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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

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

Sentry staff picks: heat waves

With nearly as many featured artists as words in the song title, it’s no wonder that Barney Artist’s “Good To Be Home” offers a collective take on the many meanings of home. Barney, Loyle Carner, and Rebel Kleff all offer their individual verse styles and

Seeing live music under 21

Denver’s best venues with shows for all ages Denver has plenty of options to offer for any kind of music lover in the live music department. While some of those options may not be available to those under the age of 21, there’s still plenty

Songs for walking to class

It is a new and exciting time of year, when transitions are being made from one grade to the next, from high school to college, from college to the mystical realm of the “real world.” The time everyone has between classes is one of these

Songs to unpack to

Moving into a dorm or apartment to begin a new chapter as a college freshman can seem daunting with stacks of boxes needing to be moved and unpacked. Instead of grueling over this labor in silence, up-beat songs can ease this transition and make it

Study break songs

Half of the battle for kicking butt in a class is just sitting down and doing the work. A good way to encourage actually doing the work? Reward the hard work with the perfect study break. Detox the brain and prevent throwing off the study

Single Review | Mike Posner | Move On

Freshman year, a time of new beginnings and music. Mike Posner’s “Move On” is a single that it is uplifting and will give incoming freshmen and others an extra pep in their step. A song from the album A Real Good Kid, “Move On” has

CU Denver born artists

CU Denver student artists to look out for Downtown Denver holds no shortage of local musicians. In fact, many are moving here just for that purpose. With CU Denver and Music and Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS)centered in the heart of it all, it’s no surprise


R.I.P. 2 My Youth Growing up in a small town in Wyoming, my concert going experiences were limited for most of my life until my freshman year of college when I moved to Denver. I typically only went to one concert a year and the