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Lil Yachty performs on stage at FEQ, a massive festival held in Quebec, Canada.

Move over Yacht rock, Yachty rock is here

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | January 31, 2023

Fans of Chicago, The Doobie Brothers and Foreigner know the term “yacht rock,” but now, it's time to coin a new term: “Yachty rock.”  Soundcloud mumble rapper Lil Yachty of “Broccoli” and “iSpy” fame released his new album “Let’s...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #37

By Lifestyle staff | January 30, 2022

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2v9fWHABVMEKx0QJKxZXCM?si=yiKjEO4RQnmcJwM9AZxccA  Madelaine’s picks Swimming Tapes - “Tides” The Black Keys - “Fever” alt-J - “Breezeblocks” Pop band Swimming...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #36

By Lifestyle staff | January 23, 2022

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4LGqiEhqTbWXxwbOm2spl1?si=b03594c64eb24ef0  Madelaine’s picks Pinback - “Loro” Billy Joel - “Vienna” The Beatles - “Don’t Let Me Down” Pinback is an alternative...

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...

The High Kings resurrect Irish tradition

By Ginger Simons | September 24, 2018

Rich, foot-stomping Irish folk music rocked downtown DeKalb 8 p.m. Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. The High Kings gave a powerful and impassioned performance that had the crowd singing along from start to finish.Before the show began,...

The Egyptian gets Sweet

By Northern Star Staff | September 20, 2018

Glam rock group Sweet is coming to DeKalb 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. Sweet is known for hit songs like “Ballroom Blitz” and “Fox On The Run,” and is currently on it’s 50th anniversary tour across the country.Sweet...

Steely Dane amps up crowd

Steely Dane amps up crowd

By Peter Zemeske | September 17, 2018

Steely Dane calls themselves “the ultimate Steely Dan experience,” and expectations were exceeded 8 p.m. Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Steely Dane began their set fashionably late, as all cool bands do, in the historically air condition-less...

Steely Dane hits Egyptian

By Ginger Simons | September 13, 2018

Steely Dane is bringing rock and jazz fusion to downtown DeKalb 8 p.m. Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Performing hits like “Kid Charlemagne” and “Ricki, Don’t Lose that Number,” the show features a crew of musicians brought...

The Killers’ “Wonderful Wonderful”: A Review

By Ginger Simons | October 11, 2017

#AsToldByGingerThe fifth studio album of alternative rock band The Killers’ made it’s debut on September 22. “Wonderful Wonderful” reached the top of both the United States Billboard 100 and the UK Albums chart, and has been well received by both...

New House owners a fresh start for venue

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 20, 2013

The Editorial Board has high hopes for The House Cafe’s new ownership.The House, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, was purchased by Anthony Solario, Lisa Cowley and Corey Twombly in October.The House has always provided a sense of community that’s unlike that...

Members of the band the: Protomen perform at the House Cafe on Tuesday night.

Protomen concert rocks ‘The House’

By David Stenger | April 10, 2013

We do not simply see The Protomen to rock--we go to see The Protomen fight. The Protomen had a concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. The concept of The Protomen is very different from most other rock groups. The group’s...

‘Sound City’ album inspires rock fans

By Kevin Bartelt | March 20, 2013

Most of rock music isn’t what it used to be in the 20th century. Ungodly amounts of pop music have infected our once pure brains. Kids cannot appreciate a classic like “Stairway to Heaven” but can jam out to “Thrift Shop” like it is their job...