TIDAL is a new addition to the music streaming industry. Much like Spotify, Pandora and other services, it offers music and playlists based on moods, activities and genres. The company has recently made Jeff Toig, former chief business officer of SoundCloud, its CEO in the hopes of becoming a stronger company.read more >>
Jamprov Rising, a collaboration between Jam Club and UB Improv, took to the Student Union Theater Wednesday night for a joint variety show that featured two sets of alternating performances combining the musical and comedic talents of the two Student Association clubs.read more >>
If there’s one criticism of this season, it’s that “Fargo” will build up to a death scene only to have something intervene or someone change his or her mind. It’s a clever way to keep the audience interested without any real consequences – but after a while, the audience will catch on.read more >>
The “Star Wars” hype is growing more and more each day and “Star Wars Battlefront” only adds to the vast interest in the upcoming movie. In this first-person shooter set in the “Star Wars” universe, players go from shooting storm troopers or rebels to piloting X-wings and TIE fighters in the skies above.read more >>
As fall comes to an end and the holiday season trudges on, the primetime for end-of-year movies is ushered in. The hottest movies of the year are often premiered in December, strategically, to catch the end of the movie award season. This year, the countless movies to be released in December offer a fun and exciting way to spend the holidays with friends and family. Don’t miss out on what the season has to offer by checking out some of these upcoming films.read more >>
From John Legend to Todd Rundgren, Buffalo never fails to surprise with its array of incoming talent. As the much-dreaded finals week approaches, get out of whatever study spot you are currently crying in and give yourself a much-needed reprieve. Get out to one of the many shows in the Queen City this week and let yourself relax and forget about the huge pileup of work you inevitably have been putting off.read more >>
It was yet another crippling blow to Maloney’s emotional health after years of tribulation. Her brother’s death came during one of the lowest points in her life, after a hard-fought battle with severe depression and a nasty breakup with a longtime boyfriend.
Music making, she said, has been the key in facing these problems and finding release.read more >>
The week before Thanksgiving is a little slow concert-wise, but not to worry. The shows that are coming to town are still wide-ranging, featuring a nice spread of acts, from indie up-and-comers to established artists in the industry to a power metal band. Take a look and see if any of these groups are up your alley.read more >>
On Friday Nov. 20, progressive rockers Papadosio will be taking the stage at Buffalo’s Town Ballroom. Originating in the college town of Athens, Ohio, Papadosio is now centered in North Carolina. Often described as “genre-bending,” they cite influences ranging from punk rock to jazz music.read more >>
Between Future and Drake, One Direction and Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepson, this year’s top albums were nearly impossible to narrow down to 25 LPs, let alone 10 standout albums.
But The Spectrum, we did its very best.read more >>
Music is a subjective art form, subject to the fickle whims of listeners who don’t know what they want to hear until they hear it.read more >>
It can be understood that everyone has a latent potential to create – it just has to be discovered and refined.
Osei Mbhaso, a senior communication majorwho goes by the artist name Kid Rah, shows the truth in this statement.read more >>
Everyone has their own preferences and the students of the UB community are no exception. The Spectrum went out and surveyed different students about their musical flavor of the week.read more >>
The band’s most recent album is 13. Following a 16-year breakup and hiatus, 13 came as a surprise to fans. It was released in 2013 – two years after the band’s reformation in 2011 – and Rubin did not let us down. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Brad Wilk mesh together well.read more >>
Colm Wilkinson is nothing short of a Broadway legend.
Known for his performances in hits like “Les Misérables,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the actor has spent a little more than half of his life enthralling audiences around the world with his incredible talent.read more >>