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JoJo to perform at Concord Music Hall

A little over a decade ago, Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque introduced herself to the world. Levesque – who shortened her name to  JoJo – revealed pieces of herself and her talent through her 2004 self-titled debut album, starting with the single “Leave (Get…

Nerdin’ Out with mc chris

There was a girl standing on the second balcony of SubT dressed as a jester. Her red and black attire was striking even under the dimmest of lights. Her face was painted white, and she bounced back and forth from…

Third Coast Mixtape No. 5: The Come Up

This collection of songs is inspired by my neighborhood, parents’ parting words before going out, nights that quickly shift into early mornings, missed calls, mismatched outfits, radio static that interrupts my favorite songs and conversations with good friends. They are moments…

Comfortably Rich Jones

A couple of weeks ago, Chicago emcee Rich Jones dropped by The Dojo, an arguably secretive DIY spot in Pilsen. The January chill had slowly set in on that Saturday evening, and the city’s 20-somethings traveled up and down Dojo’s…

Mr. Carmack’s Comfort Zone

My best friend and I have a habit of sending each other links to new songs, artists and articles. Inspirational quotes, celeb gossip and mixtape leaks breathe in between our routine. Throughout our days, we keep each other distracted and…

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