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Gambino’s career begins a new chapter

Gambino’s career begins a new chapter

Isabella Brock, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Childish Gambino, better known as Donald Glover, released the single “This Is America” May 5 on Saturday Night Live to significant critical and commercial success. The song discusses contemporary issues within the African-American community in America. The single quickly rose to No. 1 on the Bil...

Resisting age restrictions: The best Chicago music venues for underage fans

Resisting age restrictions: The best Chicago music venues for underage fans

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

When I was a 15-year-old commuter from the west suburbs of Chicago, I told my parents I had purchased tickets to see pop punk bands Stickup Kid and Candy Hearts play an all-ages show at the Beat Kitchen. I lied to them and made up a story about how a friend’s dad would be taking us both to the show t...

St. Vincent DeJamz

St. Vincent DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

As you stare down the road ahead and see a hefty set of final papers and exams in your path, it’s easy to immediately ignore all of your responsibilities and focus on the summer that’s just a few short weeks down the road. Because of my sheer inability to rid my mind of this time of relaxation an...

What’s Fresh in Podcasts

What’s Fresh in Podcasts

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

  Revisionist History If you’re a self-professed nerd, you must listen to Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast “Revisionist History” for no other reason than because that’s what Gladwell is: a professional nerd — and a truly gifted storyteller. Each week, Gladwell offers listeners a single historic...

Arctic Monkeys reinvent themselves

Arctic Monkeys reinvent themselves

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Don’t panic, but Arctic Monkeys are back. After a five-year hiatus following the release of “AM,” the group graced fans with a new album on May 11 that features a surprising change of pace. The Sheffield-based band — comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Alex Turner, drummer Matt Helders, ...

St. Vincent DeJamz

St. Vincent DeJamz

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The record label/art collective/media critique that is PC Music produces disgustingly catchy, bubblegum-experimental pop songs that, after a few listens, will insidiously find themselves in each of your playlists. You will find yourself lying awake in the early hours of the morning with nothing but h...

A$AP Ferg to headline FEST

A$AP Ferg to headline FEST

Marissa De La Cerda, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music, Showcase

In an effort to try something different, DePaul Activities Board (DAB) held their first FEST Rooftop Reveal on Friday night on the DePaul Center’s 11th floor rooftop. FEST is an annual concert that occurs at the end of the academic year featuring performances from two to three musical artists. The ...

Five acts that will break out post-Lolla

Five acts that will break out post-Lolla

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Lolla’s not just about the headliners. Aside from the big names that will be rocking Grant Park this summer, the iconic festival features a ton of lesser known artists that are often overlooked when lineup announcements come out. While all are talented, only a select few will climb the ladder of succes...

St. Vincent DeJamz

St. Vincent DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts and Life Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Spring is on the horizon which makes this the perfect time to get your life in order and partake in some good old fashioned spring cleaning. There’s just something about cleaning up the clothes and loose cardboard boxes that litter the floor that makes you feel in control of things. Because midterms just...

Hip-hop in transition

Hip-hop in transition

Lacey Latch, Arts and Life Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

In the lovely month of April, hip-hop fans were graced with three new albums from three of the biggest names in the industry. Cardi B released her debut album “Invasion of Privacy” at the beginning of the month, J. Cole dropped “KOD” on April 20, and Post Malone followed a week later with hi...

Varsity’s ‘Parallel Person’ is setting tone for rock pop

Varsity’s ‘Parallel Person’ is setting tone for rock pop

Alicia Maciel, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Empty Bottle was packed wall-to-wall just past midnight on Friday, April 20, with the crowd swaying along to Varsity’s immaculate set. Self-proclaimed “too cute for the punks, too raw for the bubble-gummers”, Varsity consists of members Stef Smith on vocals and synth, Dylan Weschler on guitar and...

St. Vincent DeJamz

St. Vincent DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The day has finally come. Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill has been released from prison after being arrested in November 2017 for violating his parole. As someone proudly from the Philly suburbs, Meek Mill’s absence has been felt throughout the city with #FreeMeek posters, stickers and graffiti litt...

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