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Alec Benjamin | If We Have Each Other | Single Review

“If We Have Each Other” by Alec Benjamin is a mid-tempo song which includes a rhythmic guitar, drums, and a keyboard. Along with the background music, the 24-year-old’s unique boyish voice adds an interesting aspect to the song. Not only does his voice help set

Ariana Grande | God is a woman | Single Review

“God is a woman” makes for a perfect comeback single from Ariana Grande after her year-long hiatus following the horrific events in Manchester. The second single off her upcoming album, Sweetener, kicks off with a sultry chord progression to create the perfect duet with Grande’s

Undercover

I stand on the dance floor at Ophelia’s, watching the people around me—mostly guys in hip clothes trolling for girls in hip clothes and everyone bobbing to the beat. On stage a guy called Panda Say What is playing. He and my friends, who go

Big rain at Big Gig 2018

Damp weather and Jared Leto hit Fiddler’s Green This year’s Big Gig took place on July 15 at its usual spot; Fiddler’s Green Ampitheater. The day was a bit chilly and had a forecast for heavy rain, but nevertheless, at 1:30 p.m. when doors opened

Senate wrestles with MMA

New licensing legislation to revolutionize  the music industry A new act called The Music Modernization Act (MMA) is attempting to update the old licensing and royalty rules to encompass platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. Music streaming services have become a popular way

Gorillaz | The Now Now | Album Review

Parlophone & Warner Bros. Records Rating: 3 out of 5 stars On July 21, the iconic animated ensemble Gorillaz released their sixth studio album. Their sixth album, The Now Now, followed the successful 2017 album, Humanz, the Gorillaz refreshing and politically-charged comeback album. After seemingly

Kamasi Washington | Heaven and Earth | Album Review

Young Turks Rating: 5 out of 5 Kamasi Washington’s new album Heaven and Earth is a tour-de-force of powerful fusion jazz. Washington’s two-part album harkens back to works like Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew with its wandering interludes that transform into impassioned solos and memorable motifs.

Years & Years | Palo Santo | Album Review

Polydor Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Years & Years’ second studio album, Palo Santo, opens with a chorus of deep, breathy voices whispering “when I pray” immediately followed by tribal drums and lead singer Olly Alexander’s hypnotic voice singing the haunting lyrics “In

Blood Tangent | Column

Blood Tangent is coming to an end. And I guess I am moving on to bigger and better things—but I’m not sure, definitely not cured, a little allured, and maybe a bit more matured. Over the past four years I’ve gone to more shows than

CU Denver’s Battle of the Bands

Hard Rock Cafe hosts CAM’s best and brightest On April 19, CU Denver’s most talented musicians were put on display to win the ultimate competition: Battle of the Bands. CU Denver Live! hosted the event  at the Hard Rock Cafe inside the Denver Pavilions. The