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Original drummer of KYUSS, Brant Bjork, returns to Chicago for his solo tour at the Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., April 18.

‘Desert’ rocker comes to concrete jungle

April 17, 2017

From being a drummer in major rock bands to opening his own record label, Brant Bjork has been conquering the rock ‘n’ roll music industry. The California native has been performing and writing music sinc...

Humanitarian aid videos are getting rusty

Humanitarian aid videos are getting rusty

By Managing Editor

November 28, 2016

Everyone has seen the videos from humanitarian organizations featuring starving children in an unnamed sub-Saharan African country who can be fed for weeks for only a few dollars. These types of videos ha...

Administration of an epinephrine auto-injector is a process of a few simple steps that any person can follow when someone suffers from an anaphylactic reaction.

Fighting anaphylaxis one student at a time

March 31, 2014

The prevalence of allergic reactions among youth in the U.S. is increasing, leaving school nurses and officials looking for new ways to help combat the dangerous anaphylactic responses.The presence of...

Formed in 2013, The Wild Familywas nominated for Deli Magazine’s Best Chicago Emerging Artist. Members (left to right) Kevin Koreman, Zack Schweitzer, Jake Schweitzer and Graham Young bring their own personal brand of contemporary indie folk to Columbia. 

Where the Wild Families are

February 3, 2014

A Family is a group of individuals who are affiliated by birth, marriage or a nurtured kinship. However dysfunctional, supportive, or awkward they may be—we all have a group of whack-jobs to call our own.W...

“La Bamba” cast celebrates 25th anniversary

By Dannis Valera

October 22, 2012

“La Bamba,” a 1987 biographical film about famous rock ‘n’ roll musician Ritchie Valens, celebrated its 25th anniversary with Columbia by inviting its three main actors to the college to chat with students.Esai Morales, Elizabeth Peña and Lou Diamond Phillips visited the college for two events, on Oct. 15 and 16, during which the three actors had discussions with students and members of the Hispanic community about...

Atypical Summer Girlfriends

By Sophia Coleman

April 30, 2012

Nothing goes better with warm weather than the swift beats of surf-rock, an ice-cold beer and, of course, Summer Girlfriends.With Caitlin Kerr on vocals, kazoo and tambourine, Nicole Freeland on drums, Sara Bassick on bass, and Kristin Marks and Nikita Flaiz on guitar, the quintet has secured a spot in the city’s music scene with its pop and rock sound. The all-babe band has been named by numerous publications as one of...

Record Row remembered

By Amanda Murphy

February 20, 2012

On any day in the early 1950s, South Michigan Avenue between Roosevelt and Cermak roads radiated with the music of the Mississippi Delta. Top recording artists crowded the restaurants and walked the Cadillac-lined streets, bringing music like gospel, jazz, soul and blues to the ears of anyone who wanted to listen. This was Record Row.It was a time when African-American musicians were finally able to be heard by a wide audience. Men...

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