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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.
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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...

Varsity making waves with upcoming release

Rock-popband Varsity is gearing up for the realease of their upcoming album

Alicia Maciel, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018

Rock pop four-piece band Varsity is headlining Empty Bottle Friday, April 20. With roots in Chicago’s DIY scene even as they move increasingly to more professional venues, Varsity has performed with breakthrough artists including Car Seat Headrest, Vundabar, Twin Peaks and Diet Cig. Incorporating visual artwor...

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