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Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Outlast’

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Outlast’

“Outlast 2” will be released on April 25, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Red Barrels Studio) Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff “Outlast” is the dark, horrifyingly gruesome and stress-inducing adventure that took the gaming world by storm with its stunning story and gritty design in September 2013. With its long awaited, and seemingly unrelated, sequel just under

‘Life’ wastes people’s lives

‘Life’ has grossed over $22 million since it’s initial release. (Photo courtesy of Colombia Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff On the International Space Station, a six-man crew receives a probe from Mars that contains a cell that belongs to extraterrestrial life. As the cell grows into a sophisticated alien creature, it manages to escape its

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

A family in four weeks: ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

“Dancing at Lughnasa” won the 1992 Hugo awards for best play. (Courtesy of Michaila Cowie) Michaela Goss Connector Editor With only four weeks to cast, direct and design an entire production, the UMass Lowell Theatre Arts Program has put a lot of time and effort into becoming a family both on and off the stage.

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

‘Iron Fist’ : Marvel’s first big failure

“Iron Fist” is the last Marvel/Netflix series before the crossover miniseries “The Defenders” (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff The Iron Fist is meant to be an expert in all form of martial arts, but instead “Iron Fist” brings bland, uninspiring fight choreography mixed in with a generic story and flat characters. “Iron

‘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

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