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Show review: Gerard Way, Paradise Rock Club

Show review: Gerard Way, Paradise Rock Club

Violet Sullivan Connector Contributor A year and a half after the break up of My Chemical Romance, lead singer Gerard Way finally started his solo career with the release of “Hesitant Alien.” Stripping away the emo and pop-punk sound, “Hesitant Alien” is inspired by his love of Britpop, which includes bands such as Blur, Suede

Foo Fighters new album ‘Sonic Highways’ yields contrasting opinions

“Twenty years. We’ve been doing this exactly 20 years,” said Dave Grohl in the premiere of “Sonic Highways,” the HBO miniseries that documents the band’s journey to eight major studios in cities across the United States including Chicago, Washington D.C., Seattle and New York, to record their recently released album of the same name. Two

Wicked Halloween and the rise of EDM

David Rudderham Connector Editor Halloween is not only one of many holidays where it is appropriate to dress up, but it is the only holiday where you’re obligated to. On a normal day in the EDM world, no one is obligated to dress up, but a lot of people do. Wicked Halloween at the Tsongas

Student-run record label Ohana Media and Production

Regina Alongi Connector Editor I was able to sit down with Alex Whiting, a UMass Lowell student who runs a record label called Ohana Media and Production. Get to know Alex and Ohana and check out their upcoming projects and events. What is Ohana Media and Production? Ohana Media and Production is a record label

U2-much

Benjamin St. Pierre Connector Staff         I’ve never been much of a U2 fan.  I’ve never ventured back in time to listen their albums. I’ve never been overly intrigued with their music nor the antics of Bono. No, they’ve never really caught my eye, regardless of their musical innovations and sustained success and 150 million

Yellowcard ‘Lift a Sail’ album review

Emily Toomey Connector Staff Yellowcard have recently come back with a boom with their new album “Lift a Sail.” Ultimately, vocalist Ryan Key pours his heart and soul into every song on the album. This album is certainly different from anything they’ve ever released: Key’s lyrics have much more emotional drive, featuring songs about Key’s

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’

Amanda Dysart Connector Staff Taylor Swift’s new album “1989” is undeniably unlike the other albums we have heard from her before: she has strayed from her country roots to pursue a more pop feel. While many feel that she is stepping across a very fine line, over 247,000 copies of her album were sold at

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