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GIRL K on journey to being ‘cutest band in Chicago’

GIRL K on journey to being ‘cutest band in Chicago’

September 12, 2019

Up and coming Chicago-based band GIRL K enters new territory with a very subtle rock sound for their latest single, “Settle.” The four-member band, comprised of Kathy Patino, vocals and rhythm guitar...

Q&A: Aaron Aye’s rise through timeless R&B

Q&A: Aaron Aye’s rise through timeless R&B

August 8, 2019

Rising hip-hop and R&B artist Aaron Aye writes and performs with one goal in mind: giving people timeless music. The Minneapolis-based artist has released two singles since his 2018 album “O...

We Three mixes pop-rock with storytelling

By Katherine Savage

October 10, 2018

Mixing pop and rock genres with honest songwriting is the goal of We Three, a band of siblings based out of Oregon.The band's career kick-started when they appeared on Season 13 of “America’s Got Talent" starting May 29. Their song “Heaven’s Not Too Far,”  a tribute to their mother who died of cancer, was their big winner.We Three is gearing up to release a first album and perform the national anthem the Oct...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands with Planned  Parenthood against proposed Title X gag order

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands with Planned Parenthood against proposed Title X gag order

September 24, 2018

Doctors may soon become legally obligated to withhold comprehensive information on family planning options from patients if the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to Title X funding go into effec...

Zack Baumgartner overcomes fear through music

Zack Baumgartner overcomes fear through music

September 23, 2018

Zack Baumgartner, solo musician and member of pop-punk band When the Sun Sets, understands hustle. Baumgartner works as a welder full-time, and plays shows late into the weekends. He writes his origin...

Post Animal brings psychedelic-rock to modern age

Post Animal brings psychedelic-rock to modern age

By Olivia Deloian

September 16, 2018

Chicago-based band Post Animal has left its mark on the local music scene with its unique take on modern psychedelic rock. The band's debut album When I Think of You in a Castle was released April 20, bring...

Professor selected vice president of American Humor Association

Professor selected vice president of American Humor Association

September 10, 2018

Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department Associate Professor Teresa Prados-Torreira brings scholarly humor into the classroom with her new position as vice president of the American Humor Studies Association. AHSA is an organization dedicated to the study of American...

Blaqrock blurs genre lines with new album ‘No Love for Blaqkid’

Blaqrock blurs genre lines with new  album ‘No Love for Blaqkid’

By Kaci Watt

September 4, 2018

What started with one student’s vision resulted not only in a band, but in an album. Blaqrock, a Chicago-based rock rap group formed in 2015, consists of current and former Columbia students.  Their ...

Hugh Lee is a ‘Class Act’

Hugh Lee is a ‘Class Act’

April 29, 2018

From his life to his laurels, Hugh Lee always keeps it honest. The 22-year-old Chicago rapper keeps it cool, using his witty bars and skilled flow to voice a fresh message. Lee will perform May 2 at Elbo ...

Echosmith comes packed with positive vibes

Echosmith comes packed with positive vibes

April 9, 2018

Echosmith is back. The indie-pop pioneers from Chino, California, have hit the road after postponing the tour for their latest EP, Inside a Dream.The sibling trio, formerly a quartet, made a cosmic splash...

Trevor Hall is all about ‘simple qualities’

Trevor Hall is all about ‘simple qualities’

February 19, 2018

Trevor Hall is a man of mysticism. Born on an island in South Carolina and penning his first album at 16, Hall is passionate about music and his conduit for healing the Earth and the human spirit. His s...

Twin Peaks ‘wizard’ shares DIY magic

Twin Peaks ‘wizard’ shares DIY magic

December 12, 2017

Since he first picked up a bass guitar to play in a talent show in sixth grade, Cadien James, indie rock band Twin Peaks' frontman and self-proclaimed "wizard of the band," has had a passion for playing m...

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