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Review: DIIV’s dreamy aesthetic glows at Thalia Hall

Review: DIIV’s dreamy aesthetic glows at Thalia Hall

Jaycee Rockhold

October 15, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

On Oct. 12, people made their way to Pilsen to see Zachary Cole Smith’s dreamy pop project, DIIV. Read More »...

Fall Chicago concert preview

Fall Chicago concert preview

Jaycee Rockhold

October 4, 2015


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Along with haunted houses, pumpkin spice lattes, and costume contests, fall also brings an intense list of concerts that are just too good to miss. If you worked a few extra hours last week or just have some cash hanging around, here are some bands you may not have heard of that are worth seeing. R...

‘WATTBA’ rumors cause chaos among fans

‘WATTBA’ rumors cause chaos among fans

Colin Sallee

October 4, 2015


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“We’re all over here huddled around the speaker, phones in hand, giddy like some elementary school kids at recess waiting to hear this stuff,” Paul Jackson, a student at Roosevelt University said, as he and his friends anticipated the release of “What a Time to Be Alive.” Read More »...

Q&A: Ludacris on ‘Furious 7’ and ‘Ludaversal’

Q&A: Ludacris on ‘Furious 7’ and ‘Ludaversal’

Jesus Montero

September 27, 2015


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Breaking records last summer, "Furious 7," along with the rest of the "Fast and Furious" film series, has become one of the most financially successful franchises of all time. Read More »...

Review: Years and Years at Park West

Review: Years and Years at Park West

Kevin Quin

September 25, 2015


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British boy band Years & Years treated Chicago to a stellar night of music and dancing last Tuesday at the intimate Park West venue in Lincoln Park. Read More »...

Review: California bands Best Coast, The Lovely Bad Things

Review: California bands Best Coast, The Lovely Bad Things

Erin Yarnall

September 20, 2015


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It was a rainy and cold day, with threats of a tornado looming outside, but within The Metro, The Lovely Bad Things and Best Coast, both from California, brought out summertime feelings through their laid back sets at their show on Sept. 18. Read More »...

Interview: Rita Ora

Interview: Rita Ora

Erin Yarnall

September 16, 2015


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There is no slowing down for Rita Ora. Read More »...

The DePaulia’s top albums of 2015, so far

The DePaulia’s top albums of 2015, so far

Kirsten Onsgard, Matthew Paras, Kevin Quin, and Jaycee Rockhold

July 24, 2015


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Filled with emo hits and hip hop jams, 2015 has been a phenomenal year for music, so far. These are some of the writers and editors of The DePaulia’s top albums released this year. Read More »...

Review: Hilary Duff – ‘Breathe In. Breathe Out.”

Review: Hilary Duff – ‘Breathe In. Breathe Out.”

Carolyn Duff

June 22, 2015


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I am Hilary Duff’s biggest fan. If not number 1, I’m sure I’m among the top 20. I copied her haircut in 2002, and again in 2009. I memorized every lyric from her 2003 album, "Metamorphosis." I visited the Trevi Fountain in Rome, partly because it is a beautiful destination, and partly to see if I would lock eyes with an Italian pop star and live out my ...

Review: Ryn Weaver – ‘The Fool’

Review: Ryn Weaver – ‘The Fool’

Kevin Quin

June 17, 2015


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If love is a game, Ryn Weaver is playing by her own rules. Read More »...

Spring Awakening Day One: An excess of alcohol and satisfying sets

Kevin Quin

June 15, 2015


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The demotivating blanket of grey clouds coupled with a light rain mist wasn’t enough to keep festival goers from attending Spring Awakening Music Festival this past Friday. As one of the largest EDM festivals in the country, hundreds of thousands of electronic music fans flock to Soldier Field annually...

Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Lincoln Hall

Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Lincoln Hall

Jaycee Rockhold

June 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Sometimes less is more. Ruban Nielson, singer of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, is a man of few words on stage, letting the lyrics and the music speak for the four-piece band. Although he was quiet in terms of how much he spoke to the audience throughout their June 6 show at Lincoln Hall, he was still able to create a friendly, personable environment with the eager crowd. Read More »...

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