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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...

Don’t call it a comeback: Chicago’s emo scene as strong as ever

Don’t call it a comeback: Chicago’s emo scene as strong as ever

Cheriden Sablik

October 26, 2014


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The word “emo” has gained many stereotypes over the years. Emo has become synonymous to goth in popular culture; eliciting thoughts of darkly dressed teenagers at the mention of the word. But, in music, emo describes a genre that is catching a second wind in Chicago. Read More »...

Pop-punk bands battle over stage-diving safety

Pop-punk bands battle over stage-diving safety

Piper Schad

October 26, 2014


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Joyce Manor took a stand against stage-diving last month, sparking controversy among the punk community. Read More »...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Scary music for Halloween

St. Vincent DeJamz: Scary music for Halloween

Kirsten Onsgard

October 26, 2014


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The easiest way to assure that your Halloween party isn’t lame is to ban “Monster Mash” from the playlist. Indeed, it might be best to avoid all traditional Halloween music, otherwise you might as well start bobbing for apples and telling spooky stories. Congratulations — you’ve successfully repl...

Freedom in music: ‘Follow Me Down’ demonstrates the power of music in Louisiana prisons

Freedom in music: ‘Follow Me Down’ demonstrates the power of music in Louisiana prisons

Erik Summerville

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Music

Perhaps the vital importance of music has never been seen more clearly than in prison. It becomes, rather than a means of artistic expression, part of yourself that is totally free, even if you are in captivity. In Ben Harbert’s new documentary, “Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison ...

St. Vincent DeJamz: The ‘eclectic’ playlist of the DePaulia staff

St. Vincent DeJamz: The ‘eclectic’ playlist of the DePaulia staff

Kirsten Onsgard

October 19, 2014


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Though for the most part, The DePaulia’s staff gets along quite well together, lately there has been a feud going on. Specifically, there’s been a battle over what music to play as we toil away crafting the paper each week. Read More »...

Review: Foxygen show at Lincoln Hall ‘nothing less than a blast’

Review: Foxygen show at Lincoln Hall ‘nothing less than a blast’

Kirsten Onsgard

October 19, 2014


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[slideshow_deploy id='4670'] This time last year, Foxygen was just recovering from a series of minor PR issues. Singer Sam France confronted a fan at SXSW, and was injured over the summer, resulting in dozens of tour cancellations. A former touring member detailed on Tumblr alleged conflicts between Fra...

Young punk’s paradise: House shows in Chicago offer a unique space for underage music fans

Young punk’s paradise: House shows in Chicago offer a unique space for underage music fans

Gabriella Lewis

October 12, 2014


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On a chilly September night, about 30 young adult punk rock fans gathered in a basement in Pilsen. Inside, splashes from the bright yellow walls peek through the mass of hundreds of fliers from previous shows, punk rock posters and ironic signs. Read More »...

St. Vincent DeJamz: The ‘Swan Lake’ edition

St. Vincent DeJamz: The ‘Swan Lake’ edition

Courtney Jacquin and Max Kleiner

October 12, 2014


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In this world, there is only one concretely perfect nugget of human creativity and inspiration: Piotyr Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” It tells the story of a young woman who gets turned into an actual swan who (spoiler alert) kills herself because another, evil swan/girl hybrid swoops in to stea...

Review: Catfish & The Bottlemen bring ‘weekend vibes’ to Schubas Tavern

Review: Catfish & The Bottlemen bring ‘weekend vibes’ to Schubas Tavern

Alyssa Girdwain

October 8, 2014


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Welsh rockers Catfish & the Bottlemen added some weekend vibes to a chilly Monday night Oct. 6 at Schubas Tavern. Catfish & the Bottlemen, sporting wild manes and grungy black threads, took the stage to Outkast’s “Roses.” For a Monday night show, the room was filled, much to the band...

Review: Twenty One Pilots rock the Aragon Ballroom

Stefani Szenda

October 6, 2014


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Face masks, skeleton outfits, crazy lights, a ukulele, a drum set and a piano: that and much more is what was found at the 21 Pilots’ show Oct. 3 at the Aragon Ballroom. The show was opened with “Nigel,” a voice accompanied by a light flashing whenever “he” spoke that announced the duo would...

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