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CTRL | SZA

On June 9, SZA’s newest album Ctrl is yet another addition to her ever-expanding opus. Produced by the critically acclaimed studio Top Dawg Entertainment, who has produced other artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, it seems as though SZA is living up to

Lust For Life | Lana Del Ray

Lust for Life, the highly anticipated album from Lana Del Rey, released this summer on July 21. The album cover portrays Del Rey in front of a beat-up truck from the 1950s or 60s; dressed in a virginal, white lace dress with flowers adorning her hair,

Flower Boy | Tyler the Creator

Tyler the Creator’s  fourth studio album, Flower Boy, (released on July 21) vocally explores his journey in self-discovery and change throughout his musical career. The rapper has matured from his past albums’ harsh beats and angry lyrics for the sake of shock value to smooth

Keen fans line up for summer concerts

A SOUND FOR EVERY LISTENER This summer was filled with a host of performances from award-winning artists to those in the process of establishing their musical identities. Musicians that visit Denver never cease to please local music aficionados, and the summer of 2017 wasn’t any

The politics of the music industry

Commercial music consumption is at the highest it has ever been. With streaming services such as Apple Music, YouTube Red, Spotify, and previously free websites such as SoundCloud making the move towards monetizing its services, music is becoming more accessible, albeit controlled. This isn’t to

Blood Tangent | Sarai Nissan

It’s 2017 and everyone has an iPhone, and a Xanax prescription. Maybe you’ve seen me; I am the palest vampire. When I was 18, all doe eyes and bruised thighs and immersed in the local music scene, I was always going to see my favorite

Hans Zimmer concert brings silver screen to life

FILM COMPOSER AT 1STBANK CENTER As far as sweeping overgeneralizations go, claiming most people are familiar with Hans Zimmer’s music—even if they’ve never heard of him—is among the safest to make. The legendary composer has defined a generation of filmmaking, and on Aug. 6 he

NEW SOUND REVIEW // Yonbre

Artist: Yonbre Album: Noirism Label: Moon Magnet Studios Yonbre is the trippy, psychedelic solo project from CU Denver student Kevin Netz. Releasing his debut EP, Noirism in early 2017, Netz is making his stance as artist that is looking to bend and train the ear to

Masego: Old Jazz Standards with Neo-Funk Influence

In the age of studio influence and corporate music, the ears of a generation yearning for something authentic has begun to turn to up-and-coming artists to fill this musical gap. On April 29, Red Bull Sound Select (RBSS) brought upcoming artist Masego with the Trap

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