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Varsity’s ‘Parallel Person’ is setting tone for rock pop

The five-piece band Varsity on stage during their show at Empty Bottle on Friday April 20. Their setlist for the performance showcased an organic spin on indie rock pop.
(Alicia Maciel | The DePaulia)

Alicia Maciel, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018

Empty Bottle was packed wall-to-wall just past midnight on Friday, April 20, with the crowd swaying along to Varsity’s immaculate set. Self-proclaimed “too cute for the punks, too raw for the bubble-gummers”, Varsity consists of members Stef Smith on vocals and synth, Dylan Weschler on guitar and...

Beach Bunny

Lili Trifulio went from a solo artist to part of a successful band with Beach Bunny. (Photo by Alicia Maciel)

Nicole Roberts, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018

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...

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