Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A ‘Beautiful Day’ for U2 fans at Gillette Stadium

By Justin Gagnon

September 22, 2009

Gillette Stadium was rocking this past “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” but it wasn’t the Patriots sweating under the hot lights. The world-renowned Irish rock band U2 landed its 360 degree tour in Foxborough, Mass., on Sept. 20 ...

Canadian musician to bring ‘Love’ to the Iron Horse

By Angela Stasiowski

September 20, 2009

Tonight, our musical neighbors up north will export the exceptionally talented singer-songwriter Sam Roberts to Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall for an evening of good, old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. The 7 p.m. performance...

Dark Side of the Moon Man: An Insider’s Glimpse at the VMAs

By Lee Taylor

September 16, 2009

L.L. Cool J put it best back in 1991 when he said - “Momma said knock you out!” Those were simpler times, back when rock still kicked it on the charts and country and hip-hop were still up and coming in the mainstream w...

Rascal Flatts Soars

By Anshalee Guarnieri

September 14, 2009

Tailgating, cowboy hats and Daisy Duke denim were out in full force Saturday night as the country trio, Rascal Flatts, brought their American Living Unstoppable Tour to the Comcast Center. Darius Rucker, ticketed as the opening act, r...

Red Summer Sun to play Monkey Bar

By Sara Cody

September 10, 2009

 Local band Red Summer Sun is ringing in the new semester by playing a show at the Monkey Bar on Friday, September 11th. Monkey Bar opens its doors at 11 p.m. with a $5 cover charge. “We’re having fun when everyone...

‘Jigga Man’ to jazz up Mullins Center

By Justin Gagnon

September 9, 2009

The last generation of UMass students was blessed with concerts that people still talk about today when bands such as the Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Dave Matthews Band played in our home arena. Who would have thought with enormous budget cu...

Ninth Annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Rocks Fans in High Summer

By Peter Rizzo

September 8, 2009

Forty years ago this summer, music and culture collided in the grassy fields of Bethel, N.Y., where roughly half a million Americans gathered for three days of “peace and music.” The result was the zenith of the summer of...

Nirvana by a 'Riverfront'

By Jeffrey C. Larnard

September 7, 2009

It doesn’t get much better than this for a music fan. The 2009 Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival had the perfect summertime festival vibe, taking place under warm, sunny skies; complete with blankets, coolers and red cu...

Bonnaroo 2009: Thursday Day 1

By Peter Rizzo

June 12, 2009

Caption Cloudy skies and rain cast a shadow over the festival's first day If the first night was highlighted mostly by sporadic weather, Thursday night's attractions were met with similarly uneven results. The forecast ranging...