The Huntington News

Portugal. The Man puts on ’60s-inspired show in Providence

John Gourley, Portugal. The Man's lead singer and guitarist, sings a song from the band's latest album,

March 1, 2018

Photos and review by Riley Robinson Portugal. The Man’s performance in Providence Thursday was an ode to the garage band before GarageBand. Portugal. The Man, or PTM, is best-known for their platinum track “Feel It Still,” a head-bopping alt-rock crossover. The song won the group thei...

BØRNS delivers sold-out show at the House of Blues

BØRNS performed at a sold-out House of Blues  on Sunday, Feb. 11. / Photo by Riley Robinson

February 16, 2018

The ticket windows were plastered with “Sorry, sold out,” signs, and thousands stood in a line snaking around the House of Blues Sunday night. The rain didn’t matter. They were here to see BØRNS, the electro-alternative star behind hits like “10,000 Emerald Pools,” “Electric Love” a...

Review: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ is good for laughs, bad for plot

Review: 'Fifty Shades Freed' is good for laughs, bad for plot

February 15, 2018

By Glenn Billman and Morgan Lloyd, news staff If Stetson West Eatery’s recent porn viewing wasn’t enough for you, “Fifty Shades Freed” is playing in theatres nationwide. For a good laugh with pals or for the chance to watch sex in public, we highly recommend it. If you care about anything ...

Review: Black Label Society brings brotherhood to the Worcester Palladium

Review: Black Label Society brings brotherhood to the Worcester Palladium

February 8, 2018

By Sam Cronin, news staff John Lennon once said he thought of the Beatles, “We're more popular than Jesus now.” While that may have been true in 1966, neither The Beatles nor Jesus ever pulled off a feat like Zakk Wylde’s 10-minute guitar solo Thursday night. Walking through the crowd, up to the balcony, play...

New movie is far from a disaster

New movie is far from a disaster

December 7, 2017

By Mohit Puvvala, Lifestyle Columnist Those who know me know that I’m a huge fan of “The Room." The 2003 film written, produced, directed and starred by Tommy Wiseau is an enigma. It’s one of the only films I can think of that is so bad it’s actually good. Since its abysmal release in 200...

NU Stage’s “Heathers: The Musical” mixes murder and angst

NU Stage's

December 7, 2017

By Laura Rodriguez, news correspondent Teen angst in the 80s and the struggle to latch onto popularity –– not to mention the saying, “you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry” –– took on new dimensions in NU Stage’s fall mainstage performance of “Heathers: the Musical.” The ...

“Stranger Things 2”: Spoilers

November 29, 2017

By Mohit Puvvala, Lifestyle Columnist   In its sophomore season, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” uses its visual charm and well-rounded cast to build a nostalgic yet fresh story with unexpected twists. I was a huge fan of the first season — it was everything I love about ‘80s c...

Aoun’s “Robot Proof” lays out a plan for educators

Aoun’s

November 29, 2017

By Glenn Billman, Deputy Campus Editor Joseph E. Aoun: A man who has said his fourth language is rap and also has been honored by the French government for his contributions to academia. So what does a book penned by Northeastern’s president look like? How many times does he say “experiential lear...

Dua Lipa makes her first stop in Boston on her Self-Titled Tour

Dua Lipa makes her first stop in Boston on her Self-Titled Tour

November 28, 2017

  By Lauren Scornavacca and Hailey Konisky   The anticipation was high in the House of Blues Monday night as the crowd waited for Dua Lipa to take the stage for the sold-out show. Under the dim stage lights audience members could make out the silhouettes of band members as they pla...

Comedians perform at TD Garden for the 23rd Annual ‘Comics Come Home’ benefit

John Mayer and Jimmy Fallon

November 20, 2017

By Sophie Cannon, managing editor From the strange spellings of their cities to their reckless driving and inability to be offended by an insult, it is undeniably true that Bostonians have a lot to laugh about when it comes to their city. In a night of pure comedic relief, a nine-comic lineup bro...

The old Taylor is not dead, she’s just fed up

The old Taylor is not dead, she’s just fed up

November 17, 2017

A Comprehensive Review of Taylor Swift’s “Reputation.” By Ryan Wallis, news correspondent When Taylor Swift dropped her fifth studio album “1989” back in October 2014, the question on everybody’s mind, no doubt, was “how can she possibly top this?” Well, the answer to that questio...

Grace VanderWaal’s “Just the Beginning” is honest and unique

Grace VanderWaal’s “Just the Beginning” is honest and unique

November 9, 2017

By Ryan Wallis, news correspondent Since the start of young Grace VanderWaal’s career, there has been an ongoing media obsession with referring to her as “the next Taylor Swift.” The biggest issue with that is: We already have a Taylor Swift — a darn good one — and she’s not going anywher...