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Whitney @ The Bishop 10/21

Tonight, The Bishop hosts Chicago-based six-piece Whitney. Whitney members include Max Kakacek of the now defunct Smith Westerns and Julien Ehrlich of Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Taking a page from both ex-projects, Whitney is a unique rock band whose songs will leave you longing for those simple summer ...


Interview With Kyle Fasel of Real Friends

Last week was Riot Fest, and it was sick. Once bands were done performing, they remained busy, catching other artists' sets amongst other obligations. We were lucky enough to get a chance to sit down with Kyle Fasel of Tinley Park based pop-punk band Real Friends to get up to date with the band's recent ...


Riot Fest Has Somber End - Day 3

All good things must come to and end, and so must Riot Fest. All around me heading into Douglas Park, plenty of exhausted Rioters lamented the end of this year’s fest. However, their sadness quickly turned to excitement as they walked into the park, psyched for what was certain to be another amazing ...


Riot Fest Tears Douglas Park Apart - Day 2

After a long night’s rest following the first day of Riot Fest, it was an extremely late start for me on day 2 of the festival. Despite early rain showers, the sun was shining bright as I walked into Douglas Park around 3 p.m. People were still running around from stage to stage, laughs were still ...


Riot Fest Kicks Off In Chicago - Day 1

    As classes start to begin all over the country, it seems as if all the time for fun has dried up. However, festival season is still going strong, and Riot Fest Chicago shines bright as the last dying light of summer fun in the Midwest. Even though there was a short rain spell and gloomy ...


LouFest 2014 - Big Dream in a Small Park

As the summer comes to a close, so does music festival season, and what better way to do so than with LouFest! That’s right, Loufest. This two-night music festival based in St. Louis’ Forest Park is only four years old, but is already boasting lineups that can compete with the likes of North Coast ...


Turquoise Jeep @ The Bishop 5/6

On May 6, internet sensation Turquoise Jeep come to town to perform their unique brand of show at The Bishop. Representing Turquoise Jeep are founders Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit alongside with fellow signees Yung Humma and Pretty Raheem. Turquoise Jeep is a self-proclaimed EMB group. That stands ...


Macklemore's Problematic Fans

Another year, another Grammy awards. The typically controversy filled event once again didn’t fail to provide. From the nominations to the questionable categorization, all of it paled in comparison to the sweep of the rap awards by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The Internet was set aflame as various ...


Death Grips - Government Plates

2/7 Stars As the year is slowly coming to a close, it was only natural Sacramento’s very own “Kings of Experimental Rap” Death Grips make headlines once again. For the past months, fans of the trio have been outraged at various show cancellations and false concert dates. However, all the hatred ...


Arcade Fire - Reflektor

Released: 10/28/2013 6/7 Stars It’s been three years since Canadian indie favorites released their unlikely album of the year, The Suburbs. Arcade Fire is back once more with their new album, Reflektor, but will the new entry in their discography be overshadowed by their album of the year success? Reflektor ...

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