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Photo by Jessica Feinberg '18| The Wailing Banshees recently performed their spring concert in which each song contained the name of a bird.

Wailing Banshees captivate at Spring Concert

Arts April 28, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Eliza Going ’18 Assistant Arts Editor  Smith College’s Irish Celtic music ensemble The Wailing Banshees held their Spring Concert on April 21, one of their two yearly full concerts. “Welcome to a concert for the birds,” announced Ellen Redman, the director as the concert began. The tunes featured were named for birds,Read More

‘The Wilderness’

‘The Wilderness’

Arts April 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm 0 comments

The latest Explosions in the Sky album Eliza Going ’18 Assistant Arts Editor When you hear a song for the first time, how do you decide if you like it? What makes music “good”? I try to check out Spotify’s “Recommended for You” playlists when they come out every MondayRead More

Queer folk duos collide: Tegan & Sara & Hannah & Maggie to perform at Smith

Arts April 4, 2016 at 5:30 am 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Staff Writer After a successful sold-out event featuring Emmy-winning actress Viola Davis, Smith’s Student Event Committee (SEC) will host a large concert on April 8 featuring Tegan & Sara. The critically acclaimed indie-pop duo is set to play an hour-long set in the Quad, and Smith alumnae HannahRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | An exhibition about June Millington of the band Fammy is on view in downtown Northampton.

‘Play Like A Girl!’: June Millington’s Pop-Up Exhibit Opens in Northampton

Arts February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Laura Green ’18 Assistant Arts Editor June Millington has been an icon in the music industry since the 1970s as one of the founding members of Fanny – the first all-female rock band to sign to a major label. Her extraordinary life is chronicled in a new pop-up exhibitRead More

Photo by Laura Green '18 | Singer/songwriter Jeff LeBlanc performed at Jittery’s on Nov. 12.

Jeff LeBlanc Performs at Jittery’s

Arts November 19, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Laura Green ’18 Contributing Writer Jeff LeBlanc, a singer/songwriter who grew up on Long Island, performed at Jittery’s in the Campus Center TV Lounge on Nov. 12. His versatile and dynamic voice filled the intimate space and kept the tone light, even while playing very personal songs. His acousticRead More

Sugar, Butter, Flour: Sara Bareilles and ‘What’s Inside’

Arts November 19, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor “Sugar, butter, flour. Sugar, butter, flour,” a recorded voice echoed through the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. Within the first two seconds, I knew it was the voice of Sara Bareilles. Sitting in the front row, I turned to my sister, as I didRead More

Get Ruff, Stay Ruff: Born Ruffians at Pearl Street Nightclub

Arts November 5, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Tara Sacerdote ’18 Contributing Writer When I was in high school, I put Born Ruffians’ “Kurt Vonnegut” on a mix CD I made for a boy I liked. I thought it was appropriate because I could show how doubly cool I was. In one fell swoop I was saying, “Hey,Read More

Photo courtesy of | Panelists of the Woman of Rock Oral History Project discussed how gender played a role in their musical careers.

Recognizing Women in Rock Music

Arts October 29, 2015 at 9:03 am 0 comments

  Eliza Going ’18 Staff Writer On Oct. 22, a panel of influential female musicians discussed gender differences in the rock industry. Kristin Hersh (from Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave), Alice Bag (from The Bags), JD Samson (from Le Tigre and MEN), June Millington (from Fanny), Kim House (fromRead More

1000 Miles Later: An Interview with Vanessa Carlton

Arts October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor On Oct. 23, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton released her fifth studio album, “Liberman,” to critical acclaim. In advance of her show at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Dec. 4, I had the chance to talk to her about her new album and some ofRead More

Photo by Becca Damante '17 | Mat Kearney performed at the Pearl Street Night Club in downtown Northampton.

Mat Kearney Stands Out on Stage

Arts October 22, 2015 at 9:02 am 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor Before I get started, let me tell you about the first time I saw Mat Kearney. I was in Nashville with my mom at an intimate venue called the Mercy Lounge to see Diane Birch and Andrew Belle perform. After the concert, Birch stood behindRead More