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Woo Park mixes multiple genres in debut Smokes release

Woo Park mixes multiple genres in debut Smokes release

May 11, 2015

The sounds off Chicago-based groove band Woo Park’s debut album, Smokes, are hard to classify to genre. Bobbing bass lines and bluesy electric guitar create a jazzy feel at first, but ever-changing synt...

New York duo Weeknight rock with haunting synth sounds

New York duo Weeknight rock with haunting synth sounds

May 4, 2015

After releasing two new songs—“In the Dust” and “California”— filled with the duo’s hauntingly synth-centric sounds on April 21, Weeknight has cemented the status it has attained throughout the last...

College takes runway in local fashion competition

College takes runway in local fashion competition

By Lauren Kostiuk

March 30, 2015

Following months of preparation, eight Columbia students will participate in Chicago Fashion Foundation’s 8th Annual Fashion Design Competition and Fashion Show.Fourteen fashion students from across ...

Jimmy Whispers readies for his ‘Summer in Pain’

Jimmy Whispers readies for his ‘Summer in Pain’

March 9, 2015

Aside from a couple clips on the Chicago public-access TV show, “Chic-a-Go-Go,” and a few songs he’s recently uploaded to Soundcloud, Chicago-native artist Jimmy Whispers, who got his nickname as a c...

Slothrust brings ‘Juice’ to grunge sound

Slothrust brings ‘Juice’ to grunge sound

February 16, 2015

Slothrust, a Brooklyn-based trio consisting of lead singer and guitarist Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin, infuses Nirvana-like raw emotion while putting its own original spin on the g...

HAERTS album finds its ‘Wings’ after years in making

HAERTS album finds its ‘Wings’ after years in making

By Managing Editor

February 2, 2015

HAERTS formed in the fall of 2010 after childhood friends and long-time musical collaborators Nini Fabi (vocals) and Ben Gebert (keyboard) moved to New York after growing up together in Germany. The pa...

E.D. visits relating to synthetic cannabinoids skyrocket

E.D. visits relating to synthetic cannabinoids skyrocket

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

Despite the major differences between synthetic cannabinoids and marijuana, people are increasingly turning to the synthetic drug in search of a legal high, but the consequences could be dangerous.The to...

Detroit’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. turn funs into funky

Detroit’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. turn funs into funky

November 24, 2014

Through its infectious beats and synth-pop style, Detroit-based Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is becoming one of indie music’s most prolific rising stars. With members Daniel Zott, Joshua Epstein, Mike Higg...

AEMMP records Day // Night CD release Party | The Columbia Chronice

November 10, 2014

On November 6th Columbia’s Arts & Entertainment Media Management class hosted the Day n’ Night CD release party for their rock artists at Haus in the 623 S. Wabash building.Video By: Christian D....

Courtney Barnett lets music do talking for her

Courtney Barnett lets music do talking for her

November 10, 2014

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Courtney Barnett is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after singer/songwriters in the indie music scene. Thanks in part to her raspy vocals and carefree live perfo...

In the Valley Below embraces the dark

By Managing Editor

October 20, 2014

Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob met in Los Angeles while pursuing separate careers in the music industry. After the two self-taught musicians traveled from their homes in Muskegon, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee, the pair crossed paths through mutual friends in California’s music scene and in 2011 formed what is now the band In the Valley Below.Gail and Jacob wrote and produced their debut album The Belt, released Aug. ...

When life gives you ‘Lemons,’ start a rock band

When life gives you ‘Lemons,’ start a rock band

By Assistant Arts & Culture

September 22, 2014

With a name like The Lemons, it may be hard to believe that the Logan Square-based group can make sweet music. Playing bubblegum-pop songs reminiscent of the 1960’s, the band creates a unique sound....

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