Reviews

The Blue Pages: Bear Fight

bluepagesLocal power pop hipsters The Blue Pages just released their new EP Bear Fight on Walking City Records, and it’s a fun one. The four tracks clock in at just under 20 minutes, and there is consistent energy throughout the …


Andrew Bird Captivates the Orpheum

The house and stage lights dimmed. The audience’s cheers reached a crescendo before quickly fading in anticipation of Andrew Bird’s initial notes on his violin. The cheers could faintly be heard at the beginning of the gentle, pizzicato loop Bird …


Singer-Songwriters Swarm Cafe 939

Thursday, Feb 5th:

Singer-songwriters. Three of them. Caffeine, please. Zach Comtois opened the show with some quirky ditties and a kind of Weezer geek charm, and closed out the set teasing “Ava, Ava Hello,” from the Beatles’ “Hello, Goodbye,” and …


Maria Schneider Inspires Students

By Callum MacKenzie
Staff Writer

The Berklee Africana Studies Program showcased writer/arranger Maria Schneider as a visiting artist last week. Schneider, who has been nominated for 7 Grammy Awards and named Downbeat Magazine’s number one big band arranger/composer on numerous …



The Grammys: Music’s Biggest and Longest Night

By Zac Taylor
Editor-in-Chief

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards was a star-studded, long-winded, genre-bending night of backing tracks and bizarre collaborations. Justin Timberlake and Kanye West were rarely off camera, and the curly haired Jonas Brother fudged the words to …


The Groove’s Favorite Films of 2008

Our staff picked their favorite films of the year. Here they are in alphabetical order…

The Dark Knight

This generation’s most hyped film all but lived up to the expectations. Regarded as the best comic-to-movie adaptation ever, Christopher Nolan’s The


Paper Planes: A Folk-Rock Explosion

As he plays his first few notes, he sounds like Iron and Wine. A few minutes in, he begins to reflect Neil Young, then Conor Oberst. By the third or fourth song, he’s built a beautiful collage of so many …