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St.Vincent’s DeJamz

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Valentine’s Day is hard for singles. Couples everywhere you look, holding hands, exchanging glances of love - it seems like they’re mocking your empty heart. For those going through a breakup, it’s even more difficult. Reminders of your lost love occur every which way you look. Here’s a playlist of...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Rachel Fernandez, Managing Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts/Life, Music

Midterms at DePaul seem to last an eternity and leave everyone feeling discombobulated. You know that feeling of when you’ve been looking at a computer screen for seven hours straight and then you have to suddenly face reality and natural light again? Well, the musical equivalent of that feeling is wh...

Mikky Ekko Brings Passion and Love to The Riviera

Mikky Ekko Brings Passion and Love to The Riviera

Sabrina Miresse, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

“This is love,” Mikky Ekko (born John Sudduth) said to the crowd after asking them to applaud for the night’s acts. The Louisiana born indie pop artist had a roughly thirty-minute set at The Riviera Theatre. Setting the tone for the night, the singer performed before jazz electronica vocal...

Beach Bunny

Beach Bunny

Nicole Roberts, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

I was first introduced to Beach Bunny, or should I say DePaul junior, Lili Trifilio, at a mutual friend’s house in the spring of 2017. Our friend Alicia Maciel, also a DePaul junior and now the manager and promoter at Fifty50 Shows, had opened her apartment to her friends who were interested in playing ac...

Festival highlights local indie bands

Festival highlights local indie bands

Zoey Barnes, Focus Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

A local bar and concert hall decorated with poinsettias and garland, turns January into a month of showcasing local and rising indie bands. Tomorrow Never Knows (TNK), a five-day music festival hosted by Schubas Tavern and Lincoln Hall, kicked off this weekend. Since 2004, Schubas and Lincoln Hall ...

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

Sabrina Miresse, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life

Week three of winter quarter is down, only seven more to go! Did you read that with enthusiasm? I thought not. Winter quarter can leave students feeling drab and ready to curl into bed to take a nap. It’s hard to find motivation or inspiration in this weather when things start to take on a gray col...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Sabrina Miresse, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Females have been uniting now more than ever, as recently seen at the Golden Globes last week. Women came together to raise awareness and promote change through the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Another underrepresented group of  talented females are those in the music industry. In light of this, The D...

From Lexington to Chicago: Rand Kelly of The Slaps finds new home

From Lexington to Chicago: Rand Kelly of The Slaps finds new home

Mackenzie Murtaugh

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

In a coffee shop in Logan Square, Rand Kelly glanced up at a drab photo of a galloping horse and commented on his childhood. Read More »...

Spanish-language music is more versatile than you think

Spanish-language music is more versatile than you think

Amber Colón

October 9, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

It seems like everyone knows “Despacito” regardless of whether or not they know what the Spanish lyrics mean. Throughout the summer, the song played (and still plays) on major radio stations like B96 and Kiss FM. Much of this is largely due in part to Justin Bieber’s remix of the song, which featu...

Soft melodies shine in Phoebe Bridgers’ “Stranger in the Alps”

Soft melodies shine in Phoebe Bridgers’ “Stranger in the Alps”

Marty O'Connell

October 9, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Musician Phoebe Bridgers has surrounded herself with experts of sad songs like Ryan Adams, Julien Baker and Conor Oberst, so it’s no surprise that her new album is a superb collection of songs that will rip your heart out. “Stranger In The Alps,” the debut LP from the 22-year-old singer-songwri...

The National’s time off shines in “Sleep Well Beast“

The National’s time off shines in  “Sleep Well Beast“

Sabrina Miresse

September 25, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Indie-rock band The National released their seventh studio album “Sleep Well Beast” on Sept 8. This album is their highest-charting yet. “Sleep Well Beast” was the first of The National’s to reach No. 1 in the UK. The album also hit No. 2 on Billboard Top 200. Read More »...

LCD Soundsystem reunites, drops album “American Dream”

LCD Soundsystem reunites, drops album “American Dream”

Sabrina Miresse

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

On Sept. 1, New York City-based rock band LCD Soundsystem released “American Dream,: their first album in five years. Since playing what was billed as their last show at Madison Square Garden in 2011, the band had been broken up for this five-year term. Read More »...

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