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Kenny Rogers Leaves an Ace for Us to Keep

by Julia Colasanti
On March 20, 2020 we lost an icon, Kenny Rogers. I like to think he passed on a warm summer’s evening, on a train bound for nowhere, but alas there is always a suspension of disbelief in the “art mirrors life” theory. The three-time Grammy winner passed away at 81, leaving us with no response […]

The Most Anticipated New Music of 2020

by marissabachrach
As we roll into March, (already… how?) more and more artists are officially announcing or hinting at upcoming albums to be released this year. These are some of the most anticipated albums of 2020. As for officially announced albums go, our top 3 albums to look out for this year are as follows: 1. Haim, […]

Lost and Found at the Lumineers

by Julia Colasanti
We climb the seemingly endless steps at Allstate Arena and squeeze into our nosebleed seats. Mt. Joy finishes their set as the crowd shuffles in anticipation. “Gimmie Shelter” shakes the venue as imagery from, III, draws us in. A soft light reveals The Lumineers flooding the stage with their pulsing energy. The crowd sings along […]

A “Twisted” Nahko And Medicine For The People

by Julia Colasanti
I have always been a fan of Nahko And Medicine For The People. Their raw, upbeat rhythm flows out of my speakers like a waterfall and their stripped-down lyrics grow a world around me. Each song recites a story in the native tongue of vagabonds struggling to settle into a spiritual home. Their lyrical stories […]

Hollywood Undead Builds a “New Empire”

by Darlene Leal
After forming in 2005, Hollywood Undead has gone through a recent metamorphosis in regards to their image and lyrics. For their sixth full-length album they wanted to demonstrate that evolution, titling the album “New Empire, Vol. 1.” “On this album, we tried to pretend we had never made a record before. We made a concerted […]

Natalie Grace Alford Writes the Theme Song to Your Dreams

by Julia Colasanti
Chicago, IL sleeps under a never-ending blanket of clouds making even the native Chicagoans question if their notoriously gloomy winters have ever been this gloomy. But at a coffee shop tucked somewhere between Wicker Park and Bucktown, the clouds have given way to rays so bright the barista should hand out sunscreen with every cappuccino. […]