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St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

January 20, 2020

In times of social unrest, art often takes a more political turn, reflecting the distress of the times. Music is perhaps the largest medium for protest, with some of the most iconic songs of the last decades being a result of an unjust world. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Women’s Mar...

REVIEW: How Mac Miller’s ‘Circles’ is different from other posthumous albums

REVIEW: How Mac Miller’s ‘Circles’ is different from other posthumous albums

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

“Circles” is late rapper Mac Miller’s sixth studio album and the first release since his death on Sept. 7, 2018. Not only is “Circles” a companion album to his heartfelt and personal “Swimming” released on Aug. 3, 2018, but it is his first music released since he passed away. This feels ...

Here’s what to expect in music in 2020

Here’s what to expect in music in 2020

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

January 12, 2020

As we close the door on the previous decade and step into the 2020s, one may find themselves curious as to how various avenues of pop culture will change throughout the next 10 years. Pop music, in particular, seems constantly on the brink of reinvention with trends and new artists heating up and...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

January 10, 2020

Welcome back, Blue Demons! I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing break and is ready to read more of my ramblings on music. I know I am! In thinking about what I should be the first DeJamz theme of the decade, only one came to mind: new beginnings. If anyone else had a horrendous 2019 and is hoping...

End of the decade: reliving the 2010s

End of the decade: reliving the 2010s

December 28, 2019

With 2020 comes the start of a new decade. But before the new year, it's time to look back at a few of the trends that defined the past 10 years.   Beauty Covering Climate Change Instagram Memes Movies Sports Women in Pop Music The White House...

End of the decade: women in 2010s pop music

End of the decade: women in 2010s pop music

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions and Social Media Editor

December 28, 2019

As the 2010s come to an end, major publications are weighing in to give their takes on the best music of the decade. When looking at the music that filled the decade, one may notice that some of the most enduring hits were made by women. This is backed by decade-end numbers for album sales, in which T...

R Kelly arraigned on bribe charge linked to Aaliyah wedding

R Kelly arraigned on bribe charge linked to Aaliyah wedding

Associated Press

December 19, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he schemed with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. Kelly entered the plea in New York via a video feed from Chicago,...

The 1975 captivates audience at pair of Midwest shows

The 1975 captivates audience at pair of Midwest shows

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

December 15, 2019

Christmas came early for Chicago and Indianapolis fans of The 1975—especially in the form of special setlist additions—with a series of performances as they wrapped up their short stint of fall North American tour dates this past Thursday and Friday.   The Manchester-based band, comprised of fron...

Harry Styles experiments with new album, with uneven success

Harry Styles experiments with new album, with uneven success

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions and Social Media Editor

December 13, 2019

When speaking to Rolling Stone earlier this year, Harry Styles told journalist Rob Sheffield that his upcoming sophomore album was “all about having sex and feeling sad.” Given that description and Styles’ impressive—if not slightly derivative—first album, my expectations for “Fine Line,...

DREAMERS band shines in Chicago, shoots for the moon

DREAMERS band shines in Chicago, shoots for the moon

Charlie Bevins, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Nick Wold, guitarist and lead singer for the rock band DREAMERS, leaped into a cheering crowd of fans Dec. 19 at the Bottom Lounge. At one point in the night, he told the crowd: “We are dreamers and so are you.” His statement was met with a roar from the crowd.

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Associated Press

December 8, 2019

Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport. The rapper, whose legal name...

Jason Mraz speaks with The DePaulia on intimate tours, social activism

Jason Mraz speaks with The DePaulia on intimate tours, social activism

Lauren Coates, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

A Grammy award-winning artist as well as an activist and philanthropist, Jason Mraz is a multi-talented musician whose decade-long career has resulted in hits such as “I’m Yours,” “I Won’t Give Up” and “Lucky”. Following his most recent worldwide “GOOD VIBES” tour, Mraz is once a...

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