Arts & Review

Nights With The Sheightsmen

By: Brennan Carley

After the general lack of enthusiasm following this year’s Fall Concert with Kid Cudi, it was hard to imagine that Boston College’s music scene would be bouncing back anytime soon.

A Sit Down With Rye Rye

By: Brennan Carley

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, I had the opportunity to sit down with M.I.A.’s mentee and opening act, Rye Rye, moments after her set finished. The following is an account of our meeting.

Dancing Yourself Clean

By: Brennan Carley

In the world of live music, there are several different kinds of concerts. Last week’s sold-out LCD Soundsystem show fell into the most prestigious category, that of the best kind of concert, the kind of show you leave with a goofy grin plastered across your face.

An Independent Frame of Mind

By: Brennan Carley

On occasion, some of my closest friends have been known to call me an entertainment snob. I’ll bring up a not-so-obscure yet still indie band and, upon discovering that they don’t know whom I’m talking about, people shoot me dirty looks.

Phantogram Enchants At Paradise Club

By: Brennan Carley

In the world of indie music, 2010 seems to be ripe with boy-girl duos. As Spin Magazine called them, these “She and Hims” include the electro-metal Sleigh Bells, the soothing and delightful Beach House, and the headliners at the Paradise Rock Club last Wednesday night, Phantogram.

An Independent Frame Of Mind

By: Brennan Carley

One of the best things about Boston is its wonderful Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). Sometimes overlooked by Boston College students because it isn’t in the center of the city, the museum nonetheless has a collection that numbers in the hundreds of thousands of pieces.

Boston’s First Music Festival? Life Is Good.

By: Brennan Carley

“Life is good, ya’ll!” proclaimed legendary gospel singer Mavis Staples as she wiped her brow with a towel. Immediately launching into the civil rights anthem “I’ll Take You There,” you couldn’t help but feel like you were experiencing something special.

Body Talk Debuts A New, Outspoken Robyn

By: Brennan Carley

Feisty, beat-savvy singer Robyn has long flown under the radar in America, save for a few modest successes here and there.  The blogosphere erupted earlier this year when the petite Swede announced that she would be releasing three EP’s in 2010, the first of which dropped last spring.

The Independent Frame Of Mind

By: Brennan Carley

Welcome to my first column. Let me begin with a little bit about myself: My name is Brennan, I’m a sophomore communications major, self-diagnosed pop culture addict, TV junkie, and entertainment maven. I’m also a big movie lover.

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