Matt Siffert

Class of 2009


  • Audiences rocked by Carnival concert

    You’d think it would be impossible to make it big with a band name like that. And yet The New Pornographers, an exuberant Canadian rock band, have done just that.

    Pillbox | April 20, 2009
  • School of Music unfolds 90-minute marathon

    The walkie-talkie on Todd Brown’s shoulder is clicking and shuddering with activity. Through a gritty line of static, a voice emerges: “Are we ready?” Brown looks out onto Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and takes a deep breath. “Okay,” he says. “Time to think.”

    Pillbox | April 6, 2009
  • Fading away, trying to stay

    David Byrne is a creative and explorative musician. He is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the Talking Heads, an influential group founded in the ’70’s that synthesized funk, pop, and African music. Some also dub him a pioneer of sampling — the art of recontextualizing snippets of old music into new material — for his 1981 collaboration with producer Brian Eno, titled *My Life in th...

    Pillbox | November 10, 2008
  • The election is about empowerment — and Obama is the ticket

    It took only two words for Barack Obama to bring a packed Mellon Arena to its feet last Monday: “One week.”

    This was the period of time left in the race for the 2008 presidential election. It also represents the end of Obama’s 18-month campaign, during which he has evolved into an impressive candidate for president.

    Forum | November 3, 2008
  • Brooklyn band plays at brillobox

    In 2005, the Brooklyn-based rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah found what every musician in the post-music-industry-collapse age was looking for: critical and commercial success without the restrictions of a record deal.

    Pillbox | October 27, 2008

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