Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Slideshow: Jay-Z at the Mullins Center

By Matthew Harrison

October 25, 2009

Filed under Music, Slideshows

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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...

“New Moon” soundtrack fails to dazzle

By Kate MacDonald

October 22, 2009

Filed under Music

Grade: C+ With the second installation of the Twilight Saga and “New Moon” coming to theaters in just under a month, teens and self-proclaimed “Twi-hards” alike need some sort of relief. They will find it wit...

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 ...