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Freejay on his musical evolution: from high school to his latest EP

Freejay on his musical evolution: from high school to his latest EP

November 4, 2019

Earlier this year, Jayson Doss experienced two impactful events that took a toll on him mentally, emotionally and musically. Doss, junior audio design and production major, unexpectedly stopped hearing...

Expect pineapples and queer discussion as August Hotel finds its musical voice

Expect pineapples and queer discussion as August Hotel finds its musical voice

July 16, 2019

After nearly eight years of playing together, the indie-pop group August Hotel is still trying to find its niche. “It is all learning; each show [we] learn from,” drummer Dean Sinclair said. ...

‘Smorgasbord-esque’ band prepares for crowd-surfing show to celebrate new EP

‘Smorgasbord-esque’ band prepares for crowd-surfing show to celebrate new EP

July 3, 2019

After winning a local Battle of the Bands competition in Elgin in 2017, Mt. Pocono released its first EP. The band was completely taken by surprise at how quickly it was picked up by audiences. ...

South Siders drop EP to  raise scholarship funds

South Siders drop EP to raise scholarship funds

October 2, 2017

Three young South Side men, working to raise scholarship funds through The Better Man Than Me Foundation, dropped  collaborative hip-hop EP Better Man on iTunes Sept. 19 to help fund these scholarships.Da...

Columbia student grows in the music industry

Columbia student grows in the music industry

September 18, 2017

Growing up in a suburb outside of Detroit, Anna Agosta sang her first solo in her school’s annual Christmas concert at 5 years old. Since that performance and many others, the 21-year-old boasts numerous achievements, including her April 20 first place victory at Columbi...

Exhibit brings dance to a ‘Common Time’

Exhibit brings dance to a ‘Common Time’

February 6, 2017

Dancing, art, costumes and music will fill the Museum of Contemporary Art, during a new exhibit, highlighting the works of Merce Cunningham, a pioneer of modern dance.The “Merce Cunningham: Common Time” e...

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...

Wild Wild Horses saddle up for Chicago show

Wild Wild Horses saddle up for Chicago show

October 3, 2016

Most bands start their careers struggling to get by and practicing their music in a garage, but Wild Wild Horses is not an everyday indie-alternative group. It is made up of touring musicians and songwrit...

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...

Alumni association president bids farewell, looks back fondly

Alumni association president bids farewell, looks back fondly

By Campus Reporter

May 9, 2016

After holding the position of president of Columbia’s Alumni Association for four years, Joan Hammel, a 1986 television alumna, will leave the post at the end of the Spring 2016 Semester.Hammel said...

Frankie Cosmos ready to be your ‘Next Thing’

Frankie Cosmos ready to be your ‘Next Thing’

April 25, 2016

Greta Kline—better known by her stage and band name Frankie Cosmos—is a prolific artist by any appellation. With more than 40 releases between her previous persona Ingrid Superstar and the current ...

Vulfpeck keeps the funk on its own terms

By Arts & Culture Editor

February 15, 2016

With a mix of freewheeling funk and top-notch humor, Vulfpeck—the self-proclaimed half-Jewish post-geographic rhythm section—is quickly making a name for itself as one of the most original independent groups to watch. Vulfpeck leader Jack Stratton decided to start the band while attending University of Michigan as a hypothetical rhythm section. The band now features multi-instrumentalists Stratton and Theo Katzman, as well ...

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