April 17, 2014

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John Ashcroft faces criticism during speech -

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UMass football continues move in new direction in annual Spring Game -

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Student rally in support of Gordon, LGBTQ community -

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Thousands gather in Amherst Commons for 23rd Annual Extravaganja -

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Sexual violence is not ‘normal’ -

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One year after Boston Marathon bombings, UMass doctor Pierre Rouzier continues passion to help -

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Photo Slideshow: UMass United Rally -

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Get Yourself Tested at UMass -

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Library labyrinth targets stress -

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There is nothing to debate about global warming -

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UMass hits the road to take on LaSalle -

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No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse looks to extend winning streak against Richmond -

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Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive latest McCormack Executive-in-Residence -

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Got a little Irish in you? -

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UMass doctoral student awarded Soros Fellowship -

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UMass Dressage Team discusses the lesser-known sport -

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Canelas: Things worth watching in Spring Game 2014 -

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‘The Walking Dead’ finale resurrects a dull season -

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Five places to study at UMass -

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UMass tennis team battles injuries as season comes to an end -

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An inside look at Northampton based band The Sun Parade

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Locally based folk-rock group gives insight on their new sound and direction.

Jam band moe. prepares to rock Calvin Theater

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You know what they say; moe. music mo’ fun.

Folk-punk artist Frank Turner comes to Calvin Theater

Frank Turner will come to Calvin Theater in Northampton this Sunday to perform for his folk-punk fans.

Bikram Yoga heats up in Northampton

Bikram Yoga Northampton presents the people of Northampton and its surrounding towns with a chance to try out yoga with a little added heat.

‘Dr. House’ to play at Calvin Theater in Northampton

Hugh Laurie will bring his act to Northampton this Sunday.

Fountains of Wayne perform intimate fun show

Despite some technical difficulties, Fountains of Wayne pulled through with an uplifting and nostalgic performance.

Trip-hop visionary Emancipator to grace Pearl Street

The unique and enigmatic Doug Appling will make a stop in Northampton on his international tour.

Kishi Bashi doesn’t live up to Northampton reputation

Kishi Bashi strays from his traditional solo setup to perform with a full band at Pearl Street Clubroom last Tuesday.

City and Colour plays cozy show in Northampton

City and Colour begins their tour of the United States with an intimate show at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton.

City and Colour kicks off tour at Calvin Theatre

Dallas Greene comes to Northampton.

Feeding Tube Records isn’t your average music store

Northampton record shop offers the oft unavailable

Sarcastic Philly punks the Dead Milkmen are reunited and going strong

Smart-alecky rockers the Dead Milkmen will be bringing their unique brand of satirical punk to Northampton’s Pearl Street nightclub this Friday as part of their limited East Coast tour.

Figure enchances his growing reputation at Pearl Street

Up and coming dubstep deejay Figure spun a thumping set on Saturday night in Northampton.

GZA leaves Pearl Street in awe

Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA performed in Northampton last Wednesday night.

Hey Marseilles performing at the Iron Horse Music Hall

Seattle-based indie group Hey Marseilles will be performing at Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall at 10 p.m. Saturday night.

GZA/Genius to perform at Pearl Street Nightclub

One of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan will be at Pear Street this Wednesday.

Point your face at this article

Demetri Martin is scheduled to bring his inventive stand-up “Point Your Face At This” tour to Northampton on Wednesday.

Aaron Carter brings old and new hits to Northampton

Former teen star Aaron Carter proved he can still bring the “party,” as he did so in Northampton last Tuesday.

Carter to bring “Aaron’s Party” to Northampton March 5

Aaron Carter will stop by Northampton on March 5 in the former teen star’s first tour since 2005.

Aesop Rock delivers ‘musical buffet’ to Northampton

Underground hip hop veteran Aesop Rock came to Pearl Street in Northampton Saturday night.

Tuesday night poetry readings at hinge in Northampton

Hinge is a hip local restaurant and bar that hosts open mics, poetry slams, and traveling feature poets every Tuesday night.

Orange Television slated to rock Iron Horse

Rock quartet Orange Television was scheduled to perform at the Iron Horse on Saturday night, but due to the storm, the show has been postponed to a later date.

Kishi Bashi to bring unique live experience to NoHo

Violinist extraordinaire Kishi Bashi will bring his captivating live show to the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton this Wednesday night.

Safe Passage raises $225,000

Safe Passage, the Northampton-based organization that is committed to ending domestic violence, raised about $225,000 Sunday during its ninth annual Hot Chocolate Run.

DJ walks 26 miles to raise money for food bank

Local DJ Chris “Monte” Belmonte of The River 93.9 marched 26 miles from Northampton to Greenfield to raise money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

John and Jon bring big laughs to the Calvin

John Hodgman and Jonathan Coulton put on their signature, collaborative performance at the Calvin. The show was loaded with jokes, music, “urine and mayonnaise.”

Yeasayer delivers with avant-garde dance rock at Pearl Street

Although its concert had taken place during the election results, Yeasayer managed to keep the crowd both entertained and informed while rocking out to fan favorites in Northampton.

