Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Steven Kellogg catches ‘The Bear’

By Dave Mansfield

November 12, 2009

Filed under Music

“Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you.” Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers are really starting to catch that bear. The Sixers’ new album, “The Bear,” which hit stores in September, addresses the many trials...

Faux four a fan favorite

By Rachel Dougherty

November 12, 2009

Filed under Music

The Calvin Theater was alive with the spirit of 60s on Saturday night when 1964 the Tribute brought the sounds of the Beatles to the Northampton stage. Named the “best Beatles tribute band in the world” by Rolling Stones Magazine,...

Mike Doughty to play at Iron Horse

By Rachel Dougherty

November 11, 2009

Filed under Music

Mike Doughty, former front-man of the New York based alternative rock group Soul Coughing and currently an independent artist, will play at Northampton’s Iron Horse this Thursday as a part of his 2009 tour, The Question Jar...

Rob Thomas plays “smooth” Wang show

By Kate MacDonald

November 11, 2009

Filed under Music

If anyone ever tries to claim that Carolina Liar, One Republic and Rob Thomas aren’t among the best rock performers out there or that any one of them couldn’t carry a show by themselves, they’d be sorely mistaken. Carolina...

Fresh-faced youngsters play for fellow fresh-faced youngsters at NoHo’s Iron Horse

By Dave Mansfield

November 9, 2009

Filed under Music

If last Saturday’s show was any indication, the future for the local indie rock scene is looking pretty bright. Fresh faced local rockers Who Shot Hollywood headlined a show at Pearl Street that featured other young and tal...

Dan Deacon highlights Pearl Street

By Michael Walsh

November 8, 2009

Filed under Music

When Dan Deacon invades the Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton tonight, the stage will be empty. Audience members will find the 28-year-old Deacon out amongst his people, clutching his synthesizer set-up, white knuckled,...

Rob Thomas set to rock Boston on heels of new album

By Kate MacDonald

November 8, 2009

Filed under Music

Tonight, Rob Thomas will take the stage at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston to sing songs from his new album “Cradlesong.” Audience members can expect to hear hits from his multi-platinum debut “…Something to...

The Blind Boys of Alabama, “Duets”

By Garth Brody

November 8, 2009

Filed under Music

The Blind Boys of Alabama formed their singing group 70 years ago, and have been performing and recording gospel music ever since. As the legends of the industry they’ve become during that timespan, its not suprising that they...

Raekwon to bring gritty hip-hop to Pearl Street

By Yoel Drachman

November 5, 2009

Filed under Music

This Saturday night, Nov. 7th, at 9 p.m., Raekwon “the Chef”, Sean Price and Hendersin will be playing at the Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton. Hendersin, began his rapping career at age 10, using school events to...

Fab(ricated) Four to play Noho

By Rachel Dougherty

November 5, 2009

Filed under Music

Woodstock may be a page in a history book, but the sixties will live on this Saturday night when 1964 The Tribute recreates the sounds and styles of the Beatles at Calvin Theater in Northampton. Named the “best Beatles tribute...

Second solo album from "The Chef" has critics talking

By Noah Steinberg-DiStefano

November 5, 2009

Filed under Music

Wu-Tang fans unite! Raekwon “The Chef” has led the group back to the hip-hop forefront with his latest solo album, “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Part II.”  The album, released on Sept. 8, features guest performances from al...

Amherst teenage prodigies, Who Shot Hollywood to play Pearl Street

By Dave Mansfield

November 5, 2009

Filed under Music

No one in the band is old enough to drive. Not even close. Yet the members of Who Shot Hollywood, all 14 and 15 years old, have produced their own records, played all over the country, and have already begun to endear themselves...