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Oshwa Q&A

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer I recently spoke to Chicago-based band Oshwa to discuss its sound and the new EP and what’s next.  The members are all current Columbia College Chicago students: Alicia Walter(vocalist), Jordan Tate(drummer), Michael Macdonald (guitarist) and most recent member  Michael Byrnes (bassist). Oshwa released a three song playlist on Bandcamp.com on Aug. 18 titled…

Movie Review- So, Where’s All This Activity That’s Supposed to be in ‘Paranormal Activity 4’?

April Barkley WCB Movie Writer Director- Henry Joost and Ariel SchulmanStudio- Room 101Starring- Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton,Brady AllenRating- 1.5 out 4 stars The now famous paranormal movie franchise has released their newest movie: Paranormal Activity 4. This series is starting to feel like the Saw movies. They keep making more and more but downgrading on…

Kevin Smith To Be Spotlight Guest At The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Show organizers for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) have today announced that noted filmmaker, comic book writer and internet radio personality, Kevin Smith, will be a Spotlight Guest at the annual Midwest pop culture extravaganza. This news about Mr. Smith, a popular celebrity who regularly attracts huge audiences to his performances and appearances,…

Top Horror Films List

April Barkley  WCB Movie Writer  Boo! Now that I have your attention. I have to admit that even though I love science fiction and fantasy movies, what I really love are horror films. I thought putting together a list of my favorite scary movies will help rev up your Halloween night. And I’m sure some…

Album Review – Fun, “Some Nights”

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer Fun, Some Nights Released – February 14, 2012 Label – Fueled by Ramen Producers- Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Jake One Indie-rock today is a completely blended genre. Finding an album that can stand uniquely alone is borderline impossible. “Some Nights” the second record from the native NYC indie-rock trio fun. will appease listeners for…

Movie Review- A Few Dead Ends With ‘House at the End of the Street’

April Barkley WCB Movie Writer Director- Mark TonderaiStudio- FilmNation EntertainmentStarring- Jennifer Lawrence,Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows,Elisabeth ShueRating: 2 out of 4 stars  “The Hunger Games” Jennifer Lawrence isn’t fighting to the death in the woods anymore but she is fighting to survive. “House at the End of the Street” does have a few dead ends though.…