Pearl Street pledges allegiance to Dillon Francis

Dillon Francis shook Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton on Sunday night. His openings acts consisted of DJ Pointblank and trap artist Clockwork.

Yeasayer returns to NoHo

Psychadelic pop band Yeasayer returns to Northampton.

Dillon Francis prepares to get NoHo “Wet & Reckless”

Cats. Tacos. Memes. Slicked back hair. Heavy bass drops. If this word association doesn’t make you think of Dillon Francis, then you have not been spending enough time on the Internet.

The Kin deliver for the people

Up-and-coming band, The Kin, rocked the Iron Horse in Northampton last Friday.

Slugging Buds, Deer Tick rages Northampton

Alternative rock band, Deer Tick, played at Pearl Street in Northampton in front of an enthusiastic and rowdy crowd.

3Lau brings mash-ups to Northampton

Last Wednesday night, rising house music producer 3LAU gave a rousing performance to a mostly empty room.

The Kin set to play at Iron Horse tonight

Australian brothers Thorald and Issac Koren team up with NYC drummer Shakerleg for
an unbeatable show in Northampton.

Streetlight Manifesto to bring the house down at Pearl Street

Streetlight Manifesto, a Ska-punk band, will preform in Northampton tonight on their “The Hands That Thieve” tour.

Beats Antique brings electronic world fusion to Calvin Theater

Beats Antique is set to perform this weekend at the Calvin Theater in Northampton to showcase their unique sound and stage performance.

Darlingside to play Iron Horse tonight

Darlingside will host coinciding release parties for each act’s latest recorded efforts.

Doug Ratner and the Watchmen Pearl Street CD release show preview

Springfield natives DRAW aim to please fans with high energy, old favorites and new material.

Synthetic Marijuana removed from Northampton head shops

Due to recent discoveries by medial officials that consumption
of synthetic marijuana is dangerous, the Northampton Police Department have recommended withdrawl of the substance from local head shops.

Sister Sparrow swoops into Iron Horse

Saturday night at the Iron Horse in Noho, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds will be rocking and squawking to the beat, bringing the funk to brand new heights.

Northampton man on probation for possession of 30 pounds of marijuana

A Northampton man pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after Northampton police were tipped off by postal workers.

“Music’s mad scientist” Keller Williams coming to Noho

One-man band Keller Williams who slips seamlessly between guitar, drum and bass, looping tracks and mesmerizing crowds will be playing in Northampton on Dec. 17.

Valley Rising CD release party at Iron Horse preview

This Sunday, the Iron Horse Music Hall will host a show for the release party of the “Valley Rising Compilation Album,” a record which will feature a dozen native artists.

Impressions of Northampton emergency shelter

Columnist Mason Woolley describes his visit to the Northampton emergency shelter following Saturday’s storm.

Circa Survive plays Noho as tour comes to a close

Circa Survive will headline at the Pearl Street Ballroom tonight. The group is about to wrap up its tour promoting its 2010 release, “Blue Sky Noise.”

Lotus to concoct sensory spectacle at Calvin Theatre

Jam band Lotus will be performing at the Calvin Theatre tonight at 8 p.m. The group is known for incorporating various styles into its improvisations.

Fanfare for Chez Albert

Guest columnist Cassina Brown celebrates the return of local restaurant Chez Albert.

Minutewomen tie Mount Holyoke for first in Smith Show

The Massachusetts Equestrian Team traveled to Northampton on Saturday for its first regional show of the year and tied for first place with Mount Holyoke College.

Gluten-free near me

Collegian correspondent Kelsey Laning breaks down how to avoid stress while maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle.

Slideshow: Protestors fill the streets for Occupy Northampton

Collegian photographer Hannah Cohen captures Occupy Northampton.

Yo La Tengo remain indie champions

After 25 years of performance, Yo La Tengo has lost no steam on stage. Alternately gorgeous and abrasive, they rocked the Academy of Music.

Umphrey’s McGee Does Not Disappoint

Excited Umphrey’s McGee fans waited eagerly outside of the Calvin Theater in Northampton Friday night. The always-surprising Chicago-based band managed to rouse nearly everyone in the large, seated auditorium into enthusiastic motion at this fast-paced, dance fueled show. The group, known for their refusal to repeat themselves, kicked off their performance with “Jazz Odyssey,” an upbeat song with an infectious groove and, of all things, rapped vocals. Audience members witnessed not only the group’s technical facility with tight, complicated rhythms but also their improvisational communication as they traded rhythmic and harmonic ideas. Listeners who are unfamiliar with Umphrey’s music may…

Dom dominates Iron Horse

Northampton welcomed Dom, Expensive Looks and Bobby to the Iron Horse on Saturday night, as they brought a lively performance that had the audience jumping.

Local organization decodes federal budget

The National Priorities Project (NPP), a Northampton-based organization dedicated to breaking down the nuances and complexities of the federal budget, has released its annual report analyzing this year’s budget.

