The Daily Northwestern

Do you believe in magic?: ‘Once Upon a Time’ ends its season with a bang

Mackenzie Bronk

May 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

"Once Upon a Time" ended its first season this week with arguably the best episode of its short but prolific history. Although it has one of the cheesiest premises in television, it has grown into one of the most original an...

Citizens!’s pop sound is hard to pinpoint, both dark & delightful

Jennifer Suh

May 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

British indie pop band Citizens! is finally releasing its debut album, Here We Are. Produced by Scottish band Franz Ferdinand's frontman Alex Kapranos, the album will feature 11 tracks including the three singles the band has already ...

Music Review: Brooklyn’s Friends quickly gaining fans

Jennifer Suh

April 1, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Although they are often introduced as Brooklyn's best, their music is one of the hardest things to find on the Internet because of their maybe-too-generic band name: Friends. Nevertheless, this "weird pop" band is one of the fa...

That’s My Jam with Graffiti Dancers co-producer Aly Quigley

Jennifer Suh

March 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Graffiti Dancers' annual dance show, Pedinamento, is the main event of this first weekend back on campus. The artistic director of the show, Communication senior Aly Quigley, took time out of her hectic pre-show schedule to ...

Music Review: Esperanza Spalding v. Justin Bieber, last year’s Grammy rematch

Avi Small

March 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

At the Grammy Awards last year, the jazz musician Esperanza Spalding was named "Best New Artist." Her win came as a bit of a surprise to some who clearly felt passionately about the award, leaving comments on her Facebook pa...

Evanston, NU foster creativity with open mic

Emilia Barrosse

November 2, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, Music

Comedians cracked jokes, poets spilled their souls and musicians blended harmonies and melodies at Kafein's open mic night Monday.Kafein, 1621 Chicago Ave., mixes coffee mugs with creative minds at its weekly open mic night. Ev...