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An Evening with the Stars

An Evening with the Stars 0

As devoted fans, we all wait for our favorite artist to come to town, and to see them live.  However, those hour-long performances are never enough. You keep checking the clock, wishing the night would never end. Even on your way back, you keep listening the band’s songs, recalling the moments you just had. If(…)

Youth Marches on MBTA

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On Wednesday afternoon, students and youth organizers from across Boston marched on the Massachusetts Transit Building to demand a youth pass. A mass of protestors built from the Youth Affordabilit(T) Coalition (YAC), Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE), the Boston Youth Organizing Project, and Youth on Board gathered at the Park St. T stop at(…)

Irish Heartthrobs rock the Paradise Rock Club

Irish Heartthrobs rock the Paradise Rock Club 8

Kodaline took the stage on Valentine’s Day at the Paradise Rock Club, crooning their indie rock tunes to a mixed crowd. The audience—an interesting combination of teenyboppers, single female twenty-something’s, and a handful of truly dedicated male fans—ate it up. But while the younger fans were enthralled with the boys, a number of the fans(…)

Boston Calling 2014: The Top 10 Bands You Can’t Miss

Boston Calling 2014: The Top 10 Bands You Can’t Miss 0

Last September Boston calling rocked the City Hall Plaza. Nearly 20,000 people showed up to see massive artists such as Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, and Major Lazer. This Spring on May 23, 24, and 25 Boston Calling is holding another festival. The lineup has more of a laid back, indie/folk feel than the fall festival(…)

PVRIS: The Blast Interview

PVRIS: The Blast Interview 0

Between playing the Vans Warped Tour, releasing an EP and recording a full-length album, PVRIS (pronounced Paris) has had a whirlwind 2013. Lynn Gunnelfsen, the lead vocalist and guitarist of the Lowell trio, recently announced a new tour as a supporting act for the pop punk band A Loss For Words, to a great deal(…)

Band Buzz: The D-Line

Band Buzz: The D-Line 0

With yet another snowstorm on the way and icy winds making everyone in New England shudder, summer has never seemed farther away. Luckily for anyone craving some laid-back and sunny vibes, Boston’s own The D-Line is keeping things bright with their upbeat, self-titled EP, now available on Bandcamp. With musical influences including Simon & Garfunkel,(…)

Magic Man returns to The Sinclair

Magic Man returns to The Sinclair 1

Simply put, Magic Man is a band to be seen. Although their newly released EP You Are Here may sound somewhat calm and sleepy at times, the band is anything but. Hailing from Boston, MA, Magic Man has made quite the name for themselves in the last two years. Currently, the band is touring with(…)

Datsik takes the HoB with GZA and heRobust

Datsik takes the HoB with GZA and heRobust 0

The Digital Assassins tour kicked off with a grunge-coated bang at the House of Blues in Boston on January 17th. The coalescence of trap house (heRobust), old school hip hop (GZA), and of course loads of unadulterated modulated bass (Datsik) produced a night of all-out revelry and some confusion. Being my first dubstep show, I(…)

The Big Gallery: Anberlin hits Boston 0

At the end of October, Anberlin and The Maine brought their current co-headlining tour to The House of Blues for a night chock full of alternative rock. From Indian Lakes, a band with a big sound and solid musicianship, opened up the show. They played a handful of songs, mainly drawing from their most recent(…)

Krewella at House of Blues Boston

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“We are all united kids of the world,” belted Jahan Yousaf, as Krewella launched into “United Kids of the World”, a Headhunterz track they featured on. At Boston’s House of Blues, Krewella had a packed house spanning three floors moving as practically one unified being. And unity seems to be a reoccurring theme of the band’s(…)

Pearl Jam in Worcester — The Big Gallery

Pearl Jam in Worcester — The Big Gallery 1

WORCESTER — October 15 marked the day that legendary rock band Pearl Jam released their tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt. The day also marked the first of two days they played at the DCU Center. With no opening act, Pearl Jam kicked off their night with a 20 song set. Weaving their new songs (“Lightning(…)

Janelle Monáe brings it to House of Blues Boston

Janelle Monáe brings it to House of Blues Boston 8

It was a little nerdy, funky, energetic, thought provoking, joyous, inspiring, and theatrical. That would be last Wednesday’s Janelle Monáe concert at the Boston House of Blues. I truly wish I had started listening to Monáe’s music sooner in life. When I finally checked out Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase) and The ArchAndroid, I was in awe. Monáe had combined a(…)

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, and Ghost at The Garden — The Big Gallery

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, and Ghost at The Garden — The Big Gallery 1

On Wednesday, in support of their newest album, Avenged Sevenfold brought their fall tour to Boston’s own TD Garden. The Hail to The King Tour is in support of the band’s recently released album that shares the name. Swedish metal act Ghost opened the show. Formed in 2008, they have gained a considerable amount of(…)

Celebrating Fault: Zach Weinersmith on comics, science, and Bad Ad Hoc

Celebrating Fault: Zach Weinersmith on comics, science, and Bad Ad Hoc 8

CAMBRIDGE — “Humor is something that is extremely human.” Zach Weinersmith explains on the lawn of M.I.T. “If we were ever visited by aliens, they would most likely have science, ethics, and philosophy, but there’s a chance that humor is something unique to us.” Humor, along with science, ethics, and philosophy, are central themes of(…)

B.A.H! Comes to Boston

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While the debate between evolution and creationism is probably the most well known rivalry that the study our species origins has produced, there have been almost countless different evolutionary theories that are developed and debated since the science’s beginnings. Like all theoretical based studies, evolution has resulted in interesting (and sometimes outlandish) incorrect theories. Celebrating(…)