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Ed Sheeran keeps to winning formula with ‘Divide’

Ed Sheeran keeps to winning formula with ‘Divide’

“Divide” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 upon it’s release. (Photo courtesy of Asylum Records) Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff The red-headed, mid-twenties music icon with the humble, awkward persona and English roots had been dodging the public eye for over a year after taking a social media hiatus. An off blue square

Hawkapella transcends eras with ‘Hatched’

From left to right: Janson Borowko, Anthony Plueo Jr and Zenon Nieduzak singing Hawkapella at the ICCA Quarterfinal Performance at Tufts University last February. (Courtesy of UML Hawkapella) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor Hawkapella, UMass Lowell’s premier all-male a cappella group, recently released their first studio EP. Titled “Hatched,” the collection consists of six covers of

The Fall Is Shorter Than You Think releases “The Moment That We Shared”

The Fall Is Shorter Than You Think has released two EPs since their debut in September 2014. (Courtesy of Honest Face Records) Timothy Clark Connector Contributor Lowell-based alternative rock band The Fall Is Shorter Than You Think released their second EP, “The Moment That We Shared,” on March 24. This record, bringing in aspects from

Local indie rock group daisybones set to release debut album next month

“Gusto” will be the band’s first official album after the release of their debut single “Balisong” back in February. (Photo courtesy of Daisybones) Timothy Clark Connector Contributor In wake of releasing their first single this past February titled “Balisong,” local indie rockers Daisybones played a string of shows in the area, including a set at

‘Blossom’ by Milky Chance: A mix of musical styles

Milky Chance’s previous album “Sadnecessary” has sold over 500,000 copies. (Photo courtesy of Ignition Records) Emily Toomey Connector Staff Milky Chance has just released their sophomore album “Blossom” earlier this month. This album incorporates the familiar alternative rock sound they a’re known for while including a new and relaxed electronic vibe. The band, once a

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

Lowell native Lynn Gunn finds success with PVRIS

PVRIS is currently planning a European concert tour to tie in with a new untitled album. (Photo courtesy of Rise Records) Kathryn Leeber Connector Staff Most people know that making a name for oneself in the music industry is no easy task, especially when competing in a city full of musical talent. Boston is known

Vampire Weekend drummer goes solo on ‘Youngish American’

This is the first studio album by Christ Tomson. (Photo provided by 30th Century Records) Christopher Romano Connector Staff In 2013, Vampire Weekend released their third album “Modern Vampires of The City.” Since the end of the tour supporting their most successful album yet, each band member has worked on other side projects. Chris Baio,

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