Topic: Music

Arts & Culture

Noise rock defies musical convention

October 4, 2013 1 comment

Fort Thunder in Olyneyville was the incubator for the musical style’s upbringing.

Arts & Culture

‘Brown Unheard’ puts campus musicians in the spotlight

September 30, 2013 0 comments

The organization aims to offer artists and groups the opportunities to collaborate and promote their music.


Madison ’16: Drop the beat … and the ignorance

September 23, 2013 1 comment

Could you dance to a song that contains offensive material or perpetuates ignorance?

Students can attend performances at local venues such as the Dunkin Donuts Center, rather than traveling to Boston for concerts.

Arts & Culture

Local performances offer students music variety

September 6, 2013 0 comments

Musical acts from Ke$ha to Deer Tick will perform in Boston and Providence venues this semester.

Big Freedia performed Friday night of Spring Weekend, followed by Friday headliner A-Trak.

Arts & Culture

Azz everywhere: An exclusive Q&A with Big Freedia

April 21, 2013 0 comments

The Herald sits down with New Orleans bounce star Big Freedia for an exclusive interview with the Queen Diva herself.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar headlined Saturday’s Spring Weekend concert with a performance that many attendees said they enjoyed.

University News

Weekend welcomes spring traditions, headliners

April 21, 2013 0 comments

Despite ticketing issues, BCA members and students said the festival ran relatively smoothly.

This graphic visualizes inter- and intra- genre preferences among respondents to the fall 2012 poll conducted by UCS and the BCA surveying interest in acts for Spring Weekend. The size of each genre's exterior band represents the total number of votes received by that genre in the poll. The connecting segments represent shared tastes between genres. The width of each of the segments is proportional to the total number of votes the corresponding genre received among voters of the source genre. (Interactive graphic by Data Science Contributor Madeline Kau and Data Science Editor Andersen Chen.)

Arts & Culture, Data Science, Interactive Graphic

BCA poll results reveal rock as most popular genre

April 18, 2013 9 comments

Students indicated an interest in mainstream rather than ‘indie’ musical artists.

A biography written by Providence native Maureen Lee was an impetus for the commemoration event celebrating the life of Sissieretta Jones.


Local event honors the ‘Black Patti’

April 17, 2013 0 comments

During her career, singer Sissieretta Jones performed for four American presidents.

Two student bands, along with 11 bands from across the Northeast, performed Saturday afternoon on Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle. The second half of the festival was held in Sayles Hall until midnight.

Arts & Culture

Varied musical acts, vendors spice up folk festival

April 15, 2013 0 comments

In its fifth year, the Brown Folk Festival has become a popular venue for Northeastern bands.

Arts & Culture

Campus cultivates ‘musical ecosystem’

April 1, 2013 0 comments

Self-starting undergrad artists take advantage of musical opportunities on campus.