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The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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, Correspondent
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...

Photo: Karissa Schaefer

‘You’ve Got To Let Go If You Want To Be Free,’ and boy did I let go

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
May 19, 2022

After consistently having Disclosure as a top artist since middle school, I can finally say the dream of seeing the DJ duo in concert has been disclosed and the anticipation was worth the wait. I jumped...

Sidney Gish at the Paramount Theater April 6. Photo by Grace Yewon Lee.

Sidney Gish performs at Emerson’s WECB show, with openers JOBIE and Jo & The Average

By Payton Cavanaugh
April 13, 2022

An enthusiastic crowd of Emerson students gathered at The Paramount Theater this past Wednesday to enjoy a free concert put on by WECB. Emerson musicians JOBIE and Jo & The Average opened for the headliner...

Photo: Devin Turcotte

The laser-beam dream of a Tame Impala concert

By Devin Turcotte
March 30, 2022

“We are excited to welcome you to the Tame Impala ‘Slow Rush’ Tour. Be advised the rushiums effects range from a minor expansion to large time collapses staged within memory and the effective present.” As...

Photo: Campbell Parish

Chelsea Cutler made 15-year-old me very happy this past weekend

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor & Operations Managing Editor
March 30, 2022

15-year-old-me was singing about heartbreak and falling in love before I even had my first kiss. I was blasting Chelsea Cutler's music ever since her first single "Your Shirt" came out in 2017. Needless...

Photo: Karissa Schaefer

Tyler, The Creator sure knows how to create a memorable performance

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
March 16, 2022

Tyler, The Creator hit Worcester’s DCU Center on Mar. 3 with his “Call Me If You Get Lost” tour—well Tyler, what’s your number because five Bostonians got lost.  A nearly two-hour rail ride...

Dancing the night away, Kaytranada style

Dancing the night away, Kaytranada style

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
January 9, 2022

A disco ball, blinding colorful lights, and a non-stop flow of dancing and R&B represent the perfect concoction for DJ Kaytranada’s Dec. 9 set at Boston’s House of Blues.  This concert was...

Chvrches lead singer, Lauren Mayberry, performs at The House of Blues, Boston on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Chvrches closes out year with powered performance at House of Blues Boston

By Marcus Cocova, Multimedia Managing Editor
January 5, 2022

Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches brought an electric performance on Wednesday Dec. 1 to the House of Blues in Boston, a recent stop on a tour to promote their latest album, “Screen Violence.”  The...

‘Absolutely Normal’: Steely Dan makes a triumphant return to Boston

‘Absolutely Normal’: Steely Dan makes a triumphant return to Boston

By Charlie McKenna
December 2, 2021

Donald Fagen, decked out in a blazer and sunglasses, remarked to the raucous crowd of Baby Boomers at Nov. 19’s Steely Dan concert that he and the band were going to play a “carefully curated collection...

Tell your boyfriend if he says he’s got beef, to take it up with 3OH!3

Tell your boyfriend if he says he’s got beef, to take it up with 3OH!3

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
November 12, 2021

By all accounts, seeing 3OH!3 in the year 2021 was supposed to be a meme. I wanted desperately to go to a concert after going two years without seeing one, and decided that the iconic band from my middle...

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