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From politics to personal experience with Declan McKenna

A look inside Declan McKenna’s ZerosA look inside Declan McKenna’s zeros Singer-songwriterDeclan McKenna is most well-known for his political outspokenness. Since his debut in 2015 with the single “Brazil,” McKenna has released several tracks pertaining to social issues around the world. Such as the song

Local artist molds her music career in Denver

A look inside the Battie world A home can sometimes be as transitory as a stage. For Sydnie Battie, this has certainly been the case. Born in Sarasota, Florida, Sydnie bounced around with her family, spending time in different cities across Florida, Las Vegas, and

Is it safe to open venues right now?

COVID-19’s music industry Catch-22 Photo: John Mazzetta • The SentryDenver’s music scene struggles amidst COVID-19 Many of the country’s industries are faced with an unstinting Catch-22. The music industry is a tragic paradigm of the conflict. On one hand, live shows are needed to keep

Monalicious: a true native creator of Colorado

Mona Magno congregates a stronger artistic community The term “Denver local” appears as a waning one with the city’s booming population. A nest of bunnies couldn’t keep up with the number of outsiders moving in every month. But Mona Magno may be one of the

Artist collective celebrates reopening anniversary

Rhinoceropolis saved from extinction At the ever-beating heart of the River North Arts District (RiNo), one venue holds an unparalleled reputation. Appropriately named Rhinoceropolis, this collective of artists, musicians, and other creative folk stands out in the living history of Denver. It might be easy

Mission Ballroom hosts King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Psych-rock group plays new Denver venue Australia’s most prolific multi-genre seven-piece, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, was recently christened as one of the Mission Ballroom’s first headlining acts. Before the group’s absolutely monstrous performance, however, the venue itself has since undergone a few hiccups. 

Denver Jazz Festival has all the right moves

Swinging Jazz at Ellie Caulkins Opera House Studio Loft While everyone else was at Grandoozy, the coolest cats around spent their weekend dancing the night away at the fifth annual Denver Vintage Jazz Festival and the 14th annual Lindy on the Rocks. The two festivals

In memory of Aretha Franklin

Franklin’s legacy dazzles generations Aretha Louise Franklin, born March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, became the voice for many generations throughout her lifetime. Franklin grew up in a very religious and musical household with a minister and preacher as a father, and a successful vocalist

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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

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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