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Hindsight’s Heartbreak DeJamz

Hindsight’s Heartbreak DeJamz

Claire Tweedie, Arts & Life 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, Arts & Life 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,...

Christopher LeMark (right) and emcee The Last Poet speak at a fundraising concert Oct. 11, 2023, in Chicago. The proceeds from the fundraiser go to Coffee Hip Hop & Mental Health and their free therapy program.

“Coffee, Hip-Hop, & Mental Health” finds new ways to normalize therapy

Eli Smith, Contributing Writer October 22, 2023

Christopher LeMark stood on stage in front of a full crowd at The Promontory the night of Oct. 11 and led the room through a simple call and response: “The city … of Chicago … will heal.”  LeMark...

“GUTS” review: A spirited continuation of 2000s punk and SOUR legacy

“GUTS” review: A spirited continuation of 2000s punk and SOUR legacy

Avery MacNab, Contributing Writer September 24, 2023

After a two-year hiatus following her wildly successful debut album, “SOUR” which went 4x platinum, Olivia Rodrigo steps back into the spotlight with her sophomore album, “GUTS.” This album offers...

Tale of Us brings the ARC Music Festival to a close with deep house and techno.

ARC Music Festival: Festivalgoers share the feeling of house music

Vanessa Lopez, Social Media Editor September 10, 2023

As the summer season winds down in Chicago, ARC Music Festival kicked off its third iteration with a bang over Labor Day weekend. ARC took over Union Park with a jam-packed lineup of house and techno...

Taylor Swift sings I Knew You Were Trouble during the RED set of The Eras Tour on Saturday, June 2, 2023 at Soldier Field.

‘It’s been a long time coming’: Taylor Swift is bejeweled in three-day run at Soldier Field

Jake Cox, Design Editor June 6, 2023

Anything I can say about Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” has probably already been said before: It was magnificent. From the moment I got on the 146 bus in Uptown, to the moment I got back to my apartment,...

Water From Your Eyes released its most recent album, Everyones Crushed in late May.

‘Everyone’s Crushed’: Embracing absurdity, finding beauty in the paradox of life

Cormick Costello, Staff Writer June 4, 2023

Oh my word, the human existence is an irrational one. From the confusing sprawl of one’s individual state of being, to the external events that life throws at them, a common – and quite frankly understandable...

Best media to consume for Pride Month

Best media to consume for Pride Month

Lilly Keller, Arts and Life Editor June 4, 2023

Suppose you’ve been following along with my DeJamz or other media recommendations. In that case, you must be on the edge of your seat, biting your nails with anticipation at the thought of what I could...

The sad dads live up to their name: ‘The National’ tour opens in Chicago

The sad dads live up to their name: ‘The National’ tour opens in Chicago

Jake Cox, Opinions Editor June 4, 2023

The National kicked off the international tour for its ninth studio album “First Two Pages of Frankenstein” with a sold-out four-night residency at the Auditorium Theatre. One of the oldest theaters...

Hip-hop artist Flo Milli performs for hundreds of students at FEST on Friday. Students enjoyed the lineup of singers more this year compared to last years set of attending artists.

Flo Milli becomes first woman of color to headline FEST

Claire Tweedie, SGA Beat Writer May 29, 2023

For an event marketed simply as an end-of-year concert, FEST is so much more than the $10 ticket and big name performances on the quad. This year’s event featured opener Emblem3 and headliner Flo Milli,...

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