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Ithaca | The Language of Injury | Album Review

Holy Roar Records Rating: 3 out of 4 stars UK-based hardcore group Ithaca released their long-awaited debut full-length The Language of Injury, featuring a broad array of metal genres and thematic material.  The instrumental tones on this record are sludgy and thick. Songs like the

The fall of Denver’s feature festivals

Velorama and Grandoozy will not return in ‘19 Denver’s first major music festivals, Grandoozy and Velorama, have announced that they will not be returning to the Mile High city in 2019. While the former suggested that their departure will only be a temporary “hiatus” and

Vampire Weekend | Harmony Hall/2021 | Single Review

Columbia Rating: Thumbs Up After six years of silence, indie rock combo Vampire Weekend has released brand new singles “Harmony Hall” and “2021.” The former and more substantial track features a baroque-influenced guitar solo, afro-pop rhythms, and Ezra Koening’s breathy timbre—all attributes of a classic

Marquis Hill | Modern Flows Vol. 2 | Album Review

Black Unlimited Music Group Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Hip-hop/jazz-inspired trumpet player Marquis Hill released his follow-up to his 2014 album with the brand new Modern Flows Vol. 2. Including features from rapper/beat poets and a full quintet, Hill’s latest provides a full hour

Jared Polis introduces plan for all-day kindergarten

Other officials express concerns about cost Recently elected Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has unveiled his proposal for state-funded, full-day kindergarten in Colorado. The plan adds up to $227 million in order to fund numerous school districts’ kindergarten programs. This was one of Polis’ chief concerns

Supreme Court advances military ban

Transgender soldiers soon to be turned away As of Jan. 22, the Supreme Court has moved forward with President Trump’s ban on transgender troops serving in the military—voting 5–4 to lift injunctions standing in the way of the ban. This decision has left military personnel

James Blake | Assume Form | Album Review

Polydor Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars The sample-based electronic music producer and vocalist James Blake returns with his latest full-length release, Assume Form. With a wide variety of instrumentations and song structures, Assume Form is gentle, soothing, and contemplative.  More than anything, Blake

Trump’s pledge for the wall

Shutdown puts pressure on immigrant communities After the longest government shutdown in American history, the effects have been felt across the whole country. The entire nation is still riddled with uncertainty of the future, a sentiment felt strongly by the immigrant community. On Jan. 10,

Elton John | Young Dumb & Broke | Single Review

Spotify Rating: Thumbs Down The timeless Elton John recently released two freshly recorded Spotify singles, one of his classic tunes “Bennie And The Jets” and the other a cover of Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke.” Both tracks feature a high recording quality with John’s commanding

Punk Against Trump 2019

Three years of activist punk In the wake of the 2018-19 government shutdown and only a few hours after the Women’s March, the Moon Room at the Summit hosted the third annual Punk Against Trump benefit concert with an impressive lineup of hard-hitting local acts.