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The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Grant Lendvay poses for a portrait in the School of Music on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Although a musician first, Lendvays knack for festival management is something he feels he can do to bring the college DIY sound to the general Chicago area.

“Hitting a ‘Grant Slam’: DePaul student organizes free DIY music festival to showcase local artists

Linnea Cheng, Contributing Writer May 12, 2024

Tacking up posters in DePaul’s School of Music, Grant Lendvay’s smile emanates the excitement his DIY music festival is sure to bring.  Lendvay, a third-year sound recording technology student,...

Maura Wolf of Ur Mom sings during the final performance of the Battle of the Bands in the Student Center on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Attendees casted ballots at the end of the night to decide who would win.

Behind the scenes at Battle of the Bands

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor April 28, 2024

In the Student Center’s room 120AB, Emily Robinson, senior and president of the DePaul Music Business Organization (DMBO), furiously types away on her laptop. Every email sent out is another thing crossed...

“Older” Review: A Melancholic symphony of emotion and evolution

“Older” Review: A Melancholic symphony of emotion and evolution

Avery MacNab, Contributing Writer April 28, 2024

After two years of touring her sophomore album, “Five Seconds Flat,” Lizzy McAlpine makes a captivating return to deliver “Older,” her third album, which marks a significant departure from her...

Jason Keller manages the counter of Lets Boogie Records & Tapes on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Keller has worked at the shop for most of his life, even when his father Neil ran it.

Let’s Boogie Record & Tapes: Local record store celebrates the future of physical media

Quentin Blais, Chief Photographer April 28, 2024

Customers rifle through records and cassettes of their favorite artists in Let's Boogie Record & Tapes as the morning sun streams through the store windows. Behind the counter, co-owner Jason Keller...

Clevanique Edwards, junior and co-concert chair of the DePaul Activities Board, celebrates the FEST 2024 artist announcement in Depaul University’s Student Center room 120AB on April 24. Rapper Swae Lee will headline the event. DAB plans to announce the opener on social media on May 1.

Rapper Swae Lee announced to headline FEST 2024

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor April 24, 2024

The DePaul Activities Board (DAB) announced during Battle of the Bands that Swae Lee will headline FEST 2024 on May 17. The rapper is most known for his work as Rae Sremmurd with his brother Slim Jxmmi...

Lollapalooza: Buzz or bust?

Lollapalooza: Buzz or bust?

Anna Barth, Contributing Writer April 21, 2024

The lineup for Lollapalooza, an annual Chicago music festival, caused a stir on social media after its announcement on March 19. Some DePaul students are criticizing the festival's slippery slope towards...

Carina Risiglione, senior and co-concert chair of DePaul Activities Board, paints a vinyl record at the paint-and-sip event hosted in the Student Center on Monday, April 8, 2024. The event was hosted with local paint-and-sip studio, Museicas Art Studio, announced that FEST will be hosted May 17 on the Quad.

FEST date announcement paints hopeful picture for annual concert

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor April 14, 2024

With a mocktail in one hand and a paintbrush in the other, freshman Ella McCoy began painting vibrant flowers and cascading vines on a black vinyl record. The Student Center atrium on DePaul’s Lincoln...

Country music’s comeback: A genre renaissance finding its footing

Country music’s comeback: A genre renaissance finding its footing

Avery MacNab, Contributing Writer March 3, 2024

Despite its most recent trends, country music has struggled to secure a lasting foothold in the mainstream spotlight in the past couple of decades, but with prominent artists venturing into the genre,...

Hindsight’s Heartbreak DeJamz

Hindsight’s Heartbreak DeJamz

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor February 11, 2024

Whether you love it, hate it or tout it as a Hallmark holiday, there’s no denying Valentine’s Day can make even the most content of single people think a little more wistfully about romantic date nights....

21 Sassy Savage DeJamz

21 Sassy Savage DeJamz

Vanessa Lopez, Social Media Editor January 21, 2024

The music of Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known by his stage name 21 Savage, has the uncanny knack of making me feel like a badass. When I want to pretend to be a cocky, wealthy man, I turn to him...

Seasonal Grief DeJamz

Seasonal Grief DeJamz

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor January 15, 2024

Welcome back from break, Blue Demons! As someone from Texas, where winter weather means lows of 50 F, I find my seasonal depression during Chicago’s winter leans more toward seasonal grief. When mourning...

“the rest” provides a promising look into boygenius’ musical future

“the rest” provides a promising look into boygenius’ musical future

Carly Witt, Opinions Editor November 5, 2023

Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus combine to make an incredible trio that captures love, loss and the human experience in their band boygenius. Through the relatable songwriting and soft vocals,...

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