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Gang mentalities hurt DIY music

By Tony Martin | February 27, 2011

I've spent years of my life watching music everywhere, from clubs to living rooms. In the last few months, however, I've watched the small do-it-yourself (DIY) show space in my town turn into a battleground for "gangs." Not gangs in the traditional sense,...

Finding your place in the local scene may open doors

By Connor Rice | January 31, 2011

I never thought that changing my major would allow me to meet my heroes. In the coming months, I will be interviewing Henry Rollins for the Northern Star. Rollins, who was the volatile frontman for the legendary punk band Black Flag, has provided me with...

Shocked or appalled?

By Jerene-Elise Nall | November 29, 2010

If artists were always considerate, conservative and calm, we'd be stuck forever hanging bland, faux-watercolor landscapes on our living room walls and listening to Michael Bublé . If artists were to censor themselves for the public's sake, we would...

Famous jazz musician will join with NU Jazz Ensemble

By Connor Rice | November 17, 2010

DeKALB | Famous jazz musician Wycliffe Gordon will join the NIU Jazz Ensemble tonight at a performance in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. Gordon has performed on such television channels as BET and PBS, and appeared in the Ken Burn's documentary "Jazz,"...

Led Zeppelin cover band playing at Otto’s

By Lilli Mauser | November 17, 2010

Tonight, Otto's Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, will host iconic cover band Led Zeppelin 2. The band is comprised of Bruce Lamont (lead vocals), Chris Klein (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin, bass pedals), Ian Lee (drums) and Paul Kamp (guitar). The...

So much music this way comes

By Tony Martin | November 9, 2010

It seems like every year, someone from this newspaper writes an impassioned plea for students to stay in DeKalb for the weekend. Well, since that has already been done this semester, let's just call this a counterpoint to going back to your parents house...

The Third Onion returns to NIU

By Troy Doetch | November 4, 2010

The onion is bloomin’. Two years ago, The Third Onion, NIU student-run theater program, performed its production of Selling Sex for Cash to two sold-out audiences. Because of the particularly raunchy nature of the show, it was determined to be the program’s...

Must-sees of the DeKalb music scene

By Connor Rice | August 19, 2010

In a city with a vibrant, 21-and-over nightlife, seeing bands and entertainment outside of bars can be a difficult thing to do if you're not shelling out serious coin. Thankfully, in a college town like DeKalb, there are plenty all-ages venues out there...

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