Classic film ‘Metropolis’ gets new look, sound

Just before the 84th anniversary of its release, the classic film “Metropolis” will be screened in Northampton on Sunday, accompanied by the The Alloy Orchestra.

Colour Revolts at the Iron Horse

On Saturday night, Colour Revolt rocked the Iron Horse with their exciting and sophisticated vibe.

All caught up in Neko’s case

Neko Case will be letting her auburn locks down, cracking subtle jokes, and belting her melodies in Northampton this weekend.

McLovins stampede the Ironhorse

Teenage trio The McLovins stormed into the Iron Horse last Saturday with a collection of Phish covers and original songs that left the crowd swooning.

Bob Mould’s Sound at the Iron Horse

This past Tuesday Nov. 9, underground music legend Bob Mould graced the stage at the Iron Horse in Northampton. In his three decade career as a guitarist, singer and songwriter, Mould has been in bands Hüsker Dü and Sugar, as well as putting together a successful solo artist.

Ingrid Michaelson brings indie soul to the Calvin Theater

This Columbus Day weekend, Ingrid Michaelson will perform at the Calvin Theater in Northampton on October 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 and $30.00. Dublin-grown, alternative folk band Guggenheim Grotto will open.

The Wolfman Conspiracy howls at Bishop’s Lounge

Self-described “power reggae” band brough their energetic sound to the Bishop’s Lounge on October 1. Supporting them were prog-rockers Timbre Coup.

Pete Yorn to make Pioneer Valley debut

Alternative singer and songwriter Pete Yorn will make an appearance this Monday at Pearl Street. Yorn is touring in support of his latest, self titled album, which was produced by Black Francis of the Pixies.

Tallest Man captivates Noho

Last Friday, Sweden’s Tallest Man On Earth played Pearl Street Ballroom. Opening the show was S. Carey of Bon Iver Fame.

11 fresh date ideas designed for fun

Fresh date ideas are hard to come by but Collegian blogger Lindsey Davis has you covered! So put that movie ticket down and try something new!

The Tallest Man on Earth to take over Northampton

Swedish folkie Kristian Matsson-a.k.a. The Tallest Man on Earth-will be performing this Thursday at the Pearl Street Night Club at 8:30. He will be supported by Bon Iver alumnus S. Carey.

Built to Spill brings their ‘plan’ to Northampton

Seminal 90′s indie-rock band Built to Spill will be playing at Pearl Street tomorrow night at 9. They will be playing classic songs from throughout their career, from 1994′s “There’s Nothing Wrong With Love” to 2009′s “There Is No Enemy.”

Tobacco to break down Iron Horse Thursday

Tobacco (aka Tom Fec) will be playing at the Iron Horse Music Hall this Thursday. His darker-toned solo work promises to bring the Pioneer Valley an interesting night.

UPDATED: 12 hospitalized, including ‘large number’ of UMass students, for severe intoxication at campus party, area hospital forced to close ER

A dozen people were hospitalized and treated for severe intoxication after becoming ill during an on-campus dance party Saturday night into Sunday morning, according to campus officials.

Hold Steady have no “Rock ‘n Roll Problems” in NoHo

The Hold Steady is not a typical band. Its April 6 show at Pearl Street in Northampton was packed to the brim with fans openly discussing not just the band’s music but also their personal homemade comic books based on the band’s material, often while debating such topics as whether or not the band’s 2005 album “Separation Sunday” would make a better book or movie.

Wiz Khalifa goes up in smoke

Wiz Khalifa’s landing at the Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton on Friday was greeted by an excited audience of unanticipated proportions.

Cooley Dickinson to expand Amherst branch to include emergency care

The town of Amherst recently announced it will be expanding the urgent care center that the Cooley Dickinson Hospital provides in its main Northampton branch to the Cooley Dickinson outpatient center in Amherst at 170 University Dr.

NoHo know how: Great eats and tasty treats

On a whirlwind tour of downtown Northampton eateries, there are five places right on Main Street that simply can’t be missed: Local Burger, Amanouz Café, Spoleto, Fitzwilly’s and Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium. Each offers a unique flavor that can’t be found anywhere else. This week the Daily Collegian got a chance to sample these fine places to chow down. In a college town, it’s essential to know where the best places are to take a date out, grab a bite or maybe just hang out and relax.

NoHo Know How: Where to go for a cup-o-joe

In a college town, a savvy student ought to know the best joint in town to grab a cup o’ joe. The following includes a line up of the best study spots, most delicious café fare and grooviest music scenes. So stay in the know and check out future installments of NoHo Know How.

NoHo brewery brings cozy atmosphere, tasty beer

Right in the heart of downtown Northampton sits the Northampton Brewery Bar and Grille. Located at 11 Brewster Court, it is one of the best places to go when you’re looking for classic American cuisine with a twist. This establishment is the oldest brewpub in the northeast that is still in operation and it prides itself on serving up some of the most outstanding food to go along with one – or many – of their home-brewed fine ales and lagers.