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The songs of silence: The best study music

The songs of silence: The best study music

Stefani Szenda

November 16, 2014


Filed under Focus

  With all your notes and books laid out on the desk in front of you, the only thing left is to decide whether to hit play on your music, or leave the room silent as you study. Read More »...

Taylor Swift vs. Spotify

Taylor Swift vs. Spotify

Kirsten Onsgard

November 16, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Taylor Swift sends a message by pulling music from streaming service Read More »...

New digital music service GhostTunes launches Nov. 11

New digital music service GhostTunes launches Nov. 11

Lisa Coleman

November 11, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Music is available to stream or download in a variety of ways. Whether that’s through buying music through iTunes or streaming on Spotify, you have access to all of your favorite music.  But there’s a new service that lets you have major access to your favorite artists, their music, and more a...

Don’t call it a comeback: Chicago’s emo scene as strong as ever

Don’t call it a comeback: Chicago’s emo scene as strong as ever

Cheriden Sablik

October 26, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The word “emo” has gained many stereotypes over the years. Emo has become synonymous to goth in popular culture; eliciting thoughts of darkly dressed teenagers at the mention of the word. But, in music, emo describes a genre that is catching a second wind in Chicago. Read More »...

Freedom in music: ‘Follow Me Down’ demonstrates the power of music in Louisiana prisons

Freedom in music: ‘Follow Me Down’ demonstrates the power of music in Louisiana prisons

Erik Summerville

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Music

Perhaps the vital importance of music has never been seen more clearly than in prison. It becomes, rather than a means of artistic expression, part of yourself that is totally free, even if you are in captivity. In Ben Harbert’s new documentary, “Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison ...

St. Vincent DeJamz: The ‘eclectic’ playlist of the DePaulia staff

St. Vincent DeJamz: The ‘eclectic’ playlist of the DePaulia staff

Kirsten Onsgard

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Though for the most part, The DePaulia’s staff gets along quite well together, lately there has been a feud going on. Specifically, there’s been a battle over what music to play as we toil away crafting the paper each week. Read More »...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz 9-15-14

St. Vincent’s DeJamz 9-15-14

Kirsten Onsgard

September 14, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Multimedia, Music

From the blues to house to punk, Chicago has long been home to a thriving and vibrant music scene. But beyond the big acts of today hailing from our city—such as Kanye, Wilco or The Smashing Pumpkins - many up-and-coming acts are currently making their rounds in local clubs, bars and underground spaces...

August 2014 album round-up

Kirsten Onsgard, Ashley Perez, and Kevin Quin

August 29, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

FKA Twigs - “LP1” After quietly releasing extended plays “EP1” and “EP2” over the last two years, soulful trip-hop vocalist FKA twigs has unveiled a full-length album, appropriately titled “LP1”. The London-based siren originally entered the music scene as a dancer in videos for Kylie ...

June album release round-up

Kirsten Onsgard

July 1, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The Orwells — “Disgraceland” The Elmhurst natives’ debut album “Remember When” was followed with a whirlwind of hype and a pair of EPs. The foursome opened for the Arctic Monkeys, left Letterman speechless after their on-air antics, and have been relentlessly praised by NME as “te...

Prince swears off swearing

Prince swears off swearing

Robert Martin

May 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

One of the first recording artists to ever receive a “Parental Advisory” warning is going soft. Funk legend Prince announced earlier this month that he will no longer be using swear words in his music, the same words so prominently featured in much of his catalogue throughout the past 30 years. The...

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