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Melodies for days: Q&A with singer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird

14 hours ago | By HANNAH STEIN

A glockenspiel, violin, guitar –– Andrew Bird plays them all.

Bird, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter will perform at UB’s Center for the Arts on Saturday as part of his “Echolocations: River” national tour.

The Spectrum spoke with Bird before the concert about his latest album, “Echolocations: River” and his extensive music career that began when he was four-years-old. Bird has 14 albums and “Echolocations:River” is his second installment in his “Echolocation” series, where he takes inspiration from various landscapes.


UB student turns ambition into clothing company

10/13/16 12:50pm | By Miranda Albini

Partially Normal Clothing Company started off as a joke, but soon turned into a business.

UB student Brendan Cox, a junior economics major, his brother Evan Cox, and Ryan Thompson, an integrated marketing communications major at John Carroll University, were hanging out when they thought of starting their own business. The idea of starting a clothing company was a conversation over winter break that later turned into reality.


The Grapevine

10/09/16 10:13pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Whether you have a taste in conscious rap or death-metal, there’s something for everyone that’s only a short drive away. Stick around Queen City and kick back with a few friends at some of these marvelous musical offerings.


The Grapevine

The Grapevine: Your weekly collection of Buffalo’s sonic selections

10/02/16 5:19pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

It’s that time of year again – the turn from September to October marks the beginning of a lot of fall festivities. However, fall doesn’t mark the end of summer’s wide range of concerts to attend. This week we have rock stars, a jazz group and other multi-genre artists stopping by the Buffalo area to perform. Forget the outdoor activities for a moment and head indoors to see some great live artists.


Top spots to visit in Canada

09/28/16 7:12pm | By LINDSAY GILDER

While at UB, many students have gotten the opportunity to go to Canada for a “staycation.”

If Buffalo doesn’t quench your thirst for fun weekend activities, Canada is always a great opportunity to have a night out on the town with your friends.


UB says diversity is the real winner at the Emmys

09/21/16 6:32pm | By ANDREW SAFE

Christian Pierce, a senior economics and political science double major, said that it’s about time that a big awards show celebrates real diversity. Compared to other shows throughout history like the Grammys, the Emmys seem to have stepped it up in having a more diverse list of nominees.