After 25 years of performance, Yo La Tengo has lost no steam on stage. Alternately gorgeous and abrasive, they rocked the Academy of Music.
Indie-rock veterans Yo La Tengo plan to bring an enigmatic night of music filled with pleasant surprises to The Academy of Music in Northampton tomorrow.
Collegian staff writer Mark Schiffer is here once again to help you traverse the dangerous world of music. This week, we have a guide to the work of Kate Bush.
According to Mark Schiffer, for the music fans of today there is much to be gained by digging into the best of progressive rock.
Spring is here, and just in time for those afternoon back road cruises Kurt Vile has generously released a fantastic new album, “Smoke Ring for My Halo.”
From a mostly-forgotten Oscar winner to a madcap 1960s extravaganza, these films are the perfect answer to your cult classic cravings.
Collegian staff writer Mark Schiffer brings you his take on the best album of 2010.
The latest film from Gaspar Noe, “Enter the Void” explores themes of mortality and drug use. The film stars stars Paz de la Huerta and Nathaniel Brown.
Bob Dylan’s performance at the Mullins Center last Friday was solid but showed signs of the songwriter’s age. Bland arrangements and little audience interaction canceled out the variety in the setlist, making for a mediocre evening.
Music fans, the so-called “holy grail” of folk-rock has arrived: Bob Dylan, the creator of what has turned out to be some of the most enduring music of all-time, will be playing the Mullins Center this Friday at 8 p.m.
In his new book, “The Humbling,” author Philip Roth explores the decline of an actor as he hits rock bottom. As the character struggles through depression and thoughts of suicide, Roth draws upon experience to develop a complex novel that confirms his spot as one of the truly great American writers of our time.
Zack Snyder emphasizes his highly-stylized visual flare in his newest film, “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” While the story lacks originality, the fast-paced action and stunning graphics create a fantastic children’s film.
Lin’s new novel, about two fictional characters named Haley Joel Osment and Dakota Fanning, hit the racks on Sept. 7, and Mark Schiffer thinks you should buy it immediately.
Xiu Xiu put on quite the performance at the Hampshire College dining commons on April 12. Their “thunderstorm of a set” even included the use of a Nintendo DS as an instrument. The band also used sexual outbursts at peak moments of their performance.
Xiu Xiu will perform tonight at the Hampshire College Dining Commons.
In a film climate where little substance appears to be occurring in the mainstream, it is nice to see a film like “Mother” (Madeo). What viewers are privy to is an incredibly gripping, thematically complex, and beautifully directed thriller by Bong Joon-ho. Now that it has won the 2010 Asian Film Award for best picture, it looks like it has the potential to be a runaway success.
Four years ago, in a duet with Smog’s Bill Callahan, Joanna Newsom sang “I love you truly, or I love no one.” Curious, how in a career seemingly ridden with fantasy allusions and eccentricity, the conclusion to one of her greatest songs was something as relatable and emotional as that.
Every year, the Oscars come and go. And yet, one category always seems to pass by unnoticed: the short films.
Like a delicious Georgia peach begging to be bitten into, “Broken Embraces” unfurls a near-perfect synthesis of narrative and spectacle.
Elvis Presley is currently associated with screechy blue-haired queens in Memphis, placing wreaths on his grave while talking about how they saw him last night in their hotel rooms. Hopefully, with today’s release of “Elvis 75: Good Rockin’ Tonight” – celebrating what would be Elvis’s 75th birthday – all this will change.