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Speedy Ortiz Major Arcana a major hit

David Rudderham Connector Staff Massachusetts natives and local heroes, Speedy Ortiz, now has a music career quickly gaining momentum with the release of their debut full length LP, “Major Arcana.” Since it’s release on July of 2013, the humble indie rock group has toured the country, been featured in major music publications, and warmed the

Baths and Anamanaguchi rock House of Vans

Mathew Burckardt Connector Editor Baths and Anamanaguchi made a solid odd-couple pairing for the House of Vans show in Cambridge, demonstrating their respective electronic stylings: Baths’ chill beats and rythms versus Anamanaguchi’s energetic chiptunes. Baths, the stage name of artist Will Wiesenfeld, led off the main acts of the night with a brand of electronic

RADAR Award celebrates young New England musicians, contributions to music scene

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor “It takes a village to start a music scene,” said Rob Potylo of the web series “Quiet Desperation.” The RADAR Award Ceremony and VIP Kickoff Party, presented by Pavoh.org and the New England Music Awards, kicked off the weekend by honoring three of New England’s best under-21 bands and celebrating local

Event preview: Mothers of Rock

Dan Cook Connector Editor-in-Chief Q: What are you studying at UMass Lowell? Why did you choose to get involved with the Mother’s of Rock Concert? A: I’m a sophomore music business major. As president of MEISA, I am the producer of the event. We hold the event annually to continue the tradition of supporting women

Striking a chord with Best New Act winner Sarah Barrios

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor If big things come in small packages, then New England Music Award winner Sarah Barrios fits that adage perfectly. Launching herself from the relatively small city of Torrington, Conn., Barrios may be short in stature, but her lyrics and vocals are more colossal than most expect of her. This unanticipated combination

The third annual New England Music Awards

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor With a total of 23 awards presented and live performances by a horde of nominees, the night became one to remember for everyone in attendance, as the best in the New England music scene attended the New England Music Awards. The Lowell Memorial Auditorium played host to the celebration and recognition

New Englnd Music Awards: Event Preview

David Rudderham Connector Staff The New England Music Awards are set to take place this weekend at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Feb. 22.  The ceremony will feature live performances from musicians Sarah Borrello, Nemes, The Mallett Brothers band, Will Dailey, Dressed for the Occasion and Hayley Sabella.  The event will span the whole weekend

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