By Ross Hsu, Staff Writer If you’re not already excited for Boston Calling, you can go ahead and get out of my face. For the upcoming festival this May, they’ve extended the festival from two to three days, which is awesome enough in that the fun will last longer. But the real benefit of the additional […]

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By Olivia Shur, Staff Writer @livsure This year’s Grammy nominees are a competitive bunch, judging from the list that includes everyone from veteran winners like Tony Bennett to up-and-coming artists like Lana Del Rey. Here are a few predictions from five of the most anticipated categories. Record of the Year: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons A band […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates By now, you all know me as the slightly-snarky freshman who writes about life advice for other students in the weekly column “Life Hacks.” In the tradition of the New Year, I’m putting that column to rest. Who am I to give life advice? I’ve learned that I still […]

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By Olivia Shur, Staff Writer When thinking of artists that pour their heart into their music, Britney Spears is usually not at the top of the list. However, with the release of her newest album, “Britney Jean,” that is soon to change. Regardless of her rocky roller-coaster ride through the past 14 years, Spears has […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see someone go, but even more painful when they contributed so much during their lifetime. Today, as a special post, I would like to dedicate this post to the passing of music rock god, Lou Reed, who at the age of 71, […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot It’s easy to fall in love with a band and find yourself listening to their album on repeat. It becomes familiar and comfortable. The lyrics come easily. But what happens when you become tired of those 10 lines, that same melody you’ve listened to for the past week? Do […]

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By Brooke Jackson-Glidden, Staff Writer @bufoodist I moved to Boston last year from Eugene, a small city in Oregon that boasts the title as the best city for hippies in the United States. Tie-dye can still be purchased in stores or in open-air markets. People brew their own kombucha and/or make their own keifer. I […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky Music — the “universal language” — may be a little more universal than once thought. In a September 2 article published in Discovery News, Kazutaka Shinozuka of Keio University’s Department of Psychology described his research on animals’ understanding of music. With help from his colleagues, Shinozuka revealed that goldfish not only […]

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By Maya Devereaux, Staff Writer @MayaDevereaux Boston Police Department has a new goal: cracking down on underground music scene.  According to an article on Slate.com, Boston’s underground indie-rock scene, which relies on ‘house shows,’ where the up-and-coming bands play in homes rather than clubs, are the target of the Boston PD’s attention. The structures aren’t […]

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By Maya Devereaux, Staff Writer @MayaDevereaux I have to admit, Netflix and Hulu Plus are some of my most loyal friends sometimes, especially  on nights when I have no plans except to stay in. Spotify is cool too but only in the musical sense. I can’t quite imagine the privately owned commercial music streaming service […]

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