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Fans climb the Lollapalooza balloon stand to get a better view of the performers.

Lollapalooza 2019: what you missed

August 6, 2019

After four days of headline performances, local food vendors and festival fashion trends, Chicago’s Grant Park wrapped up another year of Lollapalooza, and it was one for the books. Here are the...

After recently releasing a number of EPs this year, Alexander took the stage at Lollapalooza for the first time last Thursday.

3 first-time performers’ journey to the Lollapalooza stage

August 5, 2019

With nearly 200 performances from musicians and artists worldwide, Chicago’s Lollapalooza boasted a diverse set of performers, all of which had their own journey to one of the festival's eight sta...

Seven things to know before Lollapalooza this weekend

Seven things to know before Lollapalooza this weekend

July 29, 2019

As one of Chicago's largest music festivals approaches, a number of features beyond the music will be available to attendees. Here are the top seven things people should know before attending Lollapaloo...

The punk band Together Pangea includes William Keegan, lead vocals and guitar; Danny Bengston, bass; Erik Jimenez, drums; Roland Cosio, guitar.

Together Pangea crosses continental divide with approach to new EPs

July 26, 2019

Los Angeles-based band Together Pangea is delivering a new live experience for fans by performing songs from its two latest EPs, “Non Stop Paranoia” and “Dispassionate," which were released with...

Lead singer Joe Padilla said a major aspect of the band's growth has been trying to figure out who its target demographic is and catering its performance toward that, which is something the band is still struggling with.

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...

Mt. Pocono's new five-song 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...

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