Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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

By Brian Canova

December 8, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Keller Williams is coming to the Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton on Friday, and he won’t be selling foreclosed homes. No, this Keller Williams takes a more right-brained approach to making a living. A one-man band dubbe...

Valley Rising CD release party at Iron Horse preview

By Dave Coffey

December 8, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

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

Lady A comes to Mullins

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

December 8, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Country music trio Lady Antebellum burst into the mainstream in 2010 with its hit song “Need You Now,” which snagged several Grammy nominations last year. Since then, the band has released two more best-selling albums with ...

Study playlist creates perfect exam cram vibe

By Chris Shores

December 7, 2011

Filed under Music

There is a moment that occurs during a late-night study session when the deafening silence – broken only by the typing of keys, the sniffling and coughing of sick and tired collegiate souls, the crinkly of candy bar wrappers and the sl...

Art of remixing: a visual perspective

By dylandbewer

December 5, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in thebriolife.com, a website run by the author. It has been edited for the Daily Collegian by Collegian edtiors. From the beginning of dub and disco cultures to t...

“Down Like Silver” a miniature masterpiece

By Dave Coffey

December 5, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

In a world where the moniker “indie folk pop” seems to vaguely describe every other aspiring musical act in the underground music scene, it can seem nearly hopeless to kick against the pricks in search of an outfit whos...

Björk’s “Biophilia” strikes strangely satisfying chord

By Emily Kuhn

December 5, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Björk has done it again. “Biophilia,” released this October, is a daring, grinning experiment of a magnitude untapped by most musicians. Over four years since her last album, “Volta” (2007), this latest release is by far the most unique and thrilling of her work. It was partially composed o...

Bombino headlines Iron Horse

By Brian Canova

December 2, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Bombino didn’t need to know the native tongue to get the Iron Horse Music Hall on its feet Monday night. The scene was a lot like the parties Omara “Bombino” Moctar used to play – groovy desert wedding parties – in his home country of Niger in northern Africa. He too...

City and Colour coming to Noho on Saturday

By Patrick Tenero

December 2, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Canadian vocal sensation City and Colour will headline at the Pearl Street Ballroom this Saturday night at 8 p.m., with South Texan quartet Hacienda opening the show. City and Colour, otherwise known as Dallas Green, is the ...

Waits stays in step with “Bad As Me”

By Adam Colorado

November 21, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Nearly 40 years after his debut album, Tom Waits has seemingly not lost a step. After seven years of not releasing any new material, Waits’ new album “Bad As Me” hit the music circuit in late October to solid acclaim. Wit...

Guthrie family schools the FAC

By Brian Canova

November 20, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

An icon of folk and protest music came to University of Massachusetts Friday night. He played before an audience whose members were often old enough to already know first-hand the artist’s historical significance. Missing i...

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie talks OWS; Live at the FAC tomorrow

By Brian Canova

November 17, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

American folk singer and outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War Arlo Guthrie won’t be alone when he comes to the Fine Arts Center tomorrow night – 16 members of the Guthrie family will be with him on stage. Guthrie burst ...