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How pop punk shaped a generation

“Teenagers scare the living shit out of you”? Good.  This generation is defined by what they’ve done. They have started conversations about politics and climate change that have been too uncomfortable to talk about in mainstream media in the past. They have lead marches and started movements that will better our society in the future. But

Local collective opens its arms to curious musicians

Local acts team up for something extraordinary Collaboration is key in the music industry, and this is evident with star collaborations like BROCKHAMPTON, 88Rising, and the infamous Odd Future. Without these partnerships, iconic artists like Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean, Rich Brian and Kevin Abstract wouldn’t have such a popular platform to build off. With the ever-changing Denver

Deathiversary | Prince

June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016 Four years later, and many still praise the work and talent of pop sensation Prince. A musician who integrated many different levels of musical genres—from funk to rock, R&B, new wave, and soul—Prince was an individual that even Spotify notes,

A festival for all

Coachella documentary shows the steady growth of inclusion With two decades under its eclectic belt, the documentary, Coachella: 20 Years in The Desert, directed by Chris Parkel, reviewed the history of the now famed festival. Paul Tollett—the founder and current C.E.O. of the concert promoter Goldenvoice—got the event started at the Empire

Prepare to meet new local virtuosos 

In House Collective is bringing the spotlight to local creatives To say that Denver is a hub for creatives is an understatement. One can walk around Downtown and see fliers for underground shows and art exhibits plastered on nearly every electrical box or streetlamp. Drive east down Colfax and someone is bound to

Music industry relief resources during COVID-19

The show must go on The live music of the world has gone quiet. With the music industry facing to lose billions of dollars, it’s a fearfully unstable time for people of the industry, whether they’re in performing, booking, managing, or any other facet of putting

The show can’t go on

How COVID-19 affects the music industry Nothing really unites the world like music. Whether someone wants to call it a universal language, or a sonic enigma capable of changing someone’s emotional experience in a million different ways, it has a gravity like none other to

Why doesn’t NPR get a bigger desk?

NPR’s tiny ass desk has crossed the line An open letter to the National Public Radio:  The behavior of NPR is unacceptable. All there is to say is why. Why must NPR subject musicians of all shapes and sizes into a such a confined space? It’s not funny—it’s borderline

Coronavirus is no match for Keith Richards

Keith Richards survives coronavirus infection. Keith Richards was released from the hospital earlier today after a shockingly short stay for a severe case of COVID-19. “I don’t understand,” a nurse who had collected his vitals explained, “I’ve never seen anyone his age recover so quickly… or any

Sentry advice: SoundCloud rapper crashes Trevor’s party

How to handle unsightly  guests On the late evening of March 6, at the student housing residence of Trevor McDaniels, a group of CU Denver students experienced a tragedy all too common for students across the—actually it may have been the very early morning of March 7.