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St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 11, 2019

Celebrity mom and mid-00s icon has officially received the recognition she deserves. Alecia Moore, better known as P!nk, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 5. Now, her influence on a generation of radio-listeners is cemented in history forever, just as it should be. Her contr...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 4, 2019

Sometimes you just need to rest and personally, that time is now. You might be thinking, “We just had an unplanned 5-day weekend, how could you possibly still be tired?” And to that I can only respond — mind your business. Anyway, as I combat this neverending bout of tiredness I invite you to join m...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 28, 2019

Over six decades ago, American popular culture was infused with new, groovin’ music that created one of the greatest eras in music history: Motown. Now, many of the artists that peaked in those years have either passed away or stopped making music long ago and with them went swarms of their devoted...

A dumpster Fyre for the internet age

A dumpster Fyre for the internet age

Michael Brzezinksi, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

Anybody with an internet connection and an active social media account knows about the grandiose and hilarious tragedy of Fyre Festival, a proposed luxury music festival that was set to take place over two weekends in spring 2017 on the Bahamian Island of Great Exuma. What was pitched to be an unbelievable...

A performance plagued by politics, pressure

A performance plagued by politics, pressure

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2019

Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, The Who, Usher: These musical artists are among a handful to have performed at the Super Bowl halftime show over the past decade, often to uproarious upset on social media platforms and in living rooms across America. Just last year, Justin Timberlake was berated on Twitter af...

Femifest gears up for fifth anniversary

Femifest gears up for fifth anniversary

Cailey Gleeson, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Nestled in a quaint, unassuming Ravenswood apartment, Zoey Wagner, Elma Husetovic and Archie Budzar work tirelessly in preparation for their latest celebration of queer and femme liberation in music and arts, known as Femifest. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Femifest began in 2015 as a benefit for the yo...

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

January 22, 2019

As we navigate the current fashion and music trends, it’s hard to argue that much of it is inspired by the 90s. Chokers are somehow still in style, platform shoes are all-the-rage and, as if they read our minds, Charli XCX and Troye Sivan, two of the biggest LGBTQ+ pop icons right now, literally gav...

St. Vincent DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 14, 2019

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or working in the private sector, you know that R&B artist R. Kelly is accused of a whole slew of despicable acts anywhere from manipulation and physical abuse to sexual assault and pedophilia. Basically, R. Kelly is horrible and as such e ectively cance...

Springsteen on Broadway: a magic trick unpacked

Springsteen on Broadway: a magic trick unpacked

Marty O'Connell, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019

Bruce Springsteen has been selling out massive stadiums for decades. So when he announced in 2017 that his next tour would consist of five shows a week at a venue that seats less than 1,000, it was big news. Springsteen’s run on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, originally only scheduled for one month...

New Year, New Music

New Year, New Music

Cailey Gleeson, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019

It’s safe to say 2018 was quite an exciting year for music. Many artists—like Arctic Monkeys—came out of hiding while others—like Billie Eilish—broke out and dominated the charts. It may seem like a hard act to follow, but 2019’s roster of releases so far proves to be just as good, if not ...

The 1975 exceed all expectations with new album

The 1975 exceed all expectations with new album

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2018

Modernity may have failed us, but The 1975 has saved us with “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships," released on Nov. 30. The Manchester-based band—comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Matty Healy, guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald and drummer George Daniel—took a nearly two-year hi...

Intentionally leaked music is newest tactic for artists vying for internet fame

Intentionally leaked music is newest tactic for artists vying for internet fame

Jack Breslin, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018

In a culture where memes run the world, hip-hop has thrived this year like no other genre has. Well over half of the current Billboard Hot 100 songs are primarily by hip-hop artists, but social media has allowed hip-hop to reach massive success beyond what we quantify as successful on a commercial le...

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