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Review: J. Cole’s “4 Your Eyez Only”

Review: J. Cole’s “4 Your Eyez Only”

Jacob Belgrad, Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
December 15
Filed under Columns, The Devils' Beat, Top Stories

J. Cole is one of the most popular names in the rap game today. His name is among the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Drake, and will possibly go down in history along with Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. He’s one of few rappers to have all three of his major label albums to go platinum...

Review: Mac Miller’s “The Divine Feminine”

Review: Mac Miller’s “The Divine Feminine”

Jacob Belgrad, Riley Kowalski, Editor, and Zach Wols, A&E Editor
October 14
Filed under The Devils' Beat, Top Stories

Mac Miller has come a long way from his debut album, Blue Slide Park. Not only has his content changed, but since the beginning of his career, his sound has too. This is made obvious in his newest album: The Divine Feminine. While earlier songs such as “Donald Trump” and “Knock Knock” wer...

Review: Frank Ocean’s “Blonde”

Review: Frank Ocean’s “Blonde”

Jacob Belgrad, Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief, and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
September 6
Filed under Columns, The Devils' Beat, Top Stories

Taking an absence from music isn’t unheard of in the music world. Cat Stevens did in 1978, the Pixies did in 1991, Phish did in 2004, and hell, the Sonics just last year released an album after 48 years of nothing. So, Frank Ocean’s four year leave isn’t something unusual. But people though...

Devils jam their way through school

Devils jam their way through school

Samia Douedari, Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
September 6
Filed under Columns, The Devils' Beat

Going back to school can be tiring, but music can help lift the burden. Check out the songs that have been helping students cope with the beginning of the year. “This song is so random, but it helps me finish my homework faster,” said junior Emily Beach regarding the song "Closer" by The Chainsmok...

Spring Awakening Music Festival Springs into a New Location

Spring Awakening Music Festival Springs into a New Location

Sofia Lyazkowska and Sanya Sawlani, Editor
May 9
Filed under Columns, The Devils' Beat, Top Stories

Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) recently announced that they would be changing locations from the iconic Soldier Field to Jackson Park. This caused quite an uproar from committed fans who have never been, to those who been going since the inaugural year in 2012. Many arguments later, everyon...

Is Drake’s new album worth the “Hype”?

Is Drake’s new album worth the “Hype”?

Sofia Lyazkowska and Riley Kowalski, Editor
May 3
Filed under Columns, The Devils' Beat, Top Stories

Originally titled Views from the 6, Drake's "Views" has been an incredibly anticipated album for months. Released on April 29, "Views" has welcomed incredibly opposing reviews; from Pitchfork's statement that it feels claustrophobic, too long, and weirdly monotone, to Consequence of Sound's agreement with Dra...

Rocking record store day

Rocking record store day

Sofia Lyazkowska and Matt Stockmal, Editor
April 19
Filed under Columns, The Devils' Beat

Central students celebrated the success of independent record stores on April 16, 2016, better known as record store day. The annual holiday started in 2007 and has grown in popularity since. Music connoisseurs of all times gathered to celebrate this holiday at record shops throughout the city and...

Soundcloud Go: The answer to financial crisis?

Soundcloud Go: The answer to financial crisis?

Sofia Lyazkowska and Matt Stockmal, Editor
April 11
Filed under Columns, The Devils' Beat

Soundcloud has introduced its new feature, Soundcloud Go, a subscription service. On the outside this new service sounds pretty good, offering offline music, no ads, and more music, but are there any catches? The option of offline music isn't new to music subscription services, with Spotify and Apple Music bot...

Escucha por favor

Escucha por favor

Bella Tamas, Contributor
April 8
Filed under Columns, The Devils' Beat, Top Stories

Every Friday during passing periods at our school, all kind of music is played throughout the halls. From the hottest pop hits to the smooth jazz songs, there’s a something for everyone to enjoy. However, there is a certain genre of music that is never heard throughout the halls of Central—and that’s...

Lollapalooza Music Festival lineup

Lollapalooza Music Festival lineup

Sofia Lyazkowska, Column Writer and Matt Stockmal
March 22
Filed under The Devils' Beat, Top Stories

The iconic Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and concert organizers have made promises that it will be big. The festival is expanding to four days in honor of its anniversary. As soon as the festival announced its 2016 dates, July 28-31, the lineup rumors ca...

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