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Is Record Store Day good for local shops?

Is Record Store Day good for local shops?

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2007. Since its inception, it has occurred annually on the third Saturday of April, drawing both casual and professional collectors to over 1,400 independent record shops across the U.S., as well as to record stores on six continents across the globe. T...

Post Animal’s debut is psychedelic rock masterpiece

Post Animal’s debut is psychedelic rock masterpiece

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

If MGMT and Tame Impala had a lovechild it would be Post Animal. This Chicago-based psychedelic rock sextet is comprised of bassist Dalton Allison, guitarist Javi Reyes, guitarist and keyboardist Jake Hirshland, drummer Wesley Toledo and guitarist Matt Williams – with occasional vocal and guitar con...

Current Joys brings communities together through heart-wrenching music

Current Joys brings communities together through heart-wrenching music

Alicia Maciel, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The phrase “I’ll never die” echoed throughout Schubas during Current Joys’ last song with lead singer Nick Rattigan sprawled across the floor, shouting alongside the audience. This bedroom pop solo project was transformed into a full-band performance with friends Jackson, Eric and Maddie fillin...

Varsity making waves with upcoming release

Varsity making waves with upcoming release

Alicia Maciel, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Rock pop four-piece band Varsity is headlining Empty Bottle Friday, April 20. With roots in Chicago’s DIY scene even as they move increasingly to more professional venues, Varsity has performed with breakthrough artists including Car Seat Headrest, Vundabar, Twin Peaks and Diet Cig. Incorporating visual artwor...

St.Vincent DeJamz

St.Vincent DeJamz

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Let’s take a minute and hit pause on the mainstream airwaves and let’s press play on some house. House music was born in the ‘80s right here in Chicago and flourished throughout the city’s underground nightclubs. House is as Chicago as Vitners and softball, so much so the city dedicated Jefferson str...

Pitchfork picks

Pitchfork picks

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Pitchfork is currently in the middle of unveiling the lineup for its 2018 festival. For the past two weeks, a live stream has gone up on Facebook, showing local artist Shelby Rodeffer painting artist names onto a mural outside the Wicker Park bar Violet Hour. It’s a reveal that feels charming, yet...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts/Life

Winter quarter finals are stressful.  It’s the dreadful blend of sharp, cold weather, little to no sleep and an out of whack schedule. Whether you’re knee-deep in research papers, preparing for a handful of exams or a cocktail of the two, this week is a breeding ground for stress.  My remedy?...

‘You don’t want no problems:’ Chance gets political

‘You don’t want no problems:’ Chance gets political

Jonathan Ballew, Asst. News Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Chance Bennet, better known as Chance the Rapper, made a highly anticipated appearance at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday. While the conversation between Chance and South Side journalist Adrienne Samuels Gibbs had a heavy focus on Chance’s artistic process, the two were not afraid to...

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

If you are a 90s Latinx baby, chances are you grew up listening to iconic early 2000 Latin hits that still influence you to this day.  In the late ‘90s and early 2000s there was what can be called the “Latin explosion.” Artists like pop star Ricky Martin, rock band Maná, superstar Jennifer L...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Winter usually keeps people stuck inside, staying near the heating vent and praying for warm summer days. But every once in a while people break away and venture into the great outdoors to trek through the wet streets and bask in the gray skies of Chicago. Not everyone likes the sounds of honking ca...

Fifty50 Shows

Fifty50 Shows

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

When Alicia Maciel enters DePaul University’s John T. Richardson Library, the only signal she sends to confirm she’s seen me waiting for her is a slight nod. She picks the worn blue armchair across from me, the one that matches the color palette of her faded, pastel jacket, and begins to unwrap her...

2018 Lollapalooza predictions

2018 Lollapalooza predictions

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Coincidental gaps in touring schedules, new albums to promote and other festival lineups, oh my!  With little over a month left before Lollapalooza tickets go on sale, fans are scrambling to decode the festival’s 26th-anniversary lineup. While some artists—like Cardi B—have already confirmed the...

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