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Young Thug's 'Justin Bieber Big' tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

Young Thug’s ‘Justin Bieber Big’ tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

October 29, 2019

Rappers Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly stopped in Chicago Friday for their “Justin Bieber Big" tour. The show—held at Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave.—had a huge turnout, with opening...

OPINION: Musicians deserve room to experiment and grow

OPINION: Musicians deserve room to experiment and grow

October 12, 2019

Some of the music scene’s most renowned rock names–blink-182, Green Day and Fall Out Boy–have been making comebacks in 2019 with new albums, tours and sounds.  However, many diehard fans have been vocal...

The T1 Fest is an inaugural two-day benefit to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes, held Nov. 8–9 in Joliet.

Punk rock scene puts on diabetes benefit show

October 8, 2019

After a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years old, Sam Porter has been using his passion for music to open up conversations and understanding around the disease. Porter—lead singer and guitarist...

French Montana is an American rapper born and raised in Morocco.

OPINION: French Montana overly sexualizes Muslim women for his own gain

October 1, 2019

Religious modesty has been a controversial subject for many years. Some believe it to be unjust and oppressive, while others find it allows liberation and self-identity. Cultural appropriation and th...

Smashed Plastic brings vinyl production to Chicago after 30 years

Smashed Plastic brings vinyl production to Chicago after 30 years

September 27, 2019

At Smashed Plastic Record Pressing, on the corner of Diversey and Tripp avenues, one steamless machine is the source of all the vinyl-making magic, which runs completely on a closed hot water system, the...

The band's first festival was Riot Fest in 2016. Three years later, Can't Swim was able to step back from the mic to hear his lyrics shouted crystal clear from the crowd.

Can’t Swim paddles back for a return performance at Riot Fest

September 20, 2019

After a pre-show game of Tetris backstage, Can’t Swim woke up its crowd with an early, but energetic, performance to kick off the first day of Riot Fest. “Thanks for waking up and being here,” Ch...

REVIEW: Riot Fest 2019's greatest hits

REVIEW: Riot Fest 2019’s greatest hits

September 17, 2019

After three packed days, Douglas Park’s Riot Fest marks 15 years in the books with mud, mosh pits, killer guitar riffs, colored hair and inflatable aliens. With five stages, carnival rides, wrestling...

Student Center kick-off with Kaina, DeadstockV1

September 12, 2019

The Student Programming Board hosted a concert in celebration of the new Student Center, 754 S. Wabash Ave., Friday. The show was for Columbia students only and featured performances from local Chicago...

Riot Fest will feature a packed lineup, including headliners such as blink-182, Slayer, Bikini Kill, JAWBREAKER, Bloc Party and Taking Back Sunday.

Bring your birthday hat, Riot Fest is turning 15

September 11, 2019

Alternative punk, rock and hip-hop fans will celebrate the 15th birthday of Chicago’s very own Riot Fest the only way they know how: live music, carnival rides, funnel cake and beer. The festival will f...

Tyler The Creator closed his show performing

Tyler, The Creator brings ‘Igor’ to life

September 6, 2019

Tyler, The Creator hit the road for a fall tour after the release of his studio album, “Igor.” The rapper stopped by Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave., Thursday for the third stop on his tour...

Rebel Rampage will perform Aug. 16 at Reggie’s, 2105 S. State St.

Rebel Rampage ‘stirring up the pot’ through protest rock

August 16, 2019

When protest rock trio Rebel Rampage conceptualized its cover of “Immigration Man,” originally by Graham Nash and David Crosby, they were not aware of the extent to which immigrant detention at...

Q&A: Aaron Aye's rise through timeless R&B

Q&A: Aaron Aye’s rise through timeless R&B

August 8, 2019

Rising hip-hop and R&B artist Aaron Aye writes and performs with one goal in mind: giving people timeless music. The Minneapolis-based artist has released two singles since his 2018 album “O...

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