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Noisiest Colorado Band

SLOW CAVES: ROWDY GENRE BENDERS Surf rock is loud. Surf rock is grimy. Surf rock is Slow Caves. With their recently-released EP, Desert Minded, they’ve remained stingingly hot, since showcasing performances at SXSW ‘16 and ‘17 and CMJ. This Fort Collins-based project of slow-burning 90s

Best local Colorado music fest

UMS BRINGS INTIMACY TO SOUTH BROADWAY The Underground Music Showcase—often shortened to UMS—is Denver’s premier alternative music festival going on 16 years of action. The UMS is renowned for featuring local Denver artists, and giving young and local bands a platform to share their music.

Most overplayed song

NOBODY WANTS CAKE BY THE OCEAN Late last summer, DNCE released their debut single “Cake By The Ocean,” which reached the top 10 charts in the US in almost no time. And while it may have been a worldwide hit, the song itself remained lackluster.

From the Editor// Savannah Nelson

The best and worst things in life often go hand-in-hand. It’s in our nature to compare and contrast, to hold up the top-tier while noting the bottom-dweller. Charles Dickens captured it eloquently in his opening to A Tale of Two Cities, with “It was the

Most ‘feelz’ inducing song

ENGULFED IN BLANKETS OF SOMBER In March 2017, indie-pop artist Lorde released two singles from her upcoming album, Melodrama, almost four years after her debut album Pure Heroine. The most recent single to come out, “Liability,” hits listeners right in the feels because of its

Most tragic venue closure

DENVER SHUTS DOWN DIY VENUES IN RINO This past year Denver and other cities have faced the repercussions of the overwhelming epidemic of gentrification. The River North area of Denver (RiNo) housed two of Denver’s DIY music and art venues: Rhinoceropolis (Rhino) and GLOB. The

Artist most deserving of a mass fan following

#TeamTAYLOR // Savannah Nelson Taylor Swift, at age 27, is a music mogul and icon in all things popular culture. Her rise to fame as an artist has created an unshakable network of fans over the years, as she’s transitioned into a household name. Boy,

Sincerest Political Commentary

SETH MEYERS APPEALED TO THE PEOPLE In the true spirit of election season, comedic political commentary was at its height after President Trump was elected into office, giving comedians and talk show hosts an inch which was quickly stretched into a proverbial mile. Late-night hosts

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Coziest off-campus study spot

STELLA’S IS JUST AS COMFY AS GRANDMAS HOUSE For those needing to cram before a biology exam or write a thesis just weeks before it’s due, the Starbucks in the Tivoli isn’t cutting it as a study spot anymore. Another student-friendly, cozy study spot has

Best place to avoid responsibilities

DROWN YOUR SORROWS IN A BASKET OF FRIES When the Tivoli Brewery reopened its doors in 2014, the reception was low-key. It was a brewery on campus, after all—introducing intoxication to the grounds of a learning institution: How well could those two entities mix? As