake Rivers and Ben Rathman discovered their love for music in high school. Now, in the basement of the 150 Tremont building, you can hear them nurture that passion, even though the two attend different colleges and have the typical hectic schedules of collegiate scholars. Rivers, a freshman majoring...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ soundtrack blends the best of music’s old and new

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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...

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