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Country Music Apologist DeJamz

Country Music Apologist DeJamz

Claire Tweedie, Arts & Life Editor February 18, 2024

I used to be like you. I used to turn my nose up at things because it was easier to hate them than admit they were good: pumpkin spice lattes, Taylor Swift and country music. I’ve turned my back on that...

Hindsight’s Heartbreak DeJamz

Hindsight’s Heartbreak DeJamz

Claire Tweedie, Arts & Life Editor February 11, 2024

Whether you love it, hate it or tout it as a Hallmark holiday, there’s no denying Valentine’s Day can make even the most content of single people think a little more wistfully about romantic date nights....

Turning 20 DeJamz

Turning 20 DeJamz

Jake Cox, Design Editor February 4, 2024

I’m sure this is a DeJamz that has been told in one way or another before. In writing this, I’m drawing inspiration from a former DePaulia editor — who happens to be the voice in my head telling...

Arctic Monkeys Adjacent DeJamz

Arctic Monkeys Adjacent DeJamz

Claire Tweedie, Arts & Life Editor January 28, 2024

Confession: I am an Arctic Monkeys enjoyer at best and enthusiast at worst. I can even admit when I saw them live at United Center, I teared up a little. Judge me all you want, but this is my party and...

Seasonal Grief DeJamz

Seasonal Grief DeJamz

Claire Tweedie, Arts & Life Editor January 15, 2024

Welcome back from break, Blue Demons! As someone from Texas, where winter weather means lows of 50 F, I find my seasonal depression during Chicago’s winter leans more toward seasonal grief. When mourning...

“the rest” provides a promising look into boygenius’ musical future

“the rest” provides a promising look into boygenius’ musical future

Carly Witt, Opinions Editor November 5, 2023

Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus combine to make an incredible trio that captures love, loss and the human experience in their band boygenius. Through the relatable songwriting and soft vocals,...

Christopher LeMark (right) and emcee The Last Poet speak at a fundraising concert Oct. 11, 2023, in Chicago. The proceeds from the fundraiser go to Coffee Hip Hop & Mental Health and their free therapy program.

“Coffee, Hip-Hop, & Mental Health” finds new ways to normalize therapy

Eli Smith, Contributing Writer October 22, 2023

Christopher LeMark stood on stage in front of a full crowd at The Promontory the night of Oct. 11 and led the room through a simple call and response: “The city … of Chicago … will heal.”  LeMark...

Nu-Metal DeJamz

Nu-Metal DeJamz

Jonah Weber, Asst. Multimedia Editor October 22, 2023

Nu-metal holds many meanings to many people. To me, it’s the early 2000s older brother-core. It’s smelly and grimy. It’s getting thrown around the bed of a pickup truck on a gravel road with Disturbed...

Eras of Drake DeJamz

Eras of Drake DeJamz

Una Cleary and Ryan Hinske October 8, 2023

Aubrey Drake Graham, Drake, or Champagnepapi as we know him today, is one of the most impactful artists to children, teenagers, adults and grandparents alike. As his new album “For All the Dogs,” just...

“Songs of the Summer” DeJamz

“Songs of the Summer” DeJamz

Claire Tweedie and Sam Mroz September 10, 2023

Every summer, up-and-coming artists claim they made the ultimate “song of the summer.” TikToks and Instagram reels flood our feeds promoting their new music, with the introduction boasting the catchiest...

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...

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