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Ted Leo finds the right prescription

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists returns after a three-year hiatus with its sixth album, The Brutalist Bricks, which is a much more optimistic take on Leo’s political power pop than 2007′s Living with the Living.

Aviator Takes Off

Base Trip Records is an independent Boston-based label run by Boston University alum Conor Loughman, and unlike that of the presidents of most labels who aim to seek out the most lucrative acts, Loughman’s personal mission is to sign artists with whom he has a personal connection.

Paradise Lost Finds Modern Meaning

The showcase of “Paradise Lost” by Clifford Odets is a timely performance by the American Repertory Theater, exposing the impotency and weakness of Uncle Sam in a time when American citizens are scrambling for an outreached hand.

Sophisticated grooves

Adam Gold’s keyboard swells were building slowly, swirling around and gaining intensity on top of drummer Emmanuel Washington’s playful beat until the music could barely be contained when Jack Brown stepped on stage. Launching into the song “Colors,” Brown, lyricist and rapper for the hip-hop/funk/soul group Sophistafunk, began spitting the words &-&- “I was born seeing all colors / Different hair, different eyes, different skin, all brothers,” &-&- a song with an inspiring message, but one glaring issue.

What if you were colorblind?

Booking it

Boston University’s Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers proves itself to be more than just a book club, inviting conversation, criticism and controversy right here on campus.