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Music critic Jim DeRogatis.

Music criticism in the digital age: in conversation with Jim DeRogatis

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor April 4, 2021

Jim DeRogatis knows what it’s like to face an artist’s wrath. The veteran music critic, who covered pop music at the Chicago Sun-Times for 15 years, was once on the receiving end of an enraged voicemail...

FILE- Katherine Baloff (right) performs with the DePaul Symphony Orchestra. The group rehearses three days a week for two hours, though only counts for one credit hour per quarter. (Kirsten Onsgard / The DePaulia)

Representation of women in classical music sees increase, but overall imbalance remains

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

“I have never thought of myself as a female trombonist,” said Megumi Kanda, principal trombone and one of two female brass players in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. “I’m a trombonist the same...

Court the Muse, comprised of a DePaul student and her sister, have released their debut EP.

DePaul student and sister duo Court The Muse release EP

Elizabeth Bolin, Contributing Writer March 7, 2021

Though some may argue the “sound of DePaul” is the whoosh of the red line or the buzzer at Wintrust, a popular Spotify playlist makes the case that Court the Muse — a neon-funk, synthy sister duo...

FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Swift announced online that she’s dropping the first of her re-recorded albums. She said “Fearless: Taylor’s Version” features re-recorded songs from her sophomore album, “Fearless.” The new set will also contain six never-before released songs. Swift will also release a new version of her song “Love Story” from “Fearless” on Thursday at midnight. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

The best song from every Taylor Swift album

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor February 14, 2021

Every time I write about Taylor Swift, I feel like I’m turning into a parody of myself. Having spent the weekend listening to Swift’s new version of “Love Story,” I began to think — like I always...

Olivia Rodrigo, a 17-year-old musician and actress, has taken over TikTok and the top charts with her record breaking single

How a driver’s license proved TikTok’s influence over the music industry

Success of Olivia Rodrigo’s new single proves ‘The TikTok Effect.’
Samantha Albert, Contributing Writer January 31, 2021

The first stage of quarantine is remembered as the time we all were home on TikTok, attempting a few viral dances and laughing at the platform’s content, helping it to grow even larger than it already...

Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.

‘Punisher’ is about 2020

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor 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,...

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

A night in with two DePaul musicians

Maeve Mollaghan, Contributing Writer 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’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.

Yungblud strives for truth in message and music

John Cotter, Staff Writer 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, the artist behind the

Rapper K Camp talks TikTok, XXL Freshman List

John Cotter, Staff Writer 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...

Rapper and singer Abby Jasmine released her new album

Singer Abby Jasmine talks new album, social media

John Cotter, Staff Writer 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

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor 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...

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

Pretty Boy Aaron talks music, life and more

Alayne Trinko, Contributing Writer 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...

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