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Tyler, The Creator pulls listeners out of their musical comfort zone with his sixth studio album “IGOR,” released May 17. His strategic instrumental layering permeates all aspects of the album from the love-filled pop to …

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Anna Clendening is uncomfortable. She hates touring, the van makes her carsick and meeting new people makes her anxious. Nearly everything seems to point to the fact she shouldn’t be pursuing a career as a …

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Bringing together the dark synth pop typical of The Neighbourhood and elements of hip hop, Jesse Rutherford, known simply as Jesse, took over a sold-out Subterranean (2011 W. North Ave.) May 3. Hearts <3 and …

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Over its ten years as a band, Turnover has re-imagined its sound — transforming from an emo pop punk group to an indie pop dream. The Virginia-based band brought its transfigured tracks to Concord Hall …

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On a college budget, saving up the money to get away is an arduous task. But these fests boast the lineups, art hubs and invigorating locations to prove they might just be worth it. Governors …

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Psychedelic rock powerhouse Cage the Elephant’s fifth studio album, “Social Cues,” released April 19, further established its place in the alternative rock scene. The Kentucky natives stick to their roots with another album of thought-provoking …

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) violist Max Raimi joined the ensemble in 1984. He’s worked under legendary icons in music history: Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim and Riccardo Muti. In the 35 years since, he’s experienced …

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Forget Christmas, Record Store Day, which was April 13 this year, is the best day of the year for many music lovers and vinyl collectors around the world, myself included. Ever since two of my …