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The Strokes posing for their Facebook followers (Courtesy of The Strokes Facebook).

The Strokes’ “Someday” is still a hit

By Courtney Thomas
March 14, 2017

his song was requested by our A&E editor to be song of the week, so this one's for you Lucas! In September of 2002, The Strokes released one of their...

The duo posing during a photoshoot (Courtesy of Marian Hills Facebook).

“Down” puts Marian Hill on the map

By Courtney Thomas
March 7, 2017

arian Hill, a fairly unheard of duo, has recently sparked the interest of Americans, due to frequent play on the radio. "Down" is part of the duo's first...

The Submarine album cover (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Song of the week: “Stuck on the Puzzle”

By Courtney Thomas
February 14, 2017

his song was requested by our very own features editor, Natalie Trzeciak. Alex Turner, the lead singer in Arctic Monkeys, has not only been backed by a...

The album cover for In too Deep (Courtesy of Wikmedia).

Reliving the old Sum 41

By Courtney Thomas
February 8, 2017

n light of 101 WKQX's Piqniq Music Festival tickets going on sale, I started listening to music by the artists who are going to be there. The only song...

The Lumineers performing in concert (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

The Lumineers inspire us to follow our dreams

By Courtney Thomas
January 26, 2017

leep on the Floor" was released by The Lumineers on Nov. 16, 2016, as the fourth single from their second album, "Cleopatra." The first time I heard "Sleep...

Junior Jack Filpi drumming out, surrounded by his other fellow percussionists (R. OSullivan).

Drumming to his own beat

By Courtney Thomas
January 24, 2017

In sixth grade, junior Jack Filpi joined band to pursue his love of music; he started out on the tuba. That following February though, Filpi was concussed,...

Bishop Briggs poses for a picture (Courtesy of Facebook).

“Wild Horses” is the newest party hit

By Courtney Thomas
January 17, 2017

ritish singer, Bishop Briggs, has been just a song away from launching her career and "Wild Horses" may have done just that for her. From Bishopbriggs,...

Jacks Mannequins first studio album cover, Everything in Transit (Courtesy of Facebook).

Jack’s Mannequin’s ‘Dark Blue’ has many different meanings

By Courtney Thomas
December 11, 2016

ack's Mannequin, now known as the popular group Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, recorded "Dark Blue" way back in 2005 for their first studio album....

101 WKQXs Nights We Stole Christmas night one rocked the Aragon

101 WKQX’s “Nights We Stole Christmas” night one rocked the Aragon

By Courtney Thomas
December 4, 2016

[1]01 WKQX hosted night one of their fifth annual concert series, "The Nights We Stole Christmas," on Dec. 1, at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Before...

The album cover for Lucky (Courtesy of Creative Commons).

‘Lucky’ takes us back to 2009

By Courtney Thomas
October 24, 2016

n Jan.13, 2009, one of the sweetest and most calming songs I've ever heard was released: "Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. The song is about love...

Florence Welch singing at one of her concerts (Courtesy of Facebook).

Throwback to Florence + The Machine’s “No Light, No Light”

By Courtney Thomas
October 17, 2016

"No Light, No Light," was released on Florence + The Machine's second studio album, "Ceremonials," on Oct. 28, 2011. The song was released as a single...

The single cover for Million Reasons (Courtesy of Lady Gagas Facebook).

“Million Reasons:” Lady Gaga’s comeback song

By Courtney Thomas
October 13, 2016

Lady Gaga has been off the music radar since 2014, a full two years, until recently with the release of "Perfect Illusion," released Sept. 9, and her most...

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