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Lollapalooza Preview

Lollapalooza Preview

Zach Wols and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2017


Filed under A&E, The Devils' Beat, Top Stories

The city is alive. Empty water bottles on the ground as far as the eye can see and poor decisions everywhere. That time of the year is approaching us once again, ladies and gents: Lolla season.  As the popular music festival quickly approaches, and people are desperately attempting to buy tickets, it's a good time to look at the line up for th...

Review: Drake’s More Life

Review: Drake’s More Life

Jacob Belgrad, Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, The Devils' Beat, Top Stories

2017 has seen the birth of a type of music that some derogatorily call "mumble rap". Rappers by the likes of Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, and Kodak Black have gained extreme popularity by pairing catchy beats with incoherent "mumbling". I myself happen to be a fan of this sub-genre. But for those who ar...

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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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...

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