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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...

Is Record Store Day good for local shops?

Is Record Store Day good for local shops?

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2007. Since its inception, it has occurred annually on the third Saturday of April, drawing both casual and professional collectors to over 1,400 independent record shops across the U.S., as well as to record stores on six continents across the globe. T...

“The Slaps” break barriers in local scene

“The Slaps” break barriers in local scene

Lili Trifilio, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Three-piece local band The Slaps, were born shortly after the trio began their freshman year of college at DePaul University. “We met at a party two weeks after school started in 2016,” said guitarist Rand Kelly. After finding common interest in music, Ramsey Bell, Kelly, and Josh Resing sought...

St.Vincent DeJamz

St.Vincent DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

If you’re a fan of hip-hop you probably know that new music has been dropping all over the place recently. From a previously unannounced album from J. Cole to Cardi B’s debut, life is good for hip-hop fans these days. The best part is that regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of these arti...

Post Animal’s debut is psychedelic rock masterpiece

Post Animal’s debut is psychedelic rock masterpiece

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

If MGMT and Tame Impala had a lovechild it would be Post Animal. This Chicago-based psychedelic rock sextet is comprised of bassist Dalton Allison, guitarist Javi Reyes, guitarist and keyboardist Jake Hirshland, drummer Wesley Toledo and guitarist Matt Williams – with occasional vocal and guitar con...

Current Joys brings communities together through heart-wrenching music

Current Joys brings communities together through heart-wrenching music

Alicia Maciel, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The phrase “I’ll never die” echoed throughout Schubas during Current Joys’ last song with lead singer Nick Rattigan sprawled across the floor, shouting alongside the audience. This bedroom pop solo project was transformed into a full-band performance with friends Jackson, Eric and Maddie fillin...

St. Vincent DeJamz

St. Vincent DeJamz

Amber Colón, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

If you pop into the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge in Uptown (Broadway and Lawrence) on a Saturday night, you’ll hear covers of the music that ruled the streets of Chicago throughout the forties, fifties and early sixties. The jazz and blues era was a great time for music in the U.S., especially in a city lik...

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