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Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Spelunky’

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Spelunky’

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff ‘Spelunky’ holds a very special place in my memory for being the first true indie game I’ve ever played. I first played the game back when the free version of the game was circling the internet (Note: The legitimately free version, not a pirated copy) and I loved everything about it,

A helpless nightmare you want to keep playing: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

Greg Celona Connector Contributor Have you ever had one of those nightmares where you know something is chasing you, but you have no power to move or elude the inevitable terror? Now, have you ever had one of those situations that you wanted to keep going through over and over? That is what the indie

‘Shady XV’ review

Andrew Haverty Connector Contributor Since the release of “The Slim Shady LP” in 1999, Shady Records has spent the majority of its existence at the top of the charts with only six out of the 22 major studio releases not reaching Platinum status. With the release of “Shady XV,” Shady Records celebrates its past success

Pokémon ‘Ruby’ and ‘Sapphire’ get a new shine

Dan Medeiros Connector Staff “Pokémon Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” are Game Freak’s second pairing of games released in the sixth generation of Pokémon, following their 2013 releases, “Pokémon X” and “Y.” “Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” are remakes of the Gameboy Advance’s “Pokémon Ruby” and “Sapphire,” bringing the 11-year-old games from their 2D sprite

WUML Dance For Tots 2014 this Friday, Dec. 5

LOWELL − In planning their biggest show of the year, WUML has decided to rebrand this year’s “Rock for Tots” show as an EDM show. “Rock for Tots,” which benefits local charities for the holidays, is being rebranded as “Dance for Tots,” hosting a wide array of EDM artists. The show, which will be on

Seven Spires, “The Cabaret of Dreams” – review

Derek McLeod Connector Staff Coming out of the gates like the mightiest of monsters crawling from the blackness of the mind, Seven Spires debut EP “The Cabaret of Dreams” is one of the most solid pieces of symphonic metal in the past decade, due in large part to stellar composition, production and character that most

The best mariachi-punk band you’ve never heard of

Josh Beverage Connector Staff If you’re interested in hearing some new music, but you’re tired of the generic noise coming from the radio, then the new Mariachi El Bronx album might be worth your time. It’s something new and different, and perhaps the most dichotomous music crossover happening today. What started out as a side

Wigging out with Hedwig

Nicholles Klevisha Connector Staff Transgendered people have often been depicted in media as being big, brassy and sassy and are sometimes used as a punch line. In “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the “internationally-ignored song stylist” Hedwig is all of those things, but the jokes being told are on her terms. The Broadway rock-musical is

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