Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

‘Piano King’ rocks NoHo’s Calvin Theater

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

October 4, 2009

Filed under Music

Ben Folds rocks so hard, he sometimes breaks pianos. Such was the case when he played at the Calvin Theater in Northampton on Saturday night. After playing 20 songs lasting over two hours, a pedal on the house piano was so...

Badfish concert a good catch

By Emily Jenkins

October 4, 2009

Filed under Music

Hundreds of fans were huddling outside the Pearl Street Ballroom on Saturday night, soggy and shivering under the pale light of street lamps coming through the fog. The crowd surged forward as the doors opened, clothing drenched...

Ben Folds to be Rockin’ the Calvin Saturday night

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

October 1, 2009

Filed under Music

Singer-songwriter-pianist Ben Folds is performing in Northampton tomorrow night at the Calvin Theater. Folds, who has been writing and performing for over two decades, will be joined by Australian performer Kate Miller-Heidke. She will ...

Local Sublime fans to get a taste of Badfish

By Emily Jenkins

October 1, 2009

Filed under Music

Some of the most recognizable music from the 90’s will be pouring from the speakers at the Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton tomorrow night. Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, has been attracting diverse audiences since their...

Rock like a “Man Man” in NoHo this weekend

By Garth Brody

October 1, 2009

Filed under Music

Philadelphia-based experimental rock group Man Man will perform in Northampton this Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. at the Pearl Street Nightclub. Tickets can be purchased on the Pearl Street website for $12.50 or at the door for $15. Man...

Jay-Z has "Blueprint" for Longevity

By Jeffrey C. Larnard

October 1, 2009

Filed under Music

Calling his new album “The Blueprint 3” was probably not a decision taken lightly by Jay-Z. The name “Blueprint” conjures up imagines both of one of the most beloved rap albums of all time, “The Blueprint,” and one of the disappointing fo...