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A Trip on the ‘Bubs Time Machine

If we were to go back 30 years and find ourselves on the Tufts campus, we would definitely see many changes. Hairstyles, clothing, and even architecture would be radically different. Yet one important piece of Tufts would not be much different: The Beelzebubs.

As Tufts’s oldest all-male a cappella group, the ‘Bubs have maintained their incredible vocals, funky style, and commitment to their performance over time. And to prove it, here’s a video of the ‘Bubs performing Michael Jackson’s Thriller in 1983, the same year the song was released. It features soloist Martin Fernandi, A85, and was captured by Alan Drinan, A66, and posted on YouTube by Daniel Lichtenfeld, A84–all ‘Bubs alums. Check it out:

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The Bubs Spring Show on YouTube

Earlier this March, the Tufts Beelzebubs performed for a packed audience of students, alumni, and friends in Goddard Chapel. Although this is hardly new behavior for the a cappella group – Goddard Chapel is their traditional venue of choice – it is worth mentioning that the Bubs have recently uploaded professional quality videos of their performance to their YouTube page. For many of the Bubs, the spring show marked their last time performing in Goddard Chapel before graduating in May. You can see the heartfelt rendition of Fun’s  “We are Young” below, sung by senior Eric Morrissey, A12.



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The Bubs Today

It’s been two years since America’s favorite a capella group, The Beelzebubs, took over your television in NBC’s “The Sing Off.” Since then, they’ve sung on Glee, added new members, and said goodbye to their graduating ones. Tufts Admissions hung out with the ‘Bubs to see where they are today and touch on their experiences as a cappella superstars at Tufts.

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Music Junkies Rejoice!

Tufts’s own freeform radio station’s blog is back for the semester! The folks who brought us The Awkward Freshman Playlist are continuing their tradition of enthusiasm, musical expertise, personality, and sass covering everything from music video picks to album reviews and breaking music news. Recently, WMFO staffer Maxine Builder, A13, chose “We Don’t Need Nothin'” by All Out as her Music Video Pick. All Out is a band founded by Tufts alum Matt McCormick, A10, known as the “unofficial face of the Beelzebubs” after their stint on NBC’s The Sing Off. In her post, Maxine gives the band an unorthodox Jumbo love shout-out,

… quite shockingly, All Out is actually somewhat popular with the broader, non-Tufts community. They’ve even been signed to a label, and their songs can be found on iTunes. […] A lot of the elements [in the video] just scream “cheesy” like McCormick’s fake hipster glasses and the text that pops up on screen in case you wanted to sing along or forgot the name of the band. It’s not exactly an intellectually challenging three and a half minutes, but it’s made by a Tufts alum. So show him and the video some love, after the break.

For more musical insights and spunk, check out WMFO on Twitter and Facebook.

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Superbowl Sunday 2011: The Bubs on Glee

If you haven’t already heard, the Tufts Beelzebubs have been featured multiple times on the Fox hit series, “Glee,” arranging and providing backup vocals for The Dalton Academy Warblers. Now, the Bubs/Warblers will be performing on the episode of Glee airing this year’s Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 6!

Check out this audio preview of the upcoming performance:

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The Bubs Go to Washington


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pretend to sing with the Tufts Beelzebubs in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House during a holiday reception, Dec. 10, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

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More “Glee” for the Bubs

The Dalton Warblers’ rendition of Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” featured in tonight’s episode of “Glee” was again arranged by Tufts’ Beelzebubs. Darren Criss performs the lead vocals. Grab the track on iTunes or catch a sneak peek here:

Entertainment Weekly also interviewed four members of the Bubs about their wild ride, from “The Sing-Off” to “Glee.”

More Bubs updates on Twitter. Their winter show is Dec. 3 at Goddard Chapel (details at

Check out our coverage of their last iTunes chart-topping “Glee” moment.

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The Beelzebubs on “Glee”

Are you a Gleek? Well, if you’re not already a fan of the FOX hit show “Glee,” now you have a reason to be.

Yes, the Internet rumors are true- the Bubs are providing arrangements and background vocals for Glee’s newest group, the Dalton Academy Warblers. The first episode featuring the Warblers will air Tuesday, November 9th at 8/7 central on Fox.

Here’s a sneak peek of the scene, with the Warblers/Bubs performing Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” (or just listen to the audio):

You can get the latest Bubs news by following them on Twitter.

EDIT 11/11: The “Glee” cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” — arranged by the Bubs, who also provided backup vocals — is currently the top-selling track on iTunes! Congrats, Beelzebubs!

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Parents Weekend Performances

This past weekend, Jumbos invited their parents back to the Hill for a look at things they might have missed in previous visits. Tours, lectures, and performances showcased all the great things students are involved with everyday. Check out videos from some of the performances that highlighted the weekend.

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Tufts B.E.A.T.s

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S-Factor performing “Angel”

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Essence performing “I Feel Like Going On”

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Beelzebubs performing “Sweet Caroline”

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