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DeKalb punks celebrate album release

By Tim Ashton | October 1, 2012

Oct. 2 correction: In an Oct. 1 Northern Star cutline, the Northern Star incorrectly named the singer of DeKalb punk band “Richardson” Richardson as EJ Savage. The singer is Tony Martin. In the corresponding article, “DeKalb punks celebrate album...

Local musicians ready to hit the road

By Jessica Cabe | July 2, 2012

A crazy train is about to depart from DeKalb. Folk punk singer-songwriter Davey Dynamite and grunge punk heroes The Stockyards are going on their first tour, and they will kick off the string of shows 7 p.m. Friday at the House Cafe, 263 East Lincoln...

NIU Stand raises hunger awareness through day of fasting

NIU Stand raises hunger awareness through day of fasting

By Chelsey Boutan | April 18, 2012

STAND President Dave Anians fasted on Wednesday to remind the campus community of a problem people around the world face every day — hunger. Anians, along with other members of STAND, fasted and passed out fliers in the MLK Commons on Wednesday to raise...

Rock 4 Rights hits House Cafe with Stockyards album release

By Alex Fiore | March 21, 2012

The rock canon becomes a little bit fuller this weekend following a release from local grunge punk quartet the Stockyards. The group will release its debut EP, titled “Sunshine Smiley Face,” during the Rock 4 Rights show 6 p.m. Sunday at the House...

Groups gather at The House Cafe to petition against recent Supreme Court ruling

By Linze Griebenow | November 18, 2011

"This is like velociraptor capitalism, like ‘eat-everything-in-your-path capitalism,'" said Sycamore resident Hannah Dwyer.Local economic justice activist groups gathered Thursday at The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, in hopes of obtaining petition...

Dave Anians, junior community leadership and civic engagement
major, better known as singer/songwriter Davey Dynamite, plays a
house show. His second album, Some Thoughts is out now for however
much you’re willing to pay.

Local Dynamite set to explode

By Ross Hettel | September 20, 2011

For those of you with Black Flag, the Ramones or the Replacements flowing through your veins, you might not listen to much of anything with an acoustic guitar in it. That would be a mistake. There's plenty of emotion and passion being hammered out with...

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DeKalb Police using extra enforcement to patrol parties

By Dave Gong | September 6, 2011

The DeKalb Police Department uses officers on extra-enforcement detail in order to patrol parties in DeKalb, said DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen. Feithen said the police tend to put greater emphasis on policing large parties and open container laws...

Concert seeks to promote recycling

By Chris Krapek | March 22, 2011

DeKALB | Reuse-a-palooza, a cell phone, battery and ink cartridge recycling drive, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. Hosted by the NIU Green Paws Environmental Alliance (the Green PEAs), Reuse-a-palooza...