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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 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

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Most cringe-worthy protests

PEACEFUL: THE CONSTITUTION SAID ‘PEACEFUL’ Since the start of election season, protesting and expression of free speech have been at the forefront of society’s minds, especially around Downtown Denver and Auraria Campus. Though there have been many peaceful and respectful protests, there have been an

Real life insanity thrives at The Marquis

JAPANESE PUNK RAGES IN DOWNTOWN There are very few acts that can be associated with the words “punk-rock Power Rangers.” One of the few and proud that rock this title is Peelander-Z. The group is a Japanese punk band currently based in New York City

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Legion wraps its first season on heroic high note

RIVALS ALL OTHER SUPERHERO STORIES There is certainly no shortage of superhero film and television, but very few shows devour its viewers quite like Legion does. Noah Hawley—the creator of the critically acclaimed television adaptation of the Coen Brothers film, Fargo—and FX have recently concluded

CD Review // Father John Misty

Pure Comedy// SubPop Records Josh Tillman is the neurotic and sometimes pretentious face behind the indie folk facade Father John Misty. Pure Comedy his most recent album was released April 7 , covers everything from the absurdity of the recent election to the tediousness of pop

Surfer rock brings west coast vibes to Colorado

ALLAH-LAS HEADLINE THE GOTHIC Anonchalant vibe emanated from the audience on April 7 during the Allah-Las performance at The Gothic Theatre in Englewood. The unconcerned feeling seemed fitting for the music being played and the peculiar projections displayed behind the band. The images looked like

Marc Maron brings sardonic humor to Denver

PARAMOUNT ENJOYS HEAVY HUMOR The Paramount Theatre was awash in the lights flooding down from its marquis as throngs of Colorado residents bustled through the theater’s 1920s-designed entryway to see comedian Marc Maron on April 8. Around 8:30 p.m., a voice sounding distinctly like Maron

Questionable casting causes controversy

GHOST IN THE SHELL STRAYS AWAY FROM ORIGINAL Ghost in the Shell is an acclaimed Japanese media franchise that was initially published as a seinen manga written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The manga was first serialized in 1989, telling the story of Motoko Kusanagi,