Singer Madison McFerrin performs soulful, intimate a cappella in Sweeney Concert Hall

Emily Ehrensperger ’21 | Assistant Arts Editor

Fresh off of her debut tour through Europe, singer Madison McFerrin performed songs from her two recent EPs on Saturday, Feb. 23, in Sweeney Concert Hall. The daughter of music legend Bobby McFerrin (among his many accomplishments the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”), she exhibited her own unique style that explored soulful, sensual a cappella through electronic looping.

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ArtsEmily Ehrensperger ’21
And The Kids is back with more crunchy guitar, meandering crescendos and insightful lyrics on “When This Life Is Over”

And The Kids has certainly been busy since their 2016 release of “Friends Share Lovers.” The band — consisting of Hannah Mohan on vocals and guitar, Rebecca Lasaponaro on drums and Megan Miller on synthesizers and percussion — opened for Blondie at MASS MoCA and have made appearances in the Paste Magazine studio and NPR’s “Tiny Desk” concert series. Now, the Northampton group is back with their third LP, “When This Life Is Over,” in which they continue to explore the complexity of human connection.

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ArtsSophian Smith