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From left, Madalyn Garcia, Karissa Talanian and Hanna Hazard make up the punk band Lil Tits and plan to release a full-length album by the end of the year on vinyl with a tour following.

Lil Tits lets ‘Freak Flag’ fly

February 1, 2016

With vocals nearly as loud and intense as its backing instruments, Chicago band Lil Tits is fighting “girl band” stereotypes. The group’s signature punk sound has been described as everything from “...

Tribe Society’s debut mixtape, Delirium Sonata, featured 30 minutes of continuous instrumentals reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon.

Tribe Society rocks with a conscience

November 9, 2015

Alt-rock band Tribe Society’s members have known each other for nearly a decade, but they released their debut mixtape, Delirium Sonata, exclusively on Spotify only this year. The band is currently tour...

Lead Aubrey McGrath with Janelle Villas, Dakota Hughes, Whitney Dottery, Elisa Carlson and the cast of “American Idiot” speaking to the crowd.

‘American Idiot’ punks up Chicago

September 28, 2015

Wake up, Green Day fans—September is ending, which means the “American Idiot” musical is entering its final month in Chicago. “American Idiot,” by theater collective The Hypocrites, will run throug...

Philly psych rock band Dr. Dog is leading the way in the lo-fi music resurgence. With new labels such as Burger Records, Dr. Dog has inspired a generation of new rockers.

Philadelphia rockers Dr. Dog lead way in lo-fi revolution

April 6, 2015

Philadelphia native band Dr. Dog has made a name for itself during the last 15 years as one of indie rock’s most celebrated groups. Consisting of guitarist and vocalist Scott McMicken, bassist and voca...

College takes runway in local fashion competition

Alumnus Alexander Knox won the Chicago Fashion Foundation’s annual fashion competition last year while he was a student. This year, eight Columbia students will compete.

By Lauren Kostiuk

March 30, 2015

Following months of preparation, eight Columbia students will participate in Chicago Fashion Foundation’s 8th Annual Fashion Design Competition and Fashion Show.Fourteen fashion students from across ...

Lead singer Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin form the Brooklyn-based rock trio Slothrust, who draws its influence from bands like Nirvana.

Slothrust brings ‘Juice’ to grunge sound

February 16, 2015

Slothrust, a Brooklyn-based trio consisting of lead singer and guitarist Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin, infuses Nirvana-like raw emotion while putting its own original spin on the g...

Vaccinations a must, in medicine we trust

By Editorial Board

February 9, 2015

Vaccinations will remain a major point of contention between those who do and those who don’t believe in science for the foreseeable future. With measles making its way into recent headlines amid a U.S. outbreak, it seems that many need a refresher on the necessity of immunization. However, forcing people to face cold, hard, scientifically proven facts is becoming more and more difficult with the increasing popularity of anti-v...

Renegades baseball gears up for Spring season

Renegades shortstop Victor Gonzalez makes a catch. The team will begin the Spring 2015 season in April.

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 2, 2015

The Renegades baseball team is thawing from winter break and getting ready for its upcoming Spring 2015 season. Corbin Merriman and Toby Pechner, two of the three co-captains of the baseball team, are excited and op...

Jack Greenleaf (right) primarily works alone on New York City-based Sharpless, occasionally bringing in friend Montana Levy (left) for backup vocals and musical support.

Sharpless crosses gap from one-man project to stage

November 19, 2014

Jack Greenleaf is not afraid to admit his admiration for Taylor Swift.When Swift released Red in 2012, she left the country genre for the pop sphere. Some saw this as a betrayal of her roots, but Greenle...

AEMMP records Day // Night CD release Party | The Columbia Chronice

November 10, 2014

On November 6th Columbia’s Arts & Entertainment Media Management class hosted the Day n’ Night CD release party for their rock artists at Haus in the 623 S. Wabash building.Video By: Christian D....

The rebirth of Columbia’s Record Label

November 3, 2014

Junior Business & Entrepreneurship Damian Keehn speaks about the “Arts & Entertainment Media Management”, class and Columbia’s record label. He said he hopes to bring awareness of the label and...

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....

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