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St. Vincent DeJamz: Oscar 2015 nominated tracks

St. Vincent DeJamz: Oscar 2015 nominated tracks

Kirsten Onsgard

February 15, 2015

While there’s nothing wrong with the grandiose John Williams treatment, sometimes a movie’s score needs a little pizzaz, so filmmakers ditch the fanfares for an Idina Menzel interlude. From Elton John to Phil Collins, films have translated some of pop music’s biggest icons to the big screen. And likewise,...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Protest songs back then and now

St. Vincent DeJamz: Protest songs back then and now

Emily Brandenstein

February 8, 2015

Any artist could write a protest song. It takes a special artist, one who is viewed as an agent of change and hope in a time of dissent, to write an anthem that moves those who condemn such marginalization. And sometimes, the true meaning of a protest song is not realized until it is embraced again years ...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Good bands with bad, search-friendly names

St. Vincent DeJamz: Good bands with bad, search-friendly names

Kirsten Onsgard

January 25, 2015

I’d imagine deciding upon a band name used to be simple. Someone would suggest a dumb mashup of words between slugging beers and waking up the neighbors in his mom’s garage,  and the others wouldn’t have a better idea. Then there’s a show, you use the name on a gig poster and then it’s settled....

St. Vincent DeJamz: Forrest Robinson and Durrell McDonald of DePaul men’s basketball

St. Vincent DeJamz: Forrest Robinson and Durrell McDonald of DePaul men’s basketball

Kirsten Onsgard

January 18, 2015

The DePaulia interviewed DePaul men’s basketball players Forrest Robinson and Durrell McDonald to create a playlist of songs that pump them up and soothe their nerves before a big game. Read More »...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Jumpstart your workout

St. Vincent DeJamz: Jumpstart your workout

Kirsten Onsgard

January 11, 2015

A new year means a new you  ­— or so every resolution promises. Instead of going into total black bear hibernation mode to survive every polar vortex or ice storm Mother Nature decides to throw at you, you’ve whittled down your binge-watching to just four hours per day to make time to sweat it out a...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Music of 2004

St. Vincent DeJamz: Music of 2004

Kirsten Onsgard

November 16, 2014

Here’s a few facts that will cause you to confront your mortality a bit. Ten years ago, 2004 was coming to a close. Children born in that year are in the fifth grade and do not remember a world without iPhones. Among Forbes’ top technology predictions that year: video iPods, video blogs, and 42-inc...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Favorite tracks of 2014

St. Vincent DeJamz: Favorite tracks of 2014

Kirsten Onsgard

November 9, 2014

Though we have yet to hit Thanksgiving and a few big releases are certainly on the way before the year closes out, 2014 has been a strong year for music. Here are some of my favorite albums that came out so far. Read More »...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Scary music for Halloween

St. Vincent DeJamz: Scary music for Halloween

Kirsten Onsgard

October 26, 2014

The easiest way to assure that your Halloween party isn’t lame is to ban “Monster Mash” from the playlist. Indeed, it might be best to avoid all traditional Halloween music, otherwise you might as well start bobbing for apples and telling spooky stories. Congratulations — you’ve successfully repl...

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

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 DeJamz: The ‘Swan Lake’ edition

St. Vincent DeJamz: The ‘Swan Lake’ edition

Courtney Jacquin and Max Kleiner

October 12, 2014

In this world, there is only one concretely perfect nugget of human creativity and inspiration: Piotyr Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” It tells the story of a young woman who gets turned into an actual swan who (spoiler alert) kills herself because another, evil swan/girl hybrid swoops in to stea...

St. Vincent DeJamz: 10-6-14

St. Vincent DeJamz: 10-6-14

Kirsten Onsgard

October 5, 2014

As the sun begins to set earlier and I’ve permanently dug out my winter coat, I cannot help but feel like it’s all downhill from here. After last winter, even the mere mention of cold weather is making me question whether I can possibly handle another winter in Chicago, and I'm sure I'm not the only ...

St. Vincent DeJamz: 9-29-14

St. Vincent DeJamz: 9-29-14

DePaulia Staff

September 28, 2014

From one-hit wonders to boybands, this week six of The DePaulia's editors have shared memories from their first concert. 1. Baha Men - "Who Let the Dogs Out?"  The most important question of 2000 was "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Who did it? Who let them out? Unfortunately, the song was about unattractive...

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