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NEIU student makes musical history: Steven Cristi

NEIU student makes musical history: Steven Cristi

April 29, 2017

NEIU senior Steven Cristi loves music. The secondary-education major also sings, writes his own lyri...

What makes for a good workout list?

What makes for a good workout list?

April 11, 2017

When it comes to exercising, some students on campus like fast-paced music that gets their blood pumping....

Freaky Deaky music festival: review

Idoia Solano, Writer

November 9, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Halloween arrived a week early this year. Freaky Deaky music festival was proof of that. It was a Halloween catwalk in which attendees could not only enjoy their favorite artists' performances, but also show off their costumes, some of which were highly elaborate. Show and spectacle were not only present on stage while mus...

The local vendors of ‘Freaky Deaky’

Carlo Varquez, Writer

November 9, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

When people hear music festival, some may not think of the vendors as part of the experience. But, in reality, a music festival would not be the same without a grilled cheese and a quesadilla with sauce dripping from the side or the official tour hat from a favorite DJ. This was especially true at Freaky Deaky, which happened...

Woodwind Wonders: Mozart as it was meant to be

Pablo Medina

September 6, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Clarinetist and arranger Marie Ross revitalized the art of playing classical music on authentic instruments. She presented the Historical Clarinet Workshop in August, in which she elaborated on the nature and works of Classical and Romantic-era clarinets. “It’s really difficult to get information about historical clarinet in the U...

The Pale Emperor

June 21, 2016

The self-proclaimed agent of chaos is back with a new album. Marilyn Manson released his latest album,...

Trumpet Fantasies:

Trumpet Fantasies:

March 15, 2016

The quirky styles of original brass arrangements highlighted the latest edition of the Jewel Box Series...

Cannot Erase Wilson:

Cannot Erase Wilson:

March 15, 2016

After canceling two shows at the Vic Theatre due to a virus, Steven Wilson gave a dynamic performance on M...

Fall Out Boy Continues Dominance With “American Beauty/American Psycho”

Fall Out Boy Continues Dominance With “American Beauty/American Psycho”

January 27, 2015

Like many aging artists who have been in the music industry for over a decade, many fans have a hard...

REVIEW: Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

REVIEW: Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

January 27, 2015

Perhaps the title, “Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper” (PBVSGM), should have hinted that this would...

Art, Education Plus Competitiveness Makes Beautiful Music

Art, Education Plus Competitiveness Makes Beautiful Music

January 27, 2015

The NEIU Concerto Competition was held at the Steinberg Fine Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 22 in the...

Independent’s Music Choices

October 3, 2012

Filed under Staff Recomends

  Independent’s Music Choices Check out these songs. Laugh, cry, sing along, work out to them. Do what you can, but listen to them with open ears. Rasberry Beret - Prince Neon Gumbo - Janelle Monae Black – Danger Mouse and Daniel Luppi starring Norah Jones Will You Still Love me Tomorrow - Leslie Grace #Sex...