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Farewell, Mugar: Best Boston Cafés to Get Work Done, Part 2

Although Blue State Coffee, located at 957 Commonwealth Avenue, is removed from the academic hubbub of Boston University’s East Campus—the libraries, lecture halls and classroom buildings—the café has a pleasant, low-key vibe that makes it a great place for studying. Nestled on the block just past FitRec, Blue State also lacks the hustle and bustle of West Campus. A glance in […]

A tale of two shows: Dispatch at Agganis Arena and Brighton Music Hall

A tale of two shows: Dispatch at Agganis Arena and Brighton Music Hall

On Saturday night Dispatch graced Agganis Arena, performing favorites like “Elias” and “The General” to their 7,200 loyal fans. After the show, the Boston native band surprised everyone on Facebook with an announcement that they would be playing a free short set Sunday night at Brighton Music Hall. At BMH, the band reminisced about playing old Boston venues like Harper’s […]

The infinite storyteller: Jens Lekman at The Royale

The infinite storyteller: Jens Lekman at The Royale

After the last whispery note of “Taken” by Trees, Victoria Bergman’s airy voice disappeared into the darkness Saturday at Boston Royale, leaving the small, intimate crowd waiting patiently for headliner Jens Lekman. Swedish singer-songwriter and storyteller extraordinaire Jens Lekman is never one for conventional arrivals. Instead, a pianist walked onto the stage and gently pressed into the keys the simple […]

Crystal Castles outshines The House of Blues

With a giant placard of a hand surrounded by the words “Who do you love?” hanging high above the stage at The House of Blues Saturday night, the audience made their answer very clear. They loved Crystal Castles. It was a packed house. People on the second level were sitting on the floor just to get a better view of […]

Moving forward with Backwards

More often than not, indie films are dubbed “B-Films” and are portrayed as being far less cinematically appealing than their Hollywood blockbuster counterparts. Within the last half-decade or so, however, these films have seen quite the upward swing. Why the sudden attraction to the films that walk the path less traveled? Independent films, while obviously not allotted the same kinds […]

The right decision: Two Door Cinema Club at The House of Blues

As a New Yorker in the heartland of the enemy, I usually have two duties — hate any Boston sports team and always root for the New York team. Since I don’t receive the majority of the Yankees or Giants games here, it’s usually a big deal when I get to see either of those teams play. On Sunday I […]

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An interview with Perfume Genius

An interview with Perfume Genius

With a piano, synthesizer, some drum beats and a couple polished fingernails, Perfume Genius (A.K.A. Mike Hadreas) released his sophomore album Put Your Back N2 It in February. The album represents Genius’s growth from desire to determination since the release of his first album, Landing, in 2010. He is touring the U.S. throughout October. Will Dowsett: The vibe of the album is definitely more optimistic than […]

Farewell, Mugar: Best Boston cafés to get work done, Part I

When a paper is looming overhead and a midterm is hovering just around the bend, many students think they have just one choice— the library. More often than not, that option is decidedly dreary. Boston University’s main library, Mugar, has been referred to as a dungeon, the Pardee Library in the School of Management can be so silent that it […]

The many faces of Jack White

The many faces of Jack White

We’ve all been through Jack White’s many phases together—the red and white uniform of The White Stripes, the solid blues-rock with the boys of The Raconteurs and the biting grunge of The Dead Weather. We’ve witnessed a brother and a sister turned ex-husband and ex-wife, a nervous breakdown and a documentary made about White’s own status as a blues guitar […]

New designers showcase their work at Emerging Trends

New designers showcase their work at Emerging Trends

Designers from all over the world came together at The Synergy Events’ fifth annual Emerging Trends Fashion Week show Saturday. Models strutted an eclectic array of emerging fashions hailing from the United States, Poland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada and Spain in front of more than 500 attendees at the South End’s Boston Center for the Arts. The night was a […]