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New Politics perform at the House of Blues

Sarah Levesque

November 21, 2014


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[slideshow_deploy id='5899']   Punk outfit New Politics performed an energetic and wild show on Nov. 16 at Chicago's House of Blues. Photos by Sarah Levesque.    

Time for a tune up: Repairing DePaul School of Music instruments

Time for a tune up: Repairing DePaul School of Music instruments

Stefani Szenda

November 16, 2014


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The School of Music at DePaul University has more than 100 pianos, large percussion instruments, and an inventory of other highly specialized instruments. With so many instruments, the School of Music has to keep up with maintenance and repairs. Read More »...

Practice makes perfect: Chicago bands struggle to find ideal urban practice space

Practice makes perfect: Chicago bands struggle to find ideal urban practice space

Erin Yarnall

November 16, 2014


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There are many difficult aspects about starting a band ­— finding members, picking a name, finding out who your influences are going to be. Read More »...

Farewell to Pink Floyd: Seminal prog group leaves a long legacy

Farewell to Pink Floyd: Seminal prog group leaves a long legacy

Erik Summerville

November 16, 2014


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Pink Floyd bade farewell to the world last week with the release of what Gilmour and Mason contend will be the band’s last album after nearly 50 years of what many consider to be the most varied and influential discographies of any classic rock band. Read More »...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Music of 2004

St. Vincent DeJamz: Music of 2004

Kirsten Onsgard

November 16, 2014


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Here’s a few facts that will cause you to confront your mortality a bit. Ten years ago, 2004 was coming to a close. Children born in that year are in the fifth grade and do not remember a world without iPhones. Among Forbes’ top technology predictions that year: video iPods, video blogs, and 42-inc...

New digital music service GhostTunes launches Nov. 11

New digital music service GhostTunes launches Nov. 11

Lisa Coleman

November 11, 2014


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Music is available to stream or download in a variety of ways. Whether that’s through buying music through iTunes or streaming on Spotify, you have access to all of your favorite music.  But there’s a new service that lets you have major access to your favorite artists, their music, and more a...

Big Jam Experience: Juicy J, Migos and more perform at Aragon Ballroom

Big Jam Experience: Juicy J, Migos and more perform at Aragon Ballroom

Josh Leff

November 9, 2014


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[slideshow_deploy id='5443'] WGCI hosted a huge night of hip-hop at the Aragon Ballroom on Friday, Nov. 7. The high-energy night featured Juicy J, Migos, Jeremih and Rae Sremmurd, among others. Photos by Josh Leff....

St. Vincent DeJamz: Favorite tracks of 2014

St. Vincent DeJamz: Favorite tracks of 2014

Kirsten Onsgard

November 9, 2014


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Though we have yet to hit Thanksgiving and a few big releases are certainly on the way before the year closes out, 2014 has been a strong year for music. Here are some of my favorite albums that came out so far. Read More »...

Smallpools falls flat at House of Blues

Smallpools falls flat at House of Blues

Jaycee Rockhold

November 9, 2014


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[slideshow_deploy id='5408'] Despite the intense wind overpowering the city, I, along with roughly under a thousand other people, made the journey to House of Blues to see indie rockers Smallpools. But what’s a dedicated fan without standing in blisteringly cold weather to see a show anyways? Whe...

Photos: Alt-J performs at The Riviera, Nov. 2

Photos: Alt-J performs at The Riviera, Nov. 2

Blake Schlin

November 6, 2014


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[slideshow_deploy id='5375'] Photos above by Blake Schlin / The DePaulia

Relient K performs ‘thank you to fans’ set at House of Blues

Relient K performs ‘thank you to fans’ set at House of Blues

Roxane Pahldad

November 3, 2014


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[slideshow_deploy id='5201'] Ten years ago this month, Relient K took a risk and traded in their silly teenage lyrics for emotionally-driven and relatable ones with the release of “MMHMM,” an album well worth the risk. “MMHMM” quickly topped the charts and received gold status, with sales...

Twin Peaks showcase potential at Lincoln Hall show

Twin Peaks showcase potential at Lincoln Hall show

Connor Kreger

November 3, 2014


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[slideshow_deploy id='5190'] ‘Twas the night before Halloween, and as I arrived at Lincoln Hall to see Chicago-based rock and roll band Twin Peaks, that I noticed nearly half the crowd was embracing the holiday spirit in costume while I was lamely not in costume. As I made my way up to the stage...

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