Geoff Tobia Jr. is an assistant arts editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore who has not declared his major yet. Geoff can be contacted at geofftobiajr@gmail.com.


King Crimson’s ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’ and Zappa’s ‘Hot Rats’ turn 50

Very few people at that time knew it, but Oct. 10, 1969 marked an incredible day for music culture. Fifty years ago this Thursday, two of rock’s most influential albums of all time were released: “In the Court of the Crimson King” (1969) by King Crimson, and “Hot Rats” (1969) by Frank Zappa. “In the […]


Injury Reserve holds nothing back at Brighton Music Hall

It should come as a surprise to nobody that the punchy beats and powerful vocals that are staples of alternative hip-hop trio Injury Reserve attract large crowds. On that note, it also shouldn’t be surprising that Injury Reserve sold out its show at the Brighton Music Hall Friday, Sept. 27. Native to Tempe, Ariz., Injury […]


Q&A: The Blank Quintet talks performing live, blending genres

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Tufts-based band The Blank Quintet (previously The Blank Quartet until the addition of trumpeter Pat Wright) has begun taking its jazz endeavors off campus, and its latest show on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Lilypad in Cambridge was the most recent concert in its […]


Tyler, the Creator brings the ‘Igor’ experience to Agganis Arena

Considered by some music publications and online music critics as one of the best albums of 2019 so far, “Igor” (2019) served as a musical summer highlight for many Tyler, the Creator fans. “Igor” is Tyler’s fifth studio album, and it certainly stands out from the rest of his discography. Besides pushing the boundaries of […]


Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ diverges from generic pop 

No one makes waves in the pop music scene quite like Taylor Swift. Her previous record, “Reputation” (2017), seemed to mark an immense change in her songwriting style and overall sound. So, of course, when her next project was promoted before its release, every Taylor Swift fan and critic waited anxiously to hear what next […]


Flying Lotus wows House of Blues with 3D concert

While on his Flamagra North American Tour, electronic artist Flying Lotus (FlyLo) performed at the House of Blues in Boston on Aug. 27 to promote his latest release, “Flamagra” (2019). One of his most thematically consistent albums to date, “Flamagra” is a unique listening experience, fusing jazz, hip-hop and rock (to name a few) with […]


2019 summer movie roundup

This year’s box office has been Disney-dominated — from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to remakes, Disney has half of the 10 highest grossing films of the year. It’s no surprise that some of these films have been summer blockbusters, but there are other films that rose to success. Here are the Tufts Daily’s arts […]


Lizzo’s ‘Cuz I Love You’ blends musical genres, preaches self-love

This past Friday, Lizzo released her third studio album, titled “Cuz I Love You” (2019), through Nice Life and Atlantic Records. Blending pop, hip-hop and funk together, Lizzo brings a fresh energy that music fans desperately needed. Lyrically, she brings wit and radiant energy on a level that many of her counterparts fail to provide. “Cuz I […]


Do it this weekend: April 19–21

With only two weekends until finals start, it’s a great time to grab some friends and find fun things to do in our community. There are plenty of activities happening both on-campus and off-campus that will be worth attending. This might be the last weekend before your friends want to start studying, so make sure […]


Nipsey Hussle leaves behind legacy of artistry, activism

Unfortunately, in the hip-hop industry, the deaths of major artists have been common, and Nipsey Hussle — legal name Ermias Ashgedom — is the latest member of that haunting and upsetting list.  Thirty three is a very young age to die, and his murder cut off a budding career that was glimmering with excellence. While everyone may not […]


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