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‘Punisher’ is about 2020

Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.
December 31, 2020

I don’t remember where I was or what I was doing the first time I listened to “Punisher,” the sophomore studio album by Phoebe Bridgers; if I had to guess, I was probably sitting in my apartment,...

A night in with two DePaul musicians

Muhamad Faal, otherwise known as Mo, (left) and Tyler Malone (right) have worked together through their time at DePaul making music.
December 22, 2020

On a chilly Tuesday evening, I lock up my bike outside of Mo’s place in Lakeview, make the familiar walk up to the front porch, knock twice and let myself in. Mo—real name Muhamad Faal— is on his...

Yungblud strives for truth in message and music

Yungblud’s virtual tour kicked off on November 16 in London and his second album, “Weird!” is set to drop on December 4. The tour is set to stream from Chicago on December 3, the eve of the album release date.
December 3, 2020

“No, thank you!”  These are the frequent words of alternative rock artist Yungblud during an interview press conference for his new album, “Weird!”  When the Zoom meeting began, I felt...

Rapper K Camp talks TikTok, XXL Freshman List

Rapper K Camp, the artist behind the
November 22, 2020

TikTok has been one of the many ingredients to the stew of distractions that have kept many of us somewhat sane, and hopefully entertained, throughout quarantine. With TikTok comes viral trends, allowing...

Singer Abby Jasmine talks new album, social media

Rapper and singer Abby Jasmine released her new album
November 15, 2020

Album art is meant to tell a story, as the singular piece of visual media is meant to represent the project as a whole, musically and aesthetically. At first glance, rapper and singer Abby Jasmine’s...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent's DeJamz
November 8, 2020

Did something happen last week? In all seriousness, Election Week (what a concept) was nothing short of chaos. For this week’s DeJamz, I’m tapping into a mix of songs that are chaotic, with a few...

Pretty Boy Aaron talks music, life and more

Aaron Cunninghman, known as Pretty Boy Aaron, is working on new music to release in early 2021.
November 2, 2020

When Aaron Cunningham — known in the music industry as Pretty Boy Aaron — arrived at the University of North Texas seven years ago to study radio, TV and film, he had a surreal awakening and realized...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lorde played later in day to a large crowd on the first day of Lollapalooza. (Courtney Jacquin / The DePaulia)
November 1, 2020

Do you feel a chill in the air? That’s not the changing of the weather — it’s Scorpio season. Even if you’re not well-versed in astrology, you’ve probably heard of Scorpios. Often thought to...

Chicago arts non-profit fights to capture public attention amid pandemic

Homeroom arts non-profit put on a show called
October 25, 2020

Dreary, rainy weather failed to deter patrons of Homeroom’s return to in-person art performances on Oct. 3.   There in the sand, 50 people huddled on socially distant black circles and witnessed...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

The Civil Wars performing in 2012.
October 18, 2020

Spooky season is in full swing, so it makes sense that my playlist is skewing slightly more morose. In my experience, Halloween tends to be more fun in theory than in practice, but that doesn’t mean...

REVIEW: Omar Apollo continues to defy genres with ‘Apolonio’

The cover art for Omar Apollo's latest album
October 18, 2020

Multi-talented R&B artist Omar Apollo creates music that is effortless, emotive and uniquely his own. By blending Prince influenced funk-pop, rhythmic R&B, soulful crooning and his Mexican-American...

St. Vincent’s Dejamz

St. Vincent's Dejamz
October 11, 2020

Do you ever find yourself wishing for a simpler time? I know I have. In an attempt to capture the spirit of a less tumultuous era, I’ve been listening to some of my favorite early 2000s jams. While certainly...

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