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Trauma, pinball and cults: “Tommy”

Trauma, pinball and cults: “Tommy”
November 28, 2020

Released in 1969, the Who’s fourth album, “Tommy,” was the album that coined the term rock opera. While “S.F. Sorrow” by the Pretty Things was released in 1968 and is widely regarded as the first,...

Mindful music

Mindful music to make the day less grey.
September 22, 2020

Waking up early in the morning can be hard enough, but waking up with a full work schedule ahead of you can be even more difficult.  I am not always certain how to brace for the day.  I have tried many...

The art of the outro: Crumb’s first two EPs

The art of the outro: Crumb's first two EPs
April 10, 2020

Come for the singer's voice, stay for the band's instruments. This is how most of the songs on Crumb's first two EPs make me feel. Crub is a New York band that formed at Tufts College. The band is made...

Creative Audience offers a widely diverse array of events

Mal Maiz
February 10, 2020

Every semester is jam-packed with interesting and thought-provoking events, and this semester is no exception – however, there are a few changes in the works that will continue to improve the creative...

Indie bass with Beabadoobee

November 21, 2019

On Oct. 14, Beabadoobie released her third EP, “Space Cadet.”   Beatrice Kristi Laus, also known as Beabadoobee, is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter based in London and born in the Philippines....

Holy Oleo!

Holy Oleo!
November 21, 2019

Basement Medicine staff members Ari Erlbaum and Adriana Eldred discuss the  Nov. 13 evening’s musical performance of the Oleo Romeos, featuring Professor Tyrone Shaw as frontman.   Editor’s...

Tame Impala’s new album combines psych rock and pop

Tame Impala's
November 7, 2019

Kevin Parker, also known as Tame Impala, announced to his fans via Instagram that his new album, “The Slow Rush” would release on Valentine’s Day 2020. This announcement was years in the making,...

Radamiz’ lovely lyricism

Album Cover, “Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes,” by Radamiz
October 24, 2019

Passion. Growth. Change. Progression. These are words that describe 27-year old Dominican-born Bed-Stuy Brooklyn rapper, Radamiz’s newest album. The album, ”Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes,” was...

Gallagher answers “Why me?”

Gallagher answers “Why me?”
October 24, 2019

“Why Me? Why Not?” is Liam Gallagher’s second release from his solo career. Released in September of 2019, it has received positive reviews from both critics and fans alike. Liam’s journey in...

The Black Keys return to roots

The Black Keys return to roots
October 3, 2019

Rejoice Black Keys fans. After a five-year hiatus, they are back with their album titled “Let’s Rock.” The Black Keys, consisting of guitarist, singer, and songwriter Dan Auerbach and drummer...

Catamount Arts to bring new acts to Dibden

Tim Mikovitz, Dibden Center for the Arts tech director
September 20, 2019

Tim Mikovitz, technical director at Dibden Center for the Arts, is excited about the space’s future, in large part due to a new partnership with Catamount Arts. “I think Dibden is or should be the...

Jai Paul’s unfinished masterpiece

Jai Paul’s unfinished masterpiece
September 20, 2019

In late August, I was scrolling through YouTube and came across a video by Middle 8 titled “What Happened to Jai Paul?” and clicked on it, not knowing anything about the artist. In those ten minutes,...

Father John Misty back with his fourth studio album

Father John Misty back with his fourth studio album
May 9, 2019

"God’s Favorite Customer" is the fourth album by indie singer/songwriter Father John Misty. Released in 2018, it was received well by critics and fans alike but wasn’t nominated for any big awards. I...

Kickin’ it with Dropkick Murphys

Kickin’ it with Dropkick Murphys
April 24, 2019

It’s the Friday evening of St. Patrick’s day weekend and my boyfriend and I are headed to Boston, Massachusetts to celebrate the best way we know how: by going to a Dropkick Murphys concert. I, being...

“Turn Blue” with the Black Keys

“Turn Blue” with the Black Keys
April 4, 2019

The Black Keys album, “Turn Blue” was released in 2014 to positive reviews from most music critics and was listed as third on Rolling Stone’s top albums of 2014 list. It was nominated for best rock...

