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The school’s new source of ‘River Hawk Pride’

The school’s new source of ‘River Hawk Pride’

A look into the creation of UML’s new fight song Regina Alongi Connector Editor “GO! BLUE! UML!” If this chant isn’t familiar to you yet, it will be soon. After decades of going without one, UMass Lowell finally has its very own fight song, “River Hawk Pride”! Where some universities adopt a previously composed song

‘The Golden Echo:’ Welcome to Divatown – Kimbra review

Al Gentile Connector Editor Kimbra’s “The Golden Echo” is a such musical quilt of disparate styles – ranging from 70′s funk and soul to 80′s urban pop, 90′s R&B and modern psychedelic electronics – that it’s impossible to place in one genre. This helps make her most recent effort so endearing. Kimbra is no stranger

Bryce Vine sets ‘Trend’ at UML

Regina Alongi Connector Editor Party-goers, college kids and teenage girls take notice – if you see the name Bryce Vine again, do not be surprised. Bryce and his partner-in-crime, DJ Skizz Markie, graced the stage at UMass Lowell’s brand new Moloney Hall, located on the second floor of University Crossing this past Saturday, Sept. 27.

Hold Ups EP release

Emily Toomey Connector Contributor Milford, N.H.-based band Hold Ups hosted an EP release show on Friday, Sept. 16 at the 119 Gallery in Lowell. Hold Ups pride themselves on being a sloppy melodic hardcore pop-punk band and they certainly live up to the title. For fans of sad songs about your hometown or just pop-punk

Some advice for a nicer life: Review of Have A Nice Life’s ‘Deathconsciousness’

Benjamin St. Pierre Connector Staff We all experience moments of pure bliss upon finally finding the thing we didn’t even know was missing. Like a sickness that has finally been remedied by a medicine you didn’t even know existed. Like a feeling that, although there may be numerous incomplete structures within your being, you’ve at

“American Idiot:” 10 years later

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor Green Day’s iconic punk rock opera, “American Idiot,” turned ten this Saturday. Before Sept. 20, 2004, this generation had never seen – nor heard – anything like it. But now, all around the world, “American Idiot” is a household name. “American Idiot,” Green Day’s best-selling album since “Dookie” ten years prior,

UML students not hanging up on Boston Calling

Reviews from UML students who attended Boston Calling Sept. 5-7, 2014. Photos courtesy of Nick Canovas.   After arriving late and having time to only catch the end of The Hold Steady, get a drink, take an Oktoberfest picture with the Sam Adams crew and find some fun freebies, the clouds rolled in and concert

“Frail Communion”? Spotlight on Opeth’s newest album

Benjamin St. Pierre Connector Contributor   On Aug. 25, 2014, Swedish progressive metal titan Opeth released their 11th studio album, “Pale Communion.” Opeth is globally renowned among metal fans for their cerebral lyrics, haunting yet beautiful melodies and the ability to seamlessly blend clean (regular singing) and growled vocals (both done by Mikael Akerfeldt, the

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