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Forever heartthrob Kris Allen is ‘Letting You In’

Forever heartthrob Kris Allen is ‘Letting You In’

April 10, 2017

Kris Allen is still livin’ like he’s dyin’. The Arkansas singer, known to the world as “American Idol’s” Season 8 winner, is touring and performing his fourth album, Letting You In, released Mar...

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

By Caroline Bowen

March 27, 2017

As the cycle of violent crimes in the city continues, state lawmakers continue to push for policies that better combat gun violence. The latest initiative promotes longer sentences for repeat gun offend...

Carousel Kings to bring ‘Charm’ to the city

Carousel Kings to bring ‘Charm’ to the city

By Kendrah Villiesse

February 13, 2017

David Alexander, vocalist in Carousel Kings, always dreamed about being in a band. In 2008, when Alexander was 18, he decided to create pop-punk band Carousel Kings with his friends.The Lancaster, Penn...

Chicago’s The War on Peace recording new EP

Chicago’s The War on Peace recording new EP

December 12, 2016

The War on Peace is a relatively young electronic rock band, but that has not stopped it from releasing a large volume of material at a steady pace.With four EPs and several singles in addition to a taped li...

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 28, 2016

Radio listeners may remember Grammy-winning rock band Creed for its late ‘90s and early 2000s hits including “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher.” After the success of the 1999...

Lewis Del Mar dives into new touring era

Lewis Del Mar dives into new touring era

October 17, 2016

It’s like the start of a love story: Danny Miller and Max Harwood met in elementary school when they were nine years old. They started playing in school bands and then graduated to basements at age 12...

The Mowgli’s wonder Where’d Your Weekend Go?

The Mowgli’s wonder Where’d Your Weekend Go?

September 26, 2016

Known for its laid-back, feel-good music, indie band The Mowgli’s, is embarking on a headlining tour to promote its fourth studio album, Where’d Your Weekend Go?, to be released Sept. 30. Formed i...

College appoints three members to Academic Affairs

By Campus Editor

April 18, 2016

During the Spring 2016 Semester, the college experienced a string of new appointments to the upper administration, including the announcement of five new positions as outlined in the Strategic Plan, three of which have now been filled. Most recently, Columbia appointed three administrators to the Office of Academic Affairs on April 12, including Brian Marth as assistant provost of Academic Services, Onye Ozuzu as dean of t...

Bands talk big plans for Biggest Mouth

Bands talk big plans for Biggest Mouth

April 18, 2016

Psychedelic funk, retro soul and alternative rock will permeate the sound system at this year’s Biggest Mouth competition, set for April 21 at the Metro concert hall, 3730 N. Clark St., hosted by the...

Martin Courtney mellows out Schubas with solo set

Martin Courtney mellows out Schubas with solo set

February 15, 2016

When a musician decides to take on a solo project, the result is not always what fans are hoping for. Usually, the work consists of tracks that were not good enough to make it onto the band’s album ...

Young Rising Sons on ‘Let the Kids Riot’

Young Rising Sons on ‘Let the Kids Riot’

October 26, 2015

New Jersey rock quartet Young Rising Sons has released three EPs since signing with Interscope Records and Dirty Canvas in 2013. Andy Tongren fronts the band on lead vocals and guitar and is joined by Dylan...

Goldroom brings SoCal sound to chilly Chicago

Goldroom brings SoCal sound to chilly Chicago

October 19, 2015

Southern California-based electronic band Goldroom is bracing to heat up Chicago with its beachy, dance-oriented sounds. Following the release of its new single, “Waiting to Ignite,” and a set duri...

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