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Third Time’s The Charm with Citizen’s ‘As You Please’

Third Time’s The Charm with Citizen’s ‘As You Please’

“As You Please” was first announced by Citizen’s Instagram page in early 2017. (Courtesy of Run For Cover Records) Emily Toomey Connector Staff Citizen have just released their third studio album, “As You Please.” Citizen have managed to stick to their punk roots while also experimenting with a new style. They have included piano along

St. Vincent’s “Masseduction” takes a new direction

Alexa Hyde Connector Editor It’s been over three years since St. Vincent last released an album. Leading up to the album “Masseduction,” which hit streaming sites and stores on October 13th, Annie Clark, better known by her stage name of St. Vincent, dropped three tracks and two music videos in a heavy promotional campaign that

Boston shows much love for Alvvays

Christopher Romano Connector Staff   A band like Alvvays does not come around too often. With lush synthesizers and Fender-style-reverb washed guitars, Alvvays reminds listeners of a time that hasn’t really existed musically. Their use of lyrics about avoiding adulthood, and poppy, memorable choruses set them apart from other bands today. In some respects, Alvvays

Macklemore goes solo with his new album ‘Gemini’

“Gemini” opened at No.13 on The UK Top 100 Music Charts. (Courtesy of Bendo LLC) Andre Ragel Connector Contributor Last Friday, Macklemore dropped his newest album “Gemini.” It is his first solo album since his 2006 album “The Language of My World.” The absence of Ryan Lewis from every song in the album is noticeable

The Killers’ new album brings synth-pop back

The Killers’ new album was released on Sept. 22. (Courtesy of Stereogum) Emily Toomey Connector Staff The Killers have just released their fifth studio album, “Wonderful Wonderful.” The band played on more emotional lyrics while using an electronic vibe to help lighten the mood. This album digs deeper than their other work by experimenting with

Alvvays’ avoids the sophomore slump

Sheridan Riley is the most recent addition to the band, replacing Phil MacIsaac on drums. (Courtesy of Polyvinyl Record Co.) Patrick Connell Connector Staff Alvvays is a Toronto-based indie band who has just released its sophomore album, “Antisocialites.” The band’s first album, “Alvvays,” was a decent showing of heavily reverbed instruments with ethereal vocals on

Rubber and Road: The beauty of bicycles

Huston’s “Giant Shadow” shown here at UMass Lowell. (Patrick Connell/UML Connector) Patrick Connell Connector Staff The newest art exhibit showcased in Mahoney Hall on South Campus is “Rubber and Road.” Katina Huston is the artist responsible for this gallery. The exhibit features a series of ink drawings of bicycles and their parts on Mylar paper.

Father John Misty begins second leg of “Pure Comedy” Tour in Boston

Father John Misty has released 10 studio albums since his debut in 2003, the first seven of which were published under his real name, Josh Tillman. (Christopher Romano/UML Connector) Christopher Romano Connector Staff The last time Father John Misty visited Boston in 2016, he performed a sold-out, energetic show at the House of Blues on

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