Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Steven Kellogg catches ‘The Bear’

By Dave Mansfield

November 12, 2009


Filed under Music

“Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you.” Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers are really starting to catch that bear. The Sixers’ new album, “The Bear,” which hit stores in September, addresses the many trials and tribulations of life, as well as the chronological progression from...

Faux four a fan favorite

By Rachel Dougherty

November 12, 2009


Filed under Music

The Calvin Theater was alive with the spirit of 60s on Saturday night when 1964 the Tribute brought the sounds of the Beatles to the Northampton stage. Named the “best Beatles tribute band in the world” by Rolling Stones Magazine, 1964 the Tribute recaptured the experience of the early Beatles for...

Mike Doughty to play at Iron Horse

By Rachel Dougherty

November 11, 2009


Filed under Music

Mike Doughty, former front-man of the New York based alternative rock group Soul Coughing and currently an independent artist, will play at Northampton’s Iron Horse this Thursday as a part of his 2009 tour, The Question Jar Show. Doughty’s work is a mix of wordplay and weird experimental music...

DIY: Dry skin remedy

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

November 11, 2009


Filed under Do-it-yourself

As you may already have noticed on your face, hands and legs, dry skin season (formerly known as “winter”) is upon us. Its arrival is feared by many – people who may not have the cash flow for a decent moisturizer to help their now scaly, flaky skin recover from the damage of cold winter days....

Rob Thomas plays “smooth” Wang show

By Kate MacDonald

November 11, 2009


Filed under Music

If anyone ever tries to claim that Carolina Liar, One Republic and Rob Thomas aren’t among the best rock performers out there or that any one of them couldn’t carry a show by themselves, they’d be sorely mistaken. Carolina Liar and One Republic opened up for Thomas Monday night at the Citi Performing...

Students clean up butts

By Lisa Linsley

November 9, 2009


Filed under Fitness, Lifestyle

Don’t like cigarette butts cluttering up your campus? Neither do the University of Massachusetts students who volunteered last Sunday to collect stray ones across campus for the fourth annual “No Butts About It” event.  Stations were set up outside of Franklin, Worcester and Berkshire Dining...

No cushion for the pushin’ in pokey phallic fable

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

November 9, 2009


Filed under Words

Christopher Behrens must think he’s a clever guy. The writer of the epically stupid novelty book “Penis Pokey,” apparently did not test his product before publisher Quirk Books picked it up for distribution. The book with its sparse length of only nine pages, thick cardboard pages and bright,...

Fresh-faced youngsters play for fellow fresh-faced youngsters at NoHo’s Iron Horse

By Dave Mansfield

November 9, 2009


Filed under Music

If last Saturday’s show was any indication, the future for the local indie rock scene is looking pretty bright. Fresh faced local rockers Who Shot Hollywood headlined a show at Pearl Street that featured other young and talented acts, Mountain Interval, Bad Vibes and Client Number 9. The crowd was pre...

Dan Deacon highlights Pearl Street

By Michael Walsh

November 8, 2009


Filed under Music

When Dan Deacon invades the Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton tonight, the stage will be empty. Audience members will find the 28-year-old Deacon out amongst his people, clutching his synthesizer set-up, white knuckled, as he whips the crowd to a near psychotic frenzy. Despite having two critically...

Rob Thomas set to rock Boston on heels of new album

By Kate MacDonald

November 8, 2009


Filed under Music

Tonight, Rob Thomas will take the stage at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston to sing songs from his new album “Cradlesong.” Audience members can expect to hear hits from his multi-platinum debut “…Something to Be,” as well as Matchbox 20 hits, the band from which Thomas got his fame....

The Blind Boys of Alabama, “Duets”

By Garth Brody

November 8, 2009


Filed under Music

The Blind Boys of Alabama formed their singing group 70 years ago, and have been performing and recording gospel music ever since. As the legends of the industry they’ve become during that timespan, its not suprising that they have collaborated with a number of notable musicians. “Duets,” their...

Raekwon to bring gritty hip-hop to Pearl Street

By Yoel Drachman

November 5, 2009


Filed under Music

This Saturday night, Nov. 7th, at 9 p.m., Raekwon “the Chef”, Sean Price and Hendersin will be playing at the Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton. Hendersin, began his rapping career at age 10, using school events to showcase his lyrical and performance abilities. By the age of 17 he had begun...