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Steffan Argus, Shane get groovy at the Subterranean

Steffan Argus performing on stage at the Subterranean with his band on May 22.

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2018

The Subterranean transformed into Neverland — and then a funeral — all in one night, as Steffan Argus and Shane Niemi took the stage on May 22. Embarking on his Funeral tour earlier this month, Niemi, a Los Angeles-based alternative musician, ended his series of processions in Chicago this past Friday. Ni...

Loma, Jess Williamson take over Schubas

Jess Williamson opened the show for alternative trio Loma at Schubas Tavern on Friday, May 11.

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018

Loma — with opening act Jess Williamson — truly saved the best for last for their U.S. tour with their gig at Schubas on May 11. Formed in 2016, Loma is an alternative trio comprised of Emily Cross, Dan Duszynski and Jonathan Meiberg. Their debut self-titled album was released on February 16, and they have no...

“The Slaps” break barriers in local scene

Local rock band The Slaps performing at Schubas Tavern on Valentine's Day. The band has generated a dedicated local following.

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Lili Trifilio, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018

Three-piece local band The Slaps, were born shortly after the trio began their freshman year of college at DePaul University. “We met at a party two weeks after school started in 2016,” said guitarist Rand Kelly. After finding common interest in music, Ramsey Bell, Kelly, and Josh Resing sought...

The beauty of Lorde

Lorde performing during one of her tour stops earlier this year. Her concerts have become the subject of great excitement and are relatively rare for a star of her standing.

(Image courtesy of Facebook, Lorde)

Zoey Barnes, Focus Editor

April 9, 2018

At 17, Ella Yelich-O’Connor, also known as Lorde, released her first album “Pure Heroine.” Also at 17, Lorde became an international success story off of songs about her lonely teenager years. She took four years to create a new album, making sure it would be a work of art. When “Melodrama” came out last...

Walk the Moon ignites Aragon Ballroom

Walk the Moon announced their

Emma Oxnevad, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018

Underneath the star-painted ceiling of Aragon Ballroom, hundreds of devoted fans exchanged energies with indie rock band Walk the Moon. Walk the Moon is an American indie rock band, originally from Cincinnati. Formed by lead singer/keyboardist Nicholas Petricca, the band has gone through a variety of l...

Concert preview “For Emma, 10 Years,” celebrating Bon Iver’s legacy

(Photo courtesy to Flickr)

Sabrina Miresse

November 10, 2017

Bon Iver announced a 10-year anniversary show to take place in Milwaukee, Wis. on Feb. 17 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The one-time concert, For Emma, 10 Year, is going to celebrate Bon Iver’s debut album “For Emma, Forever Ago.” The concert will feature Wisconsin bands Field Report and Collections...

Red Bull Sound Select kicks off with Ne-Hi

Guitarist Mikey Wells of Ne-Hi performing at Pitchfork this summer. 
(Josh Leff/The DePaulia)

Matt Koske

November 6, 2017

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago has officially kicked off. The Los Angeles-based event has brought its talents to Chicago to spotlight Chicago artists in a month long event at various venues throughout the city. Read More »...

Beach Fossils engage crowd at The Bottom Lounge

Brooklyn-based indie pop band Beach Fossils release “Somersault” earlier this year.
(Photo courtesy of Pitch Perfect PR)

Sabrina Miresse

October 23, 2017

Brooklyn-based indie pop band Beach Fossils engaged the crowd at The Bottom Lounge on Oct. 17. The intimate West Side venue made for a show that the audience seemingly appreciated. Read More »...

Glass Animals, Amber Mark showcase new material at Aragon Ballroom

Glass Animals, Amber Mark showcase new material at Aragon Ballroom

Yazmin Dominguez

October 2, 2017

Bringing their peanut butter vibes back to Chicago since their performance at Lollapalooza, indie rock band Glass Animals with Amber Mark visited the Aragon Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 28. Read More »...

Review: Marian Hill at 1st Ward

Review: Marian Hill at 1st Ward

Maddy Crozier

October 8, 2015

Duo Marian Hill swayed their way into Chicago on Oct. 7 with an irresistibly spirited and satisfying show. Read More »...

Review: The Fratellis at the Vic Theatre


Erin Yarnall

September 28, 2015

Most people weren’t at The Fratellis show at the Vic Theatre on Sept. 24 to hear “Chelsea Dagger,” but in Chicago, it’s hard to deny the charm of the song. Read More »...

Review: Rita Ora at Lincoln Hall

Review: Rita Ora at Lincoln Hall

Erin Yarnall

September 20, 2015

Rita Ora made two firsts in her career on Sept. 17 — she played to a sold out crowd in Chicago, her first night ever performing in the city, and for the first time ever she delayed a show. The singer showed up over one hour late to her performance at Lincoln Hall, as her flight from New York was diverted to Indianapolis because of bad weather. Fans didn’t mind, thou...

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