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St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Sabrina Miresse, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Females have been uniting now more than ever, as recently seen at the Golden Globes last week. Women came together to raise awareness and promote change through the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Another underrepresented group of  talented females are those in the music industry. In light of this, The D...

From Lexington to Chicago: Rand Kelly of The Slaps finds new home

From Lexington to Chicago: Rand Kelly of The Slaps finds new home

Mackenzie Murtaugh

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

In a coffee shop in Logan Square, Rand Kelly glanced up at a drab photo of a galloping horse and commented on his childhood. Read More »...

Spanish-language music is more versatile than you think

Spanish-language music is more versatile than you think

Amber Colón Nuñez

October 9, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

It seems like everyone knows “Despacito” regardless of whether or not they know what the Spanish lyrics mean. Throughout the summer, the song played (and still plays) on major radio stations like B96 and Kiss FM. Much of this is largely due in part to Justin Bieber’s remix of the song, which featu...

Soft melodies shine in Phoebe Bridgers’ “Stranger in the Alps”

Soft melodies shine in Phoebe Bridgers’ “Stranger in the Alps”

Marty O'Connell

October 9, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Musician Phoebe Bridgers has surrounded herself with experts of sad songs like Ryan Adams, Julien Baker and Conor Oberst, so it’s no surprise that her new album is a superb collection of songs that will rip your heart out. “Stranger In The Alps,” the debut LP from the 22-year-old singer-songwri...

The National’s time off shines in “Sleep Well Beast“

The National’s time off shines in  “Sleep Well Beast“

Sabrina Miresse

September 25, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Indie-rock band The National released their seventh studio album “Sleep Well Beast” on Sept 8. This album is their highest-charting yet. “Sleep Well Beast” was the first of The National’s to reach No. 1 in the UK. The album also hit No. 2 on Billboard Top 200. Read More »...

LCD Soundsystem reunites, drops album “American Dream”

LCD Soundsystem reunites, drops album “American Dream”

Sabrina Miresse

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

On Sept. 1, New York City-based rock band LCD Soundsystem released “American Dream,: their first album in five years. Since playing what was billed as their last show at Madison Square Garden in 2011, the band had been broken up for this five-year term. Read More »...

North Coast, Chance rock Union Park despite some rain

North Coast, Chance rock Union Park despite some rain

Blake Schlin

September 11, 2017


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  Autograf It’s a rarity when college kids and adults gather on a Friday night, unfazed by the work schedules and late night study binges that await them when they leave the Union Park. EDM trio, Autograf, provides those rarities with their music. Hundreds of people gathered to see the Chica...

Up and coming band Nightly’ charms Chicago’s alternative pop fans

Up and coming band Nightly’ charms Chicago’s alternative pop fans

Yazmin Dominguez

August 30, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Chicago’s music scene never fails to give a warm welcome to up and coming bands. Nightly composed of cousins Jonathan Capeci and Joey Beretta coined Chicago as one of their favorite cities of their tour for this sole reason. Promoting their first EP Honest, Nightly performed at Beat Kitchen Saturday night ...

Maureen Choi Quartet bridges gap between traditional and modern classical music

Maureen Choi Quartet bridges gap between traditional and modern classical music

Charlene Haparimwi

July 5, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

In The Promontory’s warm, candle-lit space on the second floor of the Hyde Park concert venue and restaurant, there is an exciting buzz in the air. It’s a Tuesday summer night and an intimate, older crowd is ready to hear the iconic Maureen Choi Quartet, a classically trained group of flamenco...

Mamby on the Beach delivers strong Chicago based performances

Mamby on the Beach delivers strong Chicago based performances

Yazmin Dominguez

June 27, 2017


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Mamby on the Beach, curated by React Presents, celebrated their third year at Oakwood Beach this weekend. Bringing to the beachside well known headliners such as Walk the Moon, MGMT and Tchami, Mamby saw about 30,000 attendees this year. With the backdrop of Chicago’s downtown skyline and a stron...

Chicago’s beachside festival to celebrate city’s musical history with Green Velvet

Chicago’s beachside festival to celebrate city’s musical history with Green Velvet

Yazmin Dominguez

June 16, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Chicago is the birthplace for house music. In its humble beginnings during the 80s and early 90s, legends like Farley JackMaster Funk, Frankie Knuckles and Steve Silk Hurley were born. Their records set Chicago high on the electronic music scene worldwide. Since then it has spawned new house and tech...

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