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FILE-Rivers Cuomo of Weezer performs at Riot Fest 2014 in Humboldt Park. (Kirsten Onsgard / The DePaulia)

REVIEW: Weezer pays tribute to classic metal bands with ‘Van Weezer’

Erik Uebelacker, Staff Writer June 6, 2021

So… Weezer is still around. Best known as one of the most iconic alternative rock bands of the 1990s, Weezer is still making new music nearly three decades later. Turning 50 hasn’t stopped frontman...

Olivia Rodrigo performs during the Brit Awards 2021 at the O2 Arena, London, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Ian West/PA via AP)

REVIEW: Olivia Rodrigo lets it all out with ‘SOUR’

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor May 23, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo is not happy. Like, really not happy. On her debut album “SOUR,” released Friday, the rising star invites listeners into the soundtrack of her highly publicized heartbreak, rumored...

P!nk performs on Funhouse Tour.

REVIEW: P!nk juggles motherhood, stardom in “All I Know So Far”

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer May 23, 2021

The latest of several Amazon-produced musical documentaries, “All I Know So Far'' follows two weeks in the life of pop superstar P!nk as she prepares for a high-stakes pair of concerts at England’s...

On Billie Eilishs upcoming sophomore album Happier Than Ever, the singer is adopting a more serene aesthetic.

What the ‘Soft Era’ in pop music teaches us about happiness after despair

Lena Wegner, Contributing Writer May 16, 2021

On April 27, pop wunderkind Billie Eilish announced her much-anticipated second album, “Happier Than Ever." The cover, also revealed, is a marked departure from that of her previous work — the color...

Deceased artists live on through posthumous albums

Deceased artists live on through posthumous albums

Lauren Uhlrich, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

The mere mention of Pop Smoke, a Brooklyn rapper who was killed in February of 2020 in a home-invasion robbery, brings both nostalgia and the reminiscence of a young life cut short. Pop Smoke’s death...

Lil Nas X in his music video for Montero, which raised much controversy for using Satanic imagery.

Everyone is calling Lil Nas X’s name after controversial new single

Lauren Uhlrich , Contributing Writer April 11, 2021

Lil Nas X became the subject of religion-based controversy in the weeks following the release of his new music video for “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).”  “y’all told a 19 year old who had...

Music critic Jim DeRogatis.

Music criticism in the digital age: in conversation with Jim DeRogatis

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor April 4, 2021

Jim DeRogatis knows what it’s like to face an artist’s wrath. The veteran music critic, who covered pop music at the Chicago Sun-Times for 15 years, was once on the receiving end of an enraged voicemail...

Court the Muse, comprised of a DePaul student and her sister, have released their debut EP.

DePaul student and sister duo Court The Muse release EP

Elizabeth Bolin, Contributing Writer March 7, 2021

Though some may argue the “sound of DePaul” is the whoosh of the red line or the buzzer at Wintrust, a popular Spotify playlist makes the case that Court the Muse — a neon-funk, synthy sister duo...

Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.

‘Punisher’ is about 2020

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor December 31, 2020

I don’t remember where I was or what I was doing the first time I listened to “Punisher,” the sophomore studio album by Phoebe Bridgers; if I had to guess, I was probably sitting in my apartment,...

Muhamad Faal, otherwise known as Mo, (left) and Tyler Malone (right) have worked together through their time at DePaul making music.

A night in with two DePaul musicians

Maeve Mollaghan, Contributing Writer December 22, 2020

On a chilly Tuesday evening, I lock up my bike outside of Mo’s place in Lakeview, make the familiar walk up to the front porch, knock twice and let myself in. Mo—real name Muhamad Faal— is on his...

Rapper K Camp, the artist behind the Lottery (Renegade) song, popular on TikTok.

Rapper K Camp talks TikTok, XXL Freshman List

John Cotter, Staff Writer November 22, 2020

TikTok has been one of the many ingredients to the stew of distractions that have kept many of us somewhat sane, and hopefully entertained, throughout quarantine. With TikTok comes viral trends, allowing...

Rapper and singer Abby Jasmine released her new album Who Cares Deluxe).

Singer Abby Jasmine talks new album, social media

John Cotter, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Album art is meant to tell a story, as the singular piece of visual media is meant to represent the project as a whole, musically and aesthetically. At first glance, rapper and singer Abby Jasmine’s...

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