As Valentine’s Day draws ever nearer, lovers all over the country are scrambling to find the perfect date. Some will opt for the exotic, while others prefer the classic choice of dinner and a movie. This February, Hollywood made sure to provide movies for every taste, from superhero movies to an ample selection of romantic films.read more >>
The Rust City Project – Matt Sacha on vocals and guitar, Dan Heuskin on bass and Anthony Berardi on drums – has been trying hard to establish itself in the local Buffalo scene. For the three-piece, bluesy, riff-oriented alt-rock band, these struggles have defined the earliest experiences of the young band.read more >>
If you we’re hoping “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was going to answer all your questions, you’re going to be disappointed when you see the movie.
And you clearly don’t know much about this saga.
The series set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away loves its mysteries and reveals – especially those dealing with parental lineage. And while we got our answer to who Kylo Ren is – he’s Han Solo and Princess Leia’s son – we also got even more questions that the next installment, “Episode VIII,” will have to answer.
Here are the top 5.read more >>
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” recaptures the spirit of the original trilogy. The stories are simple. The humor is done appropriately. The characters make you care about them. There’s not much exposition and there’s often convenient plot devices to get the heroes out of tricky situations. It emulates the original trilogy’s perfections and imperfections.read more >>
Students in arts majors programs employ preparation techniques different than many students, mainly due to the nature of their examinations. Most of their finals examinations are performance-based – although some do involve memorization – but the physical and creative aspect of art is hard to quantify on just paper alone.read more >>
On its second full-length album At The Center Of All Infinity, Swedish space rockers Yuri Gagarin leave no doubt that it lives up to its namesake. Coming on the heels of the excellent self-titled debut and 2015 single Sea of Dust, the band’s most recent effort is already taking off in the psychedelic rock scene.read more >>
Awards season is coming around once again and from Kanye West’s rants to Miley Cyrus’s recent antics with Robin Thicke, everyone loves a good headline.
Next year’s Grammy nominations have already stirred up some controversy, with many believing that some indie acts like Tame Impala or Sleater-Kinney deserved a nod. Many more believe that Madonna and Prince were also snubbed from the Grammy nominations.
Next year’s show is sure to be as dramatic as all the other years. Here’s The Spectrum’s list of our favorite Grammy-nominated artists and songs.read more >>
With hints varying from a subtle bumper sticker to Hank’s secret room filled with presumably alien symbols, the alien subplot has been as confusing as ever and at times threatens to derail the entire season.
It’s a bold decision by creator and head writer Noah Hawley.read more >>
Aziz Ansari’s new series “Master of None” blows these concerns out of the water and providers Netflixers everywhere with 10 episodes of comedy gold. A combination of a good, small cast and a dose of realistic humor make this show a must-see.read more >>
Earlier in the season, I criticized “Fargo”for focusing too much on the Blumquists early on. They seemed boring to me, like just another folksy Minnesota couple. Maybe it was their accents that threw me off.
By now, the Blumquists are the uncontrollable factor that keeps the gang war fresh and unpredictable.read more >>
Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG) is trying to keep up with the changing landscape, with new technology, apps, an active Instagram account, even stroller tours – all to expand and bring the museum experience to phones and tablets.read more >>
This week, Buffalo has a slew of surprising acts coming in to perform. From feminism icons, former American Idol stars and the genius behind 2011’s hit song “Friday,” there are too many concert choices this week to pick just one. Do yourself a favor this finals week and get out of your dorm room or apartment, de-stress and catch a concert.read more >>
The idea of performing in the same place seems dull to an outsider, but for performers, the consistency is nice. Touring can be difficult and strenuous, especially for older performers. It also makes their show more accessible to those who want to see them.read more >>
On Thursday, Legend spoke and performed for a sold-out Alumni Arena as apart of UB’s third Distinguished Speakers Series event of the semester.read more >>
In the weeks before “Creed” was released, my little brothers and I would talk about the new “Rocky” movie, then quickly correct ourselves: “It’s not a Rocky movie, it’s a Creed movie.”
This type of film, I might say, has a devoted fan base.read more >>