PopFest saved the best for last

Yale’s own Jamestown, The First Town in America opened the final night of Elm City PopFest at Café Nine. The seven members were crammed on stage, forming a cluster of melodic energy that projected beautifully crafted songs and perfectly synchronized melodies. When the lead singer twisted his face to belt out each word, he seemed […]


Elm City PopFest continues, makes reporter dance

Five men, three guitars, one bass, one drum. Such is the ratio of The Inclined Plane, the first band to play on the third night of the Elm City PopFest at Café Nine. Three guitars may veer on the edge of excess but they were all too vital to the explosion of rhythm that emanated […]


Elm City PopFest Day 2: Rocking Popeye’s

Inside a venue in an alley by Popeye’s is a room with cement walls and a ceiling that looks on the verge of falling in; a few thirty-somethings are scattered around in groups, chatting and guzzling beer. Before us, past a collapsed wall whose edges jut out like Tetris pieces, is the stage. It’s adorned […]


Elm City PopFest kicks off at BAR with a bang

Disco balls in flight. A storm of traveling orbs of light swoosh across the walls and floor. Red light beams from the exit door. Empty glasses stacked on empty tables. Two men leering, a couple kissing at the bar. Such was the scene at BAR when the first band, Ghost of Chance, began to play […]


Carner ’01 talks Broadway, music

Musical theater fans gathered Thursday afternoon in the Branford common room to hear Broadway performers sing and describe how they found their way into the industry. Award-winning lyricists and composers Sam Carner ’01 and Derek Gregor, accompanied by former “Wicked” cast members Brian Crum and Julie Reiber, held a workshop in conjunction with the Yale […]


Dinosaurs open at the Cabaret

Amelia Roper DRA ’13 is an award-winning Australian playwright and first-year Yale School of Drama student. Her latest play, “Hong Kong Dinosaur: A Real Aussie Love Story,” which won her an Emerging Artist Commission at the Melbourne Theatre Company, opens Thursday night at the Yale Cabaret. The News sat down with her at the Cabaret […]


Former Prime Minister discusses changing future

Former U.K. Prime Minister John Major told his audience that today’s world is changing faster than ever, and it is time to start preparing for the future. Following the reign of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Major served as the U.K. prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party from 1990-1997, inheriting a significant currency […]