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Boston calls back for 3rd music festival in single year

When you enter the transformed City Hall Plaza during the one of the bi-yearly weekends of the Boston Calling Music Festival, it is hard to imagine that, just two short hours ago, the square functioned as a part of the downtown cityscape of Boston. Complete with a monstrous stage, a collection of white-topped tents and, most importantly, acres of shrieking […]

From shower-singing to single-dropping: Ryan Aderréy perfects craft

From shower-singing to single-dropping: Ryan Aderréy perfects craft

In the age of YouTube stardom, TV talent show fame and auto-tune, more musicians are achieving commercial success without having the tools or know-how that was a requirement in the industry as little as 10 or 20 years ago. Such was the case with the now-infamous Rebecca Black: She didn’t have much in the way of natural talent, and her […]

MILK: Good for your musical health, experts say

MILK: Good for your musical health, experts say

On certain still nights some years ago, Jesse Galkowski and Matt Brady would haul instruments up to the fourth floor of the College of Arts and Sciences for some much-needed escape. “He lived on Bay State, so we’d have those yellow bins and roll our stuff up and up the elevator,” says Brady, a CAS senior. “And so we could […]

BU Hip-Hop: New EP in the works

It has been a long time coming for Boston University Hip-Hop. Back in 2012, the group was first meeting in classrooms to discuss hip-hop. Now, two years later, the group has grown into a force on campus with more events and a second mixtape on the way. Chances are that if you’ve been walking past the George Sherman Union week-by-week, you […]

Warren Dining sandwich station king rules rap game

John Howard-Devoe. Simply by name, you may not recognize him. But perhaps his alter ego, “John the Sandwich Guy,” rings a bell. You know, the one who loves tweeting about Warren’s cranberry chicken salad special? Yeah, that guy! But Howard-Devoe makes more than just sandwiches for the Boston University masses at Warren Towers’ dining hall. The 38-year-old Boston native also […]

New music showcase room in works at Studio 52

New music showcase room in works at Studio 52

Nick Grieco has always been a musician. Growing up in a musical family in Farmington, Conn., he had a cello in his hands at age 4 and a passion for punk rock by his teenage years. Music has always been the plan, but how it manifested itself changed with time and hiccups. “It’s almost something I take for granted,” Grieco […]

Feminist activists celebrate Women’s Rights Movement

Feminists of all ages held hands and swayed to the melody of Kristin Lem’s youthful voice as she strummed her acoustic guitar and sang “We Will Never Give Up.” The lyrics to her song, “We will never give up. We’ll never give in. Don’t you know we’ll never give up? We will never give up. We will never give up,” […]

Delivery: Not just for pizza anymore

 Shopping, delivery apps let students use phones to bring the goods It is Friday and you have just returned from a grueling day of work. The refrigerator in your apartment is completely devoid of food, except for that leftover Chinese takeout from the week before. You are hosting a party in a few hours and need to serve food and alcohol to […]

Fondue for two: Belly Wine Bar warms you up the cheesy way

Fondue for two: Belly Wine Bar warms you up the cheesy way

But baby it’s cold outside. It is cold outside. I know most of you are sick of it, but it’s going to stay that way for some time (probably until mid-April, so take out your tissues). Really, the only way to survive this long, depressing winter is to hibernate like a bear. And if there’s one thing we’ve all learned from our […]

INTERVIEW: Bad Words from good guy Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman isn’t a bad guy at all. He doesn’t even play one on TV. For a few years about a decade ago, his beleaguered Michael Bluth on Fox’s Arrested Development went to near-superhuman lengths to remain “a good guy.” But deep down, something sinister smoldered. The bad guy needed a turn. “We all have this guy in us,” Bateman said in […]