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FILE - John Lennon speaks as he arrived for a hearing on his case at U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service offices in the lower Manhattan section of New York, May 12, 1972. Like so many other events in the year of coronavirus, an annual tribute to John Lennon held in its adopted city of New York will go online. The five-hour event will be streamed for free on Lennon's birthday, October 9, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern time on the LennonTribute.org website. It will feature recorded performances from Patti Smith, Rosanne Cash, Natalie Merchant, Jackson Browne, Jorma Kaukonen and others. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

September 27, 2020

You can all relax now — Virgo season is over, and Libra season is upon us. This list was a bit trickier to write; in the spirit of the season, I had a very hard time being decisive. Libras are a very fun sign: social, aesthetically-minded and acting in the interest of peace and harmony. However, the...

Duckwrth talks new album ‘Supergood’

 Jared Lee, known as Duckwrth, released his first studio album last week

John Cotter, Staff Writer

September 27, 2020

South-Central L.A artist Jared Lee, known as Duckwrth, has been discreetly gracing his fans’ ears with a funky ‘70s sound through a series of mixtapes and EPs over the past decade. Through tours with Billie Eilish and Anderson .Paak, the rapper and songwriter was able to flex his musical identity as...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

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Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

September 20, 2020

Fall is swiftly approaching, and while summer will always be my favorite time of year, I still enjoy the early changing of the seasons before Chicago turns into a tundra. As we usher in the new season, I’m finding myself listening to new music — and by new, I mean songs that other people have known...

Still Woozy releases newest single “BS”

Art for the new single

Charlie Bevins, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Sven Gamsky, known on stage and by his music as Still Woozy, sat with his head leaned back against a pillow while fielding questions over a Zoom press conference, an activity that has become all too familiar for artists in 2020.  On his chest is his tiny dog, BMO, appropriately named after the tiny, an...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, Machine Gun Kelly performs prior to the start of the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor

September 11, 2020

For the first time in 26 years, Riot Fest won’t be taking over Chicago — but don’t fret. An extra day has been added to next year’s already-stacked edition to make up for it. For now, turn on these tunes, close your eyes and imagine you’re moshing with your friends in Douglas Park.  bloody va...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent's DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

September 7, 2020

It’s been a weird summer. While I could ramble on about how COVID-19 has changed life as we know it and the world is seemingly always on the brink of collapse, I’m sure you knew that already. While it may have been an unconventional summer, to say the least, one thing that didn’t change was that I ha...

REVIEW: ‘The Baby’ capitalizes Samia’s voice

Cole Bursch, Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

Samia Finnerty is an indie singer-songwriter who was born in Los Angeles and spent her teens living in New York City. She has garnered a following from stand-alone singles like, “Ode to Artifice” and “Someone Tell the Boys” which presented her musical style as anthemic indie rock blended wit...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

FILE - Beyonce performs at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. Beyonce turns 39 on Sept. 4. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor

September 1, 2020

I have to acknowledge it – Virgo season is probably not the most electrifying and interesting time of the year (the Leos and Scorpios made me write that). It’s definitely a demanding and intense season – consider it like the cleanup hitter for the summer (baseball in astrology? What?) – especi...

The Hails make their mark with debut EP ‘He Seems Upset’

The Hails recorded much of their debut

Charlie Bevins, Contributing Writer

August 25, 2020

South Florida’s five man band, The Hails, were in Boston when the world changed. Their tour, the first of their brand-new careers, was scheduled to take them to Nashville and Atlanta in the coming days, but a global pandemic put their lives on pause, as it did and continues to do to so many people across ...

Katy Perry begins anew with “Smile”

Charlie Bevins, Contributing Writer

August 24, 2020

Pop icon Katy Perry, known for exuding charisma and spontaneity, was candid about where she was only a short time ago while working on her new album, “Smile,” set to release August 28. “I wrote this record during one of the darkest times of my life,” she said during a Zoom press conference, ...

Violet Meridian combines different genres for unique fusion

Violet Meridian combines different genres for unique fusion

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer

August 17, 2020

As gigs and opportunities for musicians dwindle due to COVID-19, few bands are surviving the local gig market. However, some DePaul students see this as an opportunity. DePaul music composition students Nicole Kelly (Guitar/Vocals) and Collin Wittlich (Drums) along with DePaul alumnus Austen Goebel (B...

REVIEW: Taylor Swift finally grows up on ‘Folklore’

This cover image released by Republic Records shows “Folklore,

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

July 24, 2020

I spend a lot of time thinking about Taylor Swift. For all her faults — her history of butting heads with other massive personalities, her downright lack of skill at picking good lead singles and a recent tendency to overstuff albums with filler tracks — there is no denying that Swift is one of the b...

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