Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Best Albums of 2009

By Kate MacDonald

December 11, 2009

Filed under Music

As 2009 is coming to an end rapidly, we should look back at the better parts of the past 12 months in music. It was a year of huge headline-grabbing concerts and uber-popular singles. It was not really a good year as far as albums...

Rubblebucket blows your face

By Dave Mansfield

December 9, 2009

Filed under Music

Jamaica Plain’s own Rubblebucket brought its spirited live act and hip grooves to the Pearl Street Clubroom last Thursday night, and gave the audience a memorable performance that had spectators young and old dancing. Opening...

“Good Rockin’ Tonight” Reintroduces Legend to New Generation

By Mark Schiffer

December 8, 2009

Filed under Music

On Aug. 17, 1977, a very sad and confused southern boy was found dead in his hotel room. Whether believed to be the result of too many prescription pills, or simply the stresses related to touring, it was a loss that had a powerful...

Benevento jazzes up the Valley

By Angela Stasiowski

December 8, 2009

Filed under Music

Marco Benevento is quickly becoming known in the jazz circuits of New York, making Brooklyn his primary stomping ground. Yet this past Thursday, Benevento and his talented trio travelled to Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall for a new school culture shock unlike any the Pioneer Valley has ex...

WMUA Vinyl Sale a Huge Success

By Garth Brody

December 6, 2009

Filed under Music

It was somewhere around the discovery of adjacent vinyls by KC and the Sunshine Band and Boris Karloff performing a dramatic reading of “Peter and the Wolf” that it became clear: Not a mite of musical minutia would be left...

WMUA hosts vinyl sale

By Garth Brody

December 4, 2009

Filed under Music

The third semiannual WMUA vinyl sale will run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Cape Cod Lounge. Set up like an indoor flea market, the event will host more than 15 different record vendors peddling thousands upon thousands...

Marco Benevento describes ‘avant-jazz’ style

By Angela Stasiowski

December 3, 2009

Filed under Music

Marco Benevento, a self-proclaimed “punk” from the New York music scene, met drummer and long time friend Joe Russo in detention hall. The rest is history. A few years older and a great deal wiser, both musicians find themselves...

Pearl Street to host jam band lineup with Rubblebucket and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

By Dave Mansfield

December 3, 2009

Filed under Music

Rubblebucket, formerly known as Rubblebucket Orchestra, will bring their eight-piece big band to Pearl Street’s Clubroom tonight, along with reggae act Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. Rubblebucket’s eclectic style is a...

Music to sway to at Pearl Street

By Garth Brody

December 1, 2009

Filed under Music

On Tuesday night, Scottish indie-popsters Camera Obscura filled the Pearl Street Ballroom with an easy warmth. With the drowsy but radiant baroque pop of The Papercuts, the ballroom was already swaying dreamily – They sounded...

“Good Rockin’ Tonight” reintroduces legend to new generation

By Mark Schiffer

November 29, 2009

Filed under Music

On Aug. 17, 1977, a very sad and confused southern boy was found dead in his hotel room. Whether you believe it was the result of too many prescription pills, or simply too many stresses related to touring, it was without question...

Big D makes a big splash for area ska fans

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

November 25, 2009

Filed under Music

I have been going to ska shows on a regular basis ever since I was about 13 years old. It started with local bands from my high school playing small fundraising shows around town. Although in retrospect the music was mediocre...

‘Skanking’ too much for those unfamiliar to ska crowds

By Garth Brody

November 25, 2009

Filed under Music

I had never been to a ska show before this one, save for local high school groups with even sillier names than the ones on tap for Friday night’s show. So my four-step initiation to the genre (Skasome Society through Big D himself)...