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Event Tue May 05 2009

Biggest Mouth: Campus Clash Preview: DePaul University

Biggest Mouth green.jpgThe Biggest Mouth: Campus Clash talent contest takes place tonight at Metro and puts finalists from Columbia College, DePaul University and Roosevelt University up against each other to find out "who has the biggest mouth in Chicago."

Now that you've already had a look at the finalists from Columbia College and Roosevelt University, let's meet some of the contestants from DePaul:

crete.jpgWho: Socrates Kaitson-guitar and vocals; Joe Kopecky-keyboards and vocals; Jon Newton-drums; Joe Gattone-bass

What: Pop Rock

Why: They have been playing together for three years and have played at US Celluar Field and Six Flags Great America. Last year they won the Lake County Fair Battle of the Bands. Tonight they will be playing the song "Can't Stop This Feeling."

Adil Issakoo & Brandon Rizzo
Who: Adlil Issakoo and Brandon Rizzo

How: The duo met through Brandon's girlfriend who heard Adlil playing guitar in their residence hall and the rest in history. Adlil and Brandon have been writing music together for a year now and will be performing their song "Spontaneously" tonight.

Why: Campus Clash will be their first show together, and while they represent DePaul, Brandon is actually a student at competing Columbia College. They will be joined on stage by Brandon's fellow Fly Phoenix band members--drummer Ben Cofresi and bassist T Berry.

Other DePaul Finalists Performing:

Putter Sanford and the Gang

The Girly Drinks

Bat Fight

Biggest Mouth: Campus Clash takes place Tuesday, May 5. The show starts at 6:30pm and tickets are free. The Metro is located at 3730 N. Clark St. 18 & up.

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