Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Def Poet celebrates Afro-Dominican culture and 166 year independence

By Rachel Dougherty

February 26, 2010

Filed under Music

University of Massachusetts will celebrate the sights and sounds of Dominican Independence Day this Saturday, February 27, with a series of cultural performances in the Fine Arts Center. The event is organized by the UMass Casa...

Disco Biscuits shine into “The Great Abyss”

By John Shaver

February 24, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

The Disco Biscuits lifted everyone in the Calvin Theatre out of their seats with another energetic set this past Saturday night. The crowd was greeted on King Street in Northampton with flashing lights and dozens of the boys in blue. The l...

“Addiction” to Alkaline Trio rewards loyal fans

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

February 23, 2010

Filed under Music

Alkaline Trio fans, rejoice! The band has officially released its latest album, “This Addiction,” today and, to the delight of many followers, seems to be returning to its old ways. However, if you downloaded your pre-release last week,...

Furthur than the average reunion band

By Andrew Sheridan

February 21, 2010

Filed under Music

The setup was simple: A jungle of eclectic musical instruments drenched in a soft purple light, as white-haired roadies went about their quiet work in the silence before the dawn. Further: Photo Slideshow  As the doors opened at the Mullins Center, the peaceful masses slowly...

Slideshow: Five College Choral Festival at Smith College

By Matthew Harrison

February 21, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Music, Slideshows, Web-Exclusive

Photos by Shehla Hussain and Jazmin Ramos. ...

Slideshow: Furthur plays the Mullins Center

By Matthew Harrison

February 21, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Music, Slideshows, Web-Exclusive

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Dead veterans take it Furthur

By Andrew Sheridan

February 19, 2010

Filed under Music

Since 1965, when the smoke and mirrors of the sixties still cast its magic on the landscape of America, one name has been synonymous with jam music: The Grateful Dead. The band was an icon of the psychedelic world, blending quintessential...

Choral fest spreads glee

By Lindsay Pierce

February 19, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts, Music

The biennial Five College Choral Festival falls this year on Saturday, Feb. 20. The festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall at Smith College in Northampton. Admission is free, though early arrival is recommended...

Barefoot Truth will have feet tapping

By Andrew Cogan

February 18, 2010

Filed under Music

"Universal consciousness" is the concept behind "Threads," the new album released on Feb. 16 by American roots-rock band, Barefoot Truth. The band describes the motivation for their latest release, "as we emerge from the ...

Disco Biscuits roll into town

By John Shaver

February 18, 2010

Filed under Music

Northampton is ready for another wild night as the Disco Biscuits roll into the Calvin Theatre on Saturday evening. The valley will cap off a mind-blowing weekend with the jam inspired trace-fusion Philadelphia-based band. Their epic two...

Hampshire dancers to incorporate personal themes at Winter Dance Concert

By Lisa Linsley

February 18, 2010

Filed under Music

Tonight faculty and student works will be presented at Hampshire College’s annual Winter Dance Concert in the main Dance Studio in the Longsworth Arts Village. The concert will include six acts which negotiate relationships...