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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."

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.

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.

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

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."

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."

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.

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."

Coachella, Bonnaroo, Ultra, “oh my!”: 10 Music festivals you should attend

Coachella, Bonnaroo, Ultra, “oh my!”: 10 Music festivals you should attend

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

March 2, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

"Music has an indescribable power: It brings people together. And music festivals do exactly that every year, all over the country."

Top five Beatles albums of all time

Top five Beatles albums of all time

Nathalie Sczublewski and Christina Gregg

February 17, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

"With 14 albums released in the U.S. and over 40 released in the U.K., it's hard to pick and choose which Beatles creations are the best. We've attempted to do so in choosing the top five Beatles albums of all time."

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