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Hallelujah! The resurrection of Kanye West, Yeezus graces TD Garden

Just hours before his first solo concert in Boston since 2008’s Glow in the Dark tour, creative mastermind Kanye West visited the intellectual grounds of Harvard University and spoke to a group of design students on Sunday. In his conclusion, he said with a smile that his stage, despite its flaws, aimed to represent “an expression […]

INTERVIEW: Renaissance man Dave Patten on authenticity

For an alleged “next-big-Hollywood-thing,” Dave Patten has none of the polish or pretense. In fact, he looks more like the bad boy from a preachy TV movie — long hair slung back, crumbs of a Philly accent on his lips where a toothpick might otherwise go — than he does a Hemsworth or a Jonas. […]

Pentatonix revamps tired hits with an a cappella twist in second album

“More of the same” is a phrase that Pentatonix most definitely does not understand. How lucky for their listeners, who as a result were treated to the unexpected and awe-inspiring sounds of the a capella group’s newest album, PTX Volume II, released Nov. 5. The group, which consists of members Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi […]

REVIEW: Not diggin’ Taye Diggs in ‘The Best Man Holiday’

Raking in a staggering $10.7 million Friday, Malcom D. Lee’s The Best Man Holiday has already exceeded Universal Studio’s expectations for a $17-million-dollar budget film. Though the film certainly had its bright moments, this blockbuster still fell short in many regards. One thing The Best Man Holiday certainly did not fall short of, however, was time — this 127-minute film […]

INTERVIEW: Dr. Dog’s Pearson polishes lo-fi sound in ‘B-Room’

Childhood friends Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken form the crux of Dr. Dog, a rock band from West Grove, Pa. Others members have come and gone, but the two have remained constants, sharing vocal duties and songwriting credits throughout the band’s evolution from their 2001 debut Psychedelic Swamp to 2013’s B-Room. While the former album is a mishmash […]