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Anthony D’Amato turns heartbreak into cheery folk on Cold Snap, his rhythmically excellent third album. Photo: Meredith Truax

ARTS Pick: Anthony D’Amato

The latest from Americana singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato, Cold Snap is a far cry from his first release, the album he recorded in his Princeton University dorm room. Cold Snap is a beautiful collection of sophisticated sounds and decisive melodies that channels Simon & Garfunkel and Bruce Springsteen at the same time. He crafts lyrics of […]

Led by the enigmatic Matthew Healy, The 1975 takes the stage at the Sprint Pavilion. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The 1975

Thirteen years ago, four school friends just south of Manchester, England, got together to play music and The 1975 was born. Fronted by the enigmatic Matthew Healy, the alt-rock group lyrically combines notions of upheavals, triumphs, traumas and losses on its latest album, I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet […]