Author Archives: Jen Desrosiers

Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’ is a journey to the ‘70s

Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’ is a journey to the ‘70s

This is the cover art for “Awaken, My Love!”. (Courtesy of Glassnote) Jen Desrosiers Connector Contributor Even if one has never listened to Childish Gambino, also known by his legal name Donald Glover, it is more than likely that they have still been exposed to the musician, actor, screenwriter, comedian and producer in one form

Melanie Martinez ‘Cry Baby’ album review

Courtesy of Atlantic Records Jen Desrosiers Connector Editor In recent years, there has been a rise in popularity of indie pop music from female artists such as Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Sky Ferreira, Marina and the Diamonds and Halsey, who all gained massive fan followings through the social blogging platform Tumblr. The most recent artist

WUML’s Rock for Tots

Jen Desrosiers Connector Editor This past Thursday, WUML, UMass Lowell’s student-run radio station that promotes local and underground artists, hosted its annual benefit show “Rock for Tots.” The event which benefits the biggest family shelter in the state of Massachusetts, House of Hope, featured a solid line-up that drew in a decent sized crowd. The

Live review: The Story So Far, Basement, Turnover

Photo Courtesy of Jen Derosiers Jen Derosiers Connector Editor Since their formation in 2007, The Story So Far have built a large fan following, quickly becoming one of the biggest names in the pop-punk scene. Following the release of their self-titled album “The Story So Far” this past May, the band embarked on a U.S.

Four-legged inclusive housing

Courtesy of Mark Taylor Jen Desrosiers Connector Editor UMass Lowell students often talk about getting pets because although students are allowed to have fish, watching Bubbles swim in circles for hours on end can get pretty boring. Students joke about sneaking cats into the dorms (there have been students living in Riverview Suites who have

Album review: ‘The Beauty Behind the Madness’

There is no question about it, Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name, The Weeknd seemed to have come out of nowhere. Known equally for his strange hairstyle and extremely profane lyrics, the 25-year-old Ontario native has been around for a while now, starting off his career by uploading songs to YouTube under the

Tyler the Creator and A$AP Rocky Announce North American Tour

Jen Desrosiers Connector Editor Two days ago, news hit the internet that A$AP Rocky and Tyler the Creator were set to embark on their co-headlining “Rocky & Tyler” tour, and eyebrows were raised at this strange combination of artists. It seems that both parties have gotten over their brief conflict with each other after Tyler

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