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Billy Bragg at Somerville Theatre

Billy Bragg at Somerville Theatre

For a musician who has been on the folk, punk, and leftist scene intermittently throughout the past thirty-five years, Billy Bragg’s message remains remarkably consistent. At the Somerville Theatre this past Thursday evening, new and old fans alike rallied around the force of his personality and the still-strong and completely current political messages that come […]

Black Music Month: Big K.R.I.T.

June is Black Music Month, on June 28th 889@Night is highlighting Big K.R.I.T.

Rob Hennigan Named Orlando Magic GM

Rob Hennigan Named Orlando Magic GM

Alumnus Rob Hennigan has been named the new General Manager of the Orlando Magic, making the ’04 Broadcast Journalism graduate the NBA’s youngest GM on record. Hennigan has acted as the Assistant General Manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder for the past two seasons and has spent a total of four seasons with them, the […]

On the Verge: Julia Easterlin

On the Verge: Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin, one of the many talented artists performing at the upcoming Songs for Soldiers event, is just a year out of Berklee and already she has performed at SXSW and Lollapalooza. She is a singer/songwriter who does something with her music that I have never seen before: Easterlin is a loop-artist, and the two […]

Black Music Month: Blu

June is Black Music Month, on June 26th 889@Night is highlighting Blu.

Black Music Month: Dennis Brown

June is Black Music Month, on June 26th Rockers is highlighting Dennis Brown.

The Hives at the House of Blues

The Hives at the House of Blues

A slightly overweight teen and his mom stand at the front of the floor area at the House of Blues, and she was concerned. “Is there going to be shoving?” she asked. “Jumping?” She was not ready for the force of nature that was about to take the stage—Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist and the legendary Swedish […]

Black Music Month: Kendrick Lamar

June is Black Music Month, on June 25th 889@Night is highlighting Kendrick Lamar.

Black Music Month: Richie Spice

June is Black Music Month, on June 25th Rockers is highlighting Richie Spice.

JEFF The Brotherhood Live

JEFF The Brotherhood Live

I’d heard about JEFF The Brotherhood shows from friends, presented as the stuff of mosh pit legend: sweat, crowdsurfing, and a girl who had to be helped out of a show after she dislocated her knee. JEFF is part of a wave of up-and-coming bands who have taken garage rock into a huge resurgence. Groups […]

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