Massachusetts Daily Collegian

White Rabbits rock The Basement

By Dave Mansfield

October 22, 2009

Filed under Music

White Rabbits shook The Basement to its core on Tuesday night, giving the fervent crowd an intensely energetic performance free of charge. After their planned show at Pearl Street in Northampton was cancelled, White Rabbits,...

Triple shot of indie rock hops over to Noho

By Dave Mansfield

October 19, 2009

Filed under Music

Packing a percussive sound that separates them from their indie rock colleagues, White Rabbits will be stopping by the Pearl Street Clubroom in Northampton on Tuesday, Oct. 20. On the heels of their sophomore release, “It’s...

Jazz greats Lateef and Rudolph stun audiences Thursday

By Christiana McDougal

October 19, 2009

Filed under Music

Exotic instruments littered the stage of Bowker Auditorium this past Thursday as crowds of people flooded in through the entranceway to see jazz great Yusef Lateef and percussionist Adam Rudolph. Gongs, bells, drums, a saxophone and an assor...

Regina Spektor plays the Calvin to the delight of fans

By Daniel Herberholz

October 19, 2009

Filed under Music

Black and white didn’t only sit on the piano keyboard. The lights were white swirls, her dress was black, her voice was pearly white and the audience was black silent. Regina Spektor owned the room Monday, Oct. 12 at Northampton’s...

Solo pecussionist, mestro march into FAC

By Craig Holland

October 15, 2009

Filed under Music

World renowned solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie will be performing at the Fine Arts Center this weekend with Latin America’s premier orchestra, Orquestra de Sao Paulo. Rising star Kazen Abdullah, whose 2009 tour across the United States began with a notable de...

Cali girl Caillat more then just a pretty face

By Justin Gagnon

October 14, 2009

Filed under Music

Colbie Caillat, one of the West Coast’s most beautiful and talented young artists, stopped in Boston at the Orpheum Theater this past Sunday night. In an almost flawless performance, she established that her proliferating fame is no fluke, and that a pretty ...

Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph Duo come to Bowker Auditorium

By Christiana McDougal

October 13, 2009

Filed under Music

Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph, two of the most prominent jazz musicians still performing and composing music, will be playing at Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall on Thursday, October 15th. Both musicians have a long legacy of playing an infusion of jazz and world music and...

‘Breakthrough’ artist to brighten Boston

By Justin Gagnon

October 8, 2009

Filed under Music

Most famous musicians have to release a handful of albums before they can even start playing in small venues. With a little luck, a ton of patience and a lot of talent, they are noticed by a big record label, sign and start touring. With...

Regina Spektor a “Far” cry from a normal artist

By Angela Stasiowski

October 8, 2009

Filed under Music

Regina Spektor is flexible.  From writing style to influences, the singer-songwriter and pianist never ceases to surprise listeners with impressive displays of vocal acrobatics and a smile that lights up any stage. The ever-grinning...

The Original Wailers to spread irie vibrations at Pearl Street

By Lee Taylor

October 7, 2009

Filed under Music

Pearl Street has been getting down lately, paying homage through amplifiers and microphones to the great reggae legend, Bob Marley. This past weekend, a photograph of Marley graced an amplifier in Badfish’s rig as they tore...

Eclectic Man Man delivers satisfying package

By Garth Brody

October 5, 2009

Filed under Music

It was a packed house Saturday night at the Northampton Pearl Street Night Club, and headliners Man Man burned it down, laughing all the way. Even before Man Man began to roll out their strange stage set-up (more on that later), the shoulde...

Brazilian flair brought to UM through Capoeira classes

By Rebecca D’Attilio

October 4, 2009

Filed under Fitness, Lifestyle, Music

For those who opt out of paying high gym membership prices or club dues, there is now another option on campus for students trying to stay fit while having fun. Capoeira, a mix of martial arts and dancing, is now being taught...