The history of Irish music

By Anna Newton Today, March 17, many individuals dressed in green will come together to celebrate the Irish festival, Saint Patrick’s Day. This day marks the death date of the Roman Catholic saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick’s Day was created to memorialize the saint and honor the culture and heritage of Ireland. In…

Playlist: International Women’s Day

by Anna Newton On Wednesday, March 8, many rallied together for International Women’s Day. Around the world, people participated in marches and celebrations to honor the incredible women in their lives. In honor of this recent holiday, it only makes sense to praise the women who have had powerful impacts on the music industry. Take…

Announcing Boston Calling 2017

  By Brendan Kane Boston Calling has quickly grown into one of the biggest music festivals in America and this year’s edition boasts an especially impressive lineup that has been praised by both Rolling Stone magazine and the Boston Globe. On average the festival has attracted 20-22,000 attendees over the past couple years and it…

Anticipated albums of 2017

By Brendan Kane At the start of a new year, it’s always exciting to anticipate all the new music that will be released. This year will be full of new jams from all different kinds of artists and bands. Here are five albums to look out for in 2017: St. Vincent (Title TBA) Annie Clark,…

The Lights Out light up Arts Emerson

By Carissa Dunlap Arts Emerson brought in the sweet sounds of rock n’ roll to the Black Box theater Friday night, featuring four local Boston bands—The Lights Out, Gene Dante and The Future Starlets, Zip Tie Handcuffs, and The Sun Lions. The Lights Out, which formed back in 2005, comprises four talented musicians—Rishava Green, Adam…

Emerson’s Hip-Hop Society takes on House of Blues

by Carissa Dunlap Emerson’s Hip-Hop Society is bringing the love, good vibes and originality to Emerson’s rap scene. Beginning in the fall of 2014, Car Lyle and Sean Clampett came together to create an alternative organization centering on a mutual appreciation for the art of hip-hop. Since then, the organization has grown immensely, not only…

Five Great Shows to see in Late March

By Amy Beaudoin IF YOU LIKE…HIPPIE POP On Friday March 21st, Spirit Kid is having a CD release party/concert at Great Scott for their newest album Is Happening. Their sound reminds me of the best of the 1970s rock that defines today’s “pop” genre. It’s upbeat and energetic, and great to get up and dance…