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Rocktoberfest sets the stage for local musicians

Rocktoberfest sets the stage for local musicians

The guitarist of Jagweed performs at Rocktoberfest Thursday night in Lowell. (Christina Laderoute/Connector) Kathryn Leeber Connector Staff Halloween weekend was off to a great start Thursday night at UnchARTed with three amazing live performances. UMass Lowell’s Music Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) hosted Rocktoberfest which featured local bands Bicycle Inn, Jagweed and MILES. The event took

‘Gameshow’ doesn’t quite light up the world

This is the bands third album since their debut in 2010 (Courtesy of Parlophone) Christopher Romano Connector Staff An album comprised of funk, dance, indie pop, vaporwave and the 1980’s makes up Two Door Cinema Club’s (TDCC) “Gameshow.” The band’s third album has a slightly familiar feel to previous albums, but the listener can hear there is

Bon Iver pushes boundaries with ‘22, A Million’

The album opened at number 2 on Billboard 200 and sold 71,000 units in its first week. (Courtesy of Jagjaguwar) Chris Romano-Tanso Connector Contributor When Bon Iver released their first album in 2008, listeners found the “Skinny Love” singer, Justin Vernon, to be folksy in a totally new way. In their first album in five

Banks covers all genres with ‘The Altar’

“The Altar” is Banks’ second studio album since her debut album “Goddess” back in September 2014. (Photo courtesy of Harvest Records) Kathryn Leeber Connector Staff Most artists feel comfortable sticking to one style of music, but as they grow, they might expand their sound. Jillian Banks, better known as simply Banks, has already displayed a

Dance Gavin Dance sell out Middle East

“Mothership” is Dance Gavin Dance’s seventh studio album since the band signed on with Rise Records back in 2007. The band has been active since 2005. (Photo courtesy of Rise Records) Emily Toomey Connector Staff Dance Gavin Dance went on tour to support their new album “Mothership” that dropped Friday, Oct. 7. They are also

Green Day turn back time with ‘Revolution Radio’

“Revolution Radio” marks Green Day’s 12th studio album release, their first since their 2012 trilogy. (Photo courtesy of Reprise Records) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and punk rock legends Green Day have seemingly brought themselves closer to the “American Idiot” era with the release of their 12th studio album, “Revolution

Top hockey intro songs of 2015 and 2016

The UML hockey season begins October 7th with the River Hawks vs the Minnesota Duluth (Image provided by Umass Lowell). Jessica Kergo Connector Staff When it comes to hockey intro songs used to pump up a crowd, today’s most recent hits are not usually on the playlist. In an attempt to avoid the clichés, here

Chancellor’s Celebration of Music showcases campus talent

 UMass Lowell’s “Sounding Out!” showcased the talents of Music Department faculty, students, alumni and friends in performance at Durgin Concert Hall on Friday, Sept. 23. Performing selections of Chicago blues on harmonica was Prof. John Shirley, far right, backed by faculty members Ricky Berger on guitar, Charles Gabriel on bass and Andrew Fordyce on drums.

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