Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Band leads “semi-charmed life”

By Justin Gagnon

May 2, 2011

Filed under Music

Only a few hours after graduating seniors attend their final classes at the University of Massachusetts on Tuesday, one of the biggest bands of the late 90s will take the stage at the Calvin Theater in Northampton. Before...

Concert at Calvin to benefit the kids

By Alexandra Lowder

February 24, 2011

Filed under Archives, Music

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital will benefit from the musical likings of some of today’s most inspirational country artists at their Third Annual Concert for Kids, hosted by KIX 97.9 FM. Headliner Josh Turn...

Neko Case: the cat’s meow

By Amy Larson

February 6, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Neko Case and Lost in the Trees surprised hundreds of eager fans at the Calvin Theater last Friday night when they were treated to not two, but four acts. Lost in the Trees opened for Neko Case and her three sub personalities: comedienne Neko, rocker Neko and poet Neko. Lost in the Trees, the seven piece indie fol...

Chris Isaak plays ‘both’ his hits at Calvin Tuesday

By Garth Brody

December 9, 2010

Filed under Music

Chris Isaak got good and comfortable with the stage, his band and the audience Tuesday night at the Calvin Theater in Northampton. Most of all, he got a lot more comfortable in sequins than just about any musician currently performing. The only opener was Mia Dyson, a singer/songwriter ...

Chris Isaak brings pompadour to Calvin Theater tonight

By Garth Brody

December 7, 2010

Filed under Music

Chris Isaak is coming to town tonight, so get out your spangled vests and pompadour cuts. He’s only been around since the mid-1980s, but his sound hearkens back to the earliest days rock ‘n’ roll music. Tonight at the Calvin...

Black takes a chill pill

By Tappan Parker

November 21, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy

An older crowd was found packing into the Calvin Theater last Friday evening, awaiting the comedic ranting of Lewis Black. John Bowman, a fellow comedian, joined Black on stage. The last time Black was in the area was for UMass’...

Lewis Black is back in the Pioneer Valley

By Tappan Parker

November 18, 2010

Filed under Comedy

When looking for comedy, most wouldn’t pay money to see an angry old guy yell and swear at you in the form of an angry rant about all the problems in today’s modern society. Generally, we go to our grandparents for that. But thousands in the Pioneer Valley will be paying to...

The brothers are back

By Ashley Berger

November 15, 2010

Filed under Music

13 long years ago, three brothers came together to form what would become arguably one of the most remembered boy-bands of the 90s. This band is Hanson.  Born and raised in the Tulsa, Okla. area, Hanson, named for the three...

Michael Franti chills out with cool Calvin crowd

By David Brinch

November 4, 2010

Filed under Music

One word comes to mind when describing Michael Franti’s shoeless performance on Monday night at the Calvin Theater: Energy. Franti and his band Spearhead electrified Northampton this week, performing two shows on Monday and Tuesday t...

Michael Franti says ‘Hey’ to NoHo

By David Brinch

October 28, 2010

Filed under Music

Michael Franti wears many different types of shoes. Singer, songwriter, poet and political activist are just some of the types he wears, but literally speaking, he prefers not to wear shoes or use water bottles (except sandals when he absolutely has to). Franti will likely be barefoot w...

Ritter lights up Calvin

By Angela Stasiowski

October 27, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

While the majority of the University of Massachusetts campus might have been jamming to Phish this past Saturday, singer and songwriter Josh Ritter pulled quite a crowd for his performance at the Calvin Theater in Northampton. Ri...

Ingrid Michaelson better than “OK” at Calvin Theater

By Lindsey Davis

October 11, 2010

Filed under Music

Ingrid Michaelson was more than “okay” when the indie goddess shattered all perceptions of her musical style when she kicked off her tour at the Calvin Theater in Northampton on Sunday. Her sweet lyrics and lovely rhythms transformed into powerhouse anthems and comical anecdotes leaving a...