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Kevin Parker of Tame Impala

Tame Impala releases reimagined version of ‘The Slow Rush’ amid global pandemic

April 6, 2020

Tame Impala, the Australian-based psychedelic rock project founded by Kevin Parker, recently took to ...

Connor Byrne

How a high school artist uses music during social distancing

March 31, 2020

Like the rest of his classmates, Connor Byrne saw his first year at Oak Park River Forest High School...

Doja Cat Disco Dream | Edited by Rachel Willard

WATCH: Doja Cat’s ’70s psychedelic disco dream “Say So,” plus check out her latest effort ‘Hot Pink’

March 30, 2020

Society has entered the era of the quarantine as those living through the COVID-19 pandemic are livin...

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INTERVIEW: Silverstein talks ‘A Beautiful Place to Drown,’ 20-year evolution

March 9, 2020

Update: Silverstein, Four Year Strong and I, The Mighty postponed their tour amid concerns surrounding cor...

The last thing we should entertain is supressing the future generation's voice and values.| Pixabay

OPINION | Is mainstream rap harming minority youth?

February 25, 2020

In today’s age of mainstream music, it’s apparent that one genre has an upper-hand on the rest, ...

Attendees enjoying games at Community
Get Down | Shot By Stasi, Instagram @shotbystasi

Community Get Down: A showcase of Chicago’s house music culture

February 25, 2020

Recognized as the birthplace of house music, Chicago has a rich heritage of thumping bass and strobing...

Mac Miller, 92′ Til Infinity (Photos from Instagram @macmiller, Modified by Rachel Willard)

Mac Miller lives on through Circles

February 11, 2020

Mac Miller Jan. 19, 1992 – Sept. 7, 2018 Malcolm James McCormick, commonly known as rapper Mac Miller,...

D Smoke from Inglewood, CA performing

Wrapping up ‘Rhythm + Flow’

November 19, 2019

“Rhythm + Flow,” Netflix’s first music competition, made its debut on Oct. 9. With appearances fro...

Otherwise performing live at Route 20 Outhouse | Photo by Matthew Rago

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...

What is The Sipps' Potato Scale?

What is The Sipps’ Potato Scale?

October 8, 2019

After reading a Chuck Sipps review, you may ask yourself, "What exactly is the Sipps' Potato Scale?" Fe...

Summer High School Band Camp

July 29, 2019

This summer NEIU will be hosting their second annual Summer High School Band Camp. NEIU faculty, staff, students and alumni work together to provide a week-long day camp with a spectacular experience. The camp will be for woodwind, brass and percussion players that are rising high-school freshmen through rising seniors. Students...

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...

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