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iHeartMedia a smart change for Clear Channel

By Managing Editor

September 22, 2014

Clear Channel Media Holdings Inc., the largest operator of U.S. radio stations, announced in a Sept. 16 press release that it has changed its name to iHeartMedia to better associate with its digital radio service iHeartRadio and embrace its various media platforms.Since the iHeartRadio app was released in 2008, it has grown wildly popular and served as the online outlet for the company’s 859 radio stations and 245 milli...

When life gives you ‘Lemons,’ start a rock band

The Lemons, a Logan Square-based bubblegum-pop band, was voted “Best New Band” in The Chicago Reader’s annual “Best of Chicago” reader’s poll this past summer.

By Assistant Arts & Culture

September 22, 2014

With a name like The Lemons, it may be hard to believe that the Logan Square-based group can make sweet music. Playing bubblegum-pop songs reminiscent of the 1960’s, the band creates a unique sound....

Spoon returned to Chicago for the first time in four years to play at the historic Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.

Spoon stirs up Chicago audience with return

September 22, 2014

It has been a rough couple of years for Spoon. Although the band has always had its loyal fan base, Spoon has never quite reached the same peak it did in 2007 after the release of  Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, the gro...

Snowmine turns cold shoulder on recording contracts

By Copy Chief

September 18, 2014

When Snowmine frontman Grayson Sanders was in first grade, his classmates used to tease him for his thick southern dialect. Transplanted from Memphis, Tennessee, to southern California, it did not take long for him to ditch the accent because his classmates could notunderstand him.The same observation played into the Brooklyn-based band’s recent album, Dialects. Sanders said he traveled around the country for nine month...

Galahad brings combat to Columbia

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 15, 2014

The Renegades have added another team to their collective, bringing a new game and new opportunities to Columbia College. The organization, called Galahad, was established Sept. 2 under the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society, in which participants fight with foam-padded weapons while wearing medieval and fantasy-themed clothes and gear. Carleigh Fleming, a junior art+ design major student who started Galahad, said particip...

U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ an unwanted gift

By Managing Editor

September 15, 2014

Irish rockers U2 teamed up with Universal Music Group and Apple Inc. to announce the release of the band’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, on Sept. 9.The announcement came after Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iWatch at an Apple keynote event on the same day. The press release from Apple went on to explain that the company was “gifting” the album to iTunes users across the globe, which may ...

For the second consecutive year, Columbia is hosting the Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl on the first day of this years’ Parent’s Weekend, which will take place Sept 19—20. According to Mark Kelly, vice president for Student Success, the college wants to expose parents to all the community has to offer.

Columbia invites parents to WAC crawl

September 15, 2014

This year’s Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl, an annual art and performance festival sponsored by the college, will be bigger than ever . The WAC Crawl will take place Sept. 19—the first day of Pare...

(Left to right) Sean Huber, Ian Farmer, Jake Ewald and Brenden Lukens of Modern Baseball, which charted on the Billboard 200 after the release of its second album You’re Gonna Miss It All. the band will appear at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. on the Revolt Stage.

Modern Baseball hits home run in pop-punk community

September 8, 2014

Guitarists Brendan Lukensand Jake Ewald founded Modern Baseball, an emo pop-punk band known for its eclectic style, in 2011 while they were still in high school. Bassist Ian Farmer and drummer Sean Huber l...

Barber trims a customer's hair inside Bobby Dee's.

Athlete perseveres toward ownership

September 8, 2014

Despite growing up poor in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, international basketball star Bobby Dixon used his early struggles as fuel to take over a local business.Dixon currently runs Bobby Dee’s...

“The Giver” defies dystopian trends

By Managing Editor

August 15, 2014

A world defined by strict rules and no emotion is created in director Phillip Noyce’s latest film “The Giver,” which premiered Aug. 15.Based on Lois Lowry’s lauded 1993 novel by the same name, “The Giver” is the most recent novel-to-film adaptation that explores life in a dystopian society. While lacking the action-packed scenes and adrenaline-fueled plots of “Divergent” and “The Hunger Games,” “The Giver...

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Of Montreal standing strong

May 12, 2014

Like The Beatles on acid, of Montreal is simultaneously jarring yet soothing, acting as a curious vessel for the meandering and shocking narratives frontman Kevin Barnes delivers in his trademark murm...

Noisy roots, new routes

Virtuoso guitarist Ryley Walker has hardcore punk and free jazz roots but in the last five years has expanded to folk music, weaving together an ethereal fingerstyle with organic improvisation. His debut solo album, All Kinds of You, is scheduled for release April 15. 

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 7, 2014

First known as an active member of Chicago’s chaotic noise-jazz scene, 24-year-old singer/songwriter Ryley Walker put aside his effects pedals in favor of the simplicity of his own voice and acoustic gui...

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