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Silent discos are a trend on the rise

WHAT IS THE FASCINATION BEHIND SILENT DISCOS? Imagine a room full of dancing bodies, jumping and smiling late into the night, while a DJ is in the front of the venue providing the atmosphere. Instead of the live music being sent through loud speakers, it

Cardi B drops records and takes names

WOMEN IN HIP HOP GET NOTORIETY Cardi B is one of the few women to successfully monopolize the market on Instagram fame and use reality TV to garner her hip hop career. Born Ballcalis Almanzar, the bronx-born rapper signed to Atlantic Records after choosing to

The Vermillion Road to greatness

SINGER OF LOCAL BAND DESCRIBES HIS JOURNEY Throughout eight years, two names, and ostensibly infinite hours of hard work, the Denver-based band Vermillion Road has fought to establish its reputation. Now, according to lead singer and CU Denver student Will Robison, the band seeks to

Overslept’s Elias Armao discusses his music

INFECTIOUS POP PUNK DENVERITES The blazing sun outside contrasts nicely with the air conditioning blasting inside Capitol Hill’s Pablo’s coffee shop at Elias Armao sips on his iced latte. Elias Armao, mellow with an almost-disgusted enthusiasm, is the type who looks tactfully put-together; he dresses

Denver’s hometown heroes have big plans

The local Colorado band Tyto Alba has a personality that is with their big plans. The Denver band that formed in 2014 consists of Melanie Steinway, Matt Rossi, Danny Dimarchi, and Andrew Beir. Steinway and Rossi knew they wanted to play together after they heard

Red Bull Sound Select present Denver band Overslept

Lead singer Elias Armaos talks about their place in the puzzle of Denver’s music scene. The blazing sun outside contrasts nicely with the airconditioning blasting inside Capitol Hill’s Pablo’s coffee shop as Elias Armao sips on his iced latte. Elias Armao, mellow with an almost-disguised

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Streaming streamlines pathway to growth

FIRST DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH IN 20 YEARS Music isn’t dead, according to new market research done on the music industry. For the first time in 20 years, the music industry has soared above and beyond the benchmark of the previous market status quo. The burst

Music fests are more than just Coachella

THE THRIVING MUSIC FEST ECONOMY The summer music festival market has become one of the largest targets of exploitation for the booming concert industry. The current slate of 2017 festivals, both nationally and locally, seem to be no exception. In the mid-2000s, the festival and

Coachella cancelled midst birth announcement

FORGETTABLE OPENING ACTS RIOT Goldenvoice’s executive decision to cancel the 2017 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival—following the drop-out of one of the headliners, Beyoncé—sparked massive punk controversy. Many fans of Queen B were upset but understood why she made the decision.