Dee Jay Silver hosted a show at Greatest Bar Friday night after performing at Fenway Park. PHOTO COURTESY MITCH SCHNEIDER ORGANIZATION

INTERVIEW: Dee Jay Silver challenges country music conventions

Generally, the banjos and the fiddles and the crooning about country roads and pickup trucks rarely give the impression that country music can be remixed by a professional deejay. However, Dee Jay Silver, a Nashville-based recording artist known for his eclectic remixes, challenges that idea. He mixes country music with house, hip-hop and rock. The result can be chill with […]

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Bringing the of Montreal show to a close, Kevin Barnes takes his final bow after the encore. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: of Montreal puts on a show to remember

As the crowd at Paradise Rock Club anticipated the presence of indie-pop band of Montreal Saturday night, a satanic hologram was projected onto the stage, followed by a group of figures wearing shadowy black cloaks. “What have you gotten me into?” a friend yelled from the crowd. The first note played and the darkness of the Paradise transformed into psychedelic, […]

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“Signs of Light” by The Head and the Heart is the indie folk band’s third album. PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS. RECORDS

REVIEW: “Signs of Light” shows a new side of The Head and the Heart

Origin stories don’t get much simpler than this one: a group of strangers from all ends of the country attend and play open-mic nights at Conor Byrne Pub in Seattle. They are all talented, lively musicians. Just like that, the group realized they can sing together. The Head and the Heart is formed. Of course, there are the details of selling […]

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Previously a music producer for big names like CeeLo Green, songwriter Earl St. Claire is starting his career as a solo artist. PHOTO COURTESY CB PHOTOGRAPHY

INTERVIEW: Songwriter Earl St. Clair wants to wow

Earl St. Clair started out behind the scenes, writing for and working with artists like Organized Noize and CeeLo Green. Now, he’s starting to peek out from around the curtain. St. Clair’s writing credits are spread out all over. He’s the featured vocalist on Avicii’s “Pure Grinding for a Better Day” that appeared on EA’s video game “Need for Speed” in […]

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Tom Hanks stars as Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger in "Sully," a drama about the airline captain who landed a plane on the Hudson River in 2009. PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS PICTURES

REVIEW: “Sully” reminds us of the importance of miracles

More than seven and a half years ago, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed US Airways flight 1549 on the Hudson River after the plane’s engines failed. The emergency water landing resulted in zero casualties from any of the flight’s 150 passengers and five crew members. It was an amazing feat, but one wonders how this event could have enough drama […]

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The new FX series “Atlanta” features Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry and Keith Stanfield. PHOTO COURTESY MATTHIAS CLAMER/ FX

REVIEW: Donald Glover proves himself man of many talents with “Atlanta”

Donald Glover is the Renaissance man of the 21st century. With successful ventures into online skits, TV writing, acting and rapping, Glover now adds to the list with a new project: his own television show that combines all of his previous experiences into one. “Atlanta” tells the story of two cousins navigating the rap scene of Georgia’s capital. Through an […]

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Teenage Fan Club, an alternative rock band from Scotland, releases its third album, “Here,” on Sept. 9. PHOTO COURTESY DONALD MILNE

REVIEW: Teenage Fanclub’s latest album disregards the “Here” and now

“Timeless” is an overused descriptor that’s almost never as apt as it would like to be. When people say something is timeless, they’re often trying to say that it reminds them of a particularly pleasant time in their history. Calling a work of art “timeless” is just an easy way to congratulate it for being nostalgic in a personally satisfying […]

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11 great places to grab a bite around campus

By now you’ve probably already visited campus and explored all the academic and extracurricular activities that Boston University has to offer, but there’s something important that your tour left out — food, of course! Sometimes, eating at the dining hall every day just doesn’t cut it. We here at the ol’ Free Press thought we’d introduce you to some great […]

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Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" opens Friday in theaters. PHOTO COURTESY MARVEL 2016

REVIEW: “Captain America: Civil War” overpowers past superhero genre failures

2016 seems to be the year of superheroes fighting other superheroes. In March, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” started the trend, but it was ultimately a disappointment. Now, we have “Captain America: Civil War,” which pits Iron Man against Captain America, along with plenty of other superheroes picking sides. Thankfully, “Civil War” rights the wrongs of “Batman v Superman” […]

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Emily VanCamp and Martin Freeman star as Sharon Carter and Everett K. Ross in "Captain America: Civil War," which will premiere May 6 in theaters nationwide. PHOTO COURTESY WALT DISNEY PICTURES

INTERVIEW: Emily VanCamp discusses reprising “Captain America” role, capping off superhero trilogy

There’s a cool-kids clique in the Marvel universe, and it’s not exclusively made up of the Avengers. Though “Captain America: Civil War” does feature an almost inconceivable number of A-listers, directors Anthony and Joe Russo made sure to showcase flourishing names as well. One such actor is Emily VanCamp, who stars as Captain America’s love interest, Sharon Carter. Though Carter […]

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