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Buckcherry’s new album will delight hard rock fans

By Kevin Bartelt | February 25, 2013

Hard rock in the 21st century is hit or miss. Many modern rock bands fail to give justice to the classics. Buckcherry reminds listeners of “Guns N’ Roses” and “AC/DC”, and the band’s originality keeps its music fresh and enjoyable. Buckcherry’s...

NIU professors form rock band

By Ericka Exton | February 13, 2013

They teach by day and rock by night. O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub, 260 E. Lincoln Highway, is the repeated venue for the rock cover band Buffalo Jump. At first glance it would seem to be just another band paying tribute to some of classic rock favorites,...

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Graduate student Bobby Saghafi throws down  scissors during a rock, paper, scissors tournament Wednesday night at the NIU Rec Center.

Rock, paper, scissors champ thinks one step ahead

By Alex Fiore | April 6, 2011

Rock, paper, scissors, shoot! That phrase could be heard echoing the halls of the Campus Recreation Center Wednesday night during Recreation Services ' first ever Rock, Paper, Scissors contest. Twelve people participated in the single-elimination tournament,...

Passion Pit hits high notes at Convo

By Troy Doetch | October 21, 2010

For a band whose biggest hit is entitled "Sleepyhead," Passion Pit gave an energetic show Thursday night at the Convocation Center. Glowsticks could be seen waved back and forth, as the crowd danced to consistent beats of synth-fueled dance rock. Fueled...

Folk-rock sensation The Giving Tree Band will hit The House Cafe this Friday night at 9 p.m. The band encourages everyone to wear their pajamas.

The Giving Tree Band to folk up DeKalb

By Heather Skrip | October 5, 2010

The Giving Tree Band produces a sound unlike any other by combining bluegrass and rock elements. This Yorkville-based band is comprised of eight members-two of which are NIU alum (Andy Goss and Erik Norman). GTB already has three albums under it's belt,...

Rock music can be used to teach class

By Troy Doetch | September 28, 2010

Even with her earplugs nestled safely, the nu-metal was too loud. Her ears were fine but the bass guitar vibrating against her sternum was so overwhelming she was forced to leave her front row seat at Disturbed's show. This was a disappointment because...