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Vinyl records and turntables take the experience of listening to music to a whole new level.

Vinyl records are a musical lifestyle

By Parker Otto | January 13, 2022
Listening to a vinyl record is something else. You can’t mix up the order and it’s not portable. You have to make a conscious effort to put on an album and listen to it. Just listen and let your imagination take you places.
Hometown Sports Bar & Grill to host rock-filled weekend

Hometown Sports Bar & Grill to host rock-filled weekend

By Parker Otto | February 19, 2020

DeKALB – Classic rock hits will be played at Hometown Sports Bar & Grill this weekend with the bands HiFi Superstar and Street Legal performing at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, respectively, at Stage Left by Hometown's Sports Bar & Grill music...

Guitarist Linsey Buckingham, played by Taylor Locke, brings his unique fingerpicking style to the stage of the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Fleetwood Mac Tribute band rocks DeKalb with landslide performance

By Parker Otto | September 22, 2019

DeKALB — With a puff of smoke and dim lights, five figures rushed into view and onto the stage of the Egyptian Theatre. They picked up their instruments and, with the boom of the drums and an epic guitar introduction, played “The Chain,” by Fleetwood...

Stevie Nicks to make history if inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

By Sarah Fischer | October 23, 2018

via GIPHY Stand back! By 2019, 70-year-old American singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks could make history by being the first female solo artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice. According to the Ultimate Classic Rock website, she...

Anti-Valentine’s Day playlist

February 6, 2017

1. ”It’s a Beautiful Day” by Michael Bublé2. ”I’m Free” by the Rolling Stones3. ”Single” by Lil' Wayne4. ”Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfeld5. ”Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper6. “Single” by Natasha Bedingfield7. “Go...

Technology makes it convenient for students to enjoy legal music

By Connor Rice | March 8, 2011

I have been known to steal. Technology has made it easy to obtain music. In a few keystrokes and mouse clicks, I can download a band's entire discography, and they will never see a cent. As a musician, participating in what has become a culturally-acceptable...