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St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Nate Burleyson, Arts and Life Editor June 6, 2021

The summertime is known for lots of things, but few more iconic than the movie blockbuster. Audiences flock to the theaters to escape the heat and watch the loudest, most exciting, popcorn-munching-inducing...

FILE-Rivers Cuomo of Weezer performs at Riot Fest 2014 in Humboldt Park. (Kirsten Onsgard / The DePaulia)

REVIEW: Weezer pays tribute to classic metal bands with ‘Van Weezer’

Erik Uebelacker, Staff Writer June 6, 2021

So… Weezer is still around. Best known as one of the most iconic alternative rock bands of the 1990s, Weezer is still making new music nearly three decades later. Turning 50 hasn’t stopped frontman...

FILE-The crowd endures the rain during Lollapalooza 2014. (Courtney Jacquin / The DePaulia)

How Lollapalooza compares to Rolling Loud

Kalia Butler, Contributing Writer May 31, 2021

Music festivals are back, and people are excited. This summer marks the first time in almost a year the states will have in-person music festivals. People are booking flights from all over to be able to...

Dua Lipa performing live at The Palladium in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The first of two sold out nights at this venue on Dua's

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor May 31, 2021

Despite the recent chilly weather, summer is right around the corner! With Covid restrictions looking to lessen this summer, I am thrilled at the prospect of letting loose and enjoying all that summer...

Olivia Rodrigo performs during the Brit Awards 2021 at the O2 Arena, London, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Ian West/PA via AP)

REVIEW: Olivia Rodrigo lets it all out with ‘SOUR’

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor May 23, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo is not happy. Like, really not happy. On her debut album “SOUR,” released Friday, the rising star invites listeners into the soundtrack of her highly publicized heartbreak, rumored...

Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor May 23, 2021

Having spent the weekend listening to “sour,” Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album, I found myself wanting to listen to more angry music made by women. There are plenty of good songs made by and for angry...

P!nk performs on Funhouse Tour.

REVIEW: P!nk juggles motherhood, stardom in “All I Know So Far”

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer May 23, 2021

The latest of several Amazon-produced musical documentaries, “All I Know So Far'' follows two weeks in the life of pop superstar P!nk as she prepares for a high-stakes pair of concerts at England’s...

Fans enthusiastically  await rapper Childish Gambino's performance Sunday, August 3 at Lollapalooza. (Courtney Jacquin/The DePaulia)

Lollapalooza to return for summer 2021

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor May 23, 2021

Lollapalooza is back in Chicago this summer, with a 4-day festival running from July 29 to Aug. 1 in Grant Park. The festival will be held at full capacity, after it was cancelled last year due to the...

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)

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor May 16, 2021

When I first began writing for The DePaulia as a freshman, I was eager not only to gain some valuable experience, but hopefully make friends with the editorial staff; when I started working as an editor...

On Billie Eilish's upcoming sophomore album

What the ‘Soft Era’ in pop music teaches us about happiness after despair

Lena Wegner, Contributing Writer May 16, 2021

On April 27, pop wunderkind Billie Eilish announced her much-anticipated second album, “Happier Than Ever." The cover, also revealed, is a marked departure from that of her previous work — the color...

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion has had an empty Great Lawn for over a year. This will change as the Grant Park Music Festival announced its 2021 season.

Grant Park Music Festival to uplift Chicagoans as Phase 5 approaches

Corey Schmidt, Copy Editor May 16, 2021

As the grass gets greener and flowers start to bloom, many Chicagoans remember a time when they sat on the Great Lawn of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion listening to the music of the Grant Park Orchestra. These...

A still from Tramp Stamps' music video

Tramp Stamps and Internet Sleuths: What makes an industry plant an industry plant?

Jackson Healy, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

Who knew people could lie on the Internet? On April 9, a Nashville-based pop-punk girl group by the name of Tramp Stamps released their third and latest single, “I’d Rather Die.” Containing...

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