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Sleeping At Last still wide awake

Sleeping At Last still wide awake

March 31, 2014

As the Christian-rock genre was reaching its peak in 1999, Christian rockers Sleeping At Last were just hitting their stride in Wheaton, Ill. Over the course of the next decade, the members went from emo o...

Athlete Profile: Jonathan Jackson

Athlete Profile: Jonathan Jackson

March 10, 2014

Despite a season-ending injury last year, Chicago native and Indiana State University senior Jonathan Jackson won first place in the 800-meter sprint at the Missouri Valley Conference 2014 Indoor Tra...

Packing bongs, not heat

Packing bongs, not heat

February 3, 2014

Illinois residents eligible to receive medical marijuana may have to choose between the right to own a handgun and their prescriptions.The Illinois Department of Public Health proposed on Jan. 21 that...

When Clouds Attack adds electro sound, challenges post-rock standards

By Emily Ornberg

January 28, 2013

Four years ago, in a small Wicker Park apartment recording studio, artist Todd Baran embarked on a solo project. When high school classmate and pianist Chrissy Parisi, college bandmate and bassist Cameron Moore and drummer Andy Angelos joined the band, the electro-post-rock tempest When Clouds Attack beganto brew.Today, Chicago’s mostly instrumental quartet roars thunderous tunes at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., a...

‘Mastodon’ guitarist goes ‘West’

By Alex Stedman

December 3, 2012

Brent Hinds is best known for shredding guitar in the heavy metal band Mastodon, but his side project, West End Motel, presents a whole new sound. The Atlanta-based band, which has been described as country/punk, is the product of a 20-year friendship between guitarist Hinds and vocalist Tom Cheshire.The group also includes Mike Shina, piano/guitar; Ben Thrower, acoustic guitar/background vocals; Stiff Penalty, bass guitar ...

Presidential party, open invitation

By Yuliana Quinones

October 21, 2012

With the election just a few weeks away, organizations across the country are working to raise voter awareness. Columbia is following this trend by improving on its past efforts to get students involved in politics.A number of Columbia organizations will join forces on election night to throw a large viewing celebration called the Presidential Party. Like campus events such as 24 Hour Night and Holipalooza, Columbia’s w...

Empires conquer Lolla’s storm

By Sophia Coleman

August 8, 2012

Local rock band Empires knows a thing or two about close calls.Aug. 4 started out as a sunny second day of Lollapalooza, where the band—comprised of Tom Conrad, guitarist, Sean Van Vleet, vocalist, and Max Steger, guitarist and producer—was scheduled to play at 4 p.m. But a sudden rainstorm and evacuation of the fest made the likelihood of a performance seem bleak.“Our set is cancelled,” Empire tweeted. “Nothing we...

Outer Minds takes Pitchfork audience to another era

By Sophia Coleman

July 16, 2012

By  Heather Schröering & Sophia ColemanGet ready to pile into the old Volkswagen Transporter because Chicago’s Outer Minds are always ready to take you on a trip straight back to the flower-filled, dreamtastic decade of the The Sixties. And that’s exactly what they did at their first-ever Pitchfork Music Festival performance on July 13 for a crowd of more than 100.The five-member band—which was born more than two ...

Undead and fully armed

By Amanda Murphy

April 22, 2012

It’s common knowledge to zombie lovers that shotguns aren’t the best defensive weapons. Similarly, the loud, “in your face” band known as Shotgun Zombie will not save your life in an undead apocalypse, if one were to occur, but they can put on a great show. Just ask them.With Brian Rowe as the band’s new lead vocalist, Brian Sanchez and Marko Preradovic on guitars and Zack Porter on drums, Zombie Shotgun is creati...

Rocking out with Young Jesus

By Sophia Coleman

February 20, 2012

Rock ‘n’ roll will save your soul, for Jesus has risen in the form of a local “party-angst indie” quartet.With zero ties to the Christian Rock genre, Young Jesus has made it a goal to create relatable, passionate music for those who love fluid guitar riffs, hearty vocals and trance-like rhythms. The band—made up of John Rossiter on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Nystrand on bass, Cody Kellogg on lead guitar and Pete...

A slice of ‘Heaven’

By Sophia Coleman

September 11, 2011

Rock DJ Heaven Malone has seen his fair share of famous venues and celebrities during his five years as a disc jockey and eight years as a party-planner.From collaborating with artists like Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars, Marilyn Manson and Dragonette, Malone has left no genre of music untouched or unmixed. With residency at hotspots like Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz’s Angels & Kings bar, 230 N. Michigan Ave., and...

Pole Dancing Fitness

By Cristina Aguirre

February 21, 2011

Women straddle and spin around ‘stripper’ poles, roll their bodies and flip their hair, following an instructor, who leads the class in a heart-pounding cardio workout. Pole dancing is not just for strippers anymore. New studios are appearing around Chicago, and more women are discovering pole dance as a way to express their sexuality, make new friends and get in shape.The Chronicle takes you inside the lessons at Flirty Gi...

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