Music & Culture

How Concerts Can Lead To Lifelong Friendships

By: Caroline Burkhart// Life is all about relationships. The relationships that you have with those around you and the people you meet day-to-day make a huge impact on your entire life. There are so many different ways to meet people, whether it be through school, a job, extracurricular sports, a book club…the possibilities are endless! …

Live Music

Lollapalooza: “It’s A Staple In Chicago’s Epic Summer”

By: Janix Varnell// Being from the Chicagoland area, Lollapalooza is the highlight of our summer. Whether it’s just being downtown and soaking up all of the madness, or witnessing some of the greatest artists grace the stage, Lollapalooza is a staple in Chicago’s epic summer. Fortunately, this year was my first actual Lolla experience. I …

Live Music

The Ups And Downs Of Panorama 2016

By: Drew Allen// Having somehow missed out on every Governor’s Ball since it’s debut in 2011, I felt personally obligated to attend Panorama Festival. Randall’s Island would host Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, FKA Twigs, Kendrick Lamar and many other familiar faces from July 21 through July 23. After a meticulous examination of the lineup, I …

Live Music

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas: The Future Now Tour

By: Casey Fitzsimmons// There’s something about seeing your favorite artist that makes everything great again. Hearing the thousands of fans that fill the arena sing along to your favorite songs is joy to your ears. Knowing that the person next to you may be going through the same thing as you are makes you feel …

Interviews

An Interview With Vacation Manor

By: Jordyn Tilchen// Vacation Manor formed in Lynchburg, Virginia back in 2014. The band has four members: Nathan Towles (guitar/vocals), Josh Morales (guitar/BGV’s), Dane Spearman (Bass), and Cole Young (Drums). After they all agreed to play as Nathan’s backing band for a ‘Battle of The Bands’ competition in Washington, D.C., they recognized their chemistry and decided …