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Corn Fest offers fun for all, rain or shine

By Sabreena Saleem | September 1, 2014

Despite thunderstorms Friday, bands that performed at Corn Fest’s Sound Stage, the festival’s main stage, still managed to shine.Sound Stage was accessible to everyone, whether attendees were inside the Beer Garden, near the food vendors on First...

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...

Ode to an iPod

By Tony Martin | October 12, 2010

I woke up late to class today, and had to run to catch my bus. I left my iPod at home in my haste, and felt naked without it. I swore to myself that I was never going to be one of those people who keeps an MP3 player on himself at all times, yet the silence...

In this Oct. 11, 2010 file photo, Guitarist Hayden Halgren and
drummer Mike Finnigan trash gear as bassist Eric Jorgenson looks on
at the end of a show at The House Café.

5 albums with Hasta Lumbago

By Tony Martin | October 11, 2010

Hasta Lumbago is one of DeKalb's most unique acts. A blend of ‘80s hardcore punk, ‘60s surf rock and funk that spans decades, DeKalb residents Mike Finnigan, Hayden Hallgren and Eric "Shirley" Jorgenson are one of DeKalb's finest power trios. The...