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A. G. Cook’s latest album 'Apple' unearths a singular digital sound, with its reverberations extending far past genre conventions

A. G. Cook’s latest album ‘Apple’ unearths a singular digital sound, with its reverberations extending far past genre conventions

Phillip Pyle and Arts Desk September 30, 2020

Apple, A. G. Cook's second studio album, was released September 18, just one month after his 49 song studio debut, 7G (Photo courtesy of PC Music). Perhaps best known for his collaborations with Charli...

Melt-ing hearts: Melt returns with single ‘Stupid in Love’

Melt-ing hearts: Melt returns with single ‘Stupid in Love’

Lily Goldberg November 20, 2019

Josh Greenzeig ’20 hits a snare for Melt, which completed a run of shows last weekend. Melt’s single, “Stupid in Love,” is its first since 2018. PHOTO COURTESY OF MELT THE BAND When most students...

Mia Lisette wins ACE and WCFM Battle of the Bands

Mia Lisette wins ACE and WCFM Battle of the Bands

Phillip Pyle November 20, 2019

Mia Lisette performed a stripped down, R&B influenced set. PHOTO BY SOPHIA SHIN On Saturday evening, dozens of students filtered into the dimmed Currier Ballroom to watch four College bands perform...

HiLo North Adams: A music venue for colleges, community

HiLo North Adams: A music venue for colleges, community

Lily Goldberg September 18, 2019

HiLo takes its name from a supplier for Quinn’s Paint and Wallpaper Stores, the original business at 55 Union St. in North Adams.  Photo Courtesy of Brian Miksic. Recently in “Statistics 101”...

Lour Yasin ’23 bridges East, West through unique pop music

Lour Yasin ’23 bridges East, West through unique pop music

Bellamy Richardson September 18, 2019

Photo courtesy of Tali Natter. Lour Yasin ’23 is an international musician from Palestine. A guitarist, singer and composer, Lour mixes Arabic and English as well as Eastern and Western music styles.  How...

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Raveena Aurora discusses music, creative process, identity

Surabhi Iyer April 10, 2019

PHILLIP PYLE/ARTS EDITOR Asian American Students in Action brought Raveena to Goodrich for an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month kickoff concert. R&B singer Raveena Aurora and...

Rosenwinkel dazzles with electric standards, originals

Rosenwinkel dazzles with electric standards, originals

Nigel Jaffe April 10, 2019

Critically acclaimed jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel delivered an exciting and original performance at Brooks-Rogers on Monday night. Photo courtesy of NPR. “That’s the first time this has happened...

La Voz de Tres performs eclectic, international jazz

La Voz de Tres performs eclectic, international jazz

Georgia McClain February 27, 2019

The Ernest Brown World Music Series brought La Voz de Tres to Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall last Friday. Photo courtesy of La Voz de Tres. “We’re all friends, right? So I can take off my shoes?”...

A conversation with Winter Carnival performers OSHUN

A conversation with Winter Carnival performers OSHUN

Phillip Pyle February 20, 2019

Thandiwe and Niambi Sala performed in Goodrich Hall Saturday night. OSHUN’S debut album, bittersweet vol. 1, has received critical acclaim. Photo by Sabrine Brismeur. OSHUN – a hip-hop...

15 Reasons you should have  been at ‘Whack at 8’ last Saturday

15 Reasons you should have been at ‘Whack at 8’ last Saturday

Crystal Ma February 20, 2019

Students attended a pop-up party dedicated to and modeled after rapper Tierra Whack’s project Whack World. Photo courtesy of Nasir Grissom. Kester was thereBubble gumConfettiAll the studio art majors...

Gina Coleman ’90 brings blues to the folk-saturated Berkshires

Gina Coleman ’90 brings blues to the folk-saturated Berkshires

Lily Goldberg February 13, 2019

Gina Coleman ’90 strums her cigar box guitar at the International Blues Challenge final. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ROGER STEPHENSON) “The last time I was here was for my grandmother’s funeral service,”...

Ben Ortiz, an archivist from the Cornell Hip-Hop Collection, will DJ on Claiming Williams Day. Photo courtesy of Ben Ortiz.

Curator Ben Ortiz to spin records, speak about archiving Hip-Hop on Claiming Williams Day

Phillip Pyle January 23, 2019

Ben Ortiz, an archivist from the Cornell Hip-Hop Collection, will DJ on Claiming Williams Day. Photo courtesy of Ben Ortiz. Winter Study is coming to a close, and spring semester is rapidly approaching,...

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