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The best of both worlds

11/16/17 2:01am | By BRENTON J. BLANCHET

The UB Concert Band, led by music department Professor and Director Jon Nelson, joined the Genkin Philharmonic for their annual fall performance at Slee Hall. The two groups came together to present “A Young Person’s Guide to the 20th Century.”


UB Spring Fest lineup of The Chainsmokers, Mac Miller, Coleman Hell and Icona Pop confirmed after Ticketmaster leak

03/21/16 4:24pm | By BRIAN WINDSCHITL

EDM duo The Chainsmokers will headline this year's upcoming Spring Fest. Pittsburgh-based rapper Mac Miller, indie pop artist Coleman Hell and a yet-to-be named artist will also perform for Spring Fest, which will be held at Alumni Arena on Saturday, April 23.

After The Spectrum reported Ticketmaster had leaked the artists on its website Monday afternoon, Student Association entertainment director Terese Regan confirmed all three artists. Regan could not reveal the unnamed fourth artist. 


Road trip to Florida playlist

03/10/16 5:44pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

Many students are making their way down to the sandy shores and sunny skies of Florida for Spring Break – quite a few by car, which is a lot of time on the road.

Music is crucial for a long road trip. Depending on your trip you may be going through eight states, and this playlist features artists from each of the states you’ll be going through. This will give you the full experience for a drive down south.


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Untitled Unmastered boasts authenticity

03/08/16 8:07pm | By KENNETH KASHIF THOMAS

Untitled Unmastered dropped Thursday March 3, much to the surprise and joy of hip-hop fans. The project gives a deeper look into both Kendrick Lamar – AKA “Cornrow Kenny” – and To Pimp a Butterfly. The previous album was already painfully aware of the dark side of society and Untitled Unmastered is another trip down the righteous path.


Motorpsycho’s atmospheric ‘Here Be Monsters’ is sophisticated but sleepy

03/03/16 9:56pm | By Luke Heuskin

Conceived in the late ’80s as a grunge band, Norwegian rock outfit Motorpsycho has covered a lot of ground in the past 25 years. With a career spanning more than 20 albums, Motorpsycho moved through an alternative phase in the ’90s and explored psychedelic rock in the 2000s. Their latest studio album, “Here Be Monsters,” continues their recent string of psychedelic progressive or ‘prog’ rock albums starting with 2010’s “Heavy Metal Fruit.”


Oscars 2016

Oscar winners and presenters use platform to discuss larger issues

03/02/16 8:54am | By MAX KALNITZ

From host Chris Rock’s opening monologue about the lack of black nominees, all the way to “Spotlight” producer Michael Sugar’s plea for the Vatican to end child sexual abuse during the final acceptance speech of the night, Sunday’s Oscars left people talking about more than just Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning Best Actor or “Mad Max” taking home six awards.