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Denver Hip Hop is all about the Luv

Student-based hip hop group tells their story LUV, an emerging rap group originating in Colorado, consists of Gee·Cue (Gavin Romero), Oneder Bee (Brandyn Romero), Kee LUV (Keith Michael Wood Jr.), and BIG (Angelo Salas). For LUV, the group began right on the back porch of

Spotify supports female recording artists

Spotify’s EQL program focuses on women Spotify is partnering up with Berklee College of Music and Electric Lady Studios to create a more inclusive and receiving environment for women working in production areas of the music industry. Spotify went on the record on Aug. 15,

Wigstock is a rebellion in the re-making

Revived dragshow is showcasing diversity Since the creation of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2009, drag, the art of men dressing as women and performing variety shows, has gained a large following and prominent place in pop culture. The specific type of drag that has become

Ghost Ship sets sails for silver shores

How one fire affected hundreds of lives On Dec. 2, 2016 there was a fire at Ghost Ship Warehouse that killed 36 people. Its owner, Derick Almena, 48, and creative director, Max Harris, 28, were to face trial for those deaths. The Ghost Ship Warehouse

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 for

Musicians who struggle with mental illness

Turning Pain into Art The recent suicides of musicians such as Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell have opened a dialogue on a topic that is not acknowledged nearly enough—the pervasiveness of mental illness in artists, particularly musicians. Mental illnesses have unfortunately claimed many lives, but

Do’s and don’ts of going to concerts

Get the most out of a concert experience For as long as live music has been around, concerts have provided a safe space for music fans to let loose and have the time of their lives. In the digital era, it’s easy to get lost

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Forever 27: Moments from the 27 club

Plus 27 songs from the 27 club Only the good die young, and for whatever reason, much of society is fascinated with damned youth. The “forever” 27 club, for those who don’t know, is the moniker for the strangely tragic phenomenon of great musicians, artists,

45s Against 45 take on March for Our Lives

Activism and music go hand-in-hand The connection between music and activism is historic, from Bob Dylan penning the Civil Rights anthem, “Blowin’ In the Wind,” to Broken Social Scene’s more direct, “Protest Song.” Music can be used to raise awareness and funds for a greater

Record played backwards summons Satan

Satan gives exclusive press conference There was once a time when rock ‘n’ roll was actually considered the devil’s music, and in 2018, that sentiment is back with a hellfire-like vengeance. A CU Denver student, Damien Thorn, had an unexpected experience with the third studio