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DeKalb welcomes Scottish rockers

By Peter Zemeske | April 1, 2019

World renowned bagpipe rockers the Red Hot Chilli Pipers brought their Scottish-tinged rock covers and original music to the Egyptian Theatre Friday.Not to be confused with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers formed in Scotland in 2002...

Students: Embrace Baker’s vision

By Bob Brigham Jr. | September 29, 2014

I have lived in DeKalb since 1957; my wife Alina and I have three young children, care deeply about DeKalb and, of course, NIU.My father Bob Sr. was NIU’s athletic director for many years and my mother Gertrude taught girls physical education at DeKalb...

Rock autobiographies offer peek into lives, music

By Kevin Bartelt | October 10, 2012

Well-written autobiographies can be quite the intellectual journey. Readers gain knowledge and wisdom when the authors share personal experiences from different points in their lives. Autobiographies written by musicians have their own unique beauty....

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...