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Stop listening to music by abusers

It really isn’t that hard As of September, XXXTENTACION still has over 26 million -monthly listeners on Spotify, and several songs with over a billion streams. Chris Brown has over 34 million monthly listeners. Pop punk band Falling in Reverse, led by Ronnie Radke, has

Student spotlight: Nonessential Personnel

genre isn’t essential with this band of new students Nonessential Personnel is a group that has both ironically and certainly marked themselves as essential in the time of COVID-19. The band hails from California, however most of the members are now local, attending CU Denver.

People are still sinking their teeth into the Twilight Saga

A bloody good series of soundtracks  November of 2008 feels like a different planet compared to the reality of today. Barack Obama had just won the historic election, “Womanizer” from Britney Spears topped the music record charts, only those who read the books were aware

“We all live in a Yellow Submarine”

This Beatles classic still resonates Nothing captures the weird world of the 1960s quite like the film Yellow Submarine. With a vibrant psychedelic style and unforgettable characters, this musical journey led by The Beatles continues to inspire generations. Beyond the surrealism lies a story that

Cover songs better than the original

Not the first to do it, but they did it best  “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” When Guns N’ Roses—hard rock superstars of the late 80s, early 90s—covered Bob Dylan’s song, they turned it into a bona fide masterpiece. Crunchy distortion, Axl Rose’s scratchy vocals, and

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