Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Classic Cohen performance moves and engages

By Mark Schiffer

November 4, 2009

Filed under Music

As August waned in 1970, the anti-Woodstock took place at the Isle of Wight music festival. The potential of the 60s was beginning to segue into the stagnation of the 70s, and the people were restless. What was meant to only have...

Play ‘Hockey’: Portland band releases fresh debut

By Angela Stasiowski

November 4, 2009

Filed under Music

Never before has a band named after a Canadian-created sport had as much soul as Portland’s Hockey. There is no need to explain the band’s musical back-story.  Their debut album “Mind Chaos” speaks for itself. “What...

The Bad Plus: Good

By Craig Holland

November 4, 2009

Filed under Music

Last Thursday, the Iron Horse Music Hall was crowded, and nobody noticed as three men shuffled their way to the front of the room and ascended the stairs to the stage. The upright bass lay on its side, and a grand piano stood...

Liquid Breakfast satisfies NoHo with a side of Orange

By Christiana McDougal

November 3, 2009

Filed under Archives, Music

The Iron Horse was abuzz with the sounds of The Breakfast on Thursday night as costumed fans waited outside for the show to begin. It was the 11th anniversary of both their annual Halloween inspired Fonghoulish Freakout Tour...

The Source: Planning your weekend so you don’t have to!

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

October 29, 2009

Filed under Music

Experience the magic at Earthfoods this Sunday night! That is, experience the magic of magician Jonas Toutant, in addition to several great local bands. The DIY UMass club is putting on the free show at the Earthfoods Cafe...

Jupiter One shoots for the moons with their second album, ‘Sunshower’

By Daniel Herberholz

October 29, 2009

Filed under Music

First an electronic bubble sounds like it is about to pop, followed by a splash of the noise an Atari video game would make. All before upbeat, prophet-like voices sing a pre-verse hum. When an album starts like this, what...

Get it while it’s hot: Breakfast comes to NoHo

By Christiana McDougal

October 28, 2009

Filed under Music

To the delight of their dedicated fans, The Breakfast is once again touring the Northeast, in promotion of their latest album, “Live As Is.” They will be performing at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Thursday October 29,...

Bad Plus brings unconventional sound to Iron Horse

By Collegian News Staff

October 27, 2009

Filed under Music

By Ben Silverman and Craig Holland. The Bad Plus might be considered a piano trio, maybe a progressive band or possibly a jazz fusion group. What they are, however, is a totally acoustic power trio, consisting of drums, piano ...

Hova rocks the Mullins Center

By Justin Gagnon

October 26, 2009

Filed under Campus News, Music

Where were you last night? If you weren’t at the Mullins Center, you missed a show your friends will be talking about for years and years to come. SLIDESHOW: Jay Z at the Mullins Center When tickets went on sale to the general public for last night’s Jay-Z concert, uninformed UM...

Portugal. The Man shows IHEG a good time

By Angela Stasiowski

October 25, 2009

Filed under Music

Sarah Palin has given Americans the wrong idea about Alaska. Not everyone that hails from Wasilla is a baby-popping hockey mom. In fact, some of them play music. Portugal. The Man, mad scientists of the musical world, had the...