Kaneland Krier

One More Performance for Music Department Alumni

Samantha Simmons plays the saxophone for the last time at Kaneland.

By: Giancarlo Valle, Editor

May 30, 2019

  On May 20th, 2019, 16 new Kaneland music department alumni gathered in the auditorium to perform a song of their choice as a farewell to their music careers at Kaneland High School. Michelle Areyzaga, a class of 1989 alumni was also brought back to be inducted into the hall of fame. &nbs...

Live at Lollapalooza: UPSAHL

Live at Lollapalooza: UPSAHL

By: Sasha Clinnin, Editor

May 23, 2019

Summer in Chicago is coming up fast, which means that the beginning of summer music festival season is approaching, and talk about Lollapalooza is spreading like wildfire. The popular festival is more than just a multitude of bands booked for a marathon weekend. Everything about it is appealing to high s...

Summer Sunrise Mixed with Post-Emo Vibes

Summer Sunrise Mixed with Post-Emo Vibes

By: Abril Salinas, Editor

March 28, 2018

When hearing the name “Hippo Campus” some might think of the seahorse-shaped part of the brain that processes long and short-term memory, but it's also the name of a band. With members Jake Luppen, Nathan Stocker, Zach Sutton and Whistler Allen, Hippo Campus is one of the best bands of this gene...

December 22: Rock Around the Christmas Tree

December 22: Rock Around the Christmas Tree

By: Karina Sanchez, PR/Social Media Executive

December 22, 2017

Its that time of the year where Christmas music is played in most stores, restaurant and radio stations. Christmas music makes people feel holly jolly and the spirit to jump right into Christmas. Although the classics are always a hit give these obscure Christmas songs a chance this season.  ...

Look What Taylor Made me Listen to

Look What Taylor Made me Listen to

By: Emma Glennon, Editor

September 10, 2017

Taylor Swift has produced many different types of songs throughout her career.  However, her most recent single called  “Look What You Made Me Do,” takes that to a whole new level.  I think that the new song puts her in a phase that I'm not a fan of. Now I liked most of Swift’s old music. H...

Lovin’ Lolla

Lovin' Lolla

By: Ashley Edwards, Reporter

July 28, 2017

Every year since 1991, Lollapalooza has been a place where musicians come together and perform for thousands of people within a weekend.  Last year there was an estimated 400,000 people who attended Lollapalooza.  Lolla is taking place on August 3 through August 6 in Grant Park in Chicago. This yea...

Flower Boy Brings New Things to the Hip-Hop World

Flower Boy Brings New Things to the Hip-Hop World

By: Evangelos Lekkas, Editor

July 25, 2017

With the influx of bad hip hop piercing the airwaves this decade, it is refreshing to hear rappers bring new things to the table. New ideas and evolution are what remind me of why I love hip hop in the first place. Odd Future did just that when they released their debut mixtape in 2008. Although they...

The Perfect Summer Soundtrack

The Perfect Summer Soundtrack

By: Bella Vargas, Editor

June 23, 2017

Whether it be going on long roadtrips, working out or just hanging around the house with your friends and family, these songs will provide the perfect soundtrack to your summer. ...

Lorde’s Melodrama Hits Hard Feelings

Lorde's Melodrama Hits Hard Feelings

By: Evangelos Lekkas, Editor

June 17, 2017

In 2013, my favorite album of the year was "Pure Heroine." Now, in 2017, my favorite album from that year is still "Pure Heroine." 2013 was a great year of music which included amazing releases from Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk, Earl Sweatshirt, Arcade Fire and Kanye West. However, the unlikely pop star, Lorde...

Bands who deserve a different reputation

The Head and The Heart fly under the radar as a great band

By: Emma Wallace, Editor

May 21, 2014

Underrated:   1) The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart, an indie folk-rock band from Seattle, was formed in the summer of 2009. The group consists of six members, the lead vocalists being Jonathan Russell and Charity Rose Thielen. While everyone gushes over the Lumineers, this band is ...

Artists to look for in 2014 (cont.)

Artists to look for in 2014 (cont.)

By: Evan Ortiz, Michele McCracken, and McKayla Helm

March 13, 2014

Rap:  Chance the Rapper Chance the Rapper is an up and coming star hailing from Chicago whose vast success is sweeping the nation due to his rigorous tour schedule, all at the ripe young age of 20. Chancellor Bennet’s rap career started after some off time from school during a 10 day susp...

Intelligent Terror Fuels Q’s West Coast Rage

Schoolboy Q's Oxymoron album cover (Left to Right is Deluxe Edition and Standard Edition)

By: Evan Ortiz, Executive Editor

February 27, 2014

After what seemed to be months of delay, Schoolboy Q made his triumphant return to the rap scene with Oxymoron on February 25. Featuring several guest appearances and riddled with gritty and gruesome verses, Oxymoron shows the sinister side of the otherwise laid-back rapper. Quincy Hanley is no stranger to the ...

Artists to look for in 2014

By: Michelle McCracken and McKayla Helm, Executive Editors

January 31, 2014

John Newman The English singer and musician John Newman is best known for his song “Love Me Again” which topped the UK Singles Chart this past July and managed a decent 59 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Soulful music pours out behind the main highlight, his equally heart-wrenching voice, in nearl...

Holiday songs that make you a Grinch

One of the most known songs is Jingle Bells, multiple remakes of the song.

By: Michelle McCracken, Executive Editor

January 24, 2014

Jingle Bells Ah, the classic holiday song. Written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857, Jingle Bells has managed to keep brightening spirits all of these years. With basically an infinite amount of renditions from every artist that has ever delved into the world of holiday music, the radio is always sure t...

Cleveland’s Cudi releases masterpiece

Cleveland’s Cudi releases masterpiece

May 17, 2013

    By EVAN ORTIZ, editor Mr. Cudder has always taken his time with the production of his albums with meticulous planning going into the lyrics and vibe of the beats to purvey a certain emotion with each track. No less has been done for his newest masterpiece “Indicud.” Released on Ap...