Yas Salon is an assistant arts editor at the Tufts Daily. Yas is a first-year who is majoring in FMS. Yas can be reached at Yasaman.Salon@tufts.edu.

Julia Jacklin brings heart-wrenching folk songs on tour

Going through a breakup? Missing an ex? Just feeling a crushing, existential loneliness and wanting to curl up in bed and be emo for an hour or so? Or, are you perfectly content and satisfied by your relationships and just want to hear some impactful, to-the-point but powerful music? Look no further — Julia Jacklin’s […]

JPEGMAFIA provides high-octane experience at The Sinclair

“I just pray that I peak before my decline.” This line, spit by JPEGMAFIA on “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot,” the lead single off his self-produced 2019 studio album “All My Heroes Are Cornballs,” is an obvious statement of the anxieties of a creative artist; every artist fears for the time when their […]

Glitter, grunge collide at Kero Kero Bonito concert

There’s no simple way to describe Kero Kero Bonito. The three-piece outfit isn’t like anything you’ve ever seen or heard before. The best summation (which still doesn’t begin to do the band justice) is a band with the lyrical style of a “Sesame Street” (1969–) song, the glitter-fueled grunge aesthetic of Ke$ha circa 2010 coupled […]

Boston-born DIY outfit Twen comes to Brighton Music Hall

For many bands, making it out of one’s original scene means a certain decline in authenticity. Sure, they still retain the same face-value humility when peddling their new cassette at their merch stand after the show, but especially in the age of Instagram popularity and the saturation of indie acts, it’s easy to fall down […]

Royale hosts ’90s French-English band Stereolab

Stereolab is the innovative, fiercely influential band you’ve probably never heard of. The band was founded in 1990 by Lætitia Sadier and Tim Gane, and their songs can best be summed as the soundtrack to a cerebral pop spaceship ride, with distinctive motorik beats and heavy synth melodies culminating into a unique lounge sound. In […]

Q&A: Folk rock band Saintseneca talks tour, new record

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. The rock band, Saintseneca, from Columbus, Ohio, who has been featured on NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series and whose track “Happy Alone” (2014) has amassed over 1.4 million streams on Spotify, has experienced acclaim and recognition in both the realm of the folk scene […]

‘Rilakkuma and Kaoru’ is ‘beary’ delightful

Last Friday, Netflix dropped yet another original series, “Rilakkuma and Kaoru” (2019). However, this one bears little resemblance some of the streaming service’s other original programs. The show, created by Japanese stationery company San-X, is a delightfully whimsical program centered around the company’s much beloved character Rilakkuma. The bear, who has long been featured on […]

Better Oblivion Community Center is indie-rock perfection

Better Oblivion Community Center, a newly-formed musical duo composed of two of indie rock’s darlings, Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers, played a show — which they refer to as a “meeting,” a play on the band’s name — at The Sinclair on March 28. Oberst, who has long enjoyed clout in the indie and alternative scene through […]

Weekender: Filmmaker, Tufts alum David Sutherland brings an intimate portrayal of deportation to campus

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker and Tufts alum David Sutherland (A ’67) will be screening his new film “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (2019) on Feb. 28 at an event hosted by the Tufts Film and Media Studies Program. The film, much like Sutherland’s previous films “Country Boys” (2006), “The Farmer’s Wife” (1998) and “Kind Hearted Woman” (2013), centers around those […]

Families go bananas for gorilla’s birthday

Monday, Feb. 18 marked not one but two holidays. The first, of course, was President’s Day. The second was a less widely celebrated but still critically important holiday. That holiday was Little Joe’s 26th birthday. Little Joe, a western lowland gorilla, rung in another year of life with a family-friendly bash thrown by the Franklin […]