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St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 3, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

These past two years at the helm of the Arts & Life section has been both a pleasure and a privilege. At the same time, the task of coming up with a theme for DeJamz every week was a consistent thorn in my side — trust me, it’s harder than it seems. For one, I simply don’t listen to that much...

IGOR: The break-up album that proves Tyler, the Creator belongs in a category all his own

IGOR: The break-up album that proves Tyler, the Creator belongs in a category all his own

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Bon Iver. Break-up albums have been a staple in the music landscape, with these 21st century auteurs having some of the most soul-drenching of personal stories that reach something deeply humanistic: the loss of a loved one. This loss, whether through death or...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Since I’ve been a student here, it seems the trend for FEST tends to lean heavily toward hip-hop. Many students take issue with this, but I am certainly not one of those people. As such, with FEST 2019 in the rearview, I’ve already started the painstaking work of setting my hopes unrealistically...

DePaul FEST 2019 Recap

DePaul FEST 2019 Recap

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 25, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Events, Music

Last year I dove into the center of FEST to try to convey an authentic experience of what the pit has in store for students. Spoiler: it was exactly as you’d expect. To switch things up this year I adopted the position of a stone-cold sober fly on the wall. Well, more like a person standing next to...

Spring Awakening Music Festival Survival Guide 2019

Spring Awakening Music Festival Survival Guide 2019

Ashley Sanchez, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Many concertgoers and avid festival followers will attend Spring Awakening Music Festival for the first time this year, and if this is your first time, let this be your guide to the ins and outs of the 2019 Spring Awakening Music Festival: Fanny packs aren’t just for soccer moms anymore: If you...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Playboi Carti exists almost exclusively on the internet. He became one of the first so-called “Soundcloud rappers” to burst into the mainstream consciousness. But unfortunately for Carti, and fortunately for his fans, his music is plagued by constant leaks. New music somehow finds its way onto Twit...

‘Arizona Baby’ a ground-breaking album from an artist in a category all his own

‘Arizona Baby’ a ground-breaking album from an artist in a category all his own

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

“Arizona Baby,” the new album by Kevin Abstract, brings forward a personal collection of songs reminiscing on memories of the past and the prospect of a better future. Kevin Abstract has been around for years as a main member of the hip-hop group Brockhampton along with his own previous solo projects...

Do we need a Katy Perry comeback?

Do we need a Katy Perry comeback?

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Katy Perry uploaded a simple photo to Instagram on April 19 displaying her new hairdo. The mirror selfie shows off her new medium-length, middle-parted blonde hair. Her stylist is fixing the fly-aways behind her. At the moment, the photo sits at 2.6 million likes, which is speculated to be her most-l...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

There’s arguably nowhere better to be than comfortably in the middle ground, regardless of the context. In the musical sense, as I combat the dueling desires for sleep and spring weather festivities, I want some music to match my mood. Something not too slow but not too fast. As Goldilocks would say, so...

The 1975 make waves with return to Midwest

The 1975 make waves with return to Midwest

Cailey Gleeson, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Contrary to popular belief, every city isn’t a band’s favorite stop on tour — or at least in The 1975’s case. But frontman Matty Healy says the “worst hangover of his life” happened in Chicago, so that counts for something, right? As a part of their “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relations...

DePaul FEST artist reveal sparks mixed reactions

DePaul FEST artist reveal sparks mixed reactions

Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

This year’s annual FEST will take place on May 24 in the Quad with throwback artist 3OH!3 as the opener and rapper Lil Yachty as the headliner. Students gathered in lines for ice cream and giveaway contests at the Student Center on May 2 as they awaited the announcement of this year’s FEST concert ...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

The DePaulia Staff

May 6, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The question was simple: What song pumps you up? Below, The DePaulia staff answers. Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief: "Walk" - Pantera Late-90s heavy metal band Pantera has a knack for punchy, chunky guitar riffs. On "Walk," all it takes is four distorted notes from guitarist Dimebag Darrell (R.I.P.) to create something truly heavy. The chorus is j...

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