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St. Vincent DeJamz 5-27-14

Andrew Morrell

May 27, 2014

This week's DeJamz theme is, admittedly, a little weak. It's that time of year again, when deadlines are suddenly around the corner and I increase my caffeine consumption by a factor of 10. I'm talking about finals, and I'm sure I'm not the only one for which these next two weeks will be a doozy. So,...

You’re here for whom? Bands you can’t miss in Chicago’s music festivals

You’re here for whom? Bands you can’t miss in Chicago’s music festivals

Andrew Morrell

May 27, 2014

BadBadnotgood A jazz trio hailing from Toronto, BBNG are most known for their collaboration with Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator, who happens to be an experienced jazz pianist. After posting a video covering Gucci Mane's trap hit "Lemonade" in jazz form, the Los Angeles rapper helped the v...

Redefining DIY: Chicago’s basement scene

Redefining DIY: Chicago’s basement scene

Parker Asmann

May 19, 2014

Artists need their own space: a place where they can go and feel welcomed without the fear of being judged for their work, a place that brings them into a community of like-minded individuals who have the same goals in mind, a place where everybody comes together and you just DIY (do it yourself). R...

Cage the Elephant unleashed at Aragon

Cage the Elephant unleashed at Aragon

Ashley Perez

May 19, 2014

With EDM taking over every song on the radio, reality competition shows churning out generic pop stars and artists trying to find the latest gimmick, authenticity is missing in music. Cage the Elephant make sure to keep their authenticity alive. There is nothing shallow, false or pretentious about this...

Prince swears off swearing

Prince swears off swearing

Robert Martin

May 19, 2014

One of the first recording artists to ever receive a “Parental Advisory” warning is going soft. Funk legend Prince announced earlier this month that he will no longer be using swear words in his music, the same words so prominently featured in much of his catalogue throughout the past 30 years. The...

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