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The haunting of Gracie Abrams’ melancholic melodies

The haunting of Gracie Abrams’ melancholic melodies

By Clara Faulkner, Managing Editor and Living Arts Editor
March 29, 2023

If there’s a discography to make you feel like you live in the movie series “Twilight,” it is Gracie Abrams’ debut album “Good Riddance.” The album, released Feb. 24, transports listeners to...

Omah Lay performs his new album Boy Alone at Bostons Big Night Live.

Nigerian superstar Omah Lay electrifies Boston crowd at Big Night Live

By Ethan Cotler, Staff Writer
September 21, 2022

Omah Lay, an Afrobeats musician from Nigeria, made a pit stop Sept. 15 at Boston’s Big Night Live during his “Boy Alone” album tour. Lay’s debut album follows his 2020 EP “Get Layd.”  Born...

Tim Davis (left), Jane Lynch (middle), and Kate Flannery (right) performing A Swinging Little Christmas at City Winery, with The Tony Guerrero Quintet on the instruments.

Thank you, Jane Lynch for beautifully commencing Christmas

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
December 9, 2021

On Wednesday Dec. 8, I walked into the City Winery with the brightest smile plastered across my face. Want to know why? Jane Lynch’s “A Swingin Little Christmas.” The show is named for the former...

WILLOW performing her new album.

11 years later, I’m still whipping my hair to Willow

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
October 21, 2021

In 2011, I vividly remember using my iPod touch voice memos to record WILLOW’s “21st Century Girl” off YouTube. I’d repeatedly replay it, singing along while on my trampoline. Now, 10 years later,...

Alumnae band Bulletin ready to release their debut album

Alumnae band “Bulletin” ready to release their debut album

By Dionna Santucci
September 23, 2021

Boston-based rock band, Bulletin, formed by two Emerson alums in 2015, is set to release their debut album, “Hiding to Nothing,” on Oct. 1.  The idea for Bulletin came about when John Young ‘08,...

Album cover of Sunsettas new EP Green Line to Harvard Ave

Student band Sunsetta drops new dance-inducing EP ‘Green Line to Harvard Ave’

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
February 24, 2021

Emerson’s very own student band Sunsetta dropped their new EP on Feb. 19 titled “Green Line to Harvard Ave,” and I immediately downloaded every song.  Sunsetta is made up of four students with...

Sophomore Shane Sullivan (right) collaborated with his brother Nick (left) to produce an abstract alternative album under their band name Joyer. Photo courtesy of Shane Sullivan.

Brother music duo Joyer releases second album

By Shruti Rajkumar
October 4, 2019

With nothing more than two microphones, minimal technology experience, and GarageBand software installed on their computer, Shane Sullivan, a sophomore visual and media arts major, collaborated with his...

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