Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Shape ready to open on the scene

By Kate Evans

April 28, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Paper Jam 2011 Having performed at local hotspots such as Pearl Street and the Iron Horse in Northampton, The Shape is partaking in this weekend’s Paper Jam. The three-piece improvisation and jazz band consists of all current and former University of Mass...

The Futurenows to head Paper Jam

By Kate Evans

April 28, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Paper Jam 2011 Folk rock band The Futurenows has been in the works since dorm-room living three years ago. The four-piece ensemble from Amherst combines bass, guitar, drums, banjo, original songwriting and lots of soul...

Brendan Ryan emerges in pop-rock

By Kate Evans

April 28, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Paper Jam 2011 The beginning of this spring semester brought lots of snow, class cancellations and the emergence of a new pop-rock singer in the University of Massachusetts student community. That singer is 21-year-old senior communications major Brendan Ryan...

DJ Desert Storm brings the storm to Paper Jam

By Amy Larson

April 28, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Paper Jam 2011 Among the talent to be showcased at this weekend’s Paper Jam, DJ Desert Storm may know the most about hard-hitting bass lines. Desert Storm, known out of the spotlight as Hasan Zaidi, is a budding DJ extraordinaire ready to take off from Amherst for the high sk...

The Cubbies bake bread and jam out

By John McLellen

April 28, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Paper Jam 2011 People have asked me about The Cubbies. They’ve said, “John, aren’t cubbies what kids put their stuff in before kindergarten class? What’s this I hear about a musical band?” It’s at this point th...