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“Sweet Heart, Sweet Light” by Spiritualized

Spiritualized is a band often described as “space rock”, but it is not often that an album brings you so down to earth. Sweet Heart, Sweet Light is the result of harsh realities. It is the reflecting that you tend to do when you’re alone in your room and the inspiration you feel after it [...]

“A Wasteland Companion” by M. Ward

M. Ward’s seventh studio album is the first to actually feature his likeness on its cover: A Wasteland Companion pictures the indie-folk artist’s majestically silhouetted pompadour set against an image of the moon. The album, which was released on April 10 by Merge Records, was recorded in eight studios and six cities (From west to [...]

“Bloom” by Beach House

Dream pop duo Beach House dropped their fourth studio length album this month on Sub Pop records – Bloom. It’s been two years since we last heard from Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally with Teen Dream. While Teen Dream was wildly successful and hailed as one of the best albums of 2012, Bloom was undoubtedly born [...]

Naughty Water Live In Studio

Naughty Water Live In Studio

The members of Naughty Water hail from Brighton, but their sound draws inspiration from much farther away, both in time and space. All members of the band (Phil Stanley, Sam Small, Dave Becker, and Tyler Brooks) share a love of the many artists that have so heavily shaped their sound. They described themselves as a [...]

Revo Radar: Steve Aoki

If you’re new to the EDM (Electric Dance Music) culture, then you should be familiar with one of the most recently spoken and mainstreaming artist, Steve Aoki. Aoki, or as others love to call him “Asian Jesus”, has been around longer than one might expect. Not only has he been working for past decade, but [...]

On the Verge: honeyhoney

On the Verge: honeyhoney

Santo and Ben Jaffe, the two core members of California band honeyhoney, were incredibly amusing to witness in person with their back and forth wisecracks and playful sarcasm. Their conversational chemistry lends itself well to their music, which pulls from rootsy stylings and adds them to the roster of impressive new Americana and folk musicians. [...]

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

“Let’s try it,” seemed to be the motto of the night for Alex Ebert, the lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. With a twelve-man band playing a brand new album, Here, coming out on May 29th, Saturday’s show at the Orpheum was all about experimenting with their largely expanded song set. “The [...]

Regina Spektor at the Orpheum

Regina Spektor at the Orpheum

Regina Spektor knows what her audience wants, and there’s nothing she loves more than holding back to drive them nuts. The Orpheum buzzed Thursday evening after openers and Spektor’s good friends Only Son left the stage after a five-song set. The six-piece group (including, we kid not, a designated tambourine player) has accompanied Spektor on [...]

Feist Live at House of Blues

Feist Live at House of Blues

Canadian singer Feist is most widely known for her song “1234,” a track featured in numerous commercials and feel-good videos. When she took the House of Blues’ stage this Monday however, she stayed away from her popular track, instead delving into other works. She didn’t need a counting song to show why she’s still a [...]

Andrew Bird Live In Studio

Andrew Bird Live In Studio

Making a name for yourself is hard to do in a time where new bands are constantly emerging, begging for the spotlight and labeling themselves with a genre. Andrew Bird, whose first album came out in 1996, has worked diligently not only to come up with a trademark sound, but to defy simple stereotypes. “I [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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