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Daily Archives: September 1, 2017

Gentrification and hip hop in Denver

Though he’s been a musician for 17 years, Hooman Abbasi doesn’t look 32 years old. Tall and gangly with rosy cheeks and dressed in a loose shirt with the sleeves rolled back, he looks like a college intern for Pitchfork or some other music blog.

Rockies host CU alumni at annual CU Night

On Friday, Aug. 18, the Colorado Rockies hosted the Milwaukee Brewers for their annual CU Night. 22-year-old right-handed Pitcher, German Marquez, took the mound looking for his tenth win of the season. In his first at bat, Rockies’ Center elder Charlie Blackmon gained momentum for

The National | Boxer

Ten years after The National gifted fans with their fourth studio album, Boxer,the record still invokes the spirit of a hopeful and buoyant optimism for life overall—even in self-identifying broody pessimism. After listening to the special gray pressing the band released to commemorate the 10

Foster The People | Doing It For The Money

Foster the People’s latest single off their newest album, Sacred Hearts Club, titled “Doing It for the Money” warranted an absurd music video and the band delivered in spades. The visuals border on psychedelic and are almost undecipherable in thought. It is hard to grasp

Kesha | Rainbow: Album Review

On Aug. 11, Kesha Rose Serbert (more commonly known as Kesha), released her third studio album Rainbow, is an intimate look inside the singer’s rebirth. In 2014, Serbert filed a lawsuit that asked for separation from her music label to avoid contact with her then-producer,

Grizzly Bear | Painted Ruins

Indie-rock group Grizzly Bear has returned with the Aug. 18 release of their new album, Painted Ruins. The group’s previous album, Shields was released back in 2012, and their hiatus seemed to aid in the development of the band’s new sound. Their romantic and experimental

CU Denver Block Party turns the volume up

WILDERNESS AND EDISON TAKE THE STAGE For its sixth annual year, the CU Denver Block Party featured a lineup of up-and-coming local bands to rally students for the new academic year. The Aug. 24 event saw headlining acts Wilderness and Edison each bring their own

Blood Tangent | Sarai Nissan

I’m listening to “Astral Weeks” by Van Morrison because Lester Bangs told me to. As of four months ago (April 30th 1982), it has been 35 years since Lester died of a tantalizing yet incredibly foolish mixture of dextropropoxyphene (cough medicine), diazepam (Valium), and NyQuil.