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Mission Ballroom hosts King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Psych-rock group plays new Denver venue Australia’s most prolific multi-genre seven-piece, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, was recently christened as one of the Mission Ballroom’s first headlining acts. Before the group’s absolutely monstrous performance, however, the venue itself has since undergone a few hiccups. 

An evening with Colorado for Pete

Local supporters gather to watch debate On the evening of the first night of July’s Democratic Debates, Denver’s Cap City Tavern, just over Capitol Hill, provided the venue for the local Pete Buttigieg Watch Party. The July 30 event was held by “Colorado for Pete

Denver’s perennial music festival

  Underground Music Showcase ’19 Retaining its position as Denver’s longest-running and most prolific music festival for the 19th consecutive year, 2019’s Underground Music Showcase (UMS) brings a host of national and local talent to their largest iteration of the festival yet.  Unlike many of

Understanding legal options to protect natural world

“Rights of Nature” event held for students On April 29, the CU Denver Political Science Student Union and the Auraria Student Sustainability Club hosted an event confronting the legal rights of nature, featuring Thomas Linzey, the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Club.

Avicii | SOS | Single Review

Universal Rating: Thumbs Up The posthumous single from the late electronic artist Avicii, entitled “SOS,” provides a fitting tribute to the influential musician.  It’s largely in the style of much of his catalogue, featuring high production and fun, summery instrumentations. This includes bouncy snares, smooth

The Worst Band Won

CU Denver Live! presents Battle of the Bands CU Denver Live! recently hosted its annual Battle of the Bands, an annual free student event located at some local eatery, this year at the Appaloosa Grill. The prize was an enticing spot in the upcoming 2019

Colorado Symphony takes on Mussorgsky

COLO. Symphony played three classical Selections The Denver Center of the Performing Arts recently hosted a weekend with the Colorado Symphony, performing Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, along with Ives’ Symphony No.3 and Barber’s Violin Concerto. Conductor Brett Mitchell returned to conduct all three

John Hickenlooper’s run for 2020

A look at the former governor’s campaign kickoff On March 4, former Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his 2020 run for the presidency and held his campaign kickoff in Denver on Thursday, March 7. Featuring local music from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, a variety