Photos: The Kills at Royale

The Kills performed at Royale on Friday, February 3, 2012. Jasmine Lywen-Dill took photos of the concert and they have been posted on the Boston Phoenix website under Live Reviews...

Quintet of Brad Ellenberg and his jazzmen give back to Westwood

The Brad Ellenberg Quintet, led by Westwood’s own Brad Ellenberg, gave a free performance of original and traditional jazz tunes for an enthusiastic crowd at the Islington...

Teen Jabob Hertz produces, plays his ax on six tracks of wax

“It was mainly just for fun and to show people what I can do,” says Westwood’s Jacob Hertz, about his first-ever musical release last month, a cover album titled Jacob and Skit: Three Years...

[photos + Q&A] Fitz & The Tantrums’ Michael Fitzpatrick on his soul’d-out tour

Last Friday at the House of Blues, Fitz & the Tantrums brought their soul-inflected indie pop to Boston. Right before the band’s encore performance of their hit “Moneygrabber,”...

Everybody must get Stone(henge)d

At America’s Stonehenge, you can snowshoe your way, by candlelight, through thousands of years of archaeological history. But first, you’ll have to pass by some alpacas. When I went to...

Local scribe seeks ‘no bullying’ early education

In the wake of teenage suicides in America linked to bullying and cyberbullying, Westwood’s Amy Madge has written a children’s book aimed at educating youngsters about the lasting...

Massachusetts’s most haunted: True (?) tales of ghost captains, spectral widows, hotel poltergeists,...

Let’s face it, Massachusetts is haunted. Nathaniel Hawthorne knew it; H.P. Lovecraft knew it; you know it, too. We’re sitting on a shitload of history here – going back to the...

Record Review: The Duke & The King

“Folk Rock meets Huckleberry Finn” If your music of choice includes overused synthesizers, highly amplified distortion, or overall heavy beats harshly reverberating your...

Spotify: Is U.S. Launch Good for Artists?

On July 14, Swedish music streaming service Spotify made its U.S. debut.  Will Americans grasp onto it as much as our mates across the pond have? On Spotify’s “Hello America” welcome...

Musician Obituaries – edition of September 2011

Amy Winehouse, 27 SINGER - Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home on July 23. The British singer will be remembered equally as an infamous jazz vocalist, and for her...

Musician Obituaries – edition of August 2011

Jared Southwick, 34 Guitarist - Jared Southwick died of a liver and kidney condition on June 22. He is best known for being the guitarist in the politically charged hardcore band...

Musician Obituaries – edition of July 2011

Lloyd Knibb, 80 Drummer - Lloyd Knibb died of liver cancer on May 12. He is most known for helping develop the ska beat while he was the drummer for Jamaican-based ska band the Skatalites...

Top 100 Clubs / 15. Beta

IT is easy being green at Beta. Its code to reduce, recycle and reuse by using sustainable materials allows clubbers to commit whatever hedonistic obscenities they please with their...

Kid Koala live review

The glamorous, plush red decoration that fills KOKO juxtaposed with the plaid-shirt wearing, chain-smoking Kid Koala fans lounging on the outdoor patio that overlooks Camden’s streets last...

LOOKING BACK – Jasmine Lywen-Dill asks BU London students about their time in London

There is less than a month left of one of the best experiences of our lives.  It is a final call to do all the things you have wanted to do in those last few moments.  I checked in with a handful...

LONDON BEATLES TOUR – Jasmine Lywen-Dill follows in the Fab Four’s footsteps

It’s no secret that the Brits are proud of their heritage.  Part of that includes their cultural development around The Beatles.  Yes, the Fab Four were born and raised in Liverpool, but fans...

CAFFEINATED STUDENT CULTURE – on London vs. Boston

As I sit in Caffe Forum on Gloucester Road, drinking my delicious mocha and eating a homemade croissant during my thirty-minute break from class, I feel enamored with my surroundings...

COMMUNAL KITCHENS – on the pros and cons of cooking together!

Part of the living situation for BU’s London Program includes a communal kitchen on each floor.  Whether you are in Courtfield and share it with 15 people or in the Crofton and...

Pepper Q&A

The House of Blues layout has two levels: the open floor and the upper level seats. I was located on the floor andthe crowd’s energy was infectiously thrilling. Pepper was sending the audience...

History’s Most Eccentric Fashion Icons and Costumes: NOT Just Lady Gaga

Google “outrageous costumes” and the new Google Instant pops up “Lady Gaga outrageous costumes” as its third speculation. There is good reason Google assumes this. Once the...

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