Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Jazz evolves through to a new Flava

By Manish Garg

February 8, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

The subtle but important art form known as jazz doesn’t appear in the mainstream anymore; it is simply not a part of the modern culture of pop and rock music that most people are used to these days. Music from rock groups like...

“Good Rockin’ Tonight” Reintroduces Legend to New Generation

By Mark Schiffer

December 8, 2009

Filed under Music

On Aug. 17, 1977, a very sad and confused southern boy was found dead in his hotel room. Whether believed to be the result of too many prescription pills, or simply the stresses related to touring, it was a loss that had a powerful...

WMUA Vinyl Sale a Huge Success

By Garth Brody

December 6, 2009

Filed under Music

It was somewhere around the discovery of adjacent vinyls by KC and the Sunshine Band and Boris Karloff performing a dramatic reading of “Peter and the Wolf” that it became clear: Not a mite of musical minutia would be left...

Big D makes a big splash for area ska fans

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

November 25, 2009

Filed under Music

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...

‘Skanking’ too much for those unfamiliar to ska crowds

By Garth Brody

November 25, 2009

Filed under Music

I had never been to a ska show before this one, save for local high school groups with even sillier names than the ones on tap for Friday night’s show. So my four-step initiation to the genre (Skasome Society through Big D himself)...

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...

The Bad Plus: Good

By Craig Holland

November 4, 2009

Filed under Music

Last Thursday, the Iron Horse Music Hall was crowded, and nobody noticed as three men shuffled their way to the front of the room and ascended the stairs to the stage. The upright bass lay on its side, and a grand piano stood...

Bad Plus brings unconventional sound to Iron Horse

By Collegian News Staff

October 27, 2009

Filed under Music

By Ben Silverman and Craig Holland. The Bad Plus might be considered a piano trio, maybe a progressive band or possibly a jazz fusion group. What they are, however, is a totally acoustic power trio, consisting of drums, piano ...

Hova rocks the Mullins Center

By Justin Gagnon

October 26, 2009

Filed under Campus News, Music

Where were you last night? If you weren’t at the Mullins Center, you missed a show your friends will be talking about for years and years to come. SLIDESHOW: Jay Z at the Mullins Center When tickets went on sale to the general public for last night’s Jay-Z concert, uninformed UM...

Cali girl Caillat more then just a pretty face

By Justin Gagnon

October 14, 2009

Filed under Music

Colbie Caillat, one of the West Coast’s most beautiful and talented young artists, stopped in Boston at the Orpheum Theater this past Sunday night. In an almost flawless performance, she established that her proliferating fame is no fluke, and that a pretty ...

‘Piano King’ rocks NoHo’s Calvin Theater

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

October 4, 2009

Filed under Music

Ben Folds rocks so hard, he sometimes breaks pianos. Such was the case when he played at the Calvin Theater in Northampton on Saturday night. After playing 20 songs lasting over two hours, a pedal on the house piano was so...