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Byers Brewing Company, 230 E. Lincoln Highway, will be the site of the concert event.

Local musicians find a stage at Byers Brewing Company

By Parker Otto | October 12, 2019

Byers Brewing Company, 230 E. Lincoln Highway, hosted an open mic for local musicians Thursday evening.

The House Cafe to remain closed

By Tyler Neal | August 23, 2019

Zach Harris performs a cover of "Fields of Gold" by Sting at a performance at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.

Full of art and music, The House, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, has provided a place for students to gather since 2000 when the business began. In 2005, the location became a music venue, hosting shows and opens mics regularly.

The House put up for sale, future of venue uncertain

By Peter Zemeske | January 17, 2019

Barista and DeKalb resident Alex Boccanelli puts money in the register Wednesday after filling a coffee order for a customer at The House.

House Cafe hosts night of Disability in Song, Dance, Sign and Poetry

By Tyler Neal | October 14, 2018

Disability Awareness DeKalb is hosting a night of Disability in Song, Dance, Sign and Poetry 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. This event is part of a broader Disability Awareness Month initiative that takes place in DeKalb...

House to host Sparks

By Northern Star Staff | September 6, 2018

Progressive talk radio personality Hal Sparks is broadcasting live at 11 a.m. Saturday from the House Cafe stage, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. The Los Angeles actor and radio personality will be doing a live taping session of his show, as well as holding a...

Drag queens dazzle House

By Ginger Simons | July 30, 2018

The fourth installment of the Miss Fits drag shows Saturday brought personality and glamour to the House Cafe stage, 263 E Lincoln Highway, enthralling the audience with dazzling performances from divine divas.The event, hosted by DeKalb drag queen Amethyst...

Wisconsin band to perform at House

By Haley Galvin | May 7, 2018

DeKALB — The Red Flags, a rock ’n’ roll band from Wisconsin, is coming to DeKalb, bringing original songs and showcasing their passion for music.The Red Flags will be performing 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.The Red...

The Remedies embody punk rock

By Cris Rojo | February 22, 2018

The Remedies were a relatively unknown punk band before Sunday night when they performed for the first time in DeKalb at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, making their stage presence known to attendees.To say the show lived up to the advance hype...

Student hosts evening of dance

By Northern Star staff | November 15, 2016

DeKALB | Non-traditional sociology major Maurice Bailey wants to unite the community with an evening of stepping and jazz music.Bailey, 41, of DeKalb, is leading the event 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday at the House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.He said dress...

Letter to the Editor: Alumnus thanks The House Café

By Danny Cozzi | August 25, 2016

Thank you, House Café.Thank you for offering DeKalb and NIU eager support of local music and art — as well as great food and of course, $2.50 Hamm’s Beer.Thank you for being a place that fostered my own growth as a musician, as well as others’...

House Café shuts its doors

By Northern Star staff | August 22, 2016

DeKalb | The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., officially shut their doors on Aug. 13.The local coffee shop has been closed since Aug. 11 when the cafe announced an indefinite closing to patrons until two days later when Alexandra Fausett, The House Cafe...