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Nehruviandoom combines sounds of a young MC with a Hip-Hop Veteran

Nehruviandoom combines sounds of a young MC with a Hip-Hop Veteran

Marcello Rossetti, Writer
September 29, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"His flow is monotonous but like his mentor DOOM, he makes it work for himself. While he may be young, his rhyming is quite mature for his age."

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Sabaton wows at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

Sabaton wows at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

Alex Lindsay, Writer
May 5, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Swedish Power Metal band and military history enthusiasts, Sabaton have been gaining a lot of momentum in the American Metal scene. Currently on tour with Dutch Progressive Metal band, Revamp and American metal band, Iced Earth, Sabaton made a stop at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. for the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

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10 Artists to check out right now

10 Artists to check out right now

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
April 14, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Here are some artists to check out for your listening pleasure. In this edition, we have musicians from across the pond, friends on the west coast and a rising rapper from Chicago. Plug those headphones into your laptop and get ready. 1. Best Coast Known for: “The Only Place” and “Boyfriend” Listen...

Boston Strong: A playlist for our city

Boston Strong: A playlist for our city

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
April 14, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"In honor of those who lost their lives on April 15, 2013, the first responders, the survivors, and the city with a warrior’s heart, we present a playlist that symbolizes Boston and the state of Massachusetts."

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10 of our favorite Nirvana tracks

10 of our favorite Nirvana tracks

Alex Lindsay, Writer
March 31, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Here’s a list of 10 of our favorite Nirvana tracks.

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UMass Spring Concert 2014 artists

UMass Spring Concert 2014 artists

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
March 31, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Temperatures have reached above 18 degrees Fahrenheit. In other words: spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate than with Slightly Stoopid, Wale and the Goo Goo Dolls at the Spring Concert on Sunday, April 13th at the Mullins Center. Whether you already have your ticket or if you are still...

Remembering Kurt Cobain 20 years later

Remembering Kurt Cobain 20 years later

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
March 31, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

On April 5, 1994, his voice was silenced forever when Cobain was found dead in a room above the garage of his Seattle home.

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Marky Ramone visits UMass

Marky Ramone visits UMass

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
March 31, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

“I thought I was okay to drive, obviously not, I blacked out and the next thing I remember is waking up, and my car was in the middle of a furniture store.” — Marky Ramone

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St. Vincent speaks to listeners with her new sound

St. Vincent speaks to listeners with her new sound

Sarah DiZio, Contributor
March 31, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"The pretty mannequin featured on the cover of Actor is gone, now she's extroverted, reigning with sounds that seem drawn from deep space and she's not sorry."

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10 songs for Blarney Blowout

10 songs for Blarney Blowout

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
March 3, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"This song has been heard in every bar, at every Red Sox and Bruins game, and in a little film Martin Scorsese directed called, “The Departed.” If you have not heard of this song, you may be living under a rock."

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Band spotlight: Values

Band spotlight: Values

Alex Lindsay, Writer
March 3, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Being a local band in today’s music world can be tough, but for hardcore metal band “Values,” it's been a mostly positive experience.

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Ten 90s throwbacks you forgot you loved

Ten 90s throwbacks you forgot you loved

Allyson Michitson, Writer
March 3, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"From “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” to “Men in Black,” Will Smith pretty much ruled the 90s. Known for having "clean" rap songs, Smith’s “Gettin Jiggy Wit It” won the Grammy for Best Rap Solo in Performance in 1999 and people have been getting "jiggy" with it for 16 years and counting."

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