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Post Animal brings psychedelic-rock to modern age

Post Animal has created their own twist on modern psychedelic rock, portrayed in their debut album When I Think of You in a Castle. 

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...

Shirts off for (some of) The Walters!

REVIEW: The Orwells, The Walters shake it down at home show on US tour kickoff (PHOTOS)

March 17, 2017

"Take your shirt off!" the crowd shouted at Walter Kosner of The Walters. Lead singer Luke Olson screamed into the microphone for Kosner to appease the audience; he didn't need to be told again and ...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Foxygen lead singer Sam France wowed the crowd at the Metro during the band’s farewell tour show on April 9.

Foxygen brings ‘Star Power’ to farewell Chicago show

April 13, 2015

As severe thunderstorm warnings made their way through Chicago on April 9, a different kind of chaos hit the stage at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., in the best way possible thanks to Los Angeles psychedel...

Daniel Zott and Josh Epstein make up half of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., a band quickly making a name for itself as one of indie music’s rising acts, thanks to its catchy songs.

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...

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...

CTA restructures routes as part of de-crowding initiative

By Kaley Fowler

September 4, 2012

In an effort to accommodate growing ridership, the Chicago Transit Authority plans to restructure its bus and rail services as part of a de-crowding initiative.The CTA announced its intention to alter 48 bus routes and eliminate 12 in an Aug. 22 press release. CTA officials anticipate that the route restructure will accrue $16 million in savings that will be allocated toward increasing bus and rail service during rush per...

Biggest Mouth packs Metro

By Samuel Charles

May 2, 2011

Amid strobe lights, stacks of amplifiers and a screaming audience, some of Columbia’s musical talent took the stage at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on April 27 for the annual Biggest Mouth competition, organized by the Student Programming Board. Thirteen bands and performers appeared, all vying for a cash prize and other rewards.Three judges declared Carbon Tigers, a five-piece indie rock outfit, the winner. Along with the $5,000...

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