Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Crowd Finds “No Need to Argue” at Cranberries Show

By Kate MacDonald

November 16, 2009

Rocking music, a raucous crowd and drunken fans being arrested in the middle of the venue means just another night at an Irish band’s concert. Fans experienced all this and more at The Orpheum Friday night when The Cranberries took the stage during the second show of their 20th year anniversary tour. Hailing from...

Doughty is ‘Doubly Gratifying’

By Rachel Dougherty

November 15, 2009

‘Busting up a Starbucks’ on the way to a Mike Doughty show is something every fan should do at least once. Fortunately, there is a Starbucks just one street away from the Iron Horse in Northampton, where Doughty played The Question Jar Show on Thursday, November 12. Doughty, former front-man of the...

Coco before she was France’s Mademoiselle

By Lisa Linsley

November 15, 2009

We are all familiar with the Chanel logo, the iconic image of the two C’s intertwined. Department stores internationally sell the famous Chanel #5, while the authentic handbags are sold at a price range that extends up to $3,500. As a brand, Chanel is inarguably an elite fashion label, and its famed...

Local farmer plows his own course

By Christiana McDougal

November 15, 2009

Although it is a cool and rainy November morning, local farmer John Spineti is still at his stand at the Amherst farmer’s market tending to the many people looking to purchase some of his renowned potatoes. With rows of potatoes at the table in front of him, he happily assists any and all customers,...

Slideshow: Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory

By Matthew Harrison

November 13, 2009

Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory came to the Fine Arts Center on Tuesday night for a fun-filled circus made up of former members of Cirque du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus, and the Moscow Circus....

90s hit makers to reunite in Boston

By Kate MacDonald

November 12, 2009

Incorporating an infusion of Irish music, rock, pop and grunge, The Cranberries wrote some of the most popular songs worldwide in the 1990s. Unless you’ve lived under a rock during that whole decade and at least part of this, chances are you’ve heard a song or two of theirs. The band, however, went...

“A Christmas Carol” is an early season hit

By Kate MacDonald

November 12, 2009

The old story starts off, “T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” For Ebenezer Scrooge, this sentiment could not be further from the truth! Everyone, young and old, knows the story behind Robert Zemeckis’ new 3-D adaptation...

Raekwon and Sean P drop legendary beats in Noho

By Yoel Drachman

November 12, 2009

Steven Baum also contributed to this report. What happened in the Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton on Saturday night was the makings of legends.  In a venue smaller than the basketball court at UMass’s new recreation center, two artists of legendary and epic proportions loomed larger th...

Steven Kellogg catches ‘The Bear’

By Dave Mansfield

November 12, 2009

“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

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

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

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....