An a-maiz-ing performance with an Afro-Carribean twist

An a-maiz-ing performance with an Afro-Carribean twist
April 4, 2019

On March 26, Burlington-based Afro-Latino band Mal Maiz rocked NVU- Johnson’s Stearns Performance Space. I attended with a few of my friends who were also intrigued by the Creative Audience posters posted...

Grande’s new album, “thank you, next” a success

Grande’s new album, “thank you, next” a success
March 21, 2019

Move over ladies in the spotlight, Ariana Grande has done it again. For those of you who thought that Ariana Grande’s reign ended in 2016 with her album “Dangerous Woman,” you might want to take...

Courtney Barnett: perfectly imperfect

Courtney Barnett: perfectly imperfect
March 21, 2019

“Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit” by Courtney Barnett appeared on the indie-alternative scene in 2015 and has become a must-listen for fans of her music. It was received well from...

Still channeling Led Zeppelin

Still channeling Led Zeppelin
February 21, 2019

Greta Van Fleet’s new album “Anthem of the Peaceful Army” is the band’s first full-length album. It has earned new fans with this release, but a lot of controversy as well. Hailing from a small...

Tame Impala shines bright with “Currents”

Tame Impala shines bright with “Currents”
February 8, 2019

Tame Impala’s most recent album, “Currents,” is a staple of the modern indie scene that has listeners coming back to it time and time again three years after its release. To start off this album...

Spotify wraps up the year

Father John Misty
December 14, 2018

So the other day, I was running out of my apartment late for a class, had some weird brown crud on my chin, and I had totally forgotten to do some homework assignment for that day. I had my headphones...

Soulphonics lay it down with hot tunes on a cold night

Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics perform at Dibden Center for the Arts
December 6, 2018

Those willing to brave the elements on the 13th were met by a warm atmosphere in Dibden Theater at NVU-J. Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics, a stax-style southern soul band from Atlanta, rocked the house...

Fourth chapter in The Story So Far

Fourth chapter in The Story So Far
December 6, 2018

The Story So Far released its fourth album on Sept. 21 of this year through Pure Noise Records. The Walnut Creek, California pop punk band is comprised of lead vocalist Parker Cannon, bassist Kelen Capener,...

Madalia’s less-than-inspiring show

Madalia
September 18, 2018

On Sept. 5, Northern Vermont University- Johnson’s Dibden Center for the Arts witnessed the slightly less than mediocre band that was “Madaila.” “Madaila” is a psych-pop band from Burlington,...

“Lotta Sea Lice,” give it a try

April 26, 2018

“Lotta Sea Lice” by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile is the first album that they have released as a duo. This album was released in 2017 on Milk! Records, Barnett’s label, and Matador Records, Vile’s...

Father John Misty’s got the world by the balls in “Pure Comedy”

Pure Comedy cover art
March 15, 2018

“Pure Comedy,” the third album released by Father John Misty, is his best since his departure from Fleet Foxes. This album, produced by Misty and released in April of 2017, peaked at the number one...

Red Baraat blends Latino melodies with Arabic chords

Red Baraat on the Dibden stage
March 15, 2018

Red Baraat graced the Dibden theater on Wednesday, Feb. 21, with its extraordinarily unique sound. About a third of the auditorium was occupied; many didn’t know what to expect, including myself, as...

Pierce the Veil offers listeners red and orange hues of a West Coast sunset

March 23, 2017

Few artists have parlayed their collective frustration and vision into rich songwriting quite like Pierce the Veil has with its fourth full-length album, “Misadventures.” After six years of nonstop...

Steady as she goes

Steady as she goes
March 9, 2017

I like to think of the Steady Betty concert from March 2 in Dibden as a two-layered cake. The icing was not smooth and well decorated, but both layers of cake were moist and satisfying, and the icing melted...

A look back at Coheed and Cambria’s first album

A look back at Coheed and Cambria’s first album
February 2, 2017

It begins with a rustling and a soft twang. The anticipation builds in those few seconds, just before the soft, eerie strings enter. Then the percussion clashes, and the piano player plucks out a melody...

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