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Local bands entertain Worcester crowd

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor The Palladium in Worcester did not have to look far for its Jan. 10 acts. Among the five bands to perform, the night featured two local bands with loyal followings and superb lead guitarists, USA!USA!USA! and the Organ Beats, led on vocals by Waltham natives Frank Pino and Noelle Leblanc, respectively.

One-on-one with local musician Noelle Leblanc

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor Noelle Leblanc, vocalist and guitarist of the Organ Beats, has toured around the world in her previous band, Damone. As an up-and-coming band, Damone signed to Island Records and released the major-label hit album, “Out Here All Night,” in 2006. Seemingly on the cusp of mainstream success, however, Leblanc walked away

YouTube becoming the new MTV?

Melissa Almonor Connector Staff With new music awards show it may be true A generation ago, MTV was the pinnacle of mainstream music. Music videos all day, along with music based shows like “Headbangers Ball” and “Yo! MTV Raps,” which focused on specific genres. In its later years, “Diary” or “Making the Video” gave viewers

Auditioning tips for Mothers of Rock

Melissa Almonor Connector Staff Ready, set, audition! The music and entertainment industry students association, MEISA, is holding auditions for their annual Mothers of Rock concert. This upcoming spring 2014 concert is especially exciting considering it will be the 10 year anniversary of the event. Auditions will be held this upcoming Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16,

New England Music Awards 2013

Melissa Almonor Connector Staff The second annual New England Music Awards will take place April 13 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Dennis Hennessy and Joseph Graham founded the awards show as a way of paying special homage to musicians that call New England their home. The show is geared towards independent, up and coming artists

Inside the Spring Concert

Heather Hamilton Connector Contributor West coast hip hop sensation Kendrick Lamar will be headlining this April with electro house DJ Steve Aoki opening the concert. The entire event, start to finish, is the responsibility of one very important group on campus. “We want to bring someone who people will like,” says Campus Activities Programming Association