Amherst Wire

Kanye West sets trends and experiments with hip hop art form

Kanye West sets trends and experiments with hip hop art form

Marcello Rossetti, Writer

October 19, 2014

"The lyrics and mood of the project are also more aggressive in comparison to the softer, melancholy tones of "Heartbreaks." The albums almost sounds like the works of two entirely different artists."

June and the Bee bring the noise (and the cellos) to Iron Horse Music Hall

June and the Bee bring the noise (and the cellos) to Iron Horse Music Hall

Hae Young Yoo, Writer

October 9, 2014

"The noise from upstairs heightened as friends, family, and fans settled into seats and ordered their drinks and meals. The band recommended the pulled pork sandwich."

Music, dance, and fist pumps at the 40th Annual UMass Multiband Pops Concert

Music, dance, and fist pumps at the 40th Annual UMass Multiband Pops Concert

Alex Lindsay and Katherine Ferrante

October 6, 2014

The 40th Annual UMass Multiband Pops Concert was the highlight of the University of Massachusetts' Thursday evening as  various music and dance groups at the school celebrated another amazing year. Parents, students, and longtime UMass music aficionados flocked to the packed Fine Arts Center to see...

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

"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."

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

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.

10 Artists to check out right now

10 Artists to check out right now

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

April 15, 2014

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 15, 2014

"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."

10 of our favorite Nirvana tracks

10 of our favorite Nirvana tracks

Alex Lindsay, Writer

March 31, 2014

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

UMass Spring Concert 2014 artists

UMass Spring Concert 2014 artists

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

March 31, 2014

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

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

Marky Ramone visits UMass

Marky Ramone visits UMass

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

March 31, 2014

“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

St. Vincent speaks to listeners with her new sound

St. Vincent speaks to listeners with her new sound

Sarah DiZio, Contributor

March 31, 2014

"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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