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DePaul FEST 2019 Recap

DePaul FEST 2019 Recap

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 25, 2019

Last year I dove into the center of FEST to try to convey an authentic experience of what the pit has in store for students. Spoiler: it was exactly as you’d expect. To switch things up this year I adopted the position of a stone-cold sober fly on the wall. Well, more like a person standing next to...

Spring Awakening Music Festival Survival Guide 2019

Spring Awakening Music Festival Survival Guide 2019

Ashley Sanchez, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

Many concertgoers and avid festival followers will attend Spring Awakening Music Festival for the first time this year, and if this is your first time, let this be your guide to the ins and outs of the 2019 Spring Awakening Music Festival: Fanny packs aren’t just for soccer moms anymore: If you...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019

Playboi Carti exists almost exclusively on the internet. He became one of the first so-called “Soundcloud rappers” to burst into the mainstream consciousness. But unfortunately for Carti, and fortunately for his fans, his music is plagued by constant leaks. New music somehow finds its way onto Twit...

‘Arizona Baby’ a ground-breaking album from an artist in a category all his own

‘Arizona Baby’ a ground-breaking album from an artist in a category all his own

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

“Arizona Baby,” the new album by Kevin Abstract, brings forward a personal collection of songs reminiscing on memories of the past and the prospect of a better future. Kevin Abstract has been around for years as a main member of the hip-hop group Brockhampton along with his own previous solo projects...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 13, 2019

There’s arguably nowhere better to be than comfortably in the middle ground, regardless of the context. In the musical sense, as I combat the dueling desires for sleep and spring weather festivities, I want some music to match my mood. Something not too slow but not too fast. As Goldilocks would say, so...

The 1975 make waves with return to Midwest

The 1975 make waves with return to Midwest

Cailey Gleeson, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, every city isn’t a band’s favorite stop on tour — or at least in The 1975’s case. But frontman Matty Healy says the “worst hangover of his life” happened in Chicago, so that counts for something, right? As a part of their “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relations...

DePaul FEST artist reveal sparks mixed reactions

DePaul FEST artist reveal sparks mixed reactions

Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019

This year’s annual FEST will take place on May 24 in the Quad with throwback artist 3OH!3 as the opener and rapper Lil Yachty as the headliner. Students gathered in lines for ice cream and giveaway contests at the Student Center on May 2 as they awaited the announcement of this year’s FEST concert ...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

The DePaulia Staff

May 6, 2019

The question was simple: What song pumps you up? Below, The DePaulia staff answers. Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief: "Walk" - Pantera Late-90s heavy metal band Pantera has a knack for punchy, chunky guitar riffs. On "Walk," all it takes is four distorted notes from guitarist Dimebag Darrell (R.I.P.) to create something truly heavy. The chorus is j...

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 29, 2019

It’s spring in Chicago, which means we all just had the pleasure of suffering through yet another snowstorm on our never-ending trudge toward warm weather. It’s days like these that make me miss the summer weather in New Jersey. To make matters worse, we’re on the horizon of Midwesterners referring to ...

Smaller acts to look for at Lolla

Smaller acts to look for at Lolla

Cailey Gleeson, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Once you get past the headliners, it seems like all of the acts on the Lollapalooza lineup blur together. Whether it be their positioning on the tires or just over enthusiasm for seeing the likes of Ariana Grande live, many of the smaller acts are often forgotten, which is tragic considering some are...

St.Vincent’s DeJAMZ

St.Vincent’s DeJAMZ

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 22, 2019

The recently announced lineup for this year’s Lollapalooza conjured up a slew of reactions ranging anywhere from elation to outrage. For me, it settled somewhere between average and disappointing. Last year, it felt like there was a healthy balance between genres and the headliners were all standouts...

Reggaeton heats up stateside

Reggaeton heats up stateside

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019

Chicago continued to feature and bring prominence to an emerging global music genre when reggaeton star Nicky Jam kicked off his U.S. tour at Rosemont Theater on April 11. Reggaeton has grown over the past few years from an underground genre of Latin music, at one point being banned in Puerto Rico, to...

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