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Mt. Joy on the mount for social change

Mt. Joy lead Guitarist Matt Quinn cites social change as a big part of the band's mission.

Joanna Talabani, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2020

While many of your favorite bands may be laying low during the pandemic, Mt. Joy is letting the creative juices flow. The band toured with the Lumineers, released an album, rocked via live streams and somehow still found time to stand for social justice. Frontman Matt Quinn spoke with The DePaulia...

Yung Gravy keeps rolling with ‘Gasanova’

Yung Gravy released his second studio album

John Cotter, Staff Writer

October 4, 2020

Being a rapper in 2020 should come with some caveats, with each successive chart-topping rapper taking inspiration from each other and creating a lineage of familiar, sometimes recyclable sounds. One of the hotspots when it comes to fresh hip-hop sounds right now is Atlanta, which is home to Young Thug, Fu...

Duckwrth talks new album ‘Supergood’

 Jared Lee, known as Duckwrth, released his first studio album last week

John Cotter, Staff Writer

September 27, 2020

South-Central L.A artist Jared Lee, known as Duckwrth, has been discreetly gracing his fans’ ears with a funky ‘70s sound through a series of mixtapes and EPs over the past decade. Through tours with Billie Eilish and Anderson .Paak, the rapper and songwriter was able to flex his musical identity as...

The Hails make their mark with debut EP ‘He Seems Upset’

The Hails recorded much of their debut

Charlie Bevins, Contributing Writer

August 25, 2020

South Florida’s five man band, The Hails, were in Boston when the world changed. Their tour, the first of their brand-new careers, was scheduled to take them to Nashville and Atlanta in the coming days, but a global pandemic put their lives on pause, as it did and continues to do to so many people across ...

Katy Perry begins anew with “Smile”

Charlie Bevins, Contributing Writer

August 24, 2020

Pop icon Katy Perry, known for exuding charisma and spontaneity, was candid about where she was only a short time ago while working on her new album, “Smile,” set to release August 28. “I wrote this record during one of the darkest times of my life,” she said during a Zoom press conference, ...

Here’s what to expect in music in 2020

Here's what to expect in music in 2020

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

January 12, 2020

As we close the door on the previous decade and step into the 2020s, one may find themselves curious as to how various avenues of pop culture will change throughout the next 10 years. Pop music, in particular, seems constantly on the brink of reinvention with trends and new artists heating up and...

St.Vincent’s De Jamz

St.Vincent’s De Jamz

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

October 28, 2019

I was one week early to the spooky section, but what’s done is done. In honor of the Chicago International Film Festival, I’m sharing some of my favorite songs from movies. This list is probably going to include some obvious favorites, but these songs are still jams. 1. “My Heart Will Go On...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent's DeJamz

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

September 30, 2019

Emo’s not dead—and not just the early 2000s songs from My Chemical Romance and Panic! At The Disco. Plenty of modern groups have some seriously sick tunes that will satisfy all your edgy needs. Here are some songs that always make their way onto my playlists one way or another: 1. “Apartment” b...

Phora thanks Chicago after September show

The crowd for Phora’s show at Subterranean filled the room on Sept. 22 and held their iPhones up high, recording while cheering for the lead singer, Marco Anthony Archer.

Jack Dombro, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

Hip-hop and R&B artist Phora came to Subterranean Sept. 22 to close out his Bury Me With Dead Roses tour, determined to put on a memorable show for Chicago. The bit of rain didn’t stop a few hundred fans from lining up and wrapping around the corner past the Subterranean property. When the door...

Twin Peaks mature with ‘Lookout Low’

Twin Peaks mature with 'Lookout Low'

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

September 23, 2019

Many bands have tried—and failed—to mature their sound, but hometown hero Twin Peaks does it with ease on their fourth album, “Lookout Low.” The catch with this album, though, is it seems like it’d be best to listen to live, which is fitting given the band’s roots in the D.I.Y. scene. Named...

Chicago Sinfonietta will perform score to “Get Out,” composer to conduct

Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) is paralyzed as he slips into the “sunken place.”

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2019

The Chicago Sinfonietta will take its audience to the sunken place and back during a performance Sept. 21 at Auditorium Theater, where the orchestra will perform the score to “Get Out” as the movie plays above the stage. The score’s composer, Michael Abels, will conduct the orchestra. “The biggest surpr...

DAB’s Demon Jam draws larger crowd than expected

Before Max Schneider, whose stage name is MAX, took the stage, his team handed out yellow roses to the still-growing attendees of the DePaul Activity Board’s annual “Demon Jam.”

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

September 15, 2019

Demon Jam, the DePaul Activity Board (DAB)’s annual Welcome Week concert, saw an increase in attendance of nearly 34 percent at this year’s event. The headliner was singer/songwriter Max Schneider, whose stage name is MAX. The concert, which took place Sept. 11, had 760 attendees, while last year...

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