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Grandoozy: Denver’s newest music festival

New festival with all-star lineup Denver’s live music scene has become a petri dish of various different cultures and genres—and it’s still growing. Denver is already home to many other music festivals like Westword Music Showcase, Velorama (which made its debut last year), The Underground

Music: for entertainment and therapy

Music is mentally and physically healing When people listen to music, it’s likely that they aren’t listening to music to have a healing experience; however music has been found to be effective for many different types of patients. According to the Music Therapy Association of

The history of one of Colorado’s most famous venues

Red Rocks Amphitheater brings music to life If someone were to look up the top tourist locations in Denver, they’ll find a list including places like the Denver Zoo or the Botanic Gardens. On that same list, they’ll find something that no other city in

Underground music labels that push boundaries

Independent music has never been easier to find than in this modern digital age. Having access to the internet means streaming music is just one click away. But with apps like Spotify and Apple Music, many of the smaller, lesser-known musicians lack the financial backing

The life and times of Lester Bangs, rock legend

Inside the legendary rock critic Lester Bangs was the quintessential rock ‘n’ roll gonzo journalist. As the last gutter poet, he was a mess: often unkempt, a bit too clammy, a little overweight, and almost always intoxicated. Dressed in his uniform of a leather jacket

The growing legacy of St. Vincent

AN ARTIST ON ALL FRONTS St. Vincent, also known as Annie Clark, is an enigma. She comes off as well-read, especially for someone who dropped out of music school halfway through her junior year. Her musical persona is rife with cultural and literary references, from

Brief history of music and style

FASHION AND MUSIC HAVE GONE HAND IN HAND “Music and fashion have had a kind of incestuous relationship since the 50s,” designer John Varvatos said. “It started with people like Elvis Presley and pop-icons like James Dean. Then it exploded in the MTV days. Now,

Max DeVincenzo addresses mental illness in new album

MUSICIAN HOPES TO REACH LARGER AUDIENCES Max DeVincenzo was having the time of his life in Boston, Massachusetts, studying Film Scoring at the Berklee College of Music, a prestigious University with an impressive list of alums such as John Mayer and Ben Mckee. Everything was

Underground electronic music on the rise in Denver

EUROPEAN DJ BRINGS NEW NOISE TO DENVER Denver has undergone many changes recently, especially regarding it local electronic music scene. People who live in this city tend to associate electronic dance music with large festivals in Las Vegas and in the deserts of Southern California,

Hans Zimmer concert brings silver screen to life

FILM COMPOSER AT 1STBANK CENTER As far as sweeping overgeneralizations go, claiming most people are familiar with Hans Zimmer’s music—even if they’ve never heard of him—is among the safest to make. The legendary composer has defined a generation of filmmaking, and on Aug. 6 he