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A$AP Rocky brings the swag at House of Blues

Mackenzie Maus

May 14, 2012


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New York native Rakim Mayers, better known as ASAP Rocky, brought the Harlem swagger to the Windy City May 3. With support from @IBHAPPY and #Been#Trill, the mob gave Chicago a satisfying taste of Rocky's enshrined, yet melodic, rap style.If you're used to watching bands grind through 90-minute shows, th...

Remembering Adam Yauch, ‘MCA’

Jackie Tortorello

May 14, 2012


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There's one less B-boy geekin' with the speed freaks, as Adam Yauch, former Beastie Boys member, lies pressed beneath six feet of ground.May 4, 2012, Yauch was claimed by cancer, the salivary kind to be specific, which was diagnosed in 2009. Prior to death he missed multiple shows, canceled video fil...

Rock On: Your guide to Chicago’s hottest music venues

Shannon Shreibak

May 11, 2012


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A concert's success relies as much on the venue as it does on the music. An artist's space can make or break the entire concert experience - from acoustics to crowd interaction. And with the vast array of venues scattered throughout the city, from dingy nightclubs to architecturally captivating theaters, ea...

Venue spotlight: Township

Joanie Faletto

April 27, 2012


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If you're a Logan Squarian who likes light bites and loud live jams, you're probably been to Pancho's, the half-bar, half-diner almost directly underneath the California Blue Line stop. But if you've been around those parts in the past year or so, you'd have seen a new sing out front. After a li...

Sneakerheads: Best places to get kicks in Chicago

David Berry

March 19, 2012


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What is a sneakerhead to do in Chicago?Better question: what is a sneakerhead?The answer is actually quite simple. A sneakerhead is someone who loves sneakers and needs to have the latest and greatest in "kicks." They are sometimes known to spend their rent money on a nice new pair of Nikes.The obsess...

The movies from a different view: The Brew and View

Sean McDonough

March 19, 2012


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Crowded theaters, tickets costing more than $10, and unreasonably priced popcorn and beverages are just a few reasons to give movie-goers pause when planning a night in front of the big screen. But if you're still trying to have a fun evening at the movies and don't mind being carded to see "The ...

Braid and bun fun

Julie Harris

March 7, 2012


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This week, I would like to call attention to the newest fashion trend to try – the "Upside Down French Braid Bun." Let's not forget that your hair is one of your greatest fashion accessories. Having a beautiful hairstyle makes you feel like a new person and becomes transformative. If you have a ...

Unofficial St. Patrick’s day pub crawl storms through U of I

David Webber

March 5, 2012


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Saint Patrick's Day is a few weeks away, but the party started bright and early Friday, March 2 in Champaign, Ill.Students from the University of Illinois and from universities all over the state came together for the school's annual Unofficial Saint Patrick's Day Bar Crawl, an event that glorifies alcohol c...

Take an interest in Pinterest

Stephanie Choporis

March 5, 2012


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Rainbow-speckled, cake batter Rice Krispies treats. A hot-pink-sequined electric kitchen mixer. A tiny dog happily sipping an iced Starbucks coffee. These are just some of the photos one can find when browsing the new online phenomenon, Pinterest.24-year-old Janelle Vreeland of Old Town has something rather different on her Pinterest a...

Jam sessions and more at Old Town school

Emma Rubenstein

March 5, 2012


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Nestled at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. in the neighborhood of Lincoln Square, resides one very vibrant musical experience. The Old Town School of Folk Music was established in 1957 and has ever since provided a place for people of all ages to come, listen and play. It offers hundreds of different classes for...

Datsik, Steve Aoki co-headline dubstep tour at Aragon Ballroom

Joanie Faletto

March 5, 2012


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Datsik brought the wow. Steve Aoki brought the WHAT THE…? And both of those are beautiful things.The co-headliners of the Deadmeat tour, dubstepper Datsik and electro-house wizard Steve Aoki, provided, at the very least, something for the crowd to remember at the Aragon Ballroom Friday, Feb. 24. ...

Cosby Sweaters to compete at national improv tournament Saturday

Tricia Cathcart

March 5, 2012


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DePaul's improv team, The Cosby Sweaters, is competing in this national improv tournament, taking place Saturday, March 10 in Chicago at the Mercury Theater.16 teams that have been working toward this competition for over a year will battle it out in front of a panel of judges and the public for the 2...

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