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Yung Gravy on sampling, disco, M.I.L.F.s and more

Yung Gravy on sampling, disco, M.I.L.F.s and more

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 7, 2019

The gravy train came to a screeching halt at Lollapalooza on Sunday when Yung Gravy, a rapper from Minnesota whose real name is Matthew Hauri, brought a bit of break-the-rules fun to the festival. The DePaulia had the opportunity to interview Hauri before his set. Here’s what he had to say:

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 4

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 4

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 5, 2019

And just like that, Lollapalooza 2019 is over. Here are some of the fourth day’s highlights.  Just Loud When Virginia-born artist Just Loud took the Toyota Music Den stage, a small crowd of 30-to-40-somethings gathered around the stage. But when he broke into the first falsetto notes of his...

Festival-goer dies at Lollapalooza for second year running

Festival-goer dies at Lollapalooza for second year running

Associated Press

August 5, 2019

Officials say that for the second year in a row, a festival-goer has died at Lollapalooza. Melissa Stratton, a spokeswoman for Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications, says the attendee was taken from the event in critical condition Saturday night and died at a hospital. She says...

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 3

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 3

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 4, 2019

The day three Lollapalooza lineup may not have seemed all that exciting at first glance, but with the big names starting later in the day, lesser-known artists were given an opportunity to break through. Here were some of the day’s highlights. Aaron Aye Aaron Aye walked onto the Bud Light Dive Bar stage ...

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 2

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 2

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 3, 2019

Just like that, Lollapalooza 2019 is already halfway over. Attendees were far from pessimistic, and whether it was the stronger lineup or simply second-day excitement, Friday’s energy was much higher than Thursday’s. But with higher energy brought greater risk-taking, and many of those risks cam...

Not all sunscreen allowed at Lollapalooza 2019 gates

Not all sunscreen allowed at Lollapalooza 2019 gates

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 2, 2019

Lollapalooza attendees are no longer allowed to bring in sunscreen, including rub-on sunscreen, which was originally allowed, into the festival grounds. "Some people are using the containers to bring in alcohol, so they're not letting anyone take it in," a staff member said at the north most general...

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 1

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 1

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 2, 2019

The first day of Lollapalooza 2019 couldn’t have been more perfect—large but contained crowds, minimal issues with the artists’ performances and not a cloud in the sky. In fact, for a festival which is notorious for poor (though predictable) Midwestern weather, a better Day One is hard to imagi...

Recap: Pitchfork Music Festival Day One

Recap: Pitchfork Music Festival Day One

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

July 19, 2019

Pitchfork Music Festival kicked off in Union Park on Friday, July 19. The hottest day of the year so far, coming in at about 100 degrees during the day, did not stop the festival-goers from enjoying the music, dancing and overall vibe of the day. Beginning with some light jazz as the Great Black Music...

Past, present and future of pop at Pitchfork Music Festival

Past, present and future of pop at Pitchfork Music Festival

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

July 15, 2019

This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival marks its 14th year at Union Park, where alternative, jazz, R&B, experimental and pop music styles have collided for hot, sticky and exciting weekends. Many acts will grace the stages in the Near West Side this weekend, but three of them stick out as perfect...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 3, 2019

These past two years at the helm of the Arts & Life section has been both a pleasure and a privilege. At the same time, the task of coming up with a theme for DeJamz every week was a consistent thorn in my side — trust me, it’s harder than it seems. For one, I simply don’t listen to that much...

IGOR: The break-up album that proves Tyler, the Creator belongs in a category all his own

IGOR: The break-up album that proves Tyler, the Creator belongs in a category all his own

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Bon Iver. Break-up albums have been a staple in the music landscape, with these 21st century auteurs having some of the most soul-drenching of personal stories that reach something deeply humanistic: the loss of a loved one. This loss, whether through death or...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 28, 2019

Since I’ve been a student here, it seems the trend for FEST tends to lean heavily toward hip-hop. Many students take issue with this, but I am certainly not one of those people. As such, with FEST 2019 in the rearview, I’ve already started the painstaking work of setting my hopes unrealistically...

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