The Independent

September Mourning talks new EP, bringing fantasy to life

September Mourning talks new EP, bringing fantasy to life

January 14, 2020

Transmedia project September Mourning uses their unique brand of heavy metal to fuse the inventiveness...

Concert review: Pop Evil and Like Machines rock the new year

Concert review: Pop Evil and Like Machines rock the new year

January 6, 2020

Pop Evil concluded their abbreviated, four-date tour at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee Saturday,...

All Time Low celebrates the 10-year anniversary of ‘Nothing Personal’ in Chicago

All Time Low celebrates the 10-year anniversary of ‘Nothing Personal’ in Chicago

December 23, 2019

When All Time Low released "Nothing Personal" in July of 2009, the album operated as a modernized interpretation...

Concert Review: 311, Highly Suspect and The Glorious Sons tear the house down

Concert Review: 311, Highly Suspect and The Glorious Sons tear the house down

December 16, 2019

101WKQX concluded their annual The Nights Before Christmas concert series Sunday with its most balanced l...

Cage The Elephant and Angels & Airwaves concert review

Cage The Elephant and Angels & Airwaves concert review

December 13, 2019

101WKQX has an incredible knack for recruiting premier rock acts to perform at relatively intimate venues, ...

“Sheep” – Smile Empty Soul Review

“Sheep” – Smile Empty Soul Review

December 6, 2019

Back in 2003, Smile Empty Soul seemed primed for major breakthrough. Their eponymous album, which fe...

Eight Criminally Underrated Bands You Need To Hear

Eight Criminally Underrated Bands You Need To Hear

November 19, 2019

STARSET Some might argue that STARSET isn’t underrated at all considering that they’ve had tw...

Royal Coda strikes a chord with “Compassion”

Royal Coda strikes a chord with “Compassion”

November 19, 2019

“Because we have compassion, happiness is no longer hard to find.”  Piggybacking off a common theme promoted by ...

Otherwise, ‘Defy’ album review

Otherwise, ‘Defy’ album review

November 15, 2019

“Defy” marks the evolution of Las Vegas hard rockers Otherwise from a true blue rock quartet to a m...

Men In Black International Review

Men In Black International Review

July 23, 2019

Abbey and Chuck went to a press screening of Men in Black International (MIBI). Rather than do a normal...

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

July 23, 2019

For the first time in Spring Awakening history, the venue was held at Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates...

‘Venom’ had potential but fails to deliver

‘Venom’ had potential but fails to deliver

November 6, 2018

If you are looking for an “okay” time at the movies without much cinematic expectation, “Venom...

Northeastern Illinois University's student-run newspaper
Music Reviews