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Keepin’ it real: Q&A with Mason Jennings

By Sara Harvey

May 15, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

His shows draw upward of 3,000 fans in his hometown of Minneapolis, though according to singer-songwriter Mason Jennings, he doesn’t have a favorite city when he performs live. The only thing that matters, he said, is that the audience enjoys the moment.Jennings is known for his voice, which is one of the most unique in folk rock music. It has a honey-thick, meandering tone that dodges in and out of the foreground, awkw...

Seventh annual Jammy awards go Phishin’

By AP

May 15, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

Though the Jammy Awards were able to bring together the members of Phish for the first time since they broke up four years ago, the reunion may not have been everything Phish-heads had hoped for.While all members of the beloved jam-band appeared—and two of them grooved onstage (Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell)—they didn’t perform together on May 7. And as they accepted their lifetime achievement award, there was no h...

Droppin’ it direct

By Derek Kucynda

May 15, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

Last weekend, while I was eating my dad’s homemade meatloaf, I had a revelation: I need to pack up my belongings, move out on my own and finally learn how to cook.Yes, I was able to save up money and bond with my family while I lived with them, but now I crave independence. With my friend’s lease almost up, he and I decided we wanted to live together. So we went on ApartmentFinders.com and Craigslist.org and looked at ...

Don’t miss: Day Two of Lollapalooza

By Jessica Galliart

May 15, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

With so many bands and so little time, making decisions on which sets to check out at Lollapalooza, Chicago’s biggest music festival of the year, and which to miss out on can be a bit stressful. Of course, headliners like Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Wilco, Nine Inch Nails and Kanye West are givens, but with so many promising smaller acts performing in different areas at the same times—in forecasted temperatures...

Chrissy knows best

By Chrissy Mahlmeister

May 15, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

There’s no literary quote I can steal to sum up how I feel about college now that it’s at the end. No famous poet has ever worked at The Chronicle—let’s just say that.Our office was much more colorful than most. Perhaps the better word is “crude.” A little thing called “decency standards” were implemented a semester after I started, if that gives any inkling of how the managers tried to curb this manifestation ...

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