Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass decision to cancel concerts is ignorant

By Daniel Franc

October 1, 2013

On Sept. 11, the University of Massachusetts administration announced the cancellation of the highly anticipated Return to Fantazia electronic dance music (EDM) concert, citing recent deadly overdoses of MDMA at such events. This was followed on Sept. 26 by the cancelation of two more on...

Let’s stop pretending we like techno music

By Ryan Walsh

February 5, 2012

A popular and currently unavoidable trend on campuses nationwide is the techno music craze. Before I get into it -- I fear my previous statements grant too much credit. While “music” may technically be the most appropriate...

Barefoot Truth follow thread to Noho

By Amy Larson

February 17, 2011

Barefoot Truth will take the Iron Horse stage twice this Saturday night, Feb. 19. They will perform a feel-good, acoustic set first at 7 p.m., then allow Jamie Kent & The Options to open up for their second electric set at 10 p.m. ...

Fabolous returns the hustle to FAC

By Dan Gigliotti

January 23, 2011

The University of Massachusetts University Programming Council welcomed hip-hop artist Fabolous to the Fine Arts Center on Friday for its annual Welcome Back Concert. The acclaimed rapper captivated a rambunctious sold-out c...

“I think I’ll go to Boston…”

By Kate MacDonald

May 3, 2010

There is a reason that Boston is called “The Hub.” It is a great cultural haven, where American culture and patriotism began. There is an abundance of activities to take part in during the summer. However, for college students...

Sometimes things “Click” and sometimes they don’t

By Anshalee Guarnieri

April 19, 2010

In 2004, The Click Five was on a lightning-speed path to success. The handsome five-member band performed in July for the popular eastern Massaschusetts music radio station KISS 108FM’s Hatch Shell Concert series on Boston’s...

Carrie Underwood to “Play On” Saturday

By Kate MacDonald

March 25, 2010

Carrie Underwood will make her second-ever appearance at the University of Massachusetts this Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. as part of her “Play On” tour, named after her latest CD release. In February of 2009, Underwood...

Big D makes a big splash for area ska fans

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

November 25, 2009

I have been going to ska shows on a regular basis ever since I was about 13 years old. It started with local bands from my high school playing small fundraising shows around town. Although in retrospect the music was mediocre...