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St. Vincent DeJamz: Songs for Max Kleiner’s funeral

St. Vincent DeJamz: Songs for Max Kleiner’s funeral

Max Kleiner

May 17, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to commemorate the upcoming death of Max Kleiner. He will finally ascend to our Lord and Savior, Guy Fieri, on the night of June 8, 2015. Cause of death: Graduation. The creeping uncertainty of the rest of his life and the sheer amount of pizza and candy he has consume...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Day at the beach

St. Vincent DeJamz: Day at the beach

Carolyn Duff

May 10, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Recently, I’ve been noticing that the weather has a big impact on the music I listen to. When it’s nice outside, all I can think about is walking to Lake Michigan and playing Frisbee with my friends. The songs I listen to this time of year are a lot more upbeat in anticipation of these fun beach days. Read...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Best Bonnaroo 2015 acts

St. Vincent DeJamz: Best Bonnaroo 2015 acts

Kirsten Onsgard

May 3, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

What began as a rural Tennessee jam band festival in the early 2000s has grown into the multigenre and multi-faceted festival we now know as Bonnaroo. While much has changed, what’s fascinating about the festival is that it seemed to maintain much of its initial integrity and “radiate positivity” m...

St. Vincent DeJamz: New releases to check out

St. Vincent DeJamz: New releases to check out

Kirsten Onsgard

April 26, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: 2015 is shaping up to be a great year in music. But being an omnivorous music aficionado and a grossly overcommitted senior means that sometimes pesky things like homework and sleep get in the way. Plus I can’t stream music on the Blue Line and I’ve used up most ...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Artists in 2016 music festivals

St. Vincent DeJamz: Artists in 2016 music festivals

Kevin Quin

April 19, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Although music festivals have continually launched the careers of unknown indie acts into mainstream stardom, there’s not enough room on the lineup for everyone. While some artists get to display their talents on mega stages around the world, some smaller artists are still trying to make it out of their par...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Past Lollapalooza favorites

St. Vincent DeJamz: Past Lollapalooza favorites

Kirsten Onsgard

April 12, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Lollapalooza’s lineup came out a few weeks ago, but I’ve likely already spent my last year traversing Grant Park for a while — it’s not entirely the cost or the lineup so often complained about. Read More »...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Best new releases

St. Vincent DeJamz: Best new releases

Kirsten Onsgard

April 5, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

If you were deep into a Netflix bender or somewhere far warmer than Chicago, you might have missed the fact that March was filled with pleasant music surprises. I’m not just talking about the halfway decent Lollapalooza lineup but a steady stream of sudden releases and outstanding albums. Read More »...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Songs by Irish bands

St. Vincent DeJamz: Songs by Irish bands

Erin Yarnall

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

St. Patrick’s Day was originally created to honor the life of St.Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has been adopted by Irish-Americans, and now, seemingly all Americans who want to be Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day attempts to celebrate Irish culture, but unfortunately most celebrators a...

St. Vincent DeJamz: FeelTrip Records tunes

St. Vincent DeJamz: FeelTrip Records tunes

Kirsten Onsgard

March 1, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

FeelTrip is part label, DIY space and creative incubator, and is more of a collective than a physical or business entity. The physical venue closed about a year after its first show in a classic case of an overcrowded party getting shut down by police for operating an illegal venue. Afterward, their blog docume...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Artists releasing albums this year

St. Vincent DeJamz: Artists releasing albums this year

Kirsten Onsgard

February 22, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

2014’s new releases were lackluster at best. Case in point: Meghan Trainor, Hozier, Nikki Minaj. Read More »...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Oscar 2015 nominated tracks

St. Vincent DeJamz: Oscar 2015 nominated tracks

Kirsten Onsgard

February 15, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

While there’s nothing wrong with the grandiose John Williams treatment, sometimes a movie’s score needs a little pizzaz, so filmmakers ditch the fanfares for an Idina Menzel interlude. From Elton John to Phil Collins, films have translated some of pop music’s biggest icons to the big screen. And likewise,...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Protest songs back then and now

St. Vincent DeJamz: Protest songs back then and now

Emily Brandenstein

February 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Any artist could write a protest song. It takes a special artist, one who is viewed as an agent of change and hope in a time of dissent, to write an anthem that moves those who condemn such marginalization. And sometimes, the true meaning of a protest song is not realized until it is embraced again years ...

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