Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Jake Bugg explores a new sound in ‘Shangri La’

By Sarah Robertson

November 24, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

British folk-rock artist Jake Bugg released his second album “Shangri La” on Nov. 18 to fans around the world ardently waiting for its release. At just 19 years old, Bugg has already released two albums; both of which have...

Yamato Drums up a great performance at the Fine Arts Center

By Sarah Robertson

November 17, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

The Asian Arts and Culture Department helped celebrate two anniversaries Thursday night as the Japanese Taiko drumming group, Yamato, came to the Fine Arts Center as part of their 20th anniversary world tour. The department,...

Yamato: Japanese Taiko Drummers Come to UMass

By Sarah Robertson

November 11, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Yamato, a troupe of Japanese Taiko drummers, will be coming to the Fine Arts Center this Thursday. The group of 16 young male and female musicians will be performing Thursday evening as part of their 20th anniversary world tour. C...

Hugh Laurie plays the blues at the Calvin Theater

By Sarah Robertson

November 3, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

The perfect blend of music and comedy came to the Calvin Theater in Northampton last Sunday as Hugh Laurie and The Copper Bottom Band played a lively show to an equally entertaining audience. On a stage reminiscent of a 1950s l...

Understaffed Amherst Fire Department struggles to make ends meet

By Sarah Robertson

October 29, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

For more than three years, Chief Tim Nelson has been struggling to solve the issue of understaffing in the Amherst Fire Department. This issue is due largely to lack of funding and a large student population. “We’re not as big as w...

Ten tips for making the most out of LinkedIn

By Sarah Robertson

October 22, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Technology

Professionals have been increasingly using the online resume site LinkedIn to find prospective employees and interns. It is the premier social networking site for the professional world and has been gaining popularity since i...

Emancipator plays at Pearl Street Nightclub with Honeycomb and Beta Ghost

By Sarah Robertson

September 29, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

The electronic music visionary Emancipator played a small but poignant show Thursday night at the Pearl Street Nightclub with opening acts Beta Ghost and Honeycomb. Emancipator is composer-producer Doug Appling’s personal project....

Trip-hop visionary Emancipator to grace Pearl Street

By Sarah Robertson

September 22, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

As part of his fall tour spanning across the United States and Europe, Doug Appling, known to audiences as Emancipator, will be playing a show at the Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton this Thursday, Sept. 26. Gathering international at...