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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. ...

New scholarship offered to students in honor of Chip Hooper

New scholarship offered to students in honor of Chip Hooper

July 9, 2019

As a photographer and music agent, the late, Chicago-raised Chip Hooper exemplified Columbia students' interdisciplinary nature. Now, a $50,000 scholarship fund in Hooper's name will award selecte...

‘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. ...

Gazebo Effect’s self-titled album marks new era for Chicago band

Gazebo Effect’s self-titled album marks new era for Chicago band

June 13, 2019

Each live performance put on by the five-member alt-rock band Gazebo Effect begins with a round of hugs and a tuna sandwich eaten by the superstitious lead singer. With nearly three years of playin...

Stars align for genre-defying Columbia alumni band Jungle Green

Stars align for genre-defying Columbia alumni band Jungle Green

June 5, 2019

Five Columbia alumni and one School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumna became the six-piece band Jungle Green in 2016, and are now reaching new heights with their first full-length album. T...

Cub Sport takes music to a new level with its largest U.S. tour

Cub Sport takes music to a new level with its largest U.S. tour

May 30, 2019

Australian alt-pop group Cub Sport’s latest album shifts the way its music connects to its audience by bringing people closer to the band culturally. Composed of married couple Tim Nelson and ...

Columbia mutes R. Kelly

May 9, 2019

Columbia students are muting R. Kelly in the face of multiple sexual assault allegations against the R&B musician. But while the music director of the college’s radio station WCRX said the station...

Student petition highlights diversity concerns at college

Student petition highlights diversity concerns at college

February 12, 2019

A change.org petition created by a student is close to reaching its goal of 200 signatures in support of more religious representation on campus, just as the college works to expand its Diversity, Equit...

HUNNY sweetens up Chicago during sold-out show

HUNNY sweetens up Chicago during sold-out show

February 10, 2019

Eager audience members herded to the middle of the main floor as HUNNY frontman Jason Yarger ascended from the balcony into their hands during the band's final song. The pop-punk group made a name fo...

Travis Scott brings Astroworld to the United Center

Travis Scott brings Astroworld to the United Center

December 8, 2018

It is hard to categorize Travis Scott’s performance as a concert. As a member of the audience there are times you feel like you are at an amusement park. The Houston rapper’s “Astroworld: Wish You W...

Grammy winner Alessia Cara gives advice to Columbia’s aspiring artists 

Grammy winner Alessia Cara gives advice to Columbia’s aspiring artists 

October 22, 2018

When she was 16 years old, Alessia Cara was surrounded by men in suits deciding her fate. But today,  she wears the suit in her video for “Growing Pains,” the lead single from her upcoming sophomore release. Cara participated in a discussion held at 618 S. Michigan...

Pop artist Keith Haring to be featured in AIDS Garden

Pop artist Keith Haring to be featured in AIDS Garden

October 9, 2018

A new garden coming to Chicago next year will feature a sculpture by late LGBTQ activist and artist Keith Haring, commemorating and continuing  his work in AIDs  education.AIDS Garden Chicago will prov...

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