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Niklas consistently keeps the energy high by leaping, running and interacting with the crowd.

Truckfighters bring fuzzy feeling

January 30, 2017

Guitarist Niklas Källgren walks onstage to the capacity crowd, takes off his shirt, throws it into the audience, picks up his guitar and opens a wall of sound. He runs to the front, allowing the crowd ...

Taylor Goldsmith, the lead vocalist and guitarist for the folk-rock Los Angeles-based group Dawes, led the rest of the all-male quartet in high spirits at The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave.

Dawes brings ‘All Your Favorite Bands’ to The Vic

May 2, 2016

The audience waited eagerly with drinks in hand to “raise a glass,” a mantra  the folk band Dawes sings in its song “Things Happen.” The group performed April 27 at The Vic Theatre.The Los Ang...

Student fees likely to yield better student collaboration, productivity

By Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2016

Students and their parents often begrudge increases in student activity fees which pile on top of every other fee we empty our wallets for every semester. But students enrolled for the Fall 2016 Semester may actually get to enjoy—and see—the rewards of those extra dollars paid to the college. Student fees have remained relatively steady in years past at Columbia. Last February, the college saw hikes to U-pass and studen...

Greg Fenton, founder of Red Shelf, said that the company’s attitude toward content distribution is like Netflix for textbooks and educational material.

RedShelf platform promotes educational innovation

January 25, 2016

New print editions of textbooks are typically released every few years, but digital content distributor Red Shelf allows publishers to update their textbooks every semester based on the information students...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayor Rahm Emanuel shows gratitude during runoff election

By Managing Editor

April 13, 2015

I got to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s election camp around 5 p.m. at the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd. April 7 to witness Chicago’s first-ever mayoral runoff election.As I entered the building, Emanuel supporters handed me a press pass and showed me to a room filled with news cameras, an empty stage and a large banner that read, “Rahm for Chicago.” I walked past City Clerk Susana Mendoza, one ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wins second term

By Natalie Craig

April 7, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was reelected April 7 after a six-week standoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. The two had been locked in a heated campaign battle featuring dueling political ads that ultimately may have determined the election since Feb. 24, when Emanuel’s failure to achieve more than 50 percent of the vote in the general election sparked Chicago’s first-ever mayoral runoff election.Emanuel a...

Milo Greene thaws Chicago with sunny LA vibes

By Copy Editor

March 12, 2015

The piercing winds swirling outside of Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., begged to intrude on the glowing, warm March 5 Milo Greene show, but the sold-out gig emulating lights of purplish reds and hazy oranges was in its own encapsulated cocoon.After hustling inside to shed off coats and find a spot, the crowd was immediately awash with the sweet, charming sounds of the show’s opening band, Wardell. The five members sh...

New York City-based indie-pop band MisterWives played its feel-good album, Our Own House, before a sold-out crowd at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., on March 3.

MisterWives makes Lincoln Hall its own house

March 9, 2015

MisterWives’ electric set shook the crowd on March 3 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., playing through every song from its debut album Our Own House, released on Feb. 24 through Photo Finish Records...

Lucius co-lead singer, Holly Laessig, gazes out into the audience during Lucius' performance at the Metro on Oct. 8

Lucius dazzles Metro audience

October 13, 2014

In today’s music scene, artists benefit from having a certain gimmick that captures the audience’s attention before singing a single lyric, such as Katy Perry’s candy-based costumes or Pitbull’s...

Discount Megamall, located at 2500 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Mega Mall reconstruction may give residents more options

September 8, 2014

Logan Square’s Discount Mega Mall may be redeveloped after Terraco Real Estate Development and Management submitted a proposal to bring a large grocery store, fitness center and other small retail s...

Andrew Small (middle) studied music at Yale University and is now touring with Jayme Stone. 

Canadian banjoist brings folk to Chicago

March 3, 2014

Jayme Stone is proof there is still a place for traditional folk music in the modern world. Although it is encouraging that folk has found its way into pop music with the help of bands like Mumford & ...

Cass McCombs shines in concert

By Amanda Murphy

February 6, 2012

Cass McCombs is known as a vagabond of sorts. Constantly moving around the country, staying on couches, campsites and in cars, he returned to Chicago, one of his old stomping grounds, to show the city what he learned during his travels.But unlike McCombs’ wandering lifestyle, his Jan. 29 show at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., proved to be a grounded performance, never failing to reach through to the audience.The sh...

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