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Alvvays’ avoids the sophomore slump

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

The Dig rip through synth pop set in Cambridge

The Dig has released three studio albums since their debut in 2010. (Christopher Romano/UML Connector) Christopher Romano Connector Staff The sounds of the ‘80s came alive when The Dig opened for Dan Croll at The Sinclair. Playing through an upbeat, feel good set mostly consisting of songs from their latest release, “Bloodshot Tokyo,” The Dig

‘American Dream’ is not LCD Soundsystem’s best

‘American Dream’s’ final track ‘Black Screen’ is meant to be a homage to David Bowie. (Courtesy of DFA Studios) Patrick Connell Connector Contributor James Murphy, front-man of rock band LCD Soundsystem, said he has been obsessed with making grand statements and being lauded since as late as 2002 when he and his band released the

Swift’s new single is not good

Vrinda Punj Connector Contributor When Taylor Swift’s entire Instagram account was mysteriously wiped clean late last August, fans completely lost their minds. At that point, it became clear that the sweet country girl singing songs about summer love was gone entirely and replaced with a pop star whose only goal in life is to profit

Queens of the Stone Age ‘Villains’ review

‘Villains’ is Queens of the Stone Age’s seventh studio album. (Courtesy of Matador Records) Emily Toomey Connector Staff Queens of The Stone Age just released their seventh studio album titled “Villains.” They have tried a different creation compared to their normal sound, including a much groovier vibe. Known for their hypnotic guitar riffs, this album

WUML speaks with Gordi about new album

Gordi spoke with UMass Lowell’s radio station WUML to discuss friendship, music and inspiration. (Courtesy of Stereogum) Christopher Romano Connector Staff Australia visited Allston in early August when Gordi performed at The Great Scott. The intimate show highlighted songs from her debut album which was released on Aug. 22. “Reservoir” is the culmination of acoustic

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