Playlist: Opening with a bang!

by Brendan Kane If not for a great opening track, many albums may never be given a fair chance by listeners. This is why the first track is the most important and often the best track on an album. This playlist is a collection of some great opening tracks from various artists and albums. 

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…

In the era of streaming, how are record stores staying alive?

By Ronan McGuire “Record Store Day” falls on April 22nd this year. Amid the celebration and the excitement that record stores have every year when this day rolls around, there is a dark cloud hanging over the record store industry. First, record stores had to compete with cassettes. Then they had to compete with CDs.…

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…

Goth rock through the years

by Anna Newton Today, when one thinks of a “goth,” one thinks of a tween in dark eyeliner wandering around Hot Topic, sulking, until their mom parks in front of the mall to pick them up. In reality, the development of this goth subculture is rather impressive, as it was born solely from a genre…

Musical.ly is changing the promotional game

by Carissa Dunlap Hit social media platform and video-based mobile app, Musical.ly, is changing the game for the music industry’s marketing tactics. The app made its debut back in 2014 when creators Alex Zhu and Luyu Yang noticed a trend among teens. They often observed teens using other social media platforms, like Snapchat, to record…

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…

Playlist: 90’s throwbacks

by Carissa Dunlap The 90s brought us much more than chokers, bomber jackets, Friends, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Some of the most iconic songs and musicians were brought to the masses during the 90s. And to this day, we can’t help but jam along. This Playlist Friday, I am throwing it back to the most popular…