The Quinnipiac Chronicle

Local Natives break out of ‘indie’ box

Reid Engwall

March 30, 2011

The “indie” music genre isn’t characterized by any specific type of music, like rap, rock, or pop. Instead, it’s more indicative of how a group chooses to make its music, using smaller record labels rather than the larger...

My time at Stewart’s rally

Reid Engwall

November 3, 2010

As many of you might have heard, over the last month or so, satirical comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert planned to have a rally at the National Mall in Washington D.C. this past Saturday. The rally was initially intended...

Make room on iPod for The Maine

Reid Engwall

October 27, 2010

For anyone who has gone through what it takes to start a band, you will know what The Maine went through in making their first album “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop.” The five guys from Tempe, Ariz. were teenagers, a couple...

Birthday sparks Lennon biopic

Reid Engwall

October 19, 2010

John Winston Lennon was born on Oct. 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England, and if it wasn’t for the actions of a deranged fan on Dec. 8, 1980, he would have turned 70 last Saturday. Lennon was one of the founding members of arguably...

Get to know rough-and-tough Black Keys

Reid Engwall

October 12, 2010

There’s something to be said for a band that works hard, doesn’t compromise and still makes it. In the generation of overnight MySpace successes and one-hit wonders, a band that drove to its own gigs in a minivan deserves...

Soundgarden revived with ‘Telephantasm’

Reid Engwall

October 6, 2010

“Telephantasm” marks the sixth studio album and the long-awaited return of the hard rock, grunge band Soundgarden. When the band released its newest single “Black Rain” last August, Soundgarden had previously not released...

Voted Most Random fills, rocks The Space [Video]

Reid Engwall

September 29, 2010

The formula is simple: college kids who love Blink-182, instruments, and a contagious desire to have a good time. This has been seen before in the world of pop-punk but there is a different sum in this equation. This time, the...

Weezer’s ‘Hurley’ a breath of fresh air

Reid Engwall

September 22, 2010

Weezer has been making music since 1993, releasing seven studio albums for Geffen Records, along with various solo works of the band’s previous and current members. The release of “Hurley” on Sept. 14 marked the band’s...

Vampire Weekend erupts in Holyoke

Reid Engwall

September 22, 2010

Vampire Weekend played in Holyoke, Mass. on Sept. 13, and the band is arguably one of the best acts touring today. The event took place at outside venue Mountain Park, which is nearly impossible to find. The forested venue,...