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Matt Shultz made sure to engage with all sides of the audience. Pictured here standing on a speaker reaching out to the right side of the crowd. (Cass Salot)

Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey brings live music to the sand for a star-studded fourth year

Cass Salot, TV/Film Editor September 29, 2022

The budding Sea.Hear.Now festival kicked off its fourth year in Asbury Park this past weekend with fans crawling from all over to see this year's star-studded lineup.  Stevie Nicks, Green Day, Cage...

Green River Music Festival 2021 (Music Festival Wizard)

A guide for local music festivals this summer

With concert season quickly approaching, here’s some recommendations for shows that you simply cannot miss!
Sean Dunham, Music Editor May 7, 2022
Buy your tickets fast, as these six music festivals are coming soon.
Forrest at the protest holding a sign she made of a sunflower, the flower of Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Presley Forrest.

UKRAINIAN STUDENT FEATURE: PRESLEY FORREST ‘23

Student Presley Forrest stands up for Ukraine while living at UMass.
Christina Loberti , Writer April 4, 2022
Sophomore Presley Forrest (she/her) discussed in an interview the hardships that her and her family have faced since Russia launched its attack on Ukraine on Feb. 24. 
Album Cover (Complex)

Anticipated Album: Rex Orange County’s “WHO CARES?”

Sean Dunham, Music Editor April 1, 2022
The title of the album says it all. Rex addresses what it feels like to be single again, how to cope with bad thoughts, and appreciating the parts of life that we often take for granted.
Ask UMass: Mask Mandate Lift

Ask UMass: Mask Mandate Lift

Ethan Brayall-Brown, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2022
On this episode of Ask UMass, students tell Ethan Brayall-Brown their thoughts and opinions on the lifted mask mandate here at UMass.
Pusha T (The Guardian)

Pusha T retaliates against McDonald’s in his new single, “Spicy Fish Diss Track”

The artist has made his voice heard over social media, saying he has not received credit for past projects that featured his own ideas.
Patrick Shea, Contributor March 27, 2022
The artist has made his voice heard over social media, saying he has not received credit for past projects that featured his own ideas.
Ghetto Gods Album Cover (Pitchfork Media)

What I listened to throughout the month of February

Daniel Vicario, Contributor March 12, 2022
Featuring both well-known and undiscovered artists, this month's array of music caters to all genres and interests.
Brady & Les on stage together in Burlington, VT (Juliet Margola)

100 Gecs: an alternative duo dedicated to hyper-pop

Dylan Brady and Laura Les formed the group back in 2015 in their hometown of St. Louis.
Juliet Margola, Contributor March 4, 2022
Dylan Brady and Laura Les formed the group back in 2015 in their hometown of St. Louis.
The six stars on stage at Super Bowl LVI (Ronald Martinez/The New Yorker)

90’s hip-hop heavyweights take over Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

Was this one of the greatest halftime shows of all time, or did the performance come up short?
Sean Dunham, Music Editor February 17, 2022
Was this one of the greatest halftime shows of all time, or did the performance come up short?

“Products of our time, reflections of ourselves”: UMCA exhibit displays Nicole Eisenman’s prints

A mix of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, paper pulp prints and monotypes sits in the UMCA as artist Nicole Eisenman displays her norn-defying art to the public.
Maddie Fabian, Writer October 14, 2021

  AMHERST - The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) at UMass Amherst currently features art by the internationally renowned artist Nicole Eisenman. It is the first UMCA exhibit open to...

Donda vs. Certified Lover Boy: Drake and Kanye West go head-to-head with new releases

Donda vs. Certified Lover Boy: Drake and Kanye West go head-to-head with new releases

The two highly-praised artists clash against one another after a summer of rumors and anticipation from the public.
Ethan Knell, Contributor October 3, 2021
The two highly-praised artists clash against one another after a summer of rumors and anticipation from the public.
Photo by Carol Lollis for the Daily Hampshire Gazette

Amherst celebrates India and Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day

It was an hour full of culture, arts, joy and celebration at Amherst Commons to commemorate India and Pakistan’s independence from England.
Abbie Gracie, Co-News Editor October 2, 2021

AMHERST--Last Friday, Sept. 24 from 4 to 5 p.m., Town Councilor Shalini Bahk-Milne and her town sponsors/event organizers, Dr. Ambreem Bawa, Dr. Sanjay Nawalkha and Alina Durrani put together a celebration...

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