Dana Guth is a staff writer at the Tufts Daily. She can be reached at [email protected]

Boston Calling co-founder Mike Snow chats about Boston’s biggest music festival

As summer, the prime time for lovers of live music, draws to a sad, sad close, Boston students still have one last beacon of hope to look forward to: Boston Calling. This three-day gathering in downtown Boston’s City Hall Plaza never fails to impress with big-name lineups, major sets, and student-friendly vendors — giving us the […]

Peter Kirk of Panama Wedding talks sold-out shows, life before fame

If you haven’t yet heard of New York synth-pop outfit Panama Wedding, give it a few more months and that will change. The four-piece band, fronted by lead singer and songwriter Peter Kirk, is gearing up to release its first full-length album this coming fall, on the heels of an international tour with Magic Man and […]

Andy Grammer offers insight into his latest tour, advice for aspiring musicians

The past few years have been kind to Andy Grammer: after riding sugary pop singles like “Keep Your Head Up”(2011), “Fine By Me”(2011) and this winter’s “Honey I’m Good”(2014) to the top of the Billboard charts, the singer-songwriter-producer is selling out headline tours around the country. Before playing at House of Blues in Boston on March 19 […]

Chris Hnin creates documentary to explore identity, tell important stories

Chris Hnin launched a documentary centered around one fundamental question: What does it mean to be a woman in her hometown of Yangon, Myanmar? The answer lies in the dozens of interviews, relationships and stories that Chris, a sophomore, uncovered as she traveled home last summer to produce her documentary in conjunction with a local […]

Granoff All Night Music Festival to include a range of Tufts musicians, performance groups this weekend

The second annual Granoff All Night Music Festival will be held this Friday, March 27. The event, which features over 30 student groups performing back-to-back, will run from 9:30 p.m. Friday night to 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning in various spaces within the Granoff Music Center. The festival will be free and open to the general […]

Jukebox The Ghost talks growth while on tour

When Jukebox The Ghost drummer Jesse Kristin answered the Daily’s phone call last week, he was still groggy from an on-the-road nap. “I’m like, the nicest dude in the world,” he swore. “But I have this thing where I won’t get up for a random number when we’re in the middle of all this … […]

Kaju Tofu House’s authentic Korean food melts the winter blues

If ever there was a time for comfort food, that time is now. As Boston’s mood is collectively (and literally) dampened by the snow piles that surround us, cabin fever squirms into the back of our minds like an itch, reviving that longing for a comforting, home-cooked meal. For most of us college students, relief […]

Nijiya serves deliciously affordable, all-you-can-eat sushi

Fresh, cheap, all-you-can-eat sushi right around the corner from Tufts might seem like a mere pipe dream to hungry Jumbos. But at Nijiya Sushi in Medford Square, the fantasy is all too real. There’s no catch — no lines, no buffet, no imitation rolls skimping on all the best ingredients. There’s just good sushi, and […]

Sci-Fi Film Fest celebrates 40th anniversary at Somerville Theatre

The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon kicks off this Friday at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, marking the 40th anniversary of the iconic local showcase. Boston SciFi, held from Feb. 6 to 16, is the oldest official genre fest in America. The event, which features both feature-length and short films, has attracted hundreds of […]

57th Grammy Awards nominations go for style over substance

It’s that time of year again, when holiday songs melt away into winter’s dance-like-it’s-summer hits. Those who take comfort in this fluffy predictability will be happy to mark their calendars for Feb. 8, the air date of the 57th Grammy awards. Say what you will about “Music’s Biggest Night” – bewildering, out-of-touch, a bit self-congratulatory – […]