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Claire Rosinkranz sells out Paradise Rock Club

Claire Rosinkranz sells out Paradise Rock Club

By Clara Faulkner, Managing Editor and Living Arts Editor
February 15, 2023

Rising artists emerge on TikTok every day, but only a handful break into the larger music scene and are given a chance to leave their impact on the industry. American singer-songwriter Claire Rosinkranz...

Of Montreal showcases the power of spectacle at Sinclair concert

Of Montreal showcases the power of spectacle at Sinclair concert

By Jackson Bailey, Staff Writer, Living Arts
October 12, 2022

The Sinclair in Cambridge was given quite the trippy show when Of Montreal and its frontperson Kevin Barnes stopped by last Saturday.  The band, originally from Athens, GA, started mixing indie and...

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...

17 year-old GAYLE takes the stage as the opener for AJR

17 year-old GAYLE takes the stage as the opener for AJR

By Campbell Parish
May 23, 2022
GAYLE is a young artist taking the internet by storm with her punk rock music. You may know her debut single, "ABCDEFU," which topped the charts worldwide, becoming an anthem for teenagers across the country. Her song was used all over social media platforms, including Tik Tok, where she has over one million followers. At the age of 17, she has gone on tour with AJR, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and My Chemical Romance, to name a few. These photos were taken at the Xfinity Center located in Mansfield, MA. The headliner, AJR, had an audience of over 13,000 who all welcomed GAYle on stage.
Photo: Lucia Thorne

10 ways to spend your Spring break (without excessive travel)

By Maeve Lawler, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
March 2, 2022

As Spring Break fast approaches, whether you are returning home, staying on campus, or taking a trip, this week is a time to replenish and have fun. With that being said, here’s a list of 10 ways to...

Tia Fuller and the Bruno Mars Ensemble. Photo by Dave Green.

Berklee honors important Black artists Thursday at their Legacy Award Concert

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
February 23, 2022

Berklee College of Music continues to commemorate African American artistic legacies this month by hosting the Berklee Legacy Award Concert Thursday Feb. 25 at 8 p.m., with special performances, featuring...

Fehr and Palaye Royale in 2018. Courtesy of Kaitlyn Fehr.

‘You’ll Be [More Than] Fine’ at a Palaye Royale concert

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
February 16, 2022

Picture this: it’s the end of February 2020 and you’re just days away from your 20th birthday. This year, you’re celebrating in Europe, and you spend days agonizing over whether or not you should...

Graphic for Worlds Hottest Tour website.

World’s Hottest tour causing climate change

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
January 27, 2022

To all my Spanish-speaking readers who enjoy reggaeton, Bad Bunny’s Instagram announcement should have had you at the edge of your seat. Benito announced on Jan. 24 that he was going on a stadium tour...

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...

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...

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...

Travis Scott fans need to re-evaluate their relationship with the artist

Travis Scott fans need to re-evaluate their relationship with the artist

By Vivi Smilgius
November 11, 2021

A year ago, or even a few weeks ago, believing people shouldn’t die at concerts wouldn’t be considered remotely controversial. But after eight people died at Astroworld in Houston on Saturday, it seems...

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,...

The Jonas Brothers performing at Fenway Park.

The Jonas Brothers blew up Fenway Park

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
October 7, 2021

You don't have to be a 12-year-old girl with the pitch of a hyena to be a Jonas Brothers fan, some of us are 19-year-old girls and our voices resemble the screams of a castrated goat. The Jonas Brothers’...

The Governors Ball in 2014

Emerson students torn on live music festival

By Vivi Smilgius
September 30, 2021

Emerson students flocked across state lines to attend this year’s Governors Ball music festival last weekend—a unique experience for students deprived of concerts for months amid the pandemic.  The...

Sophomore Zach Cargie in his 10th floor Colonial suite, the new home for Tiny Dorm. - Photo by Abigail Noyes / Beacon Staff

Students hold concerts you can roll out of bed for

By Cassandre Coyer
November 4, 2018

Saxophone music streamed from suite 1020 to fill the 10th floor of the Colonial residence hall on Oct. 18. Sophomores Zach Cargie, Justin Wood, Chris Tirado, and friend Sam Schneider hosted the first...

The WECB studio in the basement of the Ansin Building in March, 2017.

WECB announces (Sandy) Alex G for concert series

By Owen Elphick
March 1, 2018

Indie-rock singer-songwriter (Sandy) Alex G will perform in the Cabaret on Thursday, March 15 for a free concert. Only Emerson students will have access to the event, which is hosted by WECB Live. Pennsylvanian...

Annie Krivit and her band will open for (Sandy) Alex G on March 15. Photo courtesy of Annie Krivit

Student band brings funk and fun to Emerson stage

By Owen Elphick
March 1, 2018

Last semester, junior performing arts major Annie Krivit watched sophomore Claire Foley’s band Ultra Chapelle open for Frankie Cosmos at a free concert hosted by WECB Live. “I was like, ‘I...

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