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Music isn’t just for music majors

By Jordan Radloff | October 20, 2019

Music is something that can remain a part of students’ lives even after choosing not to participate in college. While it may seem like having a music degree is required in order to continue in music, there are still chances for non-music majors to perform...

Billy ONeill (left) and ig make up the core of the band Oh My God, who are slated to perform at 8 p.m. Friday The House Cafe.

Oh My God hopes to get lucky in DeKalb

By Troy Doetch | October 13, 2010

Though lyrically grim, the album is alt-rock at it's catchiest, strongly melodic with a danceable backbeat. DeKalb will be equally as fortunate, given a chance to catch the band at 8 p.m. Friday at The House Cafe, 263 E Lincoln Highway. Oh My God, consisting...

Album art of the latest Bust! release Suck Kuts.

Area punk band nails it

By Jerene-Elise Nall | October 11, 2010

Dying to listen to some punk rock? Of course you are! Like it local? With bands like Bust!, you'd be a fool not to. Bust!, the guitar and drums duo from Woodstock, just released Suck Kuts on Cassette Deck Records. Bust!, who recently released a split...

State Champs round out DeKalb’s music scene

By Tony Martin | October 7, 2010

The DeKalb scene is, in a word, diverse. From grindcore to jazz, this town has everything. State Champs, DeKalb's contribution to the Illinois hip-hop scene outside of Chicago, just dropped their "2 ILL Cats in a Ford Truck" mixtape. Hip-hop is a difficult...

Middlewest Fest amazing opportunity for DeKalb music scene

By Connor Rice | September 6, 2010

As a part of the midwest, Chicago's contributions to the world of music are often overlooked by whatever is happening on the coasts. If this is the case, then a city like DeKalb surely has almost no chance of competing. But just because this small farming...

Music that took away the summertime blues

By Troy Doetch | August 23, 2010

Unlike many of DeKalb’s college students, DeKalb’s music scene does not take summer vacation. It continues to rock regardless of the season, and if you took several months off to council campers in your hometown or backpack across Europe with your...

10 years of music with the House Cafe

By Jerene-Elise Nall | August 23, 2010

The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, celebrated its 10th anniversary with the Ten Ear Cornhugger’s Best Fest this weekend. The weekend unofficially began Thursday with a show by Every Time I Die, and featured in this weekend’s lineup were local...