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Time’s up: “Surviving R. Kelly” spurs sexual assault survivors to speak out

Time’s up: “Surviving R. Kelly” spurs sexual assault survivors to speak out

Julia Hale, Contributing Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Focus, Showcase

The first two episodes of the six-part docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” premiered on Lifetime on Jan. 3. The third and fourth episodes aired the next day, and the series came to a close on the 5th. If you were on Twitter at all during that period, you most likely saw something about R. Kelly, especially...

New Year, New Music

New Year, New Music

Cailey Gleeson, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

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 yin and yang of Chicago’s rap royalty

The yin and yang of Chicago’s rap royalty

Jack Breslin & Adam Webb, Contributing Writers

October 15, 2018


Filed under Focus, Showcase

Kanye West (now to be known as “Ye”) once told the world after Hurricane Katrina on national television that Republican president George W. Bush didn’t care about black people. Fast forward 13 years, he’s hanging out with president Donald Trump in the oval office, showing him what kind of hydrogen...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Look, it’s week five. Midterms are upon us already and I was unprepared as per usual. Fittingly, I am now always tired. Worst of all, we still have a long five weeks ahead of us. This week, I have compiled a few songs to help us get through this difficult time. Not by keeping us awake (that’s what...

Lana del Rey shakes up her sound

Lana del Rey shakes up her sound

Isabella Brock, Social Media Director

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

In early September, Lana Del Rey released two singles, “Mariners Apartment Complex” and “Venice Bitch,” from her upcoming album “Norman Fucking Rockwell.” The singles are soft, sad ballads that are reminiscent of Del Rey’s earlier albums “Ultraviolence” and “Honeymoon.” Del Rey’s...

Now, Now join St. Lucia at Concord Music Hall

Now, Now join St. Lucia at Concord Music Hall

Sabrina Miresse, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Indie-rock duo Now, Now will hit the Concord Music Hall stage Oct. 3 as the opening act for 80’s pop group St. Lucia. What makes indie-rock band Now, Now’s 2018 album “Saved” stand out from the others? Simply put, artists Cacie Dalager and Brad Hale are all about being themselves. Formed...

Sex, drugs, rock and roll: The unchecked abuse of the music industry

Sex, drugs, rock and roll: The unchecked abuse of the music industry

Adam Webb, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Showcase

After a year of national attention on sexual abuse in the film industry, major music artists continue to sustain successful careers even in the wake of allegations of their own. When the New York Times published their exposé of the crimes of Harvey Weinstein in late 2017, bringing the #MeToo movement...

Noname claims her Chicago title

Noname claims her Chicago title

Josh Tikka, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

What is a rapper with no name? Is saying, “All I am is everything and nothing at all,” a call back to Lauryn Hill? Whether she’s the new Hill or not, she’s the only Noname. Everything and nothing at all? She is an assemblage of all her experience, relationships, and environments--everything,...

Music scene shaken by sexual abuse, some criticize friends of abusers for staying silent

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Opinions

In this post-#MeToo moment, when a formerly empowering pioneer such as Asia Argento is an alleged abuser as deplorable as Kevin Spacey, the line between allies and charlatans can be blurred almost to the point of erasure. Impostors, those specifically setting out to further a social movement in order to p...

Is Record Store Day good for local shops?

Is Record Store Day good for local shops?

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2007. Since its inception, it has occurred annually on the third Saturday of April, drawing both casual and professional collectors to over 1,400 independent record shops across the U.S., as well as to record stores on six continents across the globe. T...

Post Animal’s debut is psychedelic rock masterpiece

Post Animal’s debut is psychedelic rock masterpiece

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

If MGMT and Tame Impala had a lovechild it would be Post Animal. This Chicago-based psychedelic rock sextet is comprised of bassist Dalton Allison, guitarist Javi Reyes, guitarist and keyboardist Jake Hirshland, drummer Wesley Toledo and guitarist Matt Williams – with occasional vocal and guitar con...

Current Joys brings communities together through heart-wrenching music

Current Joys brings communities together through heart-wrenching music

Alicia Maciel, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The phrase “I’ll never die” echoed throughout Schubas during Current Joys’ last song with lead singer Nick Rattigan sprawled across the floor, shouting alongside the audience. This bedroom pop solo project was transformed into a full-band performance with friends Jackson, Eric and Maddie fillin...

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