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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...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent's DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 11, 2019

Celebrity mom and mid-00s icon has officially received the recognition she deserves. Alecia Moore, better known as P!nk, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 5. Now, her influence on a generation of radio-listeners is cemented in history forever, just as it should be. Her contr...

Who sang it better?

Who sang it better?

Mikayla Price, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019

Ariana Grande has two songs on Billboard’s Hot 100, is the second most streamed artist on Spotify and was Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the Year — she is one of the most popular female singers right now. With that comes a lot of media attention and, arguably, a lot of responsibility. Over a week ago...

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

Time’s up:

Julia Hale, Contributing Writer

January 14, 2019

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

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

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...

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