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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


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

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


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

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...

Recap: VIA Festival 2014 brings host of rare experiences

Recap: VIA Festival 2014 brings host of rare experiences

Kirsten Onsgard and Kevin Quin

October 5, 2014


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Though festival season may be over for most music lovers, VIA Festival 2014 brought a host of rare experiences that made standing in line in the bitter cold well worth the wait. Unlike typical festival structures, VIA Festival 2014 is a collaborative effort from several local and national sponsors that...

St. Vincent DeJamz: 10-6-14

St. Vincent DeJamz: 10-6-14

Kirsten Onsgard

October 5, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

As the sun begins to set earlier and I’ve permanently dug out my winter coat, I cannot help but feel like it’s all downhill from here. After last winter, even the mere mention of cold weather is making me question whether I can possibly handle another winter in Chicago, and I'm sure I'm not the only ...

Review: Seahaven brings impressive set to Bottom Lounge

Review: Seahaven brings impressive set to Bottom Lounge

Cheriden Sablik

September 30, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

California natives Seahaven took the stage Thursday night at the Bottom Lounge, bringing an impressive set and all the best musicianship. Playing before the popular underground rock band Balance and Composure, Seahaven drew their own crowd of dedicated fans; a bunch of smiling faces pressed against the st...

Review: Limp Bizkit performs ‘crowd-pleasing’ set at Aragon Ballroom Sept. 28

Review: Limp Bizkit performs ‘crowd-pleasing’ set at Aragon Ballroom Sept. 28

Erin Yarnall

September 29, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

I think Limp Bizkit gets judged unfairly. This always happens in music. Someone says a band is bad, and from then on that's what they are known as without getting a chance from potential listeners. Limp Bizkit is one of these bands. I never listened to Limp Bizkit. They were a "bad" band. None of ...

St. Vincent DeJamz: 9-29-14

St. Vincent DeJamz: 9-29-14

DePaulia Staff

September 28, 2014


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From one-hit wonders to boybands, this week six of The DePaulia's editors have shared memories from their first concert. 1. Baha Men - "Who Let the Dogs Out?"  The most important question of 2000 was "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Who did it? Who let them out? Unfortunately, the song was about unattractive...

Playlist: Happy David Bowie Day, Chicago!

Playlist: Happy David Bowie Day, Chicago!

Summer Concepcion

September 23, 2014


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"We can be heroes, just for one day" David Bowie sang on his hit song "Heroes." And today Bowie gets to have his own day. Last week Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared Sept. 23 as David Bowie Day in Chicago, coinciding with the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art's "David Bowie Is" exhibition archiving Bowie's personal items from the pa...

‘David Bowie Is’ better than ever

‘David Bowie Is’ better than ever

Andrew Morrell

September 22, 2014


Filed under Art, Arts/Life, Music

Ground control to DePaul students: The Museum of Contemporary Art is debuting a one-of-a-kind exhibit. “David Bowie Is” debuts at the MCA Sept. 23, and an exhibit celebrating one of pop culture's greatest minds couldn't come sooner. Thanks to an extensive archive of costumes, artwork, sheet mu...

Pressing rewind with Cassette Store Day

Pressing rewind with Cassette Store Day

Kevin Quin

September 22, 2014


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As a kid I remember snooping through a dusty bin of junk in my late grandfather’s garage and discovering his small collection of cassettes that included many blank tapes. Being the experimental adolescent I was, I used those blank tapes to record my favorite songs from radio stations, combining them al...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz: 9-22-14

St. Vincent’s DeJamz: 9-22-14

Kirsten Onsgard

September 21, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Chillwave was the sound of the summer in 2012. Coined by the satire website Hipster Runoff, the term came to encompass the growing trend of warm, hazy sample-based pop. Artists like Washed Out, Toro y Moi, and Panda Bear were embraced by both rock critics and the Tumblr-sphere alike, and think pieces...

Review: Day Three of Riot Fest 2014

Review: Day Three of Riot Fest 2014

Erin Yarnall

September 15, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

[slideshow_deploy id='3468'] The last day of Riot Fest always brings up a lot of emotions. Sadness, because the most fun weekend of the year is over. Happiness, because your sleep schedule will soon go back to normal. Most importantly, though, excitement, because for the most part, Riot Fest follow...

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