Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Concert brings UMass together in support of Haiti

By Andrew Cogan

February 16, 2010

Filed under Music

There is something about the shared experience of live music and dancing that erodes national borders, negates the separation of geographic distance and translates across cultural and linguistic boundaries. In times of crisis,...

Rubblebucket brings earthy grooves to Iron Horse

By Tappan Parker

February 16, 2010

Filed under Music

Saturday night, around 10 p.m., a few bass notes and snare hits could be heard outside the Iron Horse as the musicians inside rehearsed for their upcoming show, leaving the doors closed and teasing the eardrums of a crowded line...

Twin duo Tegan and Sara kick off U.S. tour in NoHo

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

February 12, 2010

Filed under Music

Canadian indie rock sibling duo Tegan and Sara will be performing at the Calvin Theater in Northampton tonight. The night marks the first stop on their tour, which will take them to 26 cities across the country as they promote...

Rubblebucket to funk up the Iron Horse Saturday

By Tappan Parker

February 12, 2010

Filed under Music

As their name implies, Rubblebucket, formerly Rubblebucket Orchestra includes more than just a guitarist, drummer and singer.  But beyond the number of instruments involved, any similarities to a classical orchestra disappear...

Calvin Theatre to host Rufus Wainwright III Saturday

By Angela Stasiowski

February 12, 2010

Filed under Music

Remember that song? The one that Leonard Cohen penned and Jeff Buckley made famous? The song is “Hallelujah,” a gorgeous ballad of biblical allusions and secular lust that has been covered by many, but matched by few.  Now...

University stands up for Haiti with benefit concert

By Andrew Cogan

February 10, 2010

Filed under Lifestyle, Music

A combination of local and student performers will take the stage to raise funds for the Haiti relief effort tonight at a benefit concert hosted by the University of Massachusetts. Proceeds from the “Stand up for Haiti Bene...

Cirque Dreams Illumination: a performance of urban fantasy

By Lindsay Orlov

February 9, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Music, Theatre

A visually stunning hybrid between a Broadway musical and a traditional circus show, Cirque Dreams Illumination came to the University of Massachusetts’ Mullins Center stage for a two-hour performance on Sunday night, leaving...

Jazz evolves through to a new Flava

By Manish Garg

February 8, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

The subtle but important art form known as jazz doesn’t appear in the mainstream anymore; it is simply not a part of the modern culture of pop and rock music that most people are used to these days. Music from rock groups like...

Prog rockers Yes set to play Noho

By Justin Gagnon

February 7, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Formed in 1968, the London-based band Yes has passed the test of time and is now one of the most well known classic rock bands in the world. The Calvin Theater will host the 42-year-old band tonight at 8 p.m. The faces in the...

Local bands unite to play Earthfoods benefit concert

By Patrick Giddings

January 31, 2010

Filed under Music

Earthfoods Café was transformed Thursday night from an ovo-lacto vegetarian eatery into a hipster hootenanny to benefit Haiti. The round tables were pushed to the back corner, chairs upended on top. University of Massachusetts...

Valley native, Tim Eriksen breaks from his punk rock roots

By Garth Brody

January 31, 2010

Filed under Music

Tim Eriksen, the folk music laureate of Western Massachusetts, has come quite a long way from his hardcore punk roots. Friday night, he came back to Northampton for a solo concert at the Iron Horse Music Hall. Though flanked...

Iron Horse hosts Cordelia’s Dad’s Tim Eriksen

By Garth Brody

January 29, 2010

Filed under Music

Tim Eriksen will take the stage the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton tonight, although he is no stranger to the venerable venue; Eriksen is a founding member of local legend Cordelia’s Dad. He has been performing